MC850 Rotated on Rotisserie 1
After my last post, I thought it would be quick work to tidy up the donor wheel housing, weld it in place and mount the car up on my rotisserie. Well, most of you know how plans like that work out. The donor wheel housing repair work was much more […]

Tedious Work Leads to Long Boring Post

Erik Carlsson Wins 1962 Monte Carlo Rally
The SAAB community has lost its most iconic personalityThis is for the few of you who might follow this blog but don’t follow other Saab news. Erik Carlsson has passed away after a brief illness. It will be one of my greatest regrets that I never took advantage of opportunities […]

R.I.P. Erik Carlsson

Finished Firewall and Passenger Floor Patches 6
After finishing the back end of the body, except for some cosmetic work, it was time to turn my attention to replacing the left front wheel housing. However, a good bit of prep work is necessary before I can consider mounting the donor. The left-rear of the engine compartment floor […]

The Little Things Take a Lot of Time

The Finished Rear End of the Car 4
A Couple of Comments First, I want to thank those who have taken the time to comment, and those who have subscribed. Although small in number, as I expected, it’s definitely motivating to know that others are watching. Second, I hope nobody is having trouble leaving comments or subscribing. In […]

Nice Solid Naked Heinie

Completed Wheel Well Repairs from Inside 3
Replacing Shock Absorber Mount The right-side wheel housing was in much better shape than the left side. The shock absorber mount had rust and was best replaced. Additionally, the top, front corner of the wheel house was rusted and needed work. I first turned my attention to the shock absorber […]

Repairing Right Rear Wheel Housing

Welded Wheel Housing Sections from Inside 1
Patching Rear Partition Panel Before welding the donor spring support and shock mounting section in place, it was necessary to replace some additional rot in the rear partition panel where the wheel housing was spot welded to the panel. The first photo shows what I cut out. I did almost […]

Repairing Left Rear Wheel Housing

The first thing I’ve got to say about my temporary paint booth project is that I don’t recommend it to anyone. It will work for me but it took so much work to assemble it that it will be a semi-permanent barn space occupier. If you want good advice on […]

Paint Booth – Looking Ahead

A quick word about spammers. I had trouble with robots registering to this blog for unknown reasons. I have since added Math Captcha which seems to have stopped this. However, in cleaning out the spam users, I may have nicked legit users and comments. If you got nicked, I apologize. […]

Slowly, Work Continues, and Ducklings Update

In my last post, I said the I didn’t like the air hammer chisel method of removing undercoating. As it turns out, that opinion was arrived at due to my own incompetence, cluelessness, and lack of experience or any combination thereof. I just tried reducing the pressure to about 40 […]

More Undercoating Removal + Ducklings Rescued

I’m finally spending some time on the MC850 again. My son’s stroke was disabling but could have been worse. I won’t discuss that anymore because that’s not what this blog is about, however, my work will be at a slower pace due to having less available time. I have been […]

Back at it, Undercoating Removal Tests