|23/04/2003 22:05:34||jacqueline||Recently bought a 1971 SAAB 96 V4 from an old dear for £100. Previous experience with cars is one sucessful oil change!! It starts on the button but the bodywork needs some work, where on earth do i start?? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated..I'm starting to think i may have bitten off more than i can chew!!|
|24/04/2003 20:03:41||ian||Hi Jacqueline,
What makes you think that you've bitten off more than you can chew? What's wrong with the bodywork? More importantly, is the car structurally sound?
Don^t panic! We all start somewhere, I started with an unsucsessful oil change I forgot to tighten the drain plug and it fell off on the move, needless to say it wrecked the car! Don't worry it was only a triumph!
I suggest you take pen and note pad and go round the car and make two lists one with the 'must do' and the other with the 'might do'. Things like rust in structural places (where suspension is attached to bodx or places which give rigidity to the shell) are must do. Things like easthetics is might do. Saabs are made to drive! Mine (see the gallery) was used non stop from 1972 to 2000 without any trouble. Then the 'must do' list got rather to long so I am restoring. I seem to have moved on from that first oil change! I think all would agree that we all are willing to give a hand, all be it virtual for us in foreign territory!
GO FOR IT!!!