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green96v4Posted - 08 May 2014 : 16:02:56
Hi All

New poster to this forum, although have been a SAAB owner for over 20 years, (my 1971 Tyrol Green 96 was my first car, came off the road in 1994 as the dreaded tin worm had won the battle and my intentions were to restore it to show condition - family, house renovations and emigration to Canada got in the way a little!!)

I am finally getting back into what has probably been the longest restoration in history, but I need some help. I should have taken more photos as I was taking it apart, as I'm starting to piece things back together, but I get lost with the order of when things go in, the route they take etc, etc.

Under the dash and the bulkhead are the areas I'm working on, if anyone has images under their dashboard and steering column wiring I would greatly appreciate a post/pm.

Thanks
Matt



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Joshinator99Posted - 01 Mar 2017 : 02:45:45
quote:
Originally posted by 72sonett3
quote:
...your Sonett seems to be coming along nicely, I follow your blog with great interest!
Just found your blog too. You have the trailing brake shoe upside down...
https://whatonearthisasonett.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/image3.jpeg?w=700&h=&crop=1
(too big to display.)

Wow, nice catch! I didn't even realize... thanks!
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'72 97
'77 96L conv.
'79 96GL (LPG)
'83 900i (LPG)
'95 900SE conv.
'99 9-3T



1972 Sonett III
DerekPosted - 28 Feb 2017 : 12:35:54
Not sure I'd trust the clear coat in the long term to keep the rust at bay, just needs a knock to break through it. It'd be more paint and more time, but primer then a good coat of white before the black would be my choice if trying that method. Probably wouldn't need the clear coat if done carefully.
Currently it does look go though, I have to admit.
green96v4Posted - 28 Feb 2017 : 10:56:46
painted the whole thing black and wet flatted the paint until the letters came back through as bare metal, then clear coated the whole thing to stop the bare metal rusting

quote:
Originally posted by UK_Sub
How did you do the lettering!?

72sonett3Posted - 28 Feb 2017 : 10:30:17
quote:
...your Sonett seems to be coming along nicely, I follow your blog with great interest!
Just found your blog too. You have the trailing brake shoe upside down...
https://whatonearthisasonett.files.wordpress.com/2016/11/image3.jpeg?w=700&h=&crop=1
(too big to display.)

--
'72 97
'77 96L conv.
'79 96GL (LPG)
'83 900i (LPG)
'95 900SE conv.
'99 9-3T
UK_SubPosted - 28 Feb 2017 : 09:28:41
How did you do the lettering!?
Joshinator99Posted - 28 Feb 2017 : 03:32:09
quote:
Originally posted by green96v4
thanks, your Sonett seems to be coming along nicely, I follow your blog with great interest!



Thanks! I have a new blog post coming soon. The blog gets a good amount of hits now, so I'm feeling the presssure to produce regular updates! Lol

1972 Sonett III
green96v4Posted - 27 Feb 2017 : 12:28:54
thanks, your Sonett seems to be coming along nicely, I follow your blog with great interest!
Joshinator99Posted - 27 Feb 2017 : 04:28:26
New to the board and stumbled across this. Absolutely AWESOME job! Congratulations!

1972 Sonett III
green96v4Posted - 26 Feb 2017 : 22:32:43
I've been playing whilst I wait for my gearbox! (stil needs a flat and polish, but quite pleased with how the letters came out

James RanaldiPosted - 15 Sep 2016 : 07:50:13
Excellent work . . . . .I like the look of that

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
green96v4Posted - 14 Sep 2016 : 21:41:17


so due to the noisy gearbox, I thought I'd justify to "Upper Command" a spangly new stereo (to try and drown out the noise)
Custom Audio in the States do a VW replica twin dial stereo with iPod/iPhone connectivity though an AUX jack that plugs into the back of the unit, along with the standard AM/FM radio frequencies, kind of wanted a period look but also wanted to play my music rather than suffering radio ads and Canadian music taste!!

I had a spare foam air vent surround, so with a bit of cutting and fiddling, I was able to modify it to fit around the stereo (stereo is a little deeper hence the gap, but you can't really see it when your sat up higher in the car

I can still hear the gearbox noise though.....
green96v4Posted - 10 Jun 2016 : 15:24:43
and the Ontario ones are only velcro'd on so they'll come off at shows (I'm going to go to more of the British car shows, even though the car isn't British, it is UK spec, RHD and originally sold to an Englishman)
deggsiePosted - 10 Jun 2016 : 15:11:35
I like the UK number plates lurking behind the Canadian ones !

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green96v4Posted - 10 Jun 2016 : 12:07:03


finally got to a cruise night here in Ontario, surrounded by old American classic where the chrome on them weighs more than my entire car, caused a lot of interest, especially a "VeeFooour" that small!
green96v4Posted - 04 Apr 2016 : 16:24:26
I haven't yet....

quote:
Originally posted by Zagato
Very nice, mint, have you sorted any chrome wiper blade holders to go with the arms?

96L
9000 Aero
9-3
9-5



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