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UK_Sub
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Posted - 29 Apr 2014 :  12:25:17 Show Profile Reply with Quote
After 3 years without a classic Saab, I'm now back in the fold!

I've missed getting my hands dirty and my knuckles scraped (and asking for lots of technical help)! So once I saw this 'beauty' I had to bring her home...


brief stop at Watford Gap, having given up going cross-country I rejoined the motorway, even with a dodgy clutch, no tickover and a stuck-on handbrake!



Backed it down the drive (while the missus was away) and the dog seems to have claimed ownership, not entirely sure how she managed to get herself in there...



Edited by - UK_Sub on 03 Oct 2015 16:44:40

bermudasaab
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United Kingdom
119 Posts

Posted - 29 Apr 2014 :  13:05:30 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Wait till Amy gets home
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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
2103 Posts

Posted - 29 Apr 2014 :  13:14:33 Show Profile Reply with Quote
She got home before me last night, I got home to find her fists on her hips looking very unimpressed!

Despite appearances the car is quite solid, it's mostly cosmetic (that's what I've told Amy anyway).
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john-saab
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Posted - 29 Apr 2014 :  13:54:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Very different and very cool!

'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96(Bridget),'72 96 (green one)'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)
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RickyB
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47 Posts

Posted - 29 Apr 2014 :  14:03:36 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Very cool. A nice looking ute!
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 29 Apr 2014 :  19:06:52 Show Profile Reply with Quote
That looks great, almost as though it could have been designed as a factory spec option. SAAB may have missed a simple trick there.

Give it a lick of Indian Yellow (orange) and it would be superb

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 29 Apr 2014 19:09:18
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James Ranaldi
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United Kingdom
1350 Posts

Posted - 29 Apr 2014 :  20:15:14 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Very

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 900i Convertible
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Dirtbiker
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United Kingdom
569 Posts

Posted - 29 Apr 2014 :  20:23:28 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Looks great just as it is - nice one!
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 29 Apr 2014 :  22:13:09 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
That's ace Simon! Guess that's Rogers car?

Can't wait to see that Truckman top installed!

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
1988 900i 8V
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Derek
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Posted - 29 Apr 2014 :  22:19:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Ace! I like it.

Never mind, bruises are cosmetic too and both skin and metal can be healed. I'm sure you put up a good fight.
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john-saab
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Posted - 29 Apr 2014 :  22:54:49 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by melle
That's ace Simon! Guess that's Rogers car?

Can't wait to see that Truckman top installed!

Just needs a cover to keep the rain out of the fuel tank bay and dickie seat! (the dog might not like it though)
SAAB really did miss a trick here..that looks "factory spec"
'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96(Bridget),'72 96 (green one)'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)
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UK_Sub
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2103 Posts

Posted - 30 Apr 2014 :  09:59:56 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks for the kind comments - Roger deserves most of them for building it in the first place - I'm just putting in the finishing touches.

Looking to build a hinged hard-cover for the bed, it's been open to the elements for a long time! I'll cover it with a tarp for now...



Simon
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blue95V4
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United Kingdom
404 Posts

Posted - 02 May 2014 :  19:34:32 Show Profile Reply with Quote
That is such a great idea - there was a lovely stroker "pickup" in Spa a couple of years ago; I'm sure most people saw it. Have some photos somewhere. I think that's got to be a future project for me, too. Can't quite bring myself to do it to "Blue" - at the moment - but it's an idea that might just grow on me ..... maybe I need to look out for another early-ish 95 to get to work on. Tee hee ....

David (in age order: me, 96 2T, 260-2 Saabo, 95 V4, c900S Aero Vert and a 9-3 Aero TTiD 180 SW)
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
740 Posts

Posted - 13 May 2014 :  18:37:55 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Got my old SOC mags out of the loft today and came across this from 1995. The thinking then was that SAAB should have done one... or Graham Mac donald [;)



Sorry don't know why my edit/delete button doesn't work to change the IMG to lower case Maybe a mod can edit it to bring the picture up and make sense of the teext.

EDIT - now done

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 14 May 2014 07:10:35
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Andyinthegarage
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United Kingdom
357 Posts

Posted - 13 May 2014 :  20:09:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Here you go...

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UK_Sub
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Posted - 13 May 2014 :  20:11:57 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Just remove the 'IMG' (in capitals) from either end of that link and it should work perfectly. Leave the 'img' in lowercase though.



Thanks for the link, I wonder if Martin May has seen my one?
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