1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Sluice Box Hero » Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:22 am

bit the bullet today since it was pretty nice out and i have a day off. decided it was worth it to take the doors off and chop the top since i was headed to the scrap yard today so that started the ball rolling.

ive stripped everything except the ECU harness and the under hood fuse block. but i think im going to ditch everything and go standalone. i know a guy locally whos deep into the MS stuff and he can help a bunch in getting this thing rocking. im thinking about a TD04-19T with a 6cm housing. . . .since i have one laying around . . . . LS2 coils, delete on those stupid intake butterflys, FMIC, and just an all around clean up of everything. under the hood. no AC and no PS will clean up a lot of stuff too.

anyway, heres a mostly naked alltrac. ill strip it down a little more this weekend and hopfull start fitting the saab body on it.

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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Sluice Box Hero » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:59 pm

well, i got the body on the chassis and tack welded in place. im going to order a sheet of 18ga tomorrow and start patching in the pieces and cleaning up the rest of the hack and cut stuff. probably be a good week or two of just patching and reworking the metal into its places. then ill get the doors hung, the hatch back on and the fenders on and trimmed. the front is going to be a challange, im hoping the radiator will fit behind the grill so i dont have to run it in the rear of the car. im debating on leaving the coolant to air intercooler for clearance up front, or building a front bumper to hold/hide the front mount. its all dependant on how much room is there once the grill and front fenders are on.

anyway, heres some pics of the body on the chassis. its ruff, but thats how it starts.

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and one since i cut the rest of the rear inner fenders and hung the fenders for a seconds just to see if the wheelbase was acceptable.

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and what it looked like last week

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also got a free set of these:
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby ___Scott___ » Sun Aug 18, 2013 9:57 pm

First of all: Wow, you've busy. Very cool!

Second, how did I not know about:
http://www.build-threads.com/

Very cool website

And I can see how this thread is some serious inspiration:
http://forum.miata.net/vb/showthread.php?t=449226

That's a very cool project, SAAB 96 on most of a Miata chassis. (Ummm yeah, I've spent way too much time checking out those sites.)

On another note, you clearly have the skills to have fixed the ST165. The damage it had wasn't that bad. But this is a very cool way for it to live on. Much better than the ST165 with a Chevy big block in it.
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Sluice Box Hero » Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:23 pm

i could have fixed the alltrac, but i got it for the project alone, i wanted a car that was sound, but cheap, and the wreck was perfect. all the stuff was good, but the body looked terrible, so it was an easy buy.

and, ya, that website is pretty cool.
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby UtahSleeper » Mon Aug 19, 2013 12:30 am

Very cool. Love the project. 1 question. You going to lower the front of the saab body or is there clearance issues? Just asking cause it seems like the windshield could be lower to where the trac had it before.
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Sluice Box Hero » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:44 am

if i bring the body down any more the rear strut towers will be into the rear windows. the saab body is about 4" taller than the trac was. at the moment the floor is in the same place as it was in the saab. saabs are known for their very upright seating position. i will be raising the seats up 6-8 inches from where they were in the trac.

believe it or not, its not horrible, the saab window is about 6" shorter, but the base of the window is about 6" higher up than the trac, so it all works out, if the seats are mounted a bit higher.

i was able to trim some more front the front a pillars on the trac chassis so that the saab fender clears now, but i need to reenforce the door jamb so the saab door doesnt pull on the jamb so badly. i was able to hang the door though.
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby WarTowels » Mon Aug 19, 2013 4:46 am

It appears the all-trac is a decent bit wider in the front are you going to need "wide body" fenders / how do you plan to solve?

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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Sluice Box Hero » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:50 pm

Generic flares, some foam, and some fiber glass is the plan at the moment.
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby wakkjobb » Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:27 pm

Holy project! 8)

Kinda sad to see a 165 get hacked apart, but at least most of it will live on.
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Sluice Box Hero » Sat Aug 24, 2013 4:10 pm

been working on getting the doors hung and working properly. today will be getting the cowl in place and possibly weld up the door sills.

pics later.
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Sluice Box Hero » Sat Aug 24, 2013 10:40 pm

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trimmed up the front some and hung the fenders/grill/hood just for fun. it got hot out, so im taking a break. ill probably build some inner fenders and a cowl a little later when it cools off.

debating on removing the stock gas tank so i can build a diffuser and just dropping a fuel cell in the trunk, or just leaving everything the way it is and just boxing in the rear around the tank.
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby CSAlltrac » Sun Aug 25, 2013 6:56 pm

Its like a jig saw puzzle, a crazy, crazy jig saw puzzle!
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby Sluice Box Hero » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:02 pm

Ya, but you have to make your own puzzle pieces!!
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby wakkjobb » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:09 am

Wow, if I passed by this I wouldn't know WTF to think; but the 165 wheels would clue me in. So far, so good!
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Re: 1967 Saab Alltrac. . . aka, The Slaab

Postby WarTowels » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:03 pm

Obviously it's your project... but I call it the Saabtrac. =)
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