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Hi everyone – cruise by fairly regularly but have never posted, however now sadly I need some help with my old girl.

After many years of fettling and fussing in turn rewarded with stoic reliability and fantastic performance (I recently had to make a trip deep into southern Germany tapping the destination into my tomtom, sat in my drive it returned a journey duration of 940 miles, I was there before I knew it, she held her own on the autobahn with the best of them too (thanks to messrs Hirsch & Abbott) Sorry to digress however you will understand how I feel as my cherished 9000 aero met its Nemesis, having to fit a set of temporary wheels due to one of my azev’s being wrecked by a local pothole – a tyre fitter failed to tighten the bolts on my front wheel. Resulting in this:



Note distressed G’friend in background – it was a bit of a shocker fortunatly I was only travelling at around 35mph (minutes previously had been doing over 70) so we were pretty lucky.



Anyways having just done my annual budget on new discs, pads, full service, MOT etc. I now find myself in the market for a cheapish front wing hopefully in black to get her back on the road again. If any one has or knows the wherabouts of such I would be very grateful indeed. I have done a google trawl and anything I turned up needed to be collected from a long way off (which would be by train for me) or was crazy money. I’m also on the lookout for the plastic bit that fits onto the throttle body and controls the throttle/ cruise control?

Thanks in advance for any assistance, can swop time for bits, web dev, coding PHP etc. or cruise holiday at cost (other half's a cruise specialist).

Southern Germany, following an Inter continental ballistic high speed transfer, its what the 9000k was built for - wish I could earn a living doing it...!
 

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Give Salvo a bell on 01159445644. They're specialist Saab/Volvo dismantlers in Ilkeston, Derbyshire who I've found to be pretty good. They will deliver stuff through the post and it's always been well wrapped. I got a replacement walnut facia panel recently and next day delivery was £9.

Glad you're both OK after that one, it could have been really nasty
 

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Thanks for the suggestions guys - registered at parts gateway and had some prices back in the order of £50-75 however no black ones as they are very rare apparently! I think I will also need the inner wing, bits of trim and an indicator so its starting to mount up with paint it s looking like £300 ish. I have a black 9000 CSE with 8 months MOT and a very recent (18months old) multipoint gas conversion on it that I am beginning to eye up as a donor for the bits I need, however that would mean parting out the remainder of a perfectly good Saab... decisions...
 

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Have you no comeback on whoever fitted the wheel? Perhaps you know him well![/b]
Yeah - I was thinking that as well. If it's their fault, why should it cost you anything?? It could have been a LOT more serious...

I Just bought another door on the bay for £25. They couldn't have been more helpful & are looking for an offside wing for me (scarabe green). I can give you their details if you like.

Nice car by the way :)
 
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