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UK_Sub
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Posted - 13 May 2014 :  20:19:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
From Swedish Day...


It's a little lower than the first pics, but still a bit 'tall' for my liking...

Looking forward to seeing the pics Lance Cole took though.

Edited by - UK_Sub on 18 May 2014 20:36:36
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Zagato
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 14 May 2014 :  07:23:54 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks chaps, don't know why my delete key doesn't work sometimes to edit to lower case etc. See if it works this time...



Yahoo it's working

1977 96L Opal Green
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 14 May 2014 :  09:21:52 Show Profile Reply with Quote
While we're talking body mods - how's this for an idea...


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UK_Sub
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Posted - 14 May 2014 :  09:23:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Oh and that yellow bullnose pickup started life like this...







So there's hope for mine yet!
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Zagato
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Posted - 14 May 2014 :  09:47:16 Show Profile Reply with Quote
This one is Tony's at A&D Motors done a while ago but still in top nick. Have to get him to come up in it to next years Swedish Day as he is only in Yoevil.

Sorry not a very good picture of it, taken when I bought his Sonett! Fantastic colour Indian Yellow, if the Sonett was that colour I don't think I would have sold it. Tony agrees, shame it wasn't in orange rather then pea soup green as he put it.



It was nice to see Tony again after many years. Another ex SAAB mechanic is Robin Stockley in Weymouth who worked with Tony at Astley Motors - couple of good lads and know what they are doing!

1977 96L Opal Green
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Zagato
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Posted - 14 May 2014 :  10:05:22 Show Profile Reply with Quote
More Paris than pick up...



Prefer your 95 Simon out of them all, the design just works

By the way it maybe worth looking at Series Land Rover tailgate chains now yours have broken. The Landie ones are strong and you can clip the chain on to vary the length (e.g longer or flat loads!) The chains had elephant hide collars around them to stop them jamming when closing the tail gate and stopped the racket they make when driving along.

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 14 May 2014 10:09:59
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 14 May 2014 :  10:59:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Good tip - I'll look into those, was a little embarrassing when I demonstrating how the tailgate couldn't hit the tow bar and then both clips snapped in two!
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Zagato
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740 Posts

Posted - 14 May 2014 :  16:36:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Nobody laughed... OK Graham did

This has gotta be the same shortnose thats in your post Simon.



Pics from 2006 SAAB International, Ljungbyhed, Sweden.

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 14 May 2014 16:37:32
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 14 May 2014 :  17:02:39 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Looks like he's put in the smaller screen too!

plus all that work in the load area...
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john-saab
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Posted - 14 May 2014 :  21:25:17 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by UK_Sub
Looks like he's put in the smaller screen too!

plus all that work in the load area...



Looks like he also ditched the lever arm dampers.

'72 95 (The Flying Banana),'72 96(Bridget),'72 96 (green one)'73 96 (Vernon),'74 95 (Veronica)
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melle
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United Kingdom
2253 Posts

Posted - 16 May 2014 :  16:44:55 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
I've seen that yellow car in the flesh many times, neat conversion but not really my kind of thing. If you want to check it out, go on a holiday to the beautiful North of the Netherlands: http://www.saabmuseumoverschild.nl

There's another small Saab museum in NL (there are about 5 in total) that also has 95 pick up: http://www.takt2aero.nl


(here photographed at Saab Museum Overschild that used to own it before)

PS: Simon, your pics have gone for some reason.

1970 96V4 "The Devil's Own V4"
1977 95V4 van conversion project
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 18 May 2014 :  20:41:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks Melle, pics should be back in place (I moved them into a folder in photobucket!).

Might have to plan a trip to the Netherlands!
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UK_Sub
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Posted - 27 May 2014 :  16:17:17 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Would like to reinstate the spoiler on the roof and also lower the windscreen height - ie: pre 67 roofline - so popped to two-stroke to get a suitable roof...



This is what's left of the shell...



Can't help thinking the back end would make a cool sofa...

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UK_Sub
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Posted - 30 Jun 2014 :  14:51:24 Show Profile Reply with Quote
dropped the truck off at Graham MacDonalds on Saturday, to check what's wrong with the clutch - couldn't tear myself away, so many cool cars and parts - can't wait to go back. I can have another look around AND get car that's a lot nicer to drive.

Then the serious work can begin!
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melle
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Posted - 30 Jun 2014 :  23:10:55 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
You mean lowering and orange paint?

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