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Old 12-28-2014, 09:49 PM   #1371 (permalink)
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Because he has never actually driven a truck or done aerodynamic work?

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kach22i -- It reminds me of the VW Type II Double Cab.

Here's a Harry Bradley drawing from 1981.
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kach22i -- It reminds me of the VW Type II Double Cab.

Here's a Harry Bradley drawing from 1981.
I like it! problem is, I like the reflection better
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Old 12-29-2014, 05:29 AM   #1375 (permalink)
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I like it! problem is, I like the reflection better

I caught myself thinking the exact same thing
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Have it your way; these are lower.





I appreciate it for the Superbeetle windshield and the side windows opened up to the doorline. It really lightens the top, which naturally has a lot of crown.

Fitting that fender skirt, though, would require the massive negative camber the kids like these days. Not a big fan of that, but I like the skirt.
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Interesting tail-end study of Saabs from 1947-2011, in the illustration at the top of this page. I somehow doubt the Cd numbers given in the table, though (no change between the models, from the 92 to the 97??).

The model 96 is fourth from the left. The model 95 wagon is not shown, but had an interesting spoiler that flush with the back of the roof, built-in.
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Click on the 1947 link to see the whole profile of the Saab Model 92:
Saab History - Saab Parts USA

Also, although not an aerodynamic feature, models 92 through 97 had free-wheeling clutches which could be locked-out when necessary via a T-handle near the gas pedal, and the the 95 and 96 models (and likely all earlier ones) had full underpans made of metal. The engine bay was fully enclosed, with vents inside the front wheel wells. I was hypermiling my V-4 4-stroke 95 in the early '70s, but the mileage although great at the time isn't so good by today's standards. With careful gallons vs. distance measurements I was getting 36 MPG as 50-55 MPH, with a straight line decline to about 22 MPG at a steady 75 MPH. These were measured repeatedly on long stretches of I-80 in Wyoming, repeatable over several years.

Also, I had an analog MPG meter, with speedometer cable insert and a flow meter in the fuel line. I eventually burned it out after pegging it many times while freewheeling on the interstate.

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There are good photos here of the Saab 92 prototype, with full skirting of the front and rear wheels, a production 92 without the skirting, and the 96 and Sonnet models:
The Rise and Fall of Saab - Motorward

Also, model 96 and 95 photos from all angles, here:
http://www.history-of-cars.com/php/saab/1969-96.php
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http://www.history-of-cars.com/php/saab/1974-95.php
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Three posts and an edit in half an hour. As long as yours is the last post, you can just edit the previous post. With a result of one post time stamp and one 'last edit' time.

Thanks for the links, I'll take a look.

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