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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1377 Posts

Posted - 08 Apr 2017 :  10:58:14 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Good morning Zagato ,John, Andy. Apologies for the hijack of your Project thread Zagato.

I was travelling incognito on my UKSaabs passport John ! Good to meet you at last.

Wrong details for my car Zagato. My registration number is HST 636F. Must have a look at this site myself.

As Andy has said, it is a left hooker which was brought over from Germany to RAF Lossiemouth near Elgin.

It is alive but sleeping under cover in my garage. I start it up regularly and move it back and forward for about 6 metres

I am enjoying this Project Zagato , keep up the good work.

New, Old Stock replica wings eh ? I wonder if I could find a good pair of the earlier wings in steel ? The original wings are pretty good but they are a bit frilly at the front. I also have a pair of fibreglass wings from MSA Autobodies which are very good quality so I have a few options.
Cheers
James


1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1377 Posts

Posted - 08 Apr 2017 :  21:48:39 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Just realised that you were talking about MOT details for your car Zagato and not mine.

Doh

I will now leave this thread alone and enjoy your project

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 11 Apr 2017 :  09:49:00 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Very gradual enjoyment James but getting there slowly. Rear wing finally on and I have given myself a deadline to get the other one on once I have Dinitrolled it, touched up rust etc as well as the inner wing and make up another axle strap. I want to get the back end done with new rear bumper on.

A Defender to work on plus day trips with the kids off school this week is slowing proceedings but the beach is only 18 miles away so I have evenings! The kids gave me a hand putting the wing on also. I have got them trained up on the Dremmel for cleaning/polishing things.





Edited by - Zagato on 11 Apr 2017 09:49:59
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2400 Posts

Posted - 11 Apr 2017 :  22:02:23 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The front and rear bumper brackets should be this colour :-

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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 11 Apr 2017 :  22:18:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Good to know, so not far out then.

The original brackets on mine (different type for rubber bumpers) were body coloured and in situ when the car was sprayed originally.




Edited by - Zagato on 11 Apr 2017 22:29:15
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1794 Posts

Posted - 12 Apr 2017 :  12:11:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
The front, rubber bumper brackets for my '76 were also body colour, Sienna Brown. I'm sure I was the first person to remove the bumper since it left the factory.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 19 Apr 2017 :  16:34:46 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Well the wait was worth it. The original SAAB Sport & Rally wheel renovated by Mota Lita looks superb, helped enormously by a decent horn badge not the cheap and nasty original one.

Newly renovated wheel on the left, original condition wheel on the right.







Edited by - Zagato on 19 Apr 2017 17:12:33
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RhysN
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
128 Posts

Posted - 19 Apr 2017 :  20:59:26 Show Profile Send RhysN an AOL message Reply with Quote
That is very nice. Now that you have a spare (hint, hint)
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 20 Apr 2017 :  07:58:08 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Swap one for your house Rhys, would have to be 5 bed with a couple of acres though


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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 21 Apr 2017 :  19:16:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Full out at the moment, sorting a bent boat trailer, garden landscaping, kids over Easter hols and day job but am still doing bits. The new axle strap is now made, fasteners/brackets all treated and painted whilst the inner wing is now prepared for spraying various potions :D Thankfully my wife sorts the house and kids mostly despite a full time teaching job.





Edited by - Zagato on 21 Apr 2017 19:17:07
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 30 May 2017 :  07:01:24 Show Profile Reply with Quote
It,s been a month since I have done anything to the 96 . All energies have been directed at fixing the trailer and sorting the boat which we have been out on over the last few days . Seeing the kids fish and play makes all the effort worthwhile. Good to see old sailing buddies but my liver is complaining!





From this miserable state of affairs... Not going anywhere.



To this with strengthening angle iron treated with Dinitrol of course :wink:


Edited by - Zagato on 30 May 2017 07:22:24
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1377 Posts

Posted - 30 May 2017 :  20:50:36 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Great stuff.

Time spent with Family is priceless.

The 96 can wait for a wee while.

Have fun.

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 03 Mar 2018 :  08:18:50 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Time to get back on mine now that jobs at home have quietened down a bit and now that my Xmas present to myself a Yamaha FJR is serviced. I am digging out an area for a new garage for work which is a priority but I am hoping to get time to carry on with my old girl.

Engine needs painting, balance shaft or new shells sorting and hopefully a Webber if funds allow. New clutch to go on.

One rear wheel arch still to prepare for Dinitrol rust protection with new fuel pipe to go on and axle straps. Sort out possible gunk in petrol tank as it has been left full for nearly four years.

Repair or replace rear gearbox mounting point where the bulkhead bolt screws in.

Somehow try to paint the engine bay, and front wings etc. This is all going to cost a fortune in my area which kind of keeps holding the project up. Everytime I save about 5k which would complete the project but without a full respray I cannot face burning it on the 96 so buy a bike or another car or something. I have all my toys now so need to get some dosh together and throw it at the 96, that will take a couple of years yet with a new garage and ongoing house improvements!

Anyway, bit at a time and do it properly which is the best way for me...




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andydeans3
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1024 Posts

Posted - 03 Mar 2018 :  09:08:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Zagato
Damn shame that all your photos have disappeared, because of the Photobucket "ransom" bullsh*t!!

Andy!

1978 LHD SAAB 96
1978 MGB Roadster
2008 LHD "Classic" Renault Twingo
1991 Nissan Figaro
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 03 Mar 2018 :  09:52:11 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Yes Andy, if I get time I will try the photo fix and get them restored. Looking forward to getting back on her

Whilst changing my email I lost contact with the previous owner so I got the service history out yesterday to write to him. I had forgotten about all the bumf it came with, orignal service stamped leaflet, sales invoice etc... So nice to have all the orignal paperwork with her... I cannot recall having any of that stuff with any of my 96's.


Edited by - Zagato on 03 Mar 2018 09:59:05
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