Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2003 22:09:42 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: Pictures of Orca's New Bum


in article MPG.18def6e9551e8867989881nopsam.cis.dfn.de, MeatballTurbo at carl.robsonnopsamcing-czechs.com wrote on 16/03/2003 21:03: > In article <BA9A7B5D.4644%pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk>, pjghnopsamyonder.co.uk > spouted forth into alt.autos.saab... >> http://pjgh.go.dyndns.org/saab/orca_episode3/index.html >> >> Paul >> >> > Looks Sharp. Did you have the red Decor panel on the rear before the > bump? Yeah, the panel was there - it's still the original so has a few scratches on it. The rear bumper also has a few scratches and one of the rear lights has a crack. Nothing that can't be replaced over time though. The panel beating is a superb job and the re-spray just makes it all worthwhile. There a some *very* minor cosmetic bits to do, but short of that, it's practically pristine. I found with my previous 900s that I couldn't keep up to them. One had major mechanical problems but a good shell and the other a great engine with rotting bodywork. Neither ever got "restored". With a good shell, I can concentrate on keeping up with the mechanical bits that will no doubt need attention and replacement - the car is just short of 100,000 miles. If I treat it right at this stage, I don't see why it won't last at least double that. I'm still unsure whether I like the de-badged look. I was thinking of re-badging it Carlsson style but with an Orca logo where the Carlsson writing should be, but that wouldn't be right. I would like a Carlsson front skirt though :) Donations, anyone? :) As for other boy-racer aesthetic enhancements, I think the mesh grill is as far as I'll go - keep it real, eh? Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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