Cleaning up and glass bead blasting the components.

Saab 99 Turbo part 14 – Time for some primer

A few photos on getting some primer on some of the suspension components and other stuff. We needed to make new fuel tank belts since the old ones were rotten and decided to use slightly thicker material for them.

All the components were thoroughly cleaned using electrolysis and mechanical cleaning (glass bead blasting). Some of the components – like the rear axle – was somewhat pitted and there are some nooks where you just can’t remove rust completely. These components were treated with rust converter before primer.

And ofcourse all the bushings were replaced with new ones.

I’m actually thinking about painting the springs red as the were in the 1978 Saab 99 Turbo brochure. But I am not sure the car came with red springs from the factory. It may just be something for the brochure. I need to find some more info on that.

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