This is my saab, it is a 1995 900s. This green beast has been with me for two and one half years.
This is the history of my car while its been with me up ti... Show morell now. To the best that I can remember.
I bought my car with 161,000 miles on the car. with a K&N filter already in it.
The first mod I can remember is changing the smaller bulbs in the headlight housing from clear to green.
When Eric's (ERP) car made the local rag - Pulse Weekly. I checked out his web site and along the line I found something about Saabtober fest, So I went to this event not knowing what laid in store the future. I meet ERP (Eric) at the event and he told me about Saablink.net and everything went from there.
I found places to find after market as well as stock parts. One of those places is Genuinesaab.com where I got clear side markers. But then came the silly Half-assed attempted to do the gutter guard mesh mod on a 900 grille but with a twist I painted it the body color of the car, but of course like anybody else the paint chipped and looked dumb.
The first time I went to Carlisle. it's where I meet the other Saablink diehards. What a Blast.
But that hell run to Carlisle as my mechanic said it, Brought it to the point where it was time for a new clutch, but as we all know Saabs are hard to kill and I continued to drive it to work. When I finally got the chance to replaced the clutch, my mechanic said he never saw anything like it. I had actually worn the disk down to the rivets.
After that I found what a wonder full place eBay can be I had bought a replacement radio, a five button SID, by some miracles I found a full set of chrome door handles. But the one thing I'm glad I found was Kevin Yanktons Chrome Mesh grille the he decided not to use on the wasaabi project. (Thanks Kevin)
I had gotten my hands on some window vinyl and made some custom window decals. I decided to make vintage badges for the front and rear window. I made the airplane for the front and the saab with wings on the rear.
As a car ages the headliner tends to sag that had to go. So I went to the local fabric store and got a nice piece of ultrasuede and two cans of a spray adhesive called 355 great stuff. NOT FOR SALE IN CALIFORNIA on the top of the can so you can tell this stuff is no joke. After removing all the trim handles and everything else I took the entire headliner out I cleaned and removed all the old material and the foam underneath. And placed the new stuff down. The whole thing took one day.
Again another year at Saabtober fest.
Saabtober fest 05'
Somehow I managed to bend a satiation arm on the passenger side, in famous Pennsylvania the Pot-Hole farm of the country. I got myself the replacement arm and replaced my front end bushings with polys from Genuinesaab.com I had gotten the car a set of Bilstine struts and shocks. and additional parts from thesaabsite and eeuroparts.
The easiest suspension mod I've done so far would be the 22mm bar from genunesaab. Its seems almost to easy except for those damn pesky bolt that like to break off from the rust. By far the best one hundred dollar mod yet.
My wheels, I must give thanks to Burnssides42 for posting them up for sale. These actually sat for a couple of months before they were put on the car, they sat from the end of winter and sat till I got Locking Lugs for them, no sense in letting someone steal them without working for them. ;)
Carlisle 06' As always a Great time!
My last mod was simple enough, a little lighting change to protect my car. The rear fog lights are nice to deter tailgaters, but there are some that just don't get the message, so I needed something send the message loud and clear.
These are 50 watt bulbs that I found in pepboys.
So here it is at 200,000 miles.
So I must give thanks to all the folks that have helped, given advise, tips, a guiding light, and moral support along the way. And I raise a glass to the road ahead for another 200,000 miles.
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