The conditions in Spain are difficult. Corona and the lockdown make any planning impossible. The Saab is in the garage in Barcelona. In the meantime it's April, I really don't think we'll get the car this year. A little distraction as a short break. Because the Aero bumper is still in the Saab hangar.
We'll quickly build an aero
Actually I had them out for the 9-5 Arc Talheim Bought. I didn't get it after all, the dealership just sold it on. A holdover from this unfortunate act is the bumper. It can't be used for my new Aero, which is in Barcelona. It is from the first series, the bumper for the facelift.
But the aero design is popular, and a part like that doesn't lie around forever. A good friend drives one 9-5 Arc, we had it together a few years ago Kiel fetched. The Saab is great, comfortable and reliable, and has now been converted to run on gas. But there is one thing that bothers you from the start.
Saab and the grandpa look
We agree on this point. The arc front is boring. A pensioner's car, which the Swedish limousine was before. A fresh aero look would do the car good. I had the bumper with me at Christmas time Aero World Germany Bought. Not a particularly good part, it has already been filled and repainted, but the price and the good service of the provider matched.
Now she should upgrade the arc. Such actions can be expensive. Especially in Germany, where the painter is more a supplicant than a customer. Especially when it's only about small parts like a bumper. Then the situation is particularly difficult, or rather, costly.
The forge in the country
For cases like this, we have a workshop around the corner. The famous forge in the country, with a coachbuilder and painter. One street away from the Saab hangar, our secret weapon when it comes to Saab passion. She has often helped us, even in the current case she does not disappoint.
The condition of the bumper is worse than feared. It also has a crack that has to be glued, the amount of filler is enormous. But after hours of sanding, a number of curses and careful filling, it is then painted. Looks like new and comes with used fog lights that Aero World delivers, assembled in very good condition at a good price.
Some fine-tuning is required to adjust, but this is not a problem for workshops in the countryside. They repair and fix everything that is put in front of them. From the combine harvester to the Saab. And at a more than good price.
The result is convincing. The 9-5 Arc looks much fresher with a new look. Operation successful! Now all that's missing is the matching 17 ″ rims, then the Arc drives up very sportily.
And what is the project doing in Barcelona?
The aero tinkering was just a distraction, but Juan at Berma was also busy, the Saab is parked in Lizi's garage. We have made great progress, and if it weren't for the lock down and travel restrictions, then the Saab 9-5 Aero could leave for Germany.
But there is still no sign of relaxation.