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reflexV4
Starting Member

United Kingdom
39 Posts

Posted - 02 Dec 2008 :  19:56:06 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Have to say we grow tomatoes in our greenhouse, might plant some 96 seeds next season though!
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2v4
V4 Beginner

61 Posts

Posted - 05 Dec 2008 :  19:02:00 Show Profile Reply with Quote
yes, Mr S didn't have much history on the car, but I found a service-reminder sticker ont the door dated 1990 for a garage in SE London - so may give them a shout - - you never know

We only need two tools, WD40 and Duct Tape --> If it doesn't move when it should then use the WD40. If it moves when it shouldn't then use the Duct Tape.
Had: 1977 96 V4 L
Have: 1975 96 v4 Jubilee, 2000 9-3 Turbo SE
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Dr Brian
Starting Member

United Kingdom
31 Posts

Posted - 31 Jul 2010 :  09:01:02 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Message to John SAAB.

I am seeking a drivers door mirror - and with so many "basket cases" I wondered if you might have one you could sell to me. Thanks
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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 31 Jul 2010 :  12:16:44 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dr Brian
Message to John SAAB.

I am seeking a drivers door mirror - and with so many "basket cases" I wondered if you might have one you could sell to me. Thanks



Is this what you're after?





I've just taken this one off my car - I need something a bit better for modern driving conditions, especially abroad!

Its not pristine, and I've no idea what its worth, though I gather they are quite rare! I should have the little rubber mounting thingy that goes between it and the bodywork somewhere, but I can't locate it at present. Not too hard to make one, though....

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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1782 Posts

Posted - 31 Jul 2010 :  18:21:15 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Apparently they are rare and desirable enough to prompt some people that attend International Saab meetings to take them off at night to stop them getting nicked, especially on camp sites. Sad.
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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 31 Jul 2010 :  19:33:16 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Phew! Just as well I've pre-empted them, then!



I took it off because 1) It gives a marginal view for todays conditions and 2) I didn't have a mirror at all on the passenger door!

As I'm going on the Continent with the car in a week or so's time, this was a major problem!

I got a Halfords Universal mirror for the passenger door, which looks OK, works quite well and was relatively cheap, so I got a matching one for the driver's side as well.

If anyone has any price guidance, I'd appreciate it! I don't think I've ever seen one for sale....!!!

Oh, and I've found the "washer" that goes under it!

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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"

Edited by - pchristy on 31 Jul 2010 19:34:40
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96 Michel
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Germany
1 Posts

Posted - 01 Aug 2010 :  13:33:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hallo Ihr lieben schwedischen SAAB Freunde . Mein Name ist Michel und ich komme aus Deutschland wo ich an der Grenze zur Schweiz lebe . Zur Zeit restauriere ich meinen SAAB 96 V4 Baujahr 1979. Aber ich habe alles auf das Baujahr 1968 , also auf Langnase umgebaut . Für mich gibt es nichts was schöner ist als ein SAAB 96 . 3 Jahre arbeite ich jetzt an ihm und habe 2700 Stunden damit verbracht damit er nun keinen Rost mehr hat . Es macht sehr viel Freude , so eine Restauration . Nun habe ich ihn auch innen und außen lackiert in Mitternachtsblau .
Hier in Deutschland gibt es nicht so viele SAAB 96 und von den älteren Modellen schon fast keine mehr . Letztes Jahr habe ich ein SAAB Oldi Treffen organisiert und es kamen 14 SAAB dazu. 95, 96 2 Takter, 96 V4 , Sonett 1 und Sonett 2 . Ein schöner Anblick , alle alten SAAB an einem Tag und am selben Ort zu sehen.
Viele liebe Grüße aus dem Südschwarzwald
vom SAAB 96 bekloppten Michel
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2283 Posts

Posted - 01 Aug 2010 :  16:37:51 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
quote:
Hello My dear friends Swedish SAAB. My name is Michel and I am from Germany where I live on the border with Switzerland. Currently I restore my 1996 SAAB V4 Built in 1979. But I have everything on the year of 1968, then converted to long-nose. For me there is nothing that is more beautiful than a SAAB 96th Three years I am now working on it and have spent 2700 hours so that he now has no more rust. It makes a lot of joy, a restoration. Now, I have also painted it inside and out in midnight blue.
Here in Germany there are not that many of the SAAB 96 and older models have almost none. Last year I had a SAAB Oldi organizes meetings and there were added 14 SAAB. 95, 96 2-stroke, 96 V4, and a sonnet sonnet second A beautiful sight to see, all the old SAAB in a day and at the same location.
Many greetings from the Black Forest
SAAB 1996 from nutty Michel
Google translate

@Michel: welcome to the forum.

@Pete: I have the standard door mirrors (both driver and passenger side) on the LHD '70 96 that I have in Scotland and I've never come across any difficulties regarding lack of view.

1970 Saab 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1974 Saab 95V4
1977 Saab 95V4 van conversion project
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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 01 Aug 2010 :  18:00:34 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Google translate


I should have thought of that! I was going to have a go myself, but my German is VERY rusty! Got quite close on most of it though (to my amazement!)


quote:
I have the standard door mirrors (both driver and passenger side) on the LHD '70 96 that I have in Scotland and I've never come across any difficulties regarding lack of view.


Ah, but you are not driving in the rough and tumble of London traffic, where no-one takes any notice of lanes, or overtaking on the inside, and where dispatch riders are everywhere!!!




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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2283 Posts

Posted - 01 Aug 2010 :  18:36:54 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
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Ah, but you are not driving in the rough and tumble of London traffic, where no-one takes any notice of lanes, or overtaking on the inside, and where dispatch riders are everywhere!!!
Never been to Aberdeen?

You're right about that, but would London be worse than Amsterdam with all it's cyclists and trams?

1970 Saab 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1974 Saab 95V4
1977 Saab 95V4 van conversion project
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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 01 Aug 2010 :  20:32:22 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Never been to Aberdeen?


Yes I have actually! I was up there earlier this year, but not in the 96!

I think probably the worst place I have ever driven was Ankara, in Turkey! That was just something else!

And whilst I appreciate what you are saying about Amsterdam cyclists, unlike London couriers, they are unlikely to be able to out accelerate a 96!



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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2283 Posts

Posted - 01 Aug 2010 :  21:12:13 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Guess you're right, I've never actually driven a car in London. But please don't underestimate me when I'm on my fixed gear bike.

I've been in Istanbul, I can imagine traffic is alike in Ankara: 24h rush hour, the constant buzz of car horns and people shouting out of car windows. Driving in those parts must be quite frightening, or should I call it challenging? Taxi drivers in Turkey are madmen as well, they scare the hell out of you when you're in the back seat. I think I prefer walking with a stone in my shoe...

1970 Saab 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1974 Saab 95V4
1977 Saab 95V4 van conversion project
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rsimps
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1616 Posts

Posted - 02 Aug 2010 :  07:34:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
That must be warm in the summer!
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pchristy
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1737 Posts

Posted - 02 Aug 2010 :  18:33:10 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rsimps
That must be warm in the summer!



Yeah, but its a dry heat!



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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"
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UK_Sub
Moderator

United Kingdom
2109 Posts

Posted - 02 Aug 2010 :  20:12:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Slightly off topic - but would be good to see a pic of your bike, just converted an old peugeot frame to single-speed and love riding it to work!
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