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PostPosted: Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:51 pm 
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She's home. She looks repairable. Don't lose heart.

espin99-Don't want to fall out with you Mal, but in my experience plod would rather sit at the side of the road with a speed camera than actually investigate ANYTHING


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:50 am 
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Car Models: C900T.Focus. Berlingo van
If I get the opportunity to buy it back I will, but it will be to break. From now on cars will be nothing more than functional.
I won't be wasting my time repairing it ready for the next 3 hooded idiots (seen running from the car) to come and do it again.
I will soon be selling everything from welders to compressors to a project 96, everything. Watch this space. I'm done.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:07 am 
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I'm really sorry for you.

If you wanted, I'm sure we could put together a UKS working party to get her back on the road for you.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:43 am 
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greg124 wrote:
She's home. She looks repairable. Don't lose heart.

espin99-Don't want to fall out with you Mal, but in my experience plod would rather sit at the side of the road with a speed camera than actually investigate ANYTHING


Why does having different opinions mean you have to fall out?

Different experiences mean we all have different views, it does not mean anyones views should be the only one.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 6:46 am 
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Julian, I know how much work you have put into that car and that you intended it to be a keeper.

Maybe you should get it checked out to see if its repairable.

Do not let the scrotes win!

Give me a bell if you need any help.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:41 am 
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beardydave wrote:
I'm really sorry for you.

If you wanted, I'm sure we could put together a UKS working party to get her back on the road for you.


Happy to help in anyway I can. P

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:43 am 
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Did some sub-human warden really put a parking ticket on it!?!? :loco:

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:07 am 
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beardydave wrote:
I'm really sorry for you.

If you wanted, I'm sure we could put together a UKS working party to get her back on the road for you.


Happy to help in anyway I can. P
I can make tea.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:17 am 
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beardydave wrote:
I'm really sorry for you.

If you wanted, I'm sure we could put together a UKS working party to get her back on the road for you.

Wouldn't be the first re-shelling done by the UKS collective. Please give it some consideration.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:28 am 
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I have a 2 door shell to provide any bits required (not sure how good the actual shell is, but might be ok as a reshell) if not it can certainly provide any bits as repair panels.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:41 am 
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Thieving bastoooords.....
I like your 2 door very much..
At least you got it back and looks an easy fix.. I've fixed lots worse..
Don't give up mate...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Location: Notts/Derby border
Car Models: 1992 SAAB 900S three door.
As others have said on here Julian, don't let the nasty scumbags win.
You've put too much into this to give up, keep the car and make it better than ever.

Stephen.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:06 pm 
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Car Models: C900T.Focus. Berlingo van
Thanks for all of the positive posts, your kind words have put a much needed smile on my face. It may sound ridiculous to some but It feels like losing a good friend. In light of the response, I won't do anything hasty until I have got my head together.
Saabers really are special. Thanks.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:21 pm 
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I've admired your car for a while now. My first Saab was a '86 two door, so have a lot of interest in seeing this one grow over time.
Don't let the scrotes win. Please.
We all live in an age of worry and angst regarding the will of those that have no depth, culture or value. They've clearly picked on you and given you and the mongrel a bad time, but, you are safe, the car is still alive, so a massive step in the right direction....!
I'd love to see this car back to full strength, but maybe with a massive crook lock on it!
A fabulous car. Please keep the faith.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:42 am 
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go have a beer or two in front of the idiot box, eat some junk food at the same time and start fresh in the morning.

if you pack it in your only letting the little scrotes win

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 9:53 am 
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Even if this car proves un fixable, don't get rid of your gear. I have felt like taking a can of petrol to my c900 resto on several occasions, selling the spares and welder, and calling it a day. I'm glad I didn't though. You just totally lose your mojo when stuff like this happens, but it'll come back.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:38 am 
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Wow.
Just caught up with the last 4 pages or so of your story Julian.
Brought a tear to my eye.
I can sort of imagine how you feel.

But then, I have been known to cry when watching Mary Poppins
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Sounds like you are now doing the right thing.
Stand back for a bit, don't do anything hasty you could regret later.

You are correct that UKS is home to proper enthusiasts who care.
It's also home to some fantastic cars, many of which have torrid life histories, but have still fought through.

The Wolf's not dead yet. Don't kill her.

Kev
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:46 pm 
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Wow that sucks, very sorry for you.

Do whatever makes you feel better but, whatever that is, take your time before doing anything irreversible. What was it my nana always used to say "act in haste, repent at leisure" or something similar.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:53 am 
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Seen your ad for a wing & wheel Julian, so I take it the mongrel is repairable.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:27 am 
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Espin99 wrote:
Seen your ad for a wing & wheel Julian, so I take it the mongrel is repairable.


It's an easy repair for someone who knows what they are doing according to a panel beater who looked at the car.
It's a wing, bonnet and some fettling to the door post to get the door back into line.

What I am trying to do is (presuming I am able to buy the car back) is to gather together the parts needed to repair the car and then decide whether I have the heart to do it or I sell it as a project and let someone else enjoy the car.

In the meantime I have put out an appeal for some parts here. viewtopic.php?f=18&t=182953&p=1730025#p1730025

Hopefully it can be back on the road where it belongs in the near future.

Any help locating the spare parts would be appreciated.
Thanks.

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