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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
2106 Posts

Posted - 23 Jan 2014 :  09:10:48 Show Profile Reply with Quote
An amazing amount of work going on here - looks like you're nearly there!
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
569 Posts

Posted - 30 Jan 2014 :  21:35:07 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hey All,

Cheers Simon - feels like nearly there! Really enjoying it at the moment as progress is good.

Got these back from the powder coaters today.



So to celebrate I finished the bottom OS valance corner.







More boring pictures of welding, I know, but that bit was complicated!

Got a date for completion on our new house and it's not far away - this car needs to be back on it's wheels soon!

Cheers
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
569 Posts

Posted - 12 Feb 2014 :  19:09:16 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi SAABers,

Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about this one!

All welding done! Finished painting the underside!

Just got a few suspension components to finish painting then I'll start putting it back together.



I reckon these Monroe Shock Absorbers are original.



They have cleaned up really nice and they feel like they're in pretty good condition. The longer term plan is some AVOs but I've blown the budget elsewhere...

Cheers

Edited by - Dirtbiker on 12 Feb 2014 19:11:30
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 12 Feb 2014 :  21:50:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
That's quite a lot you have on your plate there!

Keep up the great work.
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
569 Posts

Posted - 15 Feb 2014 :  20:16:48 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Big day in the garage today...







Getting there!
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1352 Posts

Posted - 15 Feb 2014 :  23:29:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote


1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2270 Posts

Posted - 16 Feb 2014 :  21:21:25 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Great work, project threads like this one are what keeps me motivated to crack on with my 95!

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
569 Posts

Posted - 28 Feb 2014 :  08:43:44 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Cheers guys - Melle, thanks, it always makes me want to get out in the garage when I see someone else's project coming together.

Well, just about moved house but that hasn't stopped progress! In the new place but still have our rented house till the end of this weekend where the car is kept. Our new house comes with the option to rent a garage (which obviously I have taken) but I don't have the keys for this yet and it won't have power. We also have a hard standing around the back of the new house with a fairly new garage door built into the wall that backs on to the service lane. First job on the DIY list is to make this into a bit of a shed/garage as lots of people in Plymouth seem to do.

So, the mission has been to get all the jobs done that need power as initially the car will be in a lock up, this is where we are at...









And finally, a bit of a sneak preview as to where I'm going with the look of the car, some clues in the photo!



That's pretty much all the power jobs done. Tonight I need to get the brake drums assembled so there's a handbrake plus get the wings loosely hung on just to make it look like a car for the planned stealth moving operation... The window of opportunity for moving the car is Saturday evening and I have work today and tomorrow so might be a late night in the garage!

Also no internet at home so updates when I get five minutes of free time at work,

Happy Saabing!


Edited by - Dirtbiker on 28 Feb 2014 08:47:51
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Woody
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United Kingdom
2377 Posts

Posted - 28 Feb 2014 :  17:34:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Are those wheel bolts new or have you had them dipped/painted?
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
569 Posts

Posted - 03 Mar 2014 :  13:33:03 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi Woody,
I had them Zinc plated - are you looking for a supplier of new bolts?
Cheers
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2270 Posts

Posted - 03 Mar 2014 :  16:05:24 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
How wide are your rims, 5,5"? They look like RAC wheels?

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
569 Posts

Posted - 11 Mar 2014 :  20:28:00 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Back on the internet!

Moved the car to it's new temporary home which is not in the lock up but outside on the drive. Promised the keys to the lock up by the end of Feb but not ready yet...

Got home from work earlyish today and it was still light so started on the brakes - I'll post a pic tomorrow from work.

It was quite exciting moving the car down quite a big hill with no brakes, think Transit, climbing rope and lots of knots... Would have been fun if it hadn't been pouring down with rain!

I need new rear brake pipes (solid metal, not flexi) and will probably get a local motor factor to make some copper ones up but is there a better option. Ideally I would like some that come pre bent with stainless unions - I usually mess the bends up!

Melle - yes, RAC rims! I have put new Toyos on the front and some nearly new F560s on the back, all in 155. The F560s look much nicer.

Cheers
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2270 Posts

Posted - 12 Mar 2014 :  12:22:29 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
I've been looking for RAC rims for ages, so slightly jealous now. F560s are my absolute favourites for V4s.

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V

Edited by - melle on 12 Mar 2014 12:24:20
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2377 Posts

Posted - 12 Mar 2014 :  22:22:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Zinc plated.. I like the sound of that. Where did you have them done?

RAC wheels?? to which does this refer? 4 bolt,5 bolt?
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1779 Posts

Posted - 13 Mar 2014 :  13:18:25 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Kunifer(cupro-nickel)brake lines are better IMO but you could use brass ferrules.
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