Restoration of 1987 900T16 Cab

DSC_0160Here are two of my SAAB’s in sunny weather at my summer house.

I bought the Cab last autumn in Malmo and drove it to my summer-house in south-west of Sweden, in the belief that I had a car for the summer season 2016. It was not passing the MOT this spring – because of rusty floors. When uncovering the metal from the inside, I realized that I had a big job waiting in replacing the rusty floor panes. I have bought another (cheap) 900 with fine floors which I will “move” to the cab. Another project was to get all the vacuum controlled devices work. After replacing about 6m of vacuum rubber tubes, things started to work again – even the cruise control! The soft top and the rear window has to be replaced – it has probably been replaced some years ago by a non-professionel person, bad workmanship. The rear window lifts are not working – no 12V supply to the switches, even though the front lifts work (same fuse).

These cabs (900OG) seems to increase in value these days since they are approaching the magic age of 30 years. SAAB enthusiasts do everything to keep SAAB’s running! That’s the good reason why I want to save this Cab.

So far my SAAB’s are: 1987 900T16Cab, 1972 96 (newly restored by me), 1997 9000CSE and my daily car 2011 9-5 NG. I will keep you posted as the Cab restoration proceeds.

Jonathan
Admin

Great post Tore, thanks for sharing this! Looking forward to reading more about the restoration of your Saab 900 convertible. 🙂

Monique Hubrechts
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Monique Hubrechts

Nice pictures. Nice hobby in your summer house . Whether or not its about money just enjoy it and take your time but longer than Nevs trying to produce something that looks like a saab car having no turbo but electric powered propulsion. Who Knows that car will find a place in your summer house.

kochje
Member

Tore, am interested to hear how you got your Speed control working again. I do have exactly the same car from also that same year and everything is perfect except the Cruise control. They told me it is quite some work to repair it; is that true?

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