On the following pages you will see pictures of the instalation of the Saab Catalog Kit, or SCK. This kit was designed to go on a 9-3, and since this is a NG900, does not work without a significant amount of modification. I didn't really love the looks of the Saab before adding the kit, and as a Saab forum friend said: "Its got a nice body, and a face to protect it!" (speaking of a hot body chick, with a face so ugly people leave her alone!) I'm a novice at fiberglass and body work on a good day, and I have no clue what I am doing! But I'm not afraid to try something out, and I consider this practice for some day when I want to start building a Hot Rod!
Above you see the front end with the lights and grille removed, and I am staring to cut away the lower bumper to make room for the kit.
Here is a pic of the stock bumper, with the SCK front bumper laid on it. You can see the SCK protrudes back into the area where the stock bumper is. Some people cut up the SCK, but I figured my stock bumpers are old, and I can pick them up at any junkyard, so i hacked them up instead!
Pic of all of the stuff removed. You can see two foglights, but they were broken anyway!
This is a pic of what is left over from the stock bumper. Compare this to the picture on the previous page.
Some materials used.
One of the biggest issue with the stock bumper was the huge recess for the front liscense plate. This had to be filled in flush to let the SCK sit on the bumper.
Another shot of the same. The green fiberglass matches my car!
So finally the SCK front skirt is on the car. You can see that there is a seam that will be filled in later on. On the 9-3, this seam butts right up to a black trim line and it blens in with that (and looks good). I am going for the Viggen look, where the viggen has smooth faced bumpers fron and rear. I'll be working on filling in this seam.
Here are more progress pics of filling in that seam. Its starting to look good here, and I am getting closer.
This is a mold of the exhaust opening on the rear skirt. I always wanted to add dual exhaust to my Saab, so I figured this would be a good oportunity to do so. Here I am making a modl fo the inside (also did the outside) of the opening to help me fiberglass a new identical one on the opposite side.