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diggerPosted - 26 Nov 2017 : 20:58:39
Hi I am based in Hampshire, drive diggers for a living, and am feeling guilty that although I really enjoy following everyone else's projects I have never gotten around to posting any pictures of my own efforts.
I purchased this 1972 Verona Green 96 about 5 years ago with the intention of giving it a quick tidy up and then using it. I have failed spectacularly to stick to this plan and instead dismantled the car completely! Having completed all the necessary welding, I had planned on getting a body shop to spray the car, but I have now strayed from this plan also and I am painting the car myself. This is the first project like this that I have taken on, and I feel I wont know what my limitation are unless I have a bash at things.

This shed I am working in is something that I cobbled out of RSJ and box profile on the site of an old pigsty and the 4 post ramp is an ebay buy. I have taken some pictures of my project so far.






































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green96v4Posted - 05 Feb 2019 : 21:31:32
that is lovely, brilliant attention to detail!!
diggerPosted - 05 Feb 2019 : 19:22:30
No it's Saab Midnight Blue, which I believe was used on 96s in 1979 for the Swedish Market. I chose it because I had a 99 the same colour in the 80s, which I always thought was really smart.
RhysNPosted - 05 Feb 2019 : 19:10:08
Beautiful car, and photos.
Is that colour the one known as Carolina Blue? (B 8)
RhysNPosted - 05 Feb 2019 : 19:09:58
Beautiful car, and photos.
Is that colour the one known as Carolina Blue? (B 8)
diggerPosted - 05 Feb 2019 : 19:08:25
Thanks for all the positive comments!

quote:
Originally posted by 2strokereg
Lovely 2 stroke seats - did you recover them yourself or use the services of a trimmer?

What does the rear look like?



I have to confess to using a trimmer to sort the seats out, as my upholstery skills are very limited! Door cards are one thing, seats and piping are another thing altogether. The rear seat is a standard V4 item, whereas the front seats are from a 1967 V4 Sport I believe. According to the guy who sold me the seats, who was a real enthusiast, they were made for Saab by Reutter who later went on to become Recaro. Seats are very similar but not identical to the once used in the earlier Porsche 356s.

James RanaldiPosted - 05 Feb 2019 : 18:07:05
Fantastic work. . . . . . . have fun .

1968 V4 96 ,LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
James RanaldiPosted - 05 Feb 2019 : 18:04:04
Fantastic . . . . . .excellent work.
Have fun.

1968 V4 96 ,LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
stevebodPosted - 05 Feb 2019 : 17:57:00
That looks great.
It's a really smart car.
Betsy67Posted - 05 Feb 2019 : 12:57:09
Very nice indeed. All the better for being out in the snow too.
One of my main reasons why I love the 96 - people dont appear to wrap their cars up in cotton wool. Weve not had much snow here, so not much playtime.
2strokeregPosted - 05 Feb 2019 : 12:30:29
Lovely 2 stroke seats - did you recover them yourself or use the services of a trimmer?

What does the rear look like?
DirtbikerPosted - 04 Feb 2019 : 21:21:39
You have done a great job - love it!
diggerPosted - 04 Feb 2019 : 21:20:30
Thanks Melle! Will definitely be taking it to Swedish Day this year.
mellePosted - 04 Feb 2019 : 20:15:08
Wow, that looks amazing Les! Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

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diggerPosted - 04 Feb 2019 : 19:22:37
Hi, the arrival of snow on Friday provided a irresistible opportunity to take Swampy out for a play. Unfortunately third and fourth gears had disappeared, but they returned when I adjusted the gearbox stay bar a bit. Also took the opportunity to take a few pictures.









mellePosted - 04 Oct 2018 : 21:44:52
Shiny, stainless? I've modified the Jetex on my 96 by moving the bracket and hacking the stainless sleeve and glass pack off the tailpipe, looks much better now. I've used the same orange PU Mini bobbins!

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