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Old 09-21-2018, 09:09 AM   #81
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Actually, the red 04 will be going away relatively soon. Too many cars, not enough time.
Is there a thread for that car here somewhere?
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:50 AM   #82
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Is there a thread for that car here somewhere?
I sent you a PM.
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Old 05-14-2019, 06:08 AM   #83
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It was a relatively productive winter for the 9000, now that it's about ready to come out of the garage I'll catch the thread up a bit.

First project for the winter was the power seat. The passenger side never worked since I got the car, I finally tracked it down to the fact that the memory seat computer was dead. Luckily I was able to get a replacement used computer from epartsland (I think they used to be regular posters on this site). The hard part was actually getting the seat unbolted to access it. Fun fact about 9000 seat memory modules, there are multiple different part numbers and they do NOT interchange. I had one from an Aero seat laying around the shop and it did me no good.



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I also finally got around to swapping in leather door inserts to replace the loose and faded cloth. I had a set I saved from a 95 Aero my brother junked.

To get the old inserts off I broke off all of the plastic pins on them that stick into the door panel. Once I did that, there was enough of the pins left on the leather inserts that I was able to stick them through and attach to the door using hot glue.

The thing to note if you want to try this is that there are fewer pin holes in older door panels than the newer Aero panels (the fasteners were better so they didn't need as many is my guess).





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Speakers got replaced at some point also, just bought correct size aftermarket replacements. Not really sure how they sound yet, I tested them but I haven't actually driven the car with them installed yet.

The originals had definitely run their course.



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I don't have any pictures of this but I also replaced the water pump. It was leaking. Got a new one from eSaabparts, came with the gasket and o rings for the job, good quality pump w brass impeller.

In getting to the pump I figured out that someone had done the job before, and every single bolt holding the AC bracket and water pump to the car was either in the wrong spot, or just never belonged in the first place. One of the bracket bolts had an extra nut on it because it was about 3/4" too long.

I also replaced a stripped hose clamp on the PS pump while I was looking for leaks.
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Final update for now, the wheels. I put new tires on them when I first bought the car but knew they would need to be refinished eventually.

I got them dismounted early this year and dropped them off at a body shop. The guy I had do them had actually never polished wheels like these needed to be done before (didn't know that till after the fact) so it took him a while to get the technique down, I just got them back on Sunday and mounted back up to the car yesterday.

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Some during/in-progress photos I got while the body guy was working on them:













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Overall I'm very happy with how they turned out. No filler was used so there's some imperfections in the lips where the curbing was especially bad. But they were polished up really nicely, and the faces were painted and then the whole wheel was clear coated. The only thing I wish was different would be having the barrels painted at the same time, but it's not really necessary.
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Some great progress. Looking good!
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Looks great! Keep up the good work!
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Parts are continuing to stack up for this thing, got a transmission from Troup, a clutch from my brother, I just need to find a slave cylinder or appropriate rebuild kit for mine and I'll do all that stuff at once.

This part I'm paging all the old school 9000 guys:
Again through Troup's enabling, I have a JT 3in down pipe coming as well. Is that going to bolt up to my stock turbo and clear everything OK?

And a pic because these threads are pointless without them.
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