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Mos6502
V4 Beginner

USA
90 Posts

Posted - 21 Aug 2016 :  19:05:50 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I kissed my 1973 96 goodbye a few days ago to make room for a new project. This 1969 95.


My 96 had more rust than I wanted to deal with as well as more other problems, and I got a little overwhelmed keeping it up and planning what to fix next. This 95 is mostly rust free with no holes in the body other than in the footwell for the rear jump seat.

Its biggest problem is that it is a complete mess cosmetically. Whatever the previous owner did when repainting was obviously wrong as most of the paint has crackled. The window rubber has all dried out (except for the windshield which was replaced a few years ago and has new rubber). I would love to hear from anybody who has put new rubber on their 95, where to find good replacement rubber. Most of the interior vinyl is in a sad state. The previous owner had the front seats reupholstered and the dash pad replaced, but the door cards etc. are pretty sorry looking.

The transmission whines loudly in 4th, but only very faintly in other gears (you have to really listen for it). The previous owner said new bearings were put in it about 20 years ago. It doesn't rattle like the trans in my 96 did, but something must not be right with it.

Anyway I'll be posting updates as I move along. I'm not really planning to restore, just to freshen it up and make it look decent again. I would appreciate any tips on finding replacement window rubber, or carpeting, interior bits etc.

Thanks!

Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1779 Posts

Posted - 22 Aug 2016 :  13:10:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Are you on the Yahoo Vintage Saab Group? Very worthwhile for you. Coincidently, one of the members has just bought a '67 95. That has sunburnt paint and yours looks better.

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/vSAAB/info;_ylc=X3oDMTJjazJ2azBvBF9TAzk3MzU5NzE1BGdycElkAzg2MTk4BGdycHNwSWQDMTcwNTEyNjIzNQRzZWMDdnRsBHNsawN2Z2hwBHN0aW1lAzE0NzE3NzAwNzA-
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UK_Sub
Moderator

United Kingdom
2106 Posts

Posted - 22 Aug 2016 :  19:45:09 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I like it the way it sits - keep us updated as you go!
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x96
V4 Fanatic

France
238 Posts

Posted - 22 Aug 2016 :  21:17:38 Show Profile Visit x96's Homepage Reply with Quote
It looks very special with that colors.
Happy to see your project

Héctor

Edited by - x96 on 23 Aug 2016 22:09:57
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andydeans3
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
961 Posts

Posted - 23 Aug 2016 :  15:00:16 Show Profile Reply with Quote

Sorry to hi-jack the thread....
Simon.
Been trying to PM you, mails returned as undeliverable.

It's about the wheel centres.

Send me a PM

Andy

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo

Edited by - andydeans3 on 23 Aug 2016 16:28:26
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2270 Posts

Posted - 23 Aug 2016 :  16:39:32 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Great one; that would look awesome on banded steels and with Euro headlamps (I'm not a fan of soccer balls and US lights).

www.saabv4.com
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Betsy67
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
253 Posts

Posted - 23 Aug 2016 :  20:09:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
First dibs on the soccerballs if you go for banded ;-)
Looks awesome as is :-)
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iceman_ca
Starting Member

Canada
29 Posts

Posted - 25 Aug 2016 :  20:00:20 Show Profile Reply with Quote
For the rubber on the rear side windows call Restoration Specialties. ask for part SA23 and SA23A each window requires 6' per window. 24' total. The rubber runs $4 per foot. I haven't from a replacement for the rear hatch window. There is a place you can get the hatche to body seal with accordian portion but it is very expensive. $300 plus shipping
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iceman_ca
Starting Member

Canada
29 Posts

Posted - 25 Aug 2016 :  20:03:15 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by iceman_ca
For the rubber on the rear side windows call Restoration Specialties. ask for part SA23 and SA23A each window requires 6' per window. 24' total. The rubber runs $4 per foot. I haven't found a replacement for the rear hatch window. There is a place you can get the hatch to body seal with accordion portion but it is very expensive. $300 plus shipping

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Mos6502
V4 Beginner

USA
90 Posts

Posted - 26 Aug 2016 :  04:57:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by iceman_ca
For the rubber on the rear side windows call Restoration Specialties. ask for part SA23 and SA23A each window requires 6' per window. 24' total. The rubber runs $4 per foot. I haven't from a replacement for the rear hatch window. There is a place you can get the hatche to body seal with accordian portion but it is very expensive. $300 plus shipping



Thanks for the tip. Does this also apply to the pop-in side windows? Or just the fixed side window?

While I'm asking, the door rubber has also shrunk considerably. Anybody got a source on that?
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2648 Posts

Posted - 26 Aug 2016 :  08:23:06 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The pop out windows are a SAAB only part and getting hard to find. They do turn up once in a while but you will have to be quick. The rear door seals can be bought from the owners club in Sweden.

'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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iceman_ca
Starting Member

Canada
29 Posts

Posted - 26 Aug 2016 :  20:30:20 Show Profile Reply with Quote
SA23 is the replacement rubber for the pop out window. SA23A is for the fixed window. The rubber replacement parts are quite new. You will have to phone directly to get them

Restoration Specialties & Supply, Inc.
814-467-9842
148 Minnow Creek Lane, Windber, PA 15963.

The rubber around the doors is also available from them, it is a off the shelf item
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john-saab
Administrator

United Kingdom
2648 Posts

Posted - 27 Aug 2016 :  07:29:40 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by iceman_ca
SA23 is the replacement rubber for the pop out window. SA23A is for the fixed window. The rubber replacement parts are quite new. You will have to phone directly to get them

Restoration Specialties & Supply, Inc.
814-467-9842
148 Minnow Creek Lane, Windber, PA 15963.

The rubber around the doors is also available from them, it is a off the shelf item


That's very interesting. Do you have an email address for them?

'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)plus 4 other 95's and 2 96's
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ianh
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
227 Posts

Posted - 27 Aug 2016 :  08:47:35 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Google is your friend! Ian

http://www.restorationspecialties.com
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Mos6502
V4 Beginner

USA
90 Posts

Posted - 29 Aug 2016 :  04:43:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Very interesting. Thanks for the info. Will order new rubber before I start stripping the car.
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Mos6502
V4 Beginner

USA
90 Posts

Posted - 30 Aug 2016 :  04:51:21 Show Profile Reply with Quote


Decided to paint the black accents on the soccer balls, I think it makes a huge difference in looks.
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