Date: Sat, 17 Feb 2007 09:04:18 GMT
From: "Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com>
Subject: Re: West Yorkshire, UK Mini-Meet


"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!! Al

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