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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2015 :  14:53:59 Show Profile Reply with Quote


Set of Soccers for some garish fun with opal green, never used to like em, funny how your taste changes! Still trying to get the gearbox to shine!! Having regretted doing the ones I had on my Sonett all silver as above I,m going to refurb these with the black patches...



1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 11 Jun 2015 15:14:50
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 14 Jun 2015 :  17:00:06 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Picture from 1976' rubber bumpers everywhere same year mine was made... May try chrome bumpers on mine as I cannot find decent enough rubber one,s!



Recognise this below? I took this as a kid must be over 40 years ago on one of my first rallies. The clue is in the second picture below!! Not a bad motor, could have done with a clean over the years LOL!


Wish I had bought Graham Mac,s car when I had the chance, It,s still hanging in the science museum! Hope Graham gets it back one day...

A few engines you may recognise

Chop shop nasties IMHO

Another one chopped but this time for official business!

I took this whilst on holiday in Gairloch...

Best thing to do with it probably...




1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 14 Jun 2015 18:39:16
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 12 Jul 2015 :  21:21:14 Show Profile Reply with Quote
After 10 months of grief we are finally in our new home in West Sussex. The garage was the first thing to sort ready for my business of anti-rust treatments on Land Rovers and classics, gonna be a tight squeeze fitting in a 1967 Ford Cortina next to my 96 but doable! This will be my first classic car client apart from Land Rovers



1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 12 Jul 2015 21:25:39
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1383 Posts

Posted - 14 Jul 2015 :  14:55:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Good to see you settled in at last Zagato.

Fantastic garage. . . . . .have fun.

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 900i Convertible
2001 BMW E46 320 Ci
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 14 Jul 2015 :  21:48:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thanks James, really enjoying having SPACE for the first time EVER! It,s taken nearly 50 years but my wife and I can see this place doing us for the rest of our time. I have got the greenhouse sorted ready for next year and will be renovating the old raised beds for a few winter crops. I am planning on extending the garage for two further vehicles or bikes . I am thinking of getting a scrambler for my son, oh and I fancy doing a bit again as well, the garden is perfect for churning up a bit of ground

Unfortunately The V4 has taken a bit of a back seat to sorting the house and garden out and work with new Defenders has gone mental and I don,t even advertise!! Who,s brilliant idea was it to stop making them this year

Any ideas what these are from, found them from twenty years ago!!



1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 15 Jul 2015 07:12:02
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Borstlap
V4 Fanatic

Norway
274 Posts

Posted - 17 Jul 2015 :  21:06:30 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Looks very much like 99/900 Inca and soccerball rim nuts. Don't know exactly where I have mine so I can't rush out and have a confirming look, but I am 99% sure.

Alex
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 18 Jul 2015 :  06:23:34 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Could be Inca perhaps as I did have a set on a 99 once! The soccerballs bolts I have are 2" long, the one,s pictured are nuts half the length - strange!

1977 96L Opal Green
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1970V4
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USA
313 Posts

Posted - 20 Jul 2015 :  14:50:58 Show Profile Send 1970V4 an AOL message Reply with Quote
Those are definitely 99/900 Inca/soccerball nuts.
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 22 Jul 2015 :  09:12:29 Show Profile Reply with Quote
99 ones, got you thanks

Tight squeeze for a 1968 Cortina in for some work. Very good condition but build quality, thickness of metal, paint, interior components not a scratch on the robustness of the SAAB.





Some soon to be never repeated pretty pictures of new Defenders I have worked on and under sealed this week. Real shame we won,t be seeing brand new ones again soon.





This one I finished yesterday is a 60 plate!


1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 22 Jul 2015 09:31:08
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andydeans3
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United Kingdom
1067 Posts

Posted - 22 Jul 2015 :  11:44:46 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Zagato

Ford Cortina? Was there not a nick name for Fords in the seventies, "Tate and Lyle"...after the syrup cans, if you're old enough to remember.

Andy

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

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UK_Sub
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United Kingdom
2152 Posts

Posted - 22 Jul 2015 :  13:40:04 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Out of interest, what would it cost to underseal a Saab?
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1970V4
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USA
313 Posts

Posted - 22 Jul 2015 :  13:45:11 Show Profile Send 1970V4 an AOL message Reply with Quote
I hear they are extending Land Rover Defender production into January 2016 due to demand? It's a shame they can't just keep making them indefinitely. I especially love that green one.

Edited by - 1970V4 on 22 Jul 2015 13:55:38
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melle
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 22 Jul 2015 :  20:47:03 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Me too, they look best in blue collar trim!

www.saabv4.com
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Zagato
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
755 Posts

Posted - 22 Jul 2015 :  21:27:59 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Tate & Lyle LOL sounds about right sadly, I believe Rover of old where better than Fords!

How much Simon? It depends on what needs doing, there is no point in just undersealing a classic without making sure it has no rust, sucking eggs and all that but many just look at original underseal and it looks fine but it can obviously hide horrors underneath . to do the job properly you really need to get the old underseal off and have a look, then scrape back and convert the rust.

Two worlds of thought on this, treat the rust and re-underseal and stone chip... or treat the rust with something like ACF-50 and Don,t underseal so you can keep an eye on things. Depends on budgets, type of use, type of build & chassis and desire for maybe a tidy looking bottom with new underseal for shows etc.

New Defenders cost 650 for the full underbody and upper body treatment which takes a day to do. It isn,t a quick jet wash and stick it up on ramps to plaster with Dinitrol (which many so called professionals do... Even on the same day, they all get caught out in the end, stupid) I go through the whole vehicle meticulously, treating the cappings which are bare metal underneath, every rivet, engine bracket, interior fastener, headlight rims, air intake screws you get the picture as it all rusts within 3 years, and then every hole in the chassis etc, seal windows the list goes on and the Defender Dinitrol treatment guide has been re written to enable some of the detail I put into them. Just a shame my own car hasn,t had time for the same treatment!

Second Hand Defenders can go up to 900 depending on the amount of preparation involved on older rusting chassis. A SAAB you ask, it really depends on the extent of the work Involved and the market! Few people would spend 900 on a vehicle which maybe worth a similar amount of money so it is a different market. The cost for the Cortina for instance for a sensitive treatment, touch up and general bloody clean polish as it was filthy is 300. I don,t have to do the cleaning, polishing but I just can,t help myself and the elderly client in this case has a huge surprise when he picks his pride and joy up . A SAAB to do all the doors, sills, nooks and crannies would probably come out about the same, maybe cheaper for forums members etc!! I am always booked a month in advance and don,t even advertise,( my reputation happily keeps me in work, not bragging just have pride in my work and enjoy doing it)....but consider the last thing you want to do is trap in existing rust that cannot be treated!!! ACF-50 is the kiddy to use in most cases it actively kills the rust and protects at the same time.

1977 96L Opal Green

Edited by - Zagato on 22 Jul 2015 21:50:12
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1383 Posts

Posted - 23 Jul 2015 :  10:15:21 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Hi Zagato.

I am still at the planning stage ( "I am unstoppable once I get started ! ") with my 96 refurb and underside treatment would be desirable.
How much is achievable in a garage at home with limited lifting facilities ( trolley jack, axle stands, ramps) ?
Is spraying equipment required ?

Cheers

1968 V4, LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 900i Convertible
2001 BMW E46 320 Ci
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