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  1. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    I have a few gouges under my Tids nose, can I just fill them with body filler & whizz em over with the sander ..... ? Was going to take it off & re finish it, it looks a bit tatty ....... Yeah I know, should of done it in summer :rolleyes:
  2. Saab Recommendations
    I'm looking for a good bodywork repairer in SW London/Surrey. Thanks!
  3. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    My car got keyed last week, resulting in a scratch running almost the full length of the drivers side (starts just after the rear lights before running across both doors and finishing just above the front wheelarch). Before I claim on my insurance (my NCB is protected, but it'd affect my...
  4. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hi All, Just after some advice on the paint and bodywork I'm going to carry out on my '84 900. Is the car painted in Cellulose? I've been told 2 pack paint is the de-facto these days and wondered what primers etc I need so and if I should get the paint made up in 2 pack as opposed to...
  5. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I have noticed a small area of paint missing from the tailgate of my estate, about 10mm x 3mm just underneath the plastic number plate section. I've spoken to my main dealer, who has said that the missing paintwork is not covered by the bodywork warranty as the paint peeling is caused by...
  6. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I am looking for a bodywork restorer/specialist in Scotland (preferably Central) to repair the effects of the dreaded brown rot on my 1990 Carlsson hatchback. Does anyone have any experience or recommendations for someone to do this sort of work?
  7. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Hi all One of my neighbours decided to modify my 9-5's drivers side rear wheelarch and door with her Ford Focus as she was reversing out of her driveway I need some places for body repairs around Oldham (Lancashire). Have already got a quote off TK autos at Edenfield, and I am going to see...
  8. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Can anyone help me find a saab specialist that deals with insurance quotes for damage to my bodywork? I am based near slough. I have already tried Body technics, JSM coachworks and Haymills.
  9. Saab Recommendations
    Hello all, Following my saga with a rusty windscreen (or something like that, you know what I mean) I can highly recommend Stan-Rod Motors (01491 681216) in Woodcote near Reading. Not the fastest workers but very honest and extremely cheap! absgt
  10. Saab Recommendations
    I have a classic 900 with the usual bodywork defects i.e. beginning to bubble at the bottom of the doors, wheelarch, fuel filler cap, bonnet edge. Can anyone recommend a bodyshop that could sort these out within striking distance of Cambridge? If you are in another part of the country any...
  11. Saab Recommendations
    Silly Billy scratched and dented his 9-3SS Aero Slight ripple in wing and scratched paintwork. (Thankfully not metallic) Recommendations for bodyshop in North Wales or in the Netherlands (Den Haag or Leiden area) who can do a good or inexpensive repair - I am not claiming insurance - would...
  12. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    I have just noticed something on my car that I havent noticed on any previous cars. Where the main vertical strut is that sits between your front and rear seats I have got what can only be explained as welding spots all the way up. Is this standard with Saab! It looks like it has been cut and...
  13. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi all Can't remember if I posted it here, but our Pug 306 had a bit of a mishap the other week, bending the front end and holing the radiator. It's not really worth having repaired professionally, so I've taken the plunge and decided to do it myself. So here I am sitting staring at a bonnet...
  14. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi all, just a general query.... I have only ever seen one rusty 9000, and that is an E plate hatchback that sits decomposing on a driveway around the corner from us. My question is, is the 9000 bodyshell galvanised like that of the 9-5? And were the early cars not galvanised??
  15. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi all, just a general query.... I have only ever seen one rusty 9000, and that is an E plate hatchback that sits decomposing on a driveway around the corner from us. My question is, is the 9000 bodyshell galvanised like that of the 9-5? And were the early cars not galvanised??
  16. Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    So I'm having a bit of a hold-up with the engine rebuild (due to some missing connector rods) and the weather is great right now - so I'm going to go out and get on with the bodywork. The bodywork is in generally ok condition for it's age. There are some signs of someone having driven it into...
  17. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Does anyone know if one can get hold of instructions on stripping door trim (interior and exterior)? You know the sort of thing....old Haynes manual style!! With good diagrams!
  18. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Hi all, during the recent breezy weather my car ('91 9000 2.3 Turbo Slopey) suffered severe bodywork damaged whilst parked in a local (and well known) supermarket car park. A large (12'x4') piece of metal roofing panel came off an out building and landed on the drivers side of my car, blew...
  19. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Anybody recommend a firm in Liverpool/St Helens area (or national chain) that is good for (a) getting little shopping trolley type dents out, (B) touching up stone chips and © getting rid of scratches on corner of bumpers Or any suggestions as to doing it myself (have done stonechips on wife's...
  20. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Anybody recommend a firm in Liverpool/St Helens area (or national chain) that is good for (a) getting little shopping trolley type dents out, (B) touching up stone chips and © getting rid of scratches on corner of bumpers Or any suggestions as to doing it myself (have done stonechips on wife's...
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