Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 18:29:09 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk>
Subject: Re: West Yorkshire, UK Mini-Meet


in article myzBh.287844$QY6.135727nospamnews.blueyonder.co.uk, Al at alistairdorenospamo.com wrote on 17/02/2007 09:04: > > "Paul Halliday" <pjghnospamyonder.co.uk> wrote in message > news:C1F92F56.75D8%pjghnospamyonder.co.uk... >> in article 2fKAh.308447$Kh7.226315nospamnews.blueyonder.co.uk, Al at >> alistairdorenospamo.com wrote on 14/02/2007 20:25: >> >>> Oh Bu%%er! >>> Got visitors this weekend Paul, can't make it I'm afraid. Is there >>> enough >>> interest in West Yorkshire to set up a SOC branch? Apparently there was >>> one, but it petered out? Was tossing up contacting Ebor or South >>> Yorkshire >>> branch, any experience of either? >> >> I don't know either, but I reckon we might be able to start up a West >> Yorkshire SOC branch now a couple of lads from down Derbyshire have moved >> up >> and there seems to be a few more people around the area showing some >> interest. Aside from a few around Leeds, some in Bradford, I know of at >> least three in Ilkley, a couple in Shipley and I've seen a few regular >> waves >> in Halifax. That's just C900s and 99s. There must be loads of more recent >> owners who'd be interested. >> >> I'll chat to the lads on Sunday and have a word with a couple of the >> others >> and someone at the SOC ... See where it goes. I was kind of hoping we >> might >> make this mini-meet a little more regular than just a one-off. We'll see >> ... >> >> As it happens, it looks like I'll have to turn up on Sunday in our Italian >> funny car, rather than the SAAB. Aeromotive are doing a great job with the >> white whale's further renovations at the moment and Phil said, "maybe >> Monday >> night". Grrr! Ho-hum! I'd rather they did their thing without being rushed >> ... You know :) >> >> She sailed the MOT, BTW :) >> >> I have my headliner out and I'm about to re-cover it. Phil said you'd done >> yours ... Did you do it yourself, or use Darren Archer in Cleckheaton? I'm >> pretty sure I'll do it myself with loads of wallpaper paste to harden it >> and >> then black leatherette :o >> >> Paul >> >> 1989 900 Turbo S >> http://saab.go.dyndns.org/ > > I did it myself with Empire Grey material from Woolies, and several cans of > glue. Made a bodge round the sunroof and managed to wrap the material round > the inside edge of the liner, forgetting that it was supposed to go round > the inside edge of the sunroof enclosure...DOH! > > and just for good measure DOH!!!! > > I stablised my liner with fibreglass in the areas it needed it. Worked OK, > but means it's not as flexible as it could be, making installation a bit > tricky. > > I also had the classic problem with the seatbelt bolts stripping out. Got > myself a "Helicoil" type set and solved that problem pretty easily. I'm > unlikely to remove the headliner again unless I have to though for fear of > having more of the same problem. > > I know I've outlined the problem areas, but to be fair I am really happy > with the result,and my colleagues at work were most complimentary. "well > it's better than dodging the hanging wires, looks like you had bondage gear > in here Al!" > > Good luck with yours. I was hoping to make it after all tomorrow, but > contrary to my understanding our visitors don't intend to leave Sunday > morning now, they're staying until late afternoon....just as long as they > don't want feeding again!! Cheers Al - I am well aware now that I need to leave a good 1.5" or so to clip up around the sunroof aperture on the car and not to simply finish it nicely on the headliner itself. My headliner is in good shape - there are just two areas that need strengthening; where the rear view mirror bolts up and one of the side holes where the grab handles fit. I'm going to use tape and maybe some balsa or plastic stripping since it is so minimal. I suppose the next question is, how do I get the sunroof out? I am led to believe by a very good walkthrough that I can drop the sunroof cassette down onto the front seat headrests and a suitable platform at the back and then undo the front and rear attachments, moving the rear ones out of the way and then sliding the whole sunroof out. <http://www.silversaab.net/headliner_project/> In fact, this is what I'm aiming for: <http://www.silversaab.net/headliner_project/pics/2/MVC-020S.JPG> ... With the U-section around the sunroof aperture coloured black. I'm going to leave the sun visors light, which I think sets off the inside "very pimpalicious" :) Muhahaha! Can't wait ... Come on Woolies ... Bring me my foam and black vinyl!!! Paul 1989 900 Turbo S http://saab.go.dyndns.org/

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