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  1. Front wing rust

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    My 1997 9000 Aero has been having some rather annoying rust issues with the front driver's side wing. This is a car I like to keep in vgc so it doesn't make me happy. First time (Nov 07) I noticed some dot-like raised areas in the paint at the top of the wheel arch. I took the car to a paint...
  2. rust

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    hi, i was tackling my dads heater matrix on saturday and was shocked to find a considerable amount of rust along the bottom of the windscreen after taking the trim off, i've seen post's before where people have blamed this on having new windscreens fitted, but i can say for a fact this car has...
  3. Rear shock tower rust

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I was repairing some wheel arch rust on my 9000 this weekend and noticed a large bulging rust spot all around the upper shock mount. Has anyone else here had this repair done? How much was it? I do not have a welder so I need to get it done locally here in Cambridgeshire. thanks Mike
  4. Rust warning

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi A few weeks ago when I was washing the car I noticed a very small brown line where the plastic trim around the rear wheel meets the body. I decided to take off the plastic trim to take a better look. I found deep rust at an area of 2 by 3 cm underneath the plastic, completely hidden until it...
  5. Rust warning

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, folks. First post for me in this forum. Have a 2.3CSE LPT year 1997. Have just paid for an expensive rust repair job to the metalwork under the bottom of the windscreen. The only sign of any problem was a couple of rust bubbles on the driver's side windscreen pillar. Sound familiar ? It's...
  6. Rust in '95 Aero!

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi Guys, Thought I'd let you know after much work and time I've resurected a '95 Aero, it needed a new gbox, timing chains, suspenion bits everywhere, exhaust studs (head off) and more. Had it MOT's yesterday with a few minor bits. Needed to jack the N/S front up for one thing (been done many...
  7. Rust problems

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hello everyone, I have recently put my 9000 Griffen back in good order but have noticed 2 areas of rust which concerns me. I have some bubbling rust in 3 spots on the drivers window pillar next to the windscreen, and a line of rust in the boot where the water collects on the left. Question...
  8. Rust proofing old cars

    Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    A friend of mine has just bought a Mark 2 Jaguar (one owner from new in 1967!) which he intends to use as his daily car. Obviously it needs the best rust proofing treatment that money can buy if it is to survive more than a couple of winters. Can anyone recommend such a service? Thanks.
  9. Rust repairs on a ´89 9000

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Rust repairs on a ´89 9000 Hello all you fellow SAABers, I´m repairing the back of my ´89 9000 and I was wandering if anyone knew about some rust repairing parts and where to buy them. Need the wheel arches and the rear lower corners. I´m also replacing the brake rotors and pads so me and...
  10. Windscreen surround rust - what to do about it.

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I am just starting to see rust bubbles under the paintwork on one edge of the windscreen surround. I know others have experienced this problem before and I guess I need to "nip it in the bud" before it gets worse. What have others had to do to fix this ? I guess it's a trip to a bodyshop and a...
  11. fixing rust in door under rear-view mirror mounting

    Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Hi everyone, For some time I've been contemplating how best to fix this: (the pic doesn't show it too well) but I'm not sure how to approach it. I don't have a replacement white door and can't really afford to invest time/money into tracking one at the moment. So I'm left with figuring out...
  12. Rust glorious rust

    Classic Saab 900 (1979 - 1993)
    Went to get get an MOT for the conv. last Friday. It was highlighted to me that the off-side (RHS) outer sill was very crunchy along most of its length. I spent Saturday taking the seats & carpets out. There were no real further horrors to be found on the inside of the car. There was some...
  13. Windscreen crack & rust...

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi chaps, I hope you can help me with a two part question. I’ve got a crack in my windscreen on the driver’s side and my MoT is coming up next month . The crack starts at a “star” next to the A-pillar and heads inward and then curves upwards. It’s about 10-12 cm long all told, but doesn’t...
  14. Windscreen crack & rust...

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi chaps, I hope you can help me with a two part question. I’ve got a crack in my windscreen on the driver’s side and my MoT is coming up next month . The crack starts at a “star” next to the A-pillar and heads inward and then curves upwards. It’s about 10-12 cm long all told, but doesn’t...
  15. OH NO!!! It can't be rust !!! Can it ?!!!

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Was cleaning le Voiture today -you know- just as you do- just before it chucks down with rain - the usual stuff on a saturday. And on the front bonnet I have come across a brown circular mark. I rubbed it with my finger - bit it is deep under the laquer - surely it can't be rust?!! It does not...
  16. Rust question

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi all! I've just noticed some rust bubbles appearing in the paintwork right at the bottom corners of my windscreen, both left and right. Simple question really, what can I do about it? Is it expensive to treat/fix/repair? I imagine the windscreen will probably have to come out which tends to...
  17. Rust question

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi all! I've just noticed some rust bubbles appearing in the paintwork right at the bottom corners of my windscreen, both left and right. Simple question really, what can I do about it? Is it expensive to treat/fix/repair? I imagine the windscreen will probably have to come out which tends to...
  18. Rust removal - any advice??

    Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    As some of you may have read from previous threads, the RHS doors on my 9-5 suffer from a little rust due to a shoddy repair that was done before I owned the car. I have toyed with the idea of getting new (2nd hand) doors from Neo Bros, or getting both doors stripped and resprayed, but both...
  19. Brake disc rust

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Right, this is a really, really trivial question but hey... the board is quiet today Why is it that when you see Porche Carerra's and other similar cars with impressive brake setups, the discs are always shiny like crome or stainless steel? Is that because they are always new cars or...
  20. Brake disc rust

    Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Right, this is a really, really trivial question but hey... the board is quiet today Why is it that when you see Porche Carerra's and other similar cars with impressive brake setups, the discs are always shiny like crome or stainless steel? Is that because they are always new cars or...
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