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DirtbikerPosted - 18 May 2011 : 20:50:40
Right then, Blue SAAB sold so in a couple of weeks I will be hiring a trailer and driving up to Ross on Wye to collect this one and bring it down to Plymouth.
I found these photos so thought I would put them on here to give you an idea what the car is like...

These photos are from a couple of years ago but I was up there a few weeks back and aside from a little more dust the car looks the same. The garage is bone dry which is a result. Engine turns over by hand and I reckon a weekends work would see it MOTd.

I will post again when I head uo to collect the car.

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DirtbikerPosted - 24 Dec 2018 : 18:58:43
Never had a nice interior before and I am surprised by the how much I am enjoying it!
Eames elephant was first birthday present for Junior last year and the plan is to take a photo of him net to it every year. At least until he is a teenager and refuses!
greg124Posted - 22 Dec 2018 : 18:15:28
Looking very smart
mellePosted - 22 Dec 2018 : 10:23:28
Posh! Love the Eames elephant by the way.
DirtbikerPosted - 21 Dec 2018 : 20:17:39
Quite a lot happening in Dirtbiker SAAB world this week.

This turned up.

And in.

DirtbikerPosted - 15 Dec 2018 : 22:33:08
Hi All,
Not a huge amount happening with this one as been focusing on the 95. Got a bit done though. We now have a pair of front seats with headrests.

Big thank you to the fellow Saaber who sent me a set of NOS plastic inserts for the tops of the seat backs - they look great!

Also treated the car to a set of new Firestone F560s and had the wheels powder coated satin black at the same time.

The 95 is now basically done so plan to get this one in the garage for a few cosmetic jobs in the new year.

DirtbikerPosted - 11 Jun 2018 : 22:25:06
Thanks for all the nice comments!
Chris, good point and long story. Derek was going to put eyelets in but didn't have the tool for the right size and I hadn't given him my single plastic plug as I hadn't found it at that point and actually had kind of forgotten all about the seat trimming as I gave him the seat months ago... Anyway, he sees no issue with making a hole and fitting the plugs at this stage - I'm not doing it though!
Clive - I have just remembered to have a look at your thread on the other forum, bedtime reading for tonight sorted then!
greg124Posted - 10 Jun 2018 : 01:22:07
It's always difficult to make a choice when offered a number of colours which are not exactly original, but that looks great Gareth

chris steedenPosted - 08 Jun 2018 : 08:06:52
Very nice job but why no head restraint fixings?
James RanaldiPosted - 08 Jun 2018 : 07:31:05
Lovely job on the seat . . . . .looking good

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mellePosted - 07 Jun 2018 : 22:08:25
Looks better than the crappy factory upholstery!
DirtbikerPosted - 07 Jun 2018 : 21:33:55
The first of the re-trimmed seats is here!

Works well as a piece of living room furniture!

And in the car

Derek the trimmer has done an amazing job, the detail is fantastic. I went round and round in circles with different fabrics and samples etc and seeing it in the flesh I would have probably gone a shade darker on both but it looks lighter in the photos than real life so I am more than happy after years of tattyness!

We now need to sort out headrests - see wanted ad!

DirtbikerPosted - 02 Apr 2018 : 19:39:14
Made it out to the Tamar Historic Transport Club Autojumble on Friday.
Quite a few cool cars in the car park and lots of interest in the SAAB.

DirtbikerPosted - 04 Mar 2017 : 17:58:56
Hi All,

Cleared out the boot of my rusty 95 today and found some good treasure.

Original SAAB badge still in packaging and seatbelt fixing cover of which I have one missing in the 96!

Also "borrowed" these as the originals from the 96 disintegrated ages ago.

Any recommendations for a product to clean up the backs and remove the old sound deadening without damaging the rubber? And a good adhesive to glue them in with?

And finally parked up the other night.

DerekPosted - 29 Dec 2016 : 12:00:18
Ah, well, yes.... Anyway it would be good to get an update. All the work shown in the link looks top notch. As my 96 was Sienna Brown it's a nice reminder. Go for it.
UK_SubPosted - 29 Dec 2016 : 09:36:37
Ha! Good point Gareth - to be fair it hasn't resurfaced for over a year ;)

Not that I can talk!?!

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