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Hi there!

Ì start with excuse me if my english is bad but i hope you undestand me

A bought this beuty in september this year. It was in really bad shape so i have a lot of work ahead of me. My goal with the car is to restore it in nearly mint condition, or better:cool: .

Pic`s before i started, rust rust rust!







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man ... ar those front engine bay metal pieces available new or are they from another car and are refurbished? How secure it is to totally from new weld the front of your car?
 

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It`s new metalparts, but you cant buy those at SAAB anymore but i have searched on the internet on different salesforums. It was pure luck to find those parts.
Hmm, do you mean if i frontsmash the car? I think its just so secure that orignal welding. I weld more than it is original to be sure.

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man ... ar those front engine bay metal pieces available new or are they from another car and are refurbished? How secure it is to totally from new weld the front of your car?
 

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wait..the whole body is now 100%rust free or the front?

I gotta say...I tyred to talk my dad into going to sweden and buying that car...Again..he sayd no:evil:
But at least its good that someone is repairing a car like that;)theres only 4 left of those beastyes...and wasnt this car Handmade?

EDIT:you will change the grille to the original style...right?of corse im right...you cant restore a pearl aero to original condition without the right grille:D
 

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I imagine Sweden has more to offer in terms of new SAAB parts ... at least those factory outlets (as at SAAB festival), but to see new body parts :) that way you perhaps might be able to find a new saab body somewhere in some Trolhattan`s forgotten warehouse.

I really like the colour combo of your car plus the pre-facelift style. Red leather interior is my favourite.
 

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No no just the front, from the wall under windshield and forward. So its still a lot to do with the car. But its a big step:)

I dont no if this is handmade?

If anyone have interesting facts on this car i`m very glad if you told me:)


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wait..the whole body is now 100%rust free or the front?

I gotta say...I tyred to talk my dad into going to sweden and buying that car...Again..he sayd no:evil:
But at least its good that someone is repairing a car like that;)theres only 4 left of those beastyes...and wasnt this car Handmade?
 

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Then you have a long road ahead of you:Dif you finish it by the next saab event in sweden...will you be showing it?id realy like to take a picture next to one of those....and id like to see one of those...

ooh btw...what was the Numberplate number?
 

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saabismi said:
Then you have a long road ahead of you:Dif you finish it by the next saab event in sweden...will you be showing it?id realy like to take a picture next to one of those....and id like to see one of those...

ooh btw...what was the Numberplate number?
Yeah:) I´m gona try to have the car ready for SAAB Festival 2009, we will se how it goes. It´s only a question about money, it´s not cheap a project like this:)
But my first goal is to have a hole body free from rust before it turns to 2008:)

It`s BLA 669, it is a LUX on the paper.
 

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*speechless*


You are doing an incredible job, a true asset to the preservation of the c900.

A very special and rare car indeed, the best of luck.

I think you have taken care of the hardest part, looks fantastic!
 

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this is fantastic

you are a hero for doing this... the car looks spectacular. congrats on getting this far. can't wait to keep reading about it.
 

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I am lost for words. But we'll have a go anyway :D

I hae always loved those pearl Aeros. Quite special cars. The rot on that car is very extensive and your skill and dedication is staggering. I have never before seen photos of rust repair on that scale.

I think this is the best project thread in this forum! :D

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Hmm.... cant have more than 6 thumbnails? is that right or am i just stupid?
It's a stupid limit set up in the forum software. My advice: ignore it and just make multiple posts :D

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Wonderful work.


Keep it up!

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This is SO sick. Weren't there only about four or six of those made? I thought I read that somewhere. Either way I think that's the best color combo for the old style SPG's. Good job!
 

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This is SO sick. Weren't there only about four or six of those made? I thought I read that somewhere. Either way I think that's the best color combo for the old style SPG's. Good job!
5 were made, 4 are left...Orcas special editions website has details about this model.

I also noticed that the grille and headlights are wrong...and the hood...whats up with that?
 
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