Reader's contribution by Philipp Bohr
Recently I had an accident. A stupid thing - a collision, self-inflicted. The highway wet with rain, in the dusk, at seven in the morning. An accident-prone driveway, now slowly known as the accident center - to get off the highway onto the highway, one must drive an 270-degree curve, and then accelerate vigorously on a short acceleration lane.
Someone did not do that, so my front man had to slow down. I also slowed down. And too late I realized that full braking was necessary - it crunches, it crashes, and with little residual speed I drove on the Citroen in front of me.
In such a situation, it can be helpful to have reasonable people. The question of guilt was quickly clarified, it is much more interesting for my accident "opponent" that my SAAB has so little damage. The police also attest to my SAAB tank qualities, in fact the most obvious damage is the badly battered license plate and the cracked license plate holder (from the now defunct SAAB center Saarbrücken).
The full extent of the damage occurs to me only in the evening, when I look at the SAAB in the parking lot from the side and the front end looks very inharmonious. After I also noticed that the left headlight is no longer straight, but diagonally to the upper right lights, I baptize the repair project spontaneously "Clarence".
First of all, the good news: in fact, no major damage escaped. Oil, water and intercooler are still tight, frame and track still grade, the damage so more of a cosmetic nature and thus classic "now I help myself" work. How the repair works, I describe in the four acts in which the repair has taken place on the Saab Youngtimer Blog.