Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 21:38:26 +0000
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: 900 Classic tailgate breakaway - Any ideas?

Alistair Dore wrote: > I own a 1986 8v 900 Classic > She cost me 300 in 2003, and another 500 so far. Cheap motoring or what! > > Unfortunately the dreaded iron worm has destroyed the mounting > nipple/pin/thing for the Left hand tailgate gas lift, on the body work. > > My tailgate now closes like madam guilotine! Anyone else had this problem? > I can email pictures if you're really interested. I'm no mechanic but I had > considered a heavy self tapping screw, my usual mechanic, Aeromotive Saab of > Birstal in west yorkshire has not seen this before and suggests welding > another nipple/pin/thing. I've never seen this, and I've seen a lot of 900s. The simple fix is to weld on another one. I wouldn't bother with the screw idea - it won't work. > As an aside how hard is relining the roof? I can get the materials for > about 60, but dont want to waste the money if it's a really hard job. It's quite easy, but budget on a whole day to do it. -- Grunff

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