SAAB V4 Forum
SAAB V4 Forum
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
 All Forums
 1972 96V4

Note: You must be registered in order to post a reply.
To register, click here. Registration is FREE!

Format Mode:
Format:BoldItalicizedUnderlineStrikethrough Align LeftCenteredAlign Right Horizontal Rule Insert HyperlinkInsert EmailInsert Image Insert CodeInsert QuoteInsert List

* Forum Code is ON
Smile [:)]Big Smile [:D]Cool [8D]Blush [:I]
Tongue [:P]Evil [):]Wink [;)]Clown [:o)]
Black Eye [B)]Eight Ball [8]Frown [:(]Shy [8)]
Shocked [:0]Angry [:(!]Dead [xx(]Sleepy [|)]
Kisses [:X]Approve [^]Disapprove [V]Question [?]

Check here to subscribe to this topic.

T O P I C    R E V I E W
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.

15   L A T E S T    R E P L I E S    (Newest First)
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

1968 V4 96 ,LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
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!?!
DirtbikerPosted - 29 Dec 2016 : 08:50:53
Hi All,

Well, amazingly it seems I have chosen a good gearbox. Had a couple of hours yesterday to connect everything back up and it runs great.
The old clutch has always juddered and this is now cured - I do wonder if the clutch judder has put excessive load on the gearbox (input shaft bearings?) and this has caused the damage.
Also, the speedo is no longer jumpy, this was something Derek suggested might point to a nut coming loose within the box.
I think I will pull the box apart out of interest but I would also like to try and establish if among my collection is the original box for this car.

Andy - yes, total nightmare on the cobbles especially with the camber on the lane. I was waiting for the whole lot to topple over!

Simon and Derek - pay attention lads!,#1

Might even have an update on this one soon as I have been chipping away at it!


UK_SubPosted - 28 Dec 2016 : 13:11:59
That's what I was thinking Derek... looks like it has a fairly decent roof rack too!
DerekPosted - 28 Dec 2016 : 12:26:17
95 looks interesting. Brown so a rather late one. Have we been introduced?
AndyinthegaragePosted - 28 Dec 2016 : 12:10:05
Good effort!

Can't have been easy moving the engine hoist around on cobbles!
DirtbikerPosted - 27 Dec 2016 : 18:11:46
Hi All,
Good day on the 96 today, aimed for an early start and got going by 11:00, not a bad effort round here!
Engine and box out and "new" box attached along with a "new" clutch.
Engine and box back in with the driveshafts in place and now just need to connect everything up.
Here's some photos:

No photos of it back in as it was dark and cold! Having put the effort in building a garage it was nice to be working outside on the cobbled lane!


Snitz Forums 2000
SAAB V4 Forum© 2000-04 Snitz CommunicationsGo To Top Of Page