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EpochNZ's 1973 Saab 99 - Discussion

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Yes, there was much rejoicing.  Up until now it was a real unknown, so the fact that it does run means we have confidence in tackling the bigger parts of the project.

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1 hour ago, kiwi808 said:

Would love to see a video of it moving. It excites me greatly that it runs.

Actually, I’m so fizzing I’m sitting in church making todo lists on my phone....

/they do go on a bit

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Spotted a 900 turbo 16 2 door hooning round a corner on a nice road whilst out riding bikes.  It was a manual too and in black. 

Was very lush. I swooned. 

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I know someone who would take that rusty challenge on as a new project:)

But I would actually most definitely and up as a single fella and have to hang around with my new buddies as a proper Barry on the 'lonely hearts thread', exclaiming the the virtues of putting British engines into Swedish cars and why handbrakes on the front wheels are so good, whilst I eat my new default dinner of cheese on toast (which is btw the best food in the world but no, it apparently should not be eaten all the time so I've been told) 

 

So anyway... PLEASE DO NOT PADDOCK THRASH THIS CAR! It's just way to cool, and rare, for that to happen. 

Instead. Grow some man sized balls and step up to the plate and start fixing it. It's with it and you'll get a big hug and some beer from me and others on here for doing so :-

Or pass it on to someone else on oldschool who will. Not part it out and so kill agnetha.  

I wanna see this rescued :-)

 

 

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Someone please save the lovely Agnetha. Such a rare beauty should never become a paddock sacrifice.

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Considering over 500,000 were built during their over 10 year production 

I don't know if it's "rare' as such.

More just different 

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How many of those 500,000 are in New Zealand though?

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NZTA shows 10 currently registered, who knows how many are hiding in garages or under hedges....

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If the roof is solid and dent free then it's all good from there on. Nice thing if the door skins are straight too. Everything else is just easy edges. If it's mainly rust under the car then it only has to be repaired to a strong wof standard. Doesn't have to be factory perfect or showroom straight. 

 

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Stink. I say burn it with fire. May aswell have some fun with it.

 

 

 

 

Supersad that it means no Saab to follow.

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5 hours ago, Nominal said:

How bad can it be - I mean, the doors are still attached........

Was going for Baja Spec...install a roll cage and go off road...

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You've made the right decision. Wonderful news that the repair panels needed are available.

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