Me to @h4nd: "Im at home in an empty house smashing chinese takeaways!"
H4Nd: "Excellent! Time for Saab!!"
Me: : (UUUmmmmmmmmmmmmm).......Yeah, yeah........"
I worked out tonight that back in 1968, a Swedish engineer said "I know! Ven za stupid englisher swine goes to take of ze handbrake cable, I'll put a sharp as fuck bracket in ze vay!! Wundabar!!" (Why the Swedish engineer was speaking Commando Comic german I'm not sure...)
So after much head scratching, exertion, time under the car getting rained on by swedish under coatings and general all round good times, I got to this:
Which left me with this:
Getting the handbrake cable out caused a bit of grief for about half an hour and the Haynes manual was no bloody use ("2. Remove the Hand Brake Cable...." WHAT DO YOU THINK I'M TRYING TO DO, FUCKTARD!!!) . Anyway, I'll be able to get this onto the workbench to disassemble and generally zush up a bit, luckily most of the bits you see here are available as spares for pretty cheap.
Right, next goal is to get the wishbones, shock and spring off and gain access to the main diseased bit ready for hacking and welding.
For those who might be interested, I'm starting a "Give a Little" page to fund a barrel of heavy duty handwash, shares in a company that produces anti-rust primer and to purchase the 40 CD box set of "How to Swear fluently in Swedish....in under 2 weeks!". Any donations will be gratefully received.