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Old 26th May 2004
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Default another cunning plan from a questionable mind..

well you know how car manufacturers sell off their old designs to other manufacturers who can't afford development time/costs... Kia 'pride',
Kia 'Fiesta', (old mazda121 or a ford fiesta etc - you get the picture)

why don't we start a charity fund to buy the c900 tooling?
then we can all have brand new ones

(genius moves in mysterious ways :-?? )
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Only a few years ago it would have been a stupid idea..... but with the internet... I think it could be possible.....

If only 25% of the members of SaabCentral expressed an interest and all chipped in some dosh, some more than others for a bigger share.... Then its off to see the bank manager with a 10 year buiz plan ...... what would you call the company though?

All the tooling will be somewhere... and at a high storage cost to whoever owns it........

Before we get the safety issue.... I happen to think a c900 could be made to reach the highest of todays standards ..... Plenty of crumple zone room :D Just needs reworked to fold. Slap in some airbags... ta darrrrr !
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Before we get the safety issue.... I happen to think a c900 could be made to reach the highest of todays standards ..... Plenty of crumple zone room Just needs reworked to fold. Slap in some airbags... ta darrrrr !
Didn't some of the C900's that went to the States have airbags???

I seem to remember a thread on here where someone had stuffed their C900 into a freeway exit, and they had a picture with the airbag deployed...
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I thinnk everything after 1992 had airbags.
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i would help in every way i could...i love the idea
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You're assuming the tooling still exists of course!
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Forward into the Past. Does sound like something Wonka would do. 8)
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hmm.. to get around the safety issue by offering it as a kit car.. thus leaving only the SVA hurdle.

and giving enthusiasts more to do 8)
'i built this myself ta-da'

another thing on the safety front - does anyone know of any existing c900 crash testing results or pics?
i've only ever seen the GM tardy results....
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I know someone who works in the Vickers./Armstrong where the useless Challenger 2 tank was built.
I recall him talking about the heavy tooling being shipped from plant to plant.... Something about it actually being cheaper to keep the tools moving around the world to press out a few hundred spare body parts than to store them permanently in one place.
They get the tooling appear for various car types from time to time.

So, It may not be a case of buying the tooling, but hiring the tooling.

So,.... where do we assemble these cars.....

I suggest the 'G900' :P :wink:
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i suggest the name Rhino900 :wink: it offers an image of security, classless strength, strangely loveable in a distinctive kinda way... the list goes on (ask mrs.Rhino)
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Interesting idea. :wink:

Why not give Saab HQ a call and see what sort of figure they give you?
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But lets use the 9000 as a mid engine RWD in it.
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no let's VTO jets and wings :wink:

and a barbecue.. and a roulette wheel.. and 19 cupholders..
hell lets jack it up 12" and write 'awesome' on the back
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Interesting idea. :wink:

Why not give Saab HQ a call and see what sort of figure they give you?
well they're 'considering' my offer..
(you guys better come up with some ca$h)
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Rust proof, with fiberglass construction. Like a vw based mg tf/td. We could have them built to spec as part of a group purchase. This definitely requires a new forum. The Rhino900 forum. Speaking of Rhino, it could be made of the rhino bed liner material.
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Rust proof, with fiberglass construction. Like a vw based mg tf/td.
How are you going to use the original sheet metal tooling to make fiberglass panels? :P
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Quote: The Rhino900 forum. Speaking of Rhino, it could be made of the rhino bed liner material.



LOL *waits for the punchline* which is..........
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Well.... I suggest concentrating on one model only. We dont want to run before we can walk :wink:

Specs?????????


::
900 SPG type body (maybe reworked sleeker aero kit?)
B202 engine 'improved' (why change it?)
TEO4 Mitsi Turbo
new design equal length manifold
red spec APC as standard
3 bar FPR
early 90's DI ignition
traction control
bigger brakes
16" 255 45's
strengthened stock gearbox with better change
stiffer rear suspension...(possibly reworked completely)
softer front anti roll bars
New G900 grill :wink:
crumple zones rethunk
leather seats
air con
full elec

2 colours?.....Black and Red?



Now...... who do I make the cheque payable to?
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what would you call the company though?
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how about SNAAB? Wouldn't need much retooling on badges then...
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It would be much easier to get old 9-3's though...
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