greenfieldhippi
greenfieldhippi New Reader
7/19/19 10:09 p.m.

I meant to upload this when I had first got it but it's been a busy week or so. Anyhow I am now the proud owner of a 1999 Saab 9-3 truck! So far it has been a blast as a starter rally car, it handles fairly well and likes to drift around just about every corner because of the weight reduction in the back. Next step is skid plate, lightbar, and perhaps a back cap. 

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
7/19/19 10:23 p.m.

so much win!!!

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
7/19/19 11:05 p.m.

that's a 9-3 ute.

 

Honestly, with the size of the hatch on those things, I would have been tempted to remove the hatch and build a bed to fit into the opening left behind

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
7/21/19 8:56 a.m.

Good looking car! If you have any questions just ask.

Dead_Sled
Dead_Sled HalfDork
7/21/19 9:31 a.m.
greenfieldhippi said:

 and perhaps a back cap. 

The thought of putting a cap on this thing kills melaugh

Maybe buy another 9-5 and cut the back off to make a removable cap?

Glad to see this thing living on, especially as a rally car.

maschinenbau
maschinenbau SuperDork
7/21/19 11:37 a.m.

I'm so happy to see this ute getting more love and another chapter in its life. It was fun cutting into a perfectly fine car with angle grinders and sawzalls.

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
7/21/19 12:30 p.m.

For a light bar, it should be really easy. 

The front bumper comes off super easy (pop out the center grill, and zip out the headlights first) with two big bolts.

You can either tie into those points or tie into the main bumper support which is basically a nice piece of rectangular tubing just under the front bumper plastic. 

Or if you're doing a real truck light bar, you could put a roll bar in the bed and just put the lights on top of that... ;)

A skid plate would be good since the Saab does use an external oil cooler at the bottom front of the radiator stack.

greenfieldhippi
greenfieldhippi New Reader
7/25/19 11:30 p.m.

In reply to Dead_Sled :

My plans exactly lol

greenfieldhippi
greenfieldhippi New Reader
7/25/19 11:32 p.m.

In reply to mad_machine :

That it is I realized my typo late and can't change the title name :/

greenfieldhippi
greenfieldhippi New Reader
7/25/19 11:56 p.m.

In reply to Robbie :

Thank you so much! I appreciate you I promise to take good care of her! So far all is well but I'll keep you and other updated as things go I must say you did amazing things with this car it's nothing less than a pleasure to drive every time.

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
7/26/19 2:53 a.m.

Title and thread tag updated to “9-3” from “9-5”

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