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Old 25th July 2003
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Default The "Official" Beauty-Shot Thread:*dial-up warning

First off, let me say this is not an OFFICIAL SaabCentral post (whatever that would be). Many forums I visit people make OFFICIAL threads all the time. Like the "OFFICIAL DESKTOP WALLPAPER THREAD". That is why it's in quotes, it's not a SaabCentral sanctioned thread.
In fact, I did this once long before I was a moderator, HERE.

Had to say that because now that I'm a Mod, I don't want people to think this is somehow a truly OFFICIAL thread.

OK, ANYWAY, here's the idea. Get a picture of your car, kind of 'arty' if possible, and post it here. There's a catch, though. There has to be something in the background that shows a landmark, or something unique about where you live.
Kind of a combo 'show off' thread and a 'where do you live' thread. So, if you live in a one stoplight town, get a shot of that light. Hahaha
If you don't use the SC attachment feature, and use your own webspace, please keep pictures no larger than 640x480 resolution in respect for those on 56K modems.

Sound like a good thread??? I think so!

Allow me to start. Cleveland is the land o' bridges. We have 100's of them here. This is an old trestle bridge that spans the Cuyahoga River. This is actually right by the part of the river that caught on fire many years ago and sparked the Clean Water Act of 1977. I love how the sparkle turned out on my car (which looks even better on the not resized pic).
Mom-in-law just waxed it with Nu-Finish.



Now get out there and get some snaps!!
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Old 26th July 2003
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hey cleve, what's with those parts-store hubcaps??
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Old 26th July 2003
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OMG is it THAT obvious??
Actually a K-Mart hubcap set. ops:
I couldn't stand looking at my beat up Saab ones anymore, and these were cheap.

They're just temps. Looking to score some in Hershey if I'm able to attned the event.
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Old 26th July 2003
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yeah, i was gonna say something about those HQ caps...but i was being controlled...but u need some real rims on that, ditch the caps and get some Turbo rims atleast....
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Old 26th July 2003
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The $9.99 "special purchase" hub caps... I can spot em a mile away. I think you need a set of "real" saab hub caps for that. maybe some from an older base model 900. they are actually quite nice for hub caps. most people don't notice the fact that they ARE hub caps till they take a very close look. But I MUST say... better to have the steel rims showing then the K-mart caps
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Old 26th July 2003
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I talked to someone that went to the last Saab convention and he said you could buy rims there, dirt cheap. So that might be the plan.

I did buy some hubcap spray paint, so I'm going to try to paint my old ones here someday.

You do get what you pay for. Those caps were like $18. They make a creaky noise occasionally.
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Cleve' pay the shipping [this offer is strictly for Clevesaab, Moderator for Saabcentral] and you can have the factory alloys off my '94se [perfect they ain't], they are currently in a stack in my backyard.
I read the abuse you recieved and thought to myself those guys are being unfair! I was going to put them on UK Ebay, but if shipping is cost effective they're yours.
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Ragtop = PM'ed....


We have plenty of nice girls here, Piece.
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Hardly a 'beauty shot' but there aren't too many landmarks in my part of town. This is the stadium of the local football/soccer team and is probably the area's best known 'asset' - it's a bit faceless but can any devoted footie fans recognise it?? (btw that sign says North Stand if you can't see it).
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I love showing off my Saab, even if it is still bone stock.
I wish I get a photo with the mountains in the background but she's not on the road yet. I just bought her a few weeks ago and she needs a bit of work.

Anyways, here is photo in front of the apartment building where I bought her.
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Hmm. Is that your caravan at the edge of the pic??
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Matt wrote:
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We don't have many landmarks around my way so this'll have to do

Matt
What about Sketchley Dye Works? 8)

Is that an Eccles Amythyst just on the right of the shot?
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Old 27th July 2003
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Quote:
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Is that an Eccles Amythyst just on the right of the shot?
Anorak alert.. :!
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Old 27th July 2003
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Well the dye works is obviously the main tourist attraction of Hinckley now that the old Fludes building has been (half) pulled down

And yes its a caravan (An Avon no less), but its not mine (honest gov :wink you'd be more worried if you could see the horse box parked next to it

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Old 28th July 2003
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I can't wait to post a few! We'll have some Times Square, Empire State Building, and Wall Street shots last this week of my car!

Also, Independance Hall in Philadelphia. Maybe a beach shot as well!
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i drove by uncle sam's house in greenfield, NH last night out of sheer boredom, then realized that had the car not been falling apart it would have made a wonderful beauty shot.


do MS Paint pictures count?
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Thought I`d bring this thread back to life

A friend and myself drove the Saabs to the coast today not far from where I live.
Anyway; here are the photos; sorry about the size... I really should upload the originals to some webspace somewhere.

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Ben - is that Johnshaven or Gourdon by any chance?

Drop by the workshop (Newtonhill) sometime and I will make you a coffee! You can also see my 95 stroker, 99t and 900 T16 which are all there if you are as sad as me and like looking at Saabs.... ops:
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Hi TFatC,
Its actually the coastline by Macduff! As you head to (the now closed) open air swimming pool at Tarlair.

Might just pop by to see your Saabs if I`m over that way some time.
But first I have to fix the steering in my 900 which has suddenly decided to make driving more "interesting"


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Old 4th August 2003
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Here is one of when I first got the SPG
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