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11-23-2013 05:56 PM
Moreboost
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Originally Posted by Aero View Post
Grille looks great. You should clear those corners.....a bit too many colors going on with the yellow fogs.
Thanks! The clear corners are on my list of things to do but I can't seem to find the write up explaining how to do it properly without breaking the lens. I have to do some more digging
11-23-2013 08:58 AM
Aero Grille looks great. You should clear those corners.....a bit too many colors going on with the yellow fogs.
11-23-2013 08:21 AM
Moreboost
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Originally Posted by soccerrplyr View Post
get a powder coated mesh sheet off ebay for 30ish. It makes a difference
Ill take a look, I'm assuming you've used it? Do you have any pictures?
11-23-2013 06:26 AM
soccerrplyr get a powder coated mesh sheet off ebay for 30ish. It makes a difference
11-22-2013 07:04 PM
Moreboost Gave the car a good wash today, I'll hopefully get to polishing it tomorrow, that's when I'll get some pictures. The grille had been sprayed black before but it was chipping so I decided to give it a make over. I went to Home Depot and bought $3 gutter guard mesh and used some night shade tint spray. Andrew had mentioned how it allows some chrome to show through depending on how many coat you put so I gave it a shot. I cut the slats out of the grille and glued mesh in its place. Let me know what you think!



Missing the rubber strip at the bottom, forgot to put it on.






11-21-2013 01:22 PM
Moreboost
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Originally Posted by turbojohnny View Post
If the snow holds off this Saturday I'll try to give it a go. Clutches are one of my least favorite things to do on these cars.

But after that, it's smooth sailing and fun wrenching.
You've done it enough times, it should be cake. While you're in there why not rebuild the motor
11-21-2013 01:16 PM
turbojohnny If the snow holds off this Saturday I'll try to give it a go. Clutches are one of my least favorite things to do on these cars.

But after that, it's smooth sailing and fun wrenching.
11-21-2013 12:50 PM
Moreboost
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Originally Posted by Easily View Post
soon as he stops bein lazyyy
hahah, he has no where to work on it that's why I'm cutting him some slack this time.
11-21-2013 12:20 PM
Easily
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Originally Posted by Moreboost View Post
Haha yes sir, you and me both. You want a late model plastic bumper e30 to do that to, not an early rubber bumper one like mine. Either way that sounds like a fantastic idea. When's your Saab going to be road worthy?
soon as he stops bein lazyyy
11-21-2013 12:19 PM
Moreboost
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Originally Posted by saabkid37 View Post
yup.
1. original owner
2. my dad
3. me
4. andrew
5. you


the door handle should be an easy fix, it happened to me on the drivers side once or twice (its just a metal rod with no connector). al you have to do is pull the metal handle out and behind it there is a little screw cap. pop that out, take out the torx and the handle comes out and you can work on getting the hooks re connected. no need to take the door card off.

if you want a second set of wheels i have a set of never taken out of the box NESA wheels (those weird fondmentals) you can have cheap, id save those double 3's...i spent a lot of time refinishing those lol.
Yeah the driver side is a little finicky, sometimes it needs a couple pulls for it to unlock. The passenger interior door handle doesn't work at all so I'm assuming something is broken inside, either way both door cards need to come off for me to replace the plastic clips.

As far as the wheels go I have NO plans of getting rid of the double 3s. Those wheels were made to be on a Viggen. Andrew had a set of all seasons mounted to the double 3s that are practically new so i can't justify buying a set of snow tires this winter. I would keep the viggen wheels if i was going to get snows but since i'm not these will end up sitting in my shed all year if i don't sell them. I appreciate the offer but those Fondmentals are a little toooo quirky for my taste soo I'll have to pass. Thanks though
11-21-2013 09:15 AM
saabkid37
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Originally Posted by Moreboost View Post
Yeah, i think i'm the 5th owner? At least I know the two previous owners took good care of this car over the last 100k miles or so.
yup.
1. original owner
2. my dad
3. me
4. andrew
5. you


the door handle should be an easy fix, it happened to me on the drivers side once or twice (its just a metal rod with no connector). al you have to do is pull the metal handle out and behind it there is a little screw cap. pop that out, take out the torx and the handle comes out and you can work on getting the hooks re connected. no need to take the door card off.

if you want a second set of wheels i have a set of never taken out of the box NESA wheels (those weird fondmentals) you can have cheap, id save those double 3's...i spent a lot of time refinishing those lol.



11-21-2013 07:03 AM
Jameson It was nice to drive a Viggen again, sort of like a brief hookup with an ex-girlfriend lol.
11-20-2013 07:09 PM
Moreboost
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Originally Posted by turbojohnny View Post
Ohh here it is glad to see you're back in a Saab Imran

Now maybe I should buy your e30 and put a properly improper small block chevy in it.
Haha yes sir, you and me both. You want a late model plastic bumper e30 to do that to, not an early rubber bumper one like mine. Either way that sounds like a fantastic idea. When's your Saab going to be road worthy?
11-20-2013 03:58 PM
turbojohnny Ohh here it is glad to see you're back in a Saab Imran

Now maybe I should buy your e30 and put a properly improper small block chevy in it.
11-20-2013 03:16 PM
9000Andrew ^-Yup. You can wetsand as much as you want. I just sprayed, buffed, etc. It can be much better with time and patience. Good luck!
11-20-2013 02:44 PM
Moreboost
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Originally Posted by 9000Andrew View Post
Try pressure bleeding w/suction.

As for the fender: it has a good amount of clear on it…you could wetsand as aggressively as wanted and you should not hit paint. It will definitely flatten out. The hood is just daily driver quality though. Glad to see it's gone into good hands. Good luck!
Care to elaborate on the suction part? Sean has a pressure bleeder that I believe hooks up to the reservoir and its pressurized from there. I've read people using a turkey bastar with fluid in it and forcing the fluid into the system from the bleed valve? I don't see how that would help the air situation but they said it worked.

Good to know about the fender and the hood is fine. Like you said it's good for a DD so I'm not in any real rush to get it painted. The only thing that bothers me is the underside that's not painted. I'm going too see how much a hood respray will cost other wise ill get an aerosol can of LB paint mixed up and just spray the underside my self. I'm assuming you put a good amount of clear on the driver door as well? There's some orange peeling at the top of the door, I'd like to get rid of.
11-20-2013 02:09 PM
9000Andrew Try pressure bleeding w/suction.

As for the fender: it has a good amount of clear on it…you could wetsand as aggressively as wanted and you should not hit paint. It will definitely flatten out. The hood is just daily driver quality though. Glad to see it's gone into good hands. Good luck!
11-20-2013 11:03 AM
Moreboost
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Originally Posted by IronJoe View Post
Nice!! Looks exactly like my old Viggen... Those are the perfect wheels for that car IMHO
The double three spoke fit this car so well. I'm probably going to end up selling the viggen wheels that came with the car, they're definitely not going back on
11-20-2013 09:16 AM
IronJoe Nice!! Looks exactly like my old Viggen... Those are the perfect wheels for that car IMHO
11-20-2013 06:37 AM
Moreboost
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Originally Posted by Saabeh View Post
Man this car changes hands a lot.
Yeah, i think i'm the 5th owner? At least I know the two previous owners took good care of this car over the last 100k miles or so.
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