Jeff Ford
May 1, 2000

You're driving along, minding your own business, when suddenly, wham! Out of nowhere a car pulls out into your path, and causes your shiny, new convertible to become yet another crash statistic. Now the hood is bashed, the front bumper cover is split and caved, and you're in need of some serious repair work to get your steed back in cruising trim.

Suddenly, you get an idea. You're going to have to replace some significant parts-namely the hood, fenders, door, and the aforementioned bumper cover-so why not dress up the little convertible? You know, take the car from average to above average with a styling kit.

When we look around at all the kits available, the Saleen kit has to be one of the more hairy-chested ones out there. It's simply loaded with testosterone.

If you are in this position, it is a simple matter to get the insurance to pay for what the Ford parts would have cost, and cover the rest yourself, thus cutting your investment in the parts by a good sum. The kit we used here was ordered directly from Saleen and typically comes complete, though some of our parts were on back-order, causing us to have to wait.