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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
722 Posts

Posted - 29 Dec 2016 :  08:50:53 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi All,

Well, amazingly it seems I have chosen a good gearbox. Had a couple of hours yesterday to connect everything back up and it runs great.
The old clutch has always juddered and this is now cured - I do wonder if the clutch judder has put excessive load on the gearbox (input shaft bearings?) and this has caused the damage.
Also, the speedo is no longer jumpy, this was something Derek suggested might point to a nut coming loose within the box.
I think I will pull the box apart out of interest but I would also like to try and establish if among my collection is the original box for this car.

Andy - yes, total nightmare on the cobbles especially with the camber on the lane. I was waiting for the whole lot to topple over!

Simon and Derek - pay attention lads! http://www.saab-v4.co.uk/speedball/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4094&SearchTerms=95,#1

Might even have an update on this one soon as I have been chipping away at it!

Cheers

Gareth
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UK_Sub
Moderator

United Kingdom
2194 Posts

Posted - 29 Dec 2016 :  09:36:37 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Ha! Good point Gareth - to be fair it hasn't resurfaced for over a year ;)

Not that I can talk!?!
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1873 Posts

Posted - 29 Dec 2016 :  12:00:18 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Ah, well, yes.... Anyway it would be good to get an update. All the work shown in the link looks top notch. As my 96 was Sienna Brown it's a nice reminder. Go for it.
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
722 Posts

Posted - 04 Mar 2017 :  17:58:56 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi All,

Cleared out the boot of my rusty 95 today and found some good treasure.

Original SAAB badge still in packaging and seatbelt fixing cover of which I have one missing in the 96!



Also "borrowed" these as the originals from the 96 disintegrated ages ago.





Any recommendations for a product to clean up the backs and remove the old sound deadening without damaging the rubber? And a good adhesive to glue them in with?

And finally parked up the other night.



Cheers
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
722 Posts

Posted - 02 Apr 2018 :  19:39:14 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Made it out to the Tamar Historic Transport Club Autojumble on Friday.
Quite a few cool cars in the car park and lots of interest in the SAAB.






Edited by - Dirtbiker on 02 Apr 2018 19:59:53
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
722 Posts

Posted - 07 Jun 2018 :  21:33:55 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
The first of the re-trimmed seats is here!

Works well as a piece of living room furniture!







And in the car



Derek the trimmer has done an amazing job, the detail is fantastic. I went round and round in circles with different fabrics and samples etc and seeing it in the flesh I would have probably gone a shade darker on both but it looks lighter in the photos than real life so I am more than happy after years of tattyness!

We now need to sort out headrests - see wanted ad!

Cheers

Edited by - Dirtbiker on 07 Jun 2018 21:42:54
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2836 Posts

Posted - 07 Jun 2018 :  22:08:25 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Looks better than the crappy factory upholstery!

www.saabv4.com
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James Ranaldi
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1415 Posts

Posted - 08 Jun 2018 :  07:31:05 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Lovely job on the seat . . . . .looking good

1968 V4 96 ,LHD
1984 99 GL
1992 C900i Convertible
1993 C900 LPT Convertible
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chris steeden
V4 Beginner

United Kingdom
92 Posts

Posted - 08 Jun 2018 :  08:06:52 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Very nice job but why no head restraint fixings?
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greg124
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
169 Posts

Posted - 10 Jun 2018 :  01:22:07 Show Profile Reply with Quote
It's always difficult to make a choice when offered a number of colours which are not exactly original, but that looks great Gareth

cheers
Clive
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
722 Posts

Posted - 11 Jun 2018 :  22:25:06 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thanks for all the nice comments!
Chris, good point and long story. Derek was going to put eyelets in but didn't have the tool for the right size and I hadn't given him my single plastic plug as I hadn't found it at that point and actually had kind of forgotten all about the seat trimming as I gave him the seat months ago... Anyway, he sees no issue with making a hole and fitting the plugs at this stage - I'm not doing it though!
Clive - I have just remembered to have a look at your thread on the other forum, bedtime reading for tonight sorted then!
Cheers
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
722 Posts

Posted - 15 Dec 2018 :  22:33:08 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Hi All,
Not a huge amount happening with this one as been focusing on the 95. Got a bit done though. We now have a pair of front seats with headrests.



Big thank you to the fellow Saaber who sent me a set of NOS plastic inserts for the tops of the seat backs - they look great!

Also treated the car to a set of new Firestone F560s and had the wheels powder coated satin black at the same time.



The 95 is now basically done so plan to get this one in the garage for a few cosmetic jobs in the new year.

Cheers

Edited by - Dirtbiker on 15 Dec 2018 22:34:27
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Dirtbiker
V4 Mad

United Kingdom
722 Posts

Posted - 21 Dec 2018 :  20:17:39 Show Profile Visit Dirtbiker's Homepage Reply with Quote
Quite a lot happening in Dirtbiker SAAB world this week.

This turned up.



And in.





Cheers
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melle
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2836 Posts

Posted - 22 Dec 2018 :  10:23:28 Show Profile Visit melle's Homepage Reply with Quote
Posh! Love the Eames elephant by the way.

www.saabv4.com
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greg124
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
169 Posts

Posted - 22 Dec 2018 :  18:15:28 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Looking very smart
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