Date: Wed, 21 Oct 1998 20:39:37 +0000
From: "G.Velema" <>
Subject: Re: SAAB 96  Cabrio

Jörg Lütteke wrote: > > Hilfe ich möchte meinen SAAB 96 Bj. 1979 zum Cabrio umbauen > Wer kann mir HELFEN. Bin für jede Information dankbar. On the cover of last months 'Nines' was a 96 cabrio. One of our club members has done this too. He lives in Nijverdal, near the German border. I can (snail)mail a copy of our club magazine with an article on his project to you. He reinforced the rocker panels and put a brace between the rear inside fenders, just behind the back seat. Then he cut the roof and the back window off. The modified car had to go through our APK (= TUV =MOT) and passed with no problem. If a car has passed such a test anywhere in the EU it must be accepted in other EU countries as well so you should not have a problem with the TUV if you use his design. He took the window mechanism out of another car and put it under the rear side windows to made them sink in the rear side panels. I believe he used a modified soft top of a VW Beetle cabrio to fit his 96. The cars looks great. I know there must be at least one 96 cabrio in Sweden as I have seen a photograph of it. I too am planning to do such a conversion some time. I would leave the rear window in place and make the roof slice to be replaceable, so no soft top but more 'Targa' E-mail me your address and I will send you some info (in Dutch, but that should not be a problem for you) MH ('79 96 '78 95)

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