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#1 2019-01-06 06:53:55

BlackSAAB
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Registered: 2019-01-06
User Number: 46285
Posts: 2

Hail damage messed up my black 9-2x aero

sad I was rebuilding the motor and as i was re installing it a Huge Hailstorm messed up all the cars it hit with golf ball hail, it lasted for 5 minutes but as i was working on my saab i couldn't move it as the engine was still on a cherry picker.  I'm disabled so i cant afford the repair work, it took me 7 years to rebuild the motor because i was buying one part at a time, then on the last day at the shop the hail destroyed my only car.  The aluminium hood is $400 used, and because its a black saab the dents stand out a lot more.  It looks like crap on the outside but when i open the hood it looks like new, the guy before me broke the crankshaft at only 90k miles s the engine was still in a good condition with zero leaks. before this car i had 2 9-3 convertibles but i had to sell them because i couldn't afford the maintenance on them and the Saaburu was a great option until I started to buy parts.  Sine the 9-2x was made only 05 to 06 all the parts are insanely expensive hence the 7 years it took me to fix it. So much work and love went into this car that i literally cried when the hail messed it up.  I drive it every day and i love it ut people stare at the hail damage all the time.  Any ideas on how to repair hail damage that is not crazy expensive guys? Hello from Colorado

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#2 2019-01-06 21:30:59

Rodman
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From: Long Island
Registered: 2006-03-01
User Number: 1046
Posts: 2619

Re: Hail damage messed up my black 9-2x aero

Dude, that really hurts, very sorry. Just drive the car as long as it is reliable.
Let’s see some pictures of the damage.


2005 satin gray metalic aero, sold. 06 wrx, adios!
2005 black aero, rescue project, jdm EJ205 avcs.
2005 desert silver aero, traded.
2002 bugeye, sedan, JDM STi ver 7 swapped.

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#3 2021-01-15 09:26:12

BlkSaabaru4Me
Monkey W/ Wrench
From: Arlington, VA
Registered: 2011-04-14
User Number: 5379
Posts: 1562

Re: Hail damage messed up my black 9-2x aero

What a terribly sad story. I would just straight up give you the extra black Aero hood that I have sitting in my garage. It had some minor damage that was repaired but I ended up replacing it with another hood I bought and installed before selling the car. Unfortunately, I'm in VA.


Black 05' Aero - 5MT - Cold - Current DD 
Cobb Protune, VF-48, 850cc, turbo inlet, 3-port EBCS, SPT w/ Shield,  3" DP, STi UP, STi Cat-back, STi TMIC w/ diffuser, GS BMCB, Kartboy SS+ bushings,
Whiteline (22)FSB/(24)RSB, Whiteline RSTB w/ quick release, IXIZ HD, IXIZ PSP, STi 11mm Oil pump, Gates Racing TB, STi shift knob, WRX 17x8 w/ 225/45

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#4 2021-01-15 20:59:34

racerjim
Headroom is overrated...
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From: Kennesaw, GA
Registered: 2005-06-16
User Number: 247
Posts: 3365

Re: Hail damage messed up my black 9-2x aero

Post just celebrated it's second birthday...  facepalm


My Car:  2009 Mercedes Benz SLK55 AMG
SOLD August 2016:  2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5-Speed, Cold, Premium, Arctic Silver
Her Car:  2013 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ

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