Are you going to turn it into a track car then?
It's too nice for that we think
Spent a few hours on it this morning. Leigh was up dead early this morning. He took all the seats out, Bisel'd the carpets, cleaned all the dash / interior trim. I cleaned the wheels up, de-greased / washed the engine bay, we re-fitted the donor interior and took it out for a blast.
Didn't get to machine polish the paint but it's in almost perfect condition and the few light scratches on it T Cutted out easily by hand. Will give a machine polish ASAP.
There are a couple of light "door" type dings on it which we'll get the dent dude in Sheldon to sort for us.
It sounds cracking. Goes like stink and the brakes / gearchange etc. are all spot on
The only thing to note is the steering. It's very twitchy and light and seems to pull a bit when you give it some gas in a corner
We need to get it to Ned's Saturday surgery ASAP and get it on a ramp. If it needs anything doing, we'll leave it with him after negotiating a decent price
Other than the steering pull, the list of bits we need / jobs to do are:-
1. New Alfa badges front & rear (inc. the slide badge).
2. A passenger door tweeter cover - EDIT. found in the car & sorted
3. New centre console (the dash bit in silver if possible and the floor mounted bit).
4. Some of the sealing strips that fit to the door jams.
5. A genuine interior mat set.
6. Some chrome door pins and an Alfa tax disk holder
- EDIT - Ordered
7. Possible some cheap but good new tyres.
8. Two stone chips in the screen need repairing.
9. The customary air bag light needs re-setting
10. The electric sunroof goes up easily but doesn't go down so easy.
It's come from a very reputable source (a SAAB main dealer that Leigh knows) and has all the books, service history detailing everything!! It's amazing to see
Overall and that this early stage, we are both in love
Please see pics of the seatless & cleaned interior and the new drivers seat
More to follow.....