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Old 11-19-2013, 09:40 PM   #1
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Back in the Saab game

So after an almost 2 year hiatus, I finally own a Saab again! I picked up Andrews lb viggen this past weekend (saabkids old car). Andrew's a great guy and it was a pleasure meeting him. If you've seen his for sale thread you know it has a ton of goodies and its been maintained well, so lucky for me and my wallet I don't have much to do.

With that being said, it does need some love, mostly cosmetic. The hood could use a respray and there's some orange peeling on the fender and drive door. I'm going to try and wet sand it lightly to see if I can get it to flatten out. The driver seat needs some attention, the passenger side interior door handle doesn't work and both door cards need new clips to be installed securely. Apart from that the only other thing is the clutch needs to be bled again, I'm having some trouble smoothly getting all gears. Andrew was nice enogh to try and bleed it while i was at his house but i think theres still some air in the system. Hopefully SRP (Sean) will be able to help me out this weekend with his pressure bleeder.

I haven't even installed the fpr and tune yet and I'm already having so much fun. Idk how I went so long without a Saab or FI.

I'll get some pictures this weekend after I give it a good wash but here's one I took today.



Look out for the motor rebuild thread*
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Hey, glad you're back in the fold! What happened to the E36?
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Man this car changes hands a lot.
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Hey, glad you're back in the fold! What happened to the E36?
I still have it, it's not going anywhere.. That car is slowly but surely turning into a dedicated track/autocross car. Interiors gutted now, hopefully ill have a roll bar and an LSD in it this winter. The only way this car will leave my ownership is if I put it in a wall which hopefully will never happen. Knock on wood

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I still have the e30 too lol I need to find the motivation to finish the little things so I can put it on Craigslist. I may park it till the end of winter and then sell it right before warm weather comes. December January are not good months to sell a car.

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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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Old 11-20-2013, 10:16 AM   #6
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Nice!! Looks exactly like my old Viggen... Those are the perfect wheels for that car IMHO
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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
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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!
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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.
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^-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!
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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.
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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?
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It was nice to drive a Viggen again, sort of like a brief hookup with an ex-girlfriend lol.
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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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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.



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yup.
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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
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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
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hahah, he has no where to work on it that's why I'm cutting him some slack this time.
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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.
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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
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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.






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