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Hey Magnus, throw another hot-dog on the SAABie!
January 17, 2003 7:31 AM   Subscribe

SAAB 900 converted into a sauna/barbeque.
posted by machaus (22 comments total)

 
nice! god those scandinavians know how to live...they should sell a kit for doing this at IKEA.
posted by serafinapekkala at 7:54 AM on January 17, 2003


There is something unsavory to me about eating food cooked by the same heat that's making a bunch of naked guys sweat. But I can't quite put my finger on it...must be my North American hangups.
posted by JoanArkham at 8:04 AM on January 17, 2003


That would be the best thing ever. Have a cookout, and then get in the sauna. Brilliant.
posted by Mushkelley at 8:24 AM on January 17, 2003


I only looked at the pictures, I didn't read the text - how did they vent the CO fumes from the charcoal?
posted by starvingartist at 8:29 AM on January 17, 2003


It was a gas barbie, starvingartist
posted by cyphill at 8:33 AM on January 17, 2003


Bah. This SAUNAAB will be nothing once I complete my Fondu-ne Buggy!
posted by ColdChef at 8:35 AM on January 17, 2003


Ah, that would explain it. Thanks.
posted by starvingartist at 8:36 AM on January 17, 2003


Those Saabs sure know how to handle cold weather
posted by KnitWit at 8:38 AM on January 17, 2003


Eh, I still like Mazdalicious better. I'd rather have a cold keg than a hot sauna. (Full disclosure - I ate a hamburger off of M'licious at BMan99.)
posted by britain at 9:15 AM on January 17, 2003


I want one. I would want the (also known as the rallye-bun.) one even more.
Here's a page (in Finnish, but with images) about a sauna in a kleinbus. The kleinbus should be vastly superior as a sauna simply because it actually has some room, and uses wood instead of gas. The kleinbus sauna was built in 1982 and is still in use, although it has been rebuilt a few times. And if you're going to cook sausages with a sauna the proper way to do it is to do it on the rocks.
posted by lazy-ville at 9:20 AM on January 17, 2003


Sure, it's great for eating off of and sweating inside of, but how is it at reaping the souls of the undead?
posted by jonson at 9:24 AM on January 17, 2003


Wonder if I can fit a hot tub in my Volvo wagon...
posted by gottabefunky at 9:28 AM on January 17, 2003


Someone has finally found a good use for those hideously ugly and unreliable Saabs.
posted by Blubble at 10:54 AM on January 17, 2003


How 'bout a kegerator in my lumina?
posted by tomorama at 11:00 AM on January 17, 2003


This reminds me of an article I wrote (sorry, not online) for the January 2002 issue of Air & Space/ Smithsonian about the Swine Flew, a bunch of fun-loving people in western Missouri who turned a wrecked airplane into a barbeque grill, which they haul around to various cooking contests.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:39 AM on January 17, 2003


A smoking oven, I mean, not a grill. We don't know from barbeque up here in the Gulf of Maine.
posted by LeLiLo at 11:46 AM on January 17, 2003


Microbus Sauna! Awesome! (I'm reminded of a pizza-truck I saw on the roadside in a Paris suburb -- right at the last stop on Line 8. Your typical european white van with a wood burning brick oven built into the thing. Had the cutest little black steel smoke stack.)
posted by Dick Paris at 1:25 PM on January 17, 2003


Great post.
posted by Ty Webb at 2:22 PM on January 17, 2003


ah, if they could only keep the engine in and make the sauna truly mobile.

warms the cockles of my finnish heart.
lisää löylyä!

(no self-linking. must...control....fingers....)
posted by myopicman at 2:58 PM on January 17, 2003


...and...include....all...quotation marks....yergh.
posted by myopicman at 3:01 PM on January 17, 2003


great link. reminds me of a student exhibit for the yugo. one of my favorites was the accordion.
posted by poopy at 3:58 PM on January 17, 2003


That's a nice hearse, jonson, but it's a little gaudi for me.
posted by Shane at 8:27 PM on January 17, 2003


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