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Bags are from a Semi sleeper cab that I had in the back of my -78 99.
Still need to sort the shocks for a little more drop, will almost drag the muffler but not quite. Compressor and pump inside soon. For now it just has schrader valve for filling. Ride is nice too at 60lbs.

I still can't decide to paint this car. I like the rat look but the rust is not cool.
 

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very nice. i say go with the flat black rat rod look. to get really crazy chopping the top would be cool too.. give it a shorty windsheild. but not something you may want to do with a 72 in decent shape. It would look pretty sick though..
 

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Looks good Nick, how about some close ups of the bag mounting? I'd do the rust repair and get airasole can paint to match to touch up and leave as much original paint. Kind of like what Mike and I did on the 99T. Makes for a good 10 footer
 

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Marty, This things a rainstorm 20ft car. :) Not original paint either It was even painted lemon yellow at one time.

Big picture but not all the parts. http://genuinesaab.com/gallery/v4race/IMG_4092?full=1
I will take some more this weekend for you. Not so much fun drilling /tapping the 3/4" thread on the lower since the spring mount is the axle and some sort of alloy steel. The 1/2" Milwaukee gear head drill threw me from under the car!
 

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i love that your doing some more work with the, the aftermarket for our cars is really non-existant, especially since Jack retired.

Suspension/brake mods i would love to see. the 4bolt hubs and calipers are so hard to come by and the rotors are impossible, MSS makes springs, but variable rate springs would be sweet. Sway bars are a must.

i quoted you and posted this over on the vintage board btw.
 

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nice work

I bet those are a vast improvement over the levels. I see you changed the hubs, are those wheels off a 900? I have a 96 is the wheel well clearance the same. If it is the same how did you get them to fit? Your fenders don't looked flared.
 

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yes the fender clearance should be the same.

he has the ultra rare monte carlo hubs and brakes which share the same bolt pattern the later 4 bolts.

it also has larger calipers which feature duel pistons instead of the smaller single piston calipers.

however rotors for these are pretty much impossible to obtain so your usually better off doing a fill + drill to get the desired bolt pattern and sticking with the stock brakes.
 

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I almost have some time to build a gastank and other important repairs so I can get the ugly car back on the road.

Thanks for the comments. The color will most likely be some sort of black maybe metallic, or flat. But who knows.
 

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oh man, do want/

actually my wife almost made me try and buy Powar's 95 when he was selling or thinking about selling it.

I'd love something like that, can you easily put a c900 engine/trans in one?
 

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go with flat black.

and this makes me want to use the soon to be had garage space... not to park the tally in the winter but to build one of these...
 
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