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Jan Groosmuller
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As I collect SAAB models and race slot cars, I'd like a SAAB slot car... BUT... apart from the rather pricey (justifyable so though) Hobby Clasic SAAB 96's I've never ever seen any others...

I know that there has been a (late '70's) saloon car racing series in the states which was rather crowded with 99 turbo's (the car to beat at the time), these cars were also rallied (e.g. mintex rallye 1980) and later on SAAB 900's were even raced on various tracks... but to my knowledge nobody has ever produced them in 1/32....

Anybody share my feelings towards these cars?

Would be nice to see them on race- or rallyetrack
 

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They would be really nice as slot cars - the saabs - I fully agree with you. I did not get the saab from hobby classic for the simle reason that I thought it being to pricy. I know there are more expensive slot cars out there but I seriously hesitate to buy any slotcar that cost more than 35 pounds and anything more than 50 would need to be something extremely special to me personally. I do not see slotcars as being worth more than 25 pounds so anything more than that I see as a bit of excessive. My personal opinion - but even though I do buy a lot of slotcars I do not see them as 'collectibles' and thus I buy cars I like and not for their supposed 'worth'. This does mean that most of my cars ultimately cost less then 30 pounds. I have now ofcourse a problem with the new Ninco cars since they are priced just above the 30 pound limit - and I really like them... urgh - a bit expensive I think.

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Julius Wilkko
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Hi Raje-Jan, Peter

I'm missing Saabs too. It may be that the only option is to produce the car by resing casting. I've been looking for Saab 1:32 die-cast metal model to be used as a plug in mold casting process. So far (with very little effort to find it) I haven't come across 1:32 Saab model. If it's impossible to find one I'll have to carve a wooden model of the car and use that in resin casting (then I will be prosecuted becouse everyone thinks that the scale and proportions are incorrect). And which Saab, well I've been requested Saab Aero.

Peter, I'm with you about slotcar prices and I've set the same price limit £25 for my purchases. I used to somewhat collect NINCO, but had to abandon this becouse NINCO 2003 prices were too much for my budget, 2004 seems to be worse, you cannot find any £26 cars.

Julius
 

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Hi

Pattos Place has a 1963 SAAB FJ in his Vac-formed 1/32 GRAND PRIX/INDY LIST if thats any help. Don't know anything about Saabs so no idea what it is.

This is only Saab besides the already mentioned 96 that I've seen advertised anywhere.
 

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Jan Groosmuller
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QUOTE (JAK @ 21 Apr 2004, 07:47)Hi

Pattos Place has a 1963 SAAB FJ in his Vac-formed 1/32 GRAND PRIX/INDY LIST if thats any help. Don't know anything about Saabs so no idea what it is.

This is only Saab besides the already mentioned 96 that I've seen advertised anywhere.
JAK,

the SAAB FJ is a single seater open wheeler...
 

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Jan Groosmuller
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QUOTE (lordjw @ 21 Apr 2004, 05:00)Hi Raje-Jan, Peter

I'm missing Saabs too.
It may be that the only option is to produce the car by resin casting.
I've been looking for Saab 1:32 die-cast metal model to be used as a plug in mold casting process.
So far (with very little effort to find it) I haven't come across 1:32 Saab model.
If it's impossible to find one I'll have to carve a wooden model of the car and use that in resin casting (then I will be prosecuted becouse everyone thinks that the scale and proportions are incorrect). And which Saab, well I've been requested Saab Aero.

Julius
Julius,

So far I have not come across 32nd scale SAAB's and I've been collecting them for well over 20 years...
thinking of casting my own, but it seems you've been pondering over that too... basically any model is OK, but preferences towards the 99 turbo and the classic 900
and no, I will not prosecute you for the car being out of shape, instead I will say
for building it

Oh, anyone seen Per Eklund in action at Pike's Peak in a 4wd 9-3 turbo??
 

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I have an un finished project from a few yrs back inthe shape of a vac form saab 900 It didnt get past the female mold stage I will have to dig it out and get it finished I had planned it as a salloon body to fit a parma international 32 for John Lomas at Bolton club who is a SAAB repair specialist, the overall aperance is a bit sqwashed and stretched but it is quite recognisable as a SAAB
 

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Jan Groosmuller
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QUOTE (GRAH1 @ 22 Apr 2004, 10:14)I have an un finished project from a few yrs back inthe shape of a vac form saab 900 It didnt get past the female mold stage I will have to dig it out and get it finished I had planned it as a salloon body to fit a parma international 32 for John Lomas at Bolton club who is a SAAB repair specialist, the overall aperance is a bit sqwashed and stretched but it is quite recognisable as a SAAB

Grah,
do you have a pic of the female mold?
think there are at least a couple of drivers here that would be interested, I for one sure am!!
 

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you cant tell the shape from the female mold but I will dig it out and fill it with resin soon I think it should be ok as it is stored in a dry place .

The original master was sculpted in modeling clay which was lost when I pulled it out of the female .
 

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looking forward to it...if it turns out ok, could you send me a copy?

thinking what kind of chassis I will fit underneath... probably PC board
 

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oh grah - please do put a pic up here.... I would be interested too...

//peter
 

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Don't know if this will still be of interest but have just noticed on Pendles site that they have (or are due to stock soon) a resin Saab 96 under their OCA resin shells. It will also fit on their PCS32 chassis. £30 complete.
 

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I would really like to have a 96, as I was very fond of the 2 stroke 1:1 I had way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth - but I could never bring myself to pay the Hobby Classic price!
Cheers, Isetta.
 

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Jan Groosmuller
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QUOTE (Isetta @ 10 Dec 2004, 14:10)I would really like to have a 96, as I was very fond of the 2 stroke 1:1 I had way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth - but I could never bring myself to pay the Hobby Classic price!
Cheers, Isetta.
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got the red 96 last year as a birthday present, normally I would never pay the asking price of Hobby Classic... just saw the OCA shell @ pendle, will try that as I once had a white bullnose
 
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