An update from the Saabs United Historic Rally Team

Thumbnail image for Saabs United Historic Rally TeamThings are really starting to take shape with our competition car.
Now that it’s had its paint stripped, it’s ready for the next stages of construction. That’s included some re-fabrication in areas and the delivery of some new bits and pieces.
Here’s the break down:

  • We’re just about to take delivery of some fibreglass fender extensions thanks to the guys at RP Glasfiber. They run a workshop in northern Sweden where they make a whole heap of reproduction panels and pieces in fibreglass, many of them replicas of Saab factory items or the original Saab Sport and Rally catalog items.
  • We’ve fabricated an exhaust tunnel though the area where the spare tyre normally sits in order to allow adequate space for our new exhaust system when it comes.
  • The car has now been completely stripped of paint, is ready for its roll cage and will shortly go in for a paint job, being finished in black truck paint (tougher and cheaper!)
  • We managed to get hold of a whole swag of images from Tekniken’s Varld, showing the original 1978 competition car that we’re basing our build on. These have been invaluable in nailing some of the finer details of that car.
  • And finally, just yesterday, Jörgen took delivery of a groovy little toy – a genuine 1978 Coralba rally tripmeter, which will be fitted inside to aid Bo’s navigation.

Check out all the updates at the Saabs United Historic Rally Team website. The excitement is building slowly as we aim to get the car finished in time to run it and iron out the bugs before the Midnight Sun Rally in mid-2010.

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