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Old 04-02-2014, 12:40 AM   #341
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Door panels back in.

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Started on dash install. Waiting on heater control from Sean here so I can cut the hole in the dash I made.

And a cool (to me) pic that I snapped this weekend. Another toy in the reflection. Buff job on the paint turned out great.

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Old 04-04-2014, 12:59 AM   #342
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Rear is together.

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Old 04-04-2014, 01:23 AM   #343
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I don't know how much extra fab work this would be, but it would be epic with a center exit
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:01 AM   #344
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In before "Dat ***" comments.

Looking good, John.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:33 AM   #345
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I don't know how much extra fab work this would be, but it would be epic with a center exit
It would be cool but you can see that the right fender was bumped up factory for it. Surprisingly when I installed the Miata exhaust the SAAB muffler hanger came out right on top of the stock Miata poly mounts.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:39 PM   #346
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Mega Props to Niklas Falk in Sweden for scoring me these tail lights and backup lights off of tradera, which is Sweden's Ebay.

Hope to see them in a couple of weeks!



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Old 04-07-2014, 01:10 AM   #347
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I need to clear the shop so that we can get the guy who painted the SAAB's K5 Blazer in this coming weekend to swap a couple axles so it needed to be driveable. Got the dash done.





Got it on the ground. It looks so small after staring at it on jackstands for two years. Looks soooo much better at normal ride height.





Went to triumphantly drive it out of the shop under it's own power for the first time in 30 years and...the slave cylinder is bad. Not surprising as the last four Miatas that I have built or worked on had a bad slave. This one bled fine but now there's no pedal. Wife and I bled it again, had pedal for a minute and bad again so I'll pick one up tomorrow.
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Old 04-07-2014, 01:17 AM   #348
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Oooh that looks good.
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SAAB made its first trip under its own power for the first time in 30-odd years today, albeit a short one to get it out of the shop and into the other bay. Still an accomplishment.

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That thing is absolutely hilarious.
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There are not enough props in the world Stein. Truly beautiful.
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You are one talented guy. It's almost obscene.
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Just awesome.
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This.. it just should not exist. A true abomination. **** yessss.

I cant wait for some WOT flyby videos, because i know I won't be able to contain my laughter. How does it drive?
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There are not enough props in the world Stein. Truly beautiful.
We could make him a mod here for instant infamy, but he owns a miata, and a turbo.
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It's very uniquely beautiful. Looks awesome. Props
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Glad to see I could provide the right amount of continued inspiration to get you going again.


That Red Saab is here in Finland, just ran its plates but says was last on the road in 2009 =(

Lookslike some Epic work done there chief, well done indeed sir
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VIDEOS NAO!

Awesome work. Love it.
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No progress last weekend. Helped a buddy build his rock crawler in my shop. Bunch of us are going out this weekend so nothing coming in the next few days.

Tail light lenses did arrive at work today from Sweden unharmed. Thanks again to Niklas Falk for buying, receiving, packing and shipping to me.

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In for pop-up Swedish drawn phallus
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