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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Yes, the rumorz is true.

abdukted haz convertible project!

I am going to pick it up tomorrow. I will update this thread with pics after I bring her home, and also project progress.

the details:

1990 900 turbo convertible
5 speed
cirrus white, black top, burgundy interior
156K miles

My wife has already named her "Jacqueline Bouvier."

items to do:
  • inspection
  • get Bentley manual
  • smoked blinkers
  • black and chrome badges
  • add missing valve stem covers
  • get tonneau cover
  • clean seats
  • clean windshiled (scrape crusted on old stickers)
  • install radio
  • attach turn signal stalk
  • odometer (working again for now)
  • fix interior light on rearview mirror
  • pull radar detector from dash
  • pull ancient radar detector senders and wiring to fusebox
  • pull detector wiring from trunk/rear sender
  • gas gauge (SENDER in trunk subfloor needed)
  • fix heat switch
  • por-15 trunk lid
  • sand and por-15, then paint rusty license plate mount
  • take off bumper
  • por15 front end and tow eyes
  • replace headlight switch
  • get fog lights
  • get fog light grilles
  • get fog light grommets/and wiring
  • get fog light bulbs
  • por-15 fog light brackets
  • make smaller "collar" peice for foglight install
  • install fog lights
  • replace dist. cap/rotor
  • new plug wires
  • fresh plugs
  • replace door lock cyl (DRIVER)
  • door lock U-clip
  • replace door lock cyl, (PASSENGER)
  • replace door lock cyl, (TRUNK)
  • trunk latch (lubricate)
  • adjust trunk latch mechanism
  • replace lock cyl, (IGNITION)
  • new keys made
  • scrape trunk rust/coating
  • pull back seat
  • pull floor rusters
  • black chrome turbo plate frame _R
  • black chrome turbo plate frame _F
  • vacuum carpeting
  • check fluid level in top motor
  • bleed top motor
  • check for fluid leaks at reservoir, lines, valve or fittings (fluid found in trunk)
  • get car cover
  • coat trunk floor with POR-15
  • topcoat license plate bracket
  • topcoat (prime/paint) POR-15 in trunk
  • replace reverse lamp (front pass)
  • third brake light (leftmost bulb out)
  • reupholster front and rear door cards inserts where zebra print is
  • new glovebox door
  • rear ashtray or back piece to center console needed
  • check heat switch operation
  • PS fluid top-up
  • clean back seat area
  • por-15 back seat area
  • install rock-guard film for foglights
  • make gaskets for trunk lights
  • trunk/license plate lights out
  • get floorpans welded
  • scrape coating off back seat floors
  • wirewheel/sand and clean floors
  • rusty mirror on passenger sunshade
  • POR-15 welds/floors top
  • por-15 back seat floors
  • Seam seal welds top
  • stain treat carpet
  • shampoo carpeting
  • stain treat floor mats
  • shampoo floor mats
  • carpet dye
  • dye floormats
  • get plastic tar barrier
  • reinstall carpet
  • replace 1990 front seat belts (female)
  • POR-15 seat mounts
  • fix hole in drivers seat
  • repair cracks in seats
  • re-dye front seats
  • re-dye rear seats
  • re-dye leather on door cards
  • dash light adjustment cap missing
  • drivers side power mirror (switch or motor?)
  • replace window switch pack
  • get curbing on one wheel repaired/welded
  • paint aero wheels
  • new tires
  • fix door pocket on driver's side
  • scotch guard/treat car cover
  • replace front pass turn signal (busted tab)
  • "unleaded fuel only" dash thing missing
  • Fix headlight
  • Fix interior light switch
  • POR-15 welds bottom
  • POR-15 frame rail spot underneath
  • straighten jack points
  • POR-15 jack points
  • get screws for steering wheel trim
  • install new steering wheel trim
  • get headlight screws
  • replace dash light rheostat cap
  • install cassette holder
  • alignment
  • get spg weatherstripping
  • get chrome trim for spg panels?
  • get spg panel clip
  • undercoat bottom floors/welds
  • doors/ por-15
  • misc por-15 spots
  • topcoat doors
  • get spg panel grommets
  • replace front lip spoiler
  • get rubber mat / cut missing SPG flaps
  • paint/install spg kit and arches
  • paint bumpers
  • CV boots
  • install spg springs
  • airbag detonators (replace)
  • SRS light --> left detonator bad
  • rear main seal
  • gas tank straps
  • clutch
  • slave cyl
  • brake hoses
  • serp/ belts
  • PS fluid leak
  • check seam under trunk floor and seal if needed
  • finish trunk POR-15
  • POR-15 underside of trunk
  • gas gauge still bouncing
  • get bolt for window glass adjustment (right front)
  • get bolt for rear seat back (bottom)
  • get bolt for rear seat back (top)
  • fix/flip rear seat belts
  • adjust window glass
  • adjust e-brake
  • fix washer nozzle left
  • adjust top (tighten front-leak at front)
  • replace coolant
  • service trans fluid
  • replace shifter
  • replace vacuum lines
  • replace intake manifold grommets/bushes
  • replace window sweeps
  • reinforce patch on feature strip
  • tailights don't match? (one side looks darker on reverse light section)
  • dash lighting
  • antenna doesn't go all the way down
  • rear top curtain/feature strip possible replacement sometime
  • weather stripping for windows, windshield, doors?
  • ABS light?
Some pics from the seller:


5,988 Posts
Looks like a great project. Odd how the seats seemed to change color, eh? I hope you can get them back to original, because burgundy is a nice unique color.

An spg kit will look great on this car too.

1,094 Posts
Well done. That should clean up real nice!

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Discussion Starter #6
supposedly the seats don't look as discolored in person.

I already was shown a nice leather kit that should get those looking decent though.

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Discussion Starter #7
thanks everyone. Yes, I was amazed at how clean, like the engine is and the body. The seller said it's dirty and will clean up well. I thought that was a good sign because it looks pretty good dirty!

1,094 Posts
My old cirrus white 900S convertible had an SPG kit painted to match... looked hot.


2,536 Posts
isn't that the "colorado red" interior? thats pretty rare, IIRC

looks like a nice car for you 'ducted, should be a fun summer car

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Discussion Starter #18
yep colorado red. 1 or two years only in this color combo I was told.

fender blinkers are first :lol:

I also plan soon, to change the oil, do a tune up, replace vac lines. You know, preventative/tune up stuff

3,148 Posts
Nice find Dan, that thing looks beautiful!
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