Given the appalling lack of quality in the bearings you've so far removed, I hope that they've used higher quality bearings in the engine and gearbox!
Your improvements are excellent and should make for improved reliability and running.
Good on you for saving these two lovely cars, it's just awful to think that they'd have been crushed or put through a shredder!
I'll follow your build with interest, there used to be loads of Saab's in this part of the world but now it's a treat to actually see one on the road.
The Russian made Planar Diesel Heater is a superb piece of kit made by the 3rd largest diesel heater manufacturer in the world!
Planar like to design and manufacture everything in house and I believe that they actually make about 99% of the heater components in house rather than out source it.
It's good to hear that the company truly builds the camper to your personal specification, making it your Custom Camper.
I've just been reading up on Hallmark and they are indeed impressive, being well designed and constructed with craftsmanship, and using high quality materials, components...
This is a very interesting vehicle, but with the most horrific depreciation I've ever known for a vehicle that's only covered about 3,000 miles in 200 hours over 13 years and (presumably) been very well maintained and very lightly used!
That apart, what an absolute gem of a find for $15,500 in...
I love this build, start off with something economical that'll work and fabricate, build, update and outfit as desired to have a good, functional camper that fulfills your needs, with money saved to take it places to enjoy!
The strong, lightweight, composite bonded panels (SIP's) and the wedge design looks to offer a structurally rigid, well insulated, lightweight and spacious camper.
I assume that your design will allow for loads to be carried on the roof and for the roof to be raised without having to unload...
An interesting take on the self launch/self retrieve boat concept.
One yacht manufacturer has fitted their boat with pop-out tracks (similar to those fitted to a mini-excavator) mounted in the hull to self launch and retrieve.
The Gibbs/Aquada type of retractable drive/steering wheels would...
Actually, it's EXACTLY that he walked away with their money!
It's hardly that he was honest with his trusting victims whom he took money from in the full knowledge that they were never going to receive anything in return!
To say that he lost more than his victims is utterly contemptible!