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A new one's £75 tops.

What are you going to gain fitting a dubious bearing of unknown history.

Don't get me wrong, I use scrappies/dismantlers loads, but not for anything I consider safety critical such as brakes, steering, suspension components etc.

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Skip II is J reg (1990), manual, no DI, 160K miles, 4 OK tyres, full MOT and new exhaust. Water pump, electric ariel and n/s/f wheel bearing all stuffed plus a few minor niggles that will be easily sorted. FULL EDU functionality and oil in the gearbox mind you! She really shouldn't be called Skip because the sunroof works!

Bodywork and interiorwise ('scuse the Americanism), Skip II is a palace compared to Skip. There are virtually no traces of rust or abuse of the interior. SkipII may not be the 'S' model i.e. no leather and stiff lowered suspension but it's the same engine (which hardly delivers Porsche performance to necessitate lowered suspension!). It also does not have a rear windscreen wash/wipe.

I reckoned that the worst that could happen to SkipII was for the engine or gearbox to go bang in which case I would have a spare i.e. Skip becomes a donor for SkipII.

1. Do you reckon SkipII was worth £350?

2. Are the headlinings on all old Saab's manky? if so, what's the best way to spruce them up?

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Originally posted by Andrew (wrighar):
[qb]A new one's £75 tops.

What are you going to gain fitting a dubious bearing of unknown history.
Andrew[/qb][/b]
£35. I assumed a new one was going to be massively expensive.

OK everyone, where's the cheapest place to source a new one from?
 

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Hi Careful,

"Wheel" be glad to help, "bearing" in mind that's what were all here for! Ho ho, very puny!

Why don't you use a wheel bearing from Skip I?
Or are the 'S' Model bearings a different fitment?

You'd save £75 (if my maths serve me rightly!) assuming they fit - but I am sure youv'e already thought of that!
 

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A word about skips. Not long after getting my CS in '94 I took a job where a lift was vacant.Needless to say the wife promptly took over the driving the CS.6 months down the road and it looked like a skip after all the c--p she used to lug about in it. Uses it as a van for her car boot stuff now.
Oh my.
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Originally posted by SteveN:
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Are the headlinings on all old Saab's manky? if so, what's the best way to spruce them up?[/b]
How manky? Are we talking the full C900 Bedouin tent look (like mine used to have) or just general dirt and grubbiness?[/qb][/b][/quote] We're talking lots of exhaust fume looking blackness combined with mildew. Don't know if that is like the 'full C900 Bedouin tent look'.
 

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C900s and 99s were afflicted by a foam backed headlining material that eventually came away from the fibreglass headlining itself. The result was driving along with billowing fabric around your head and the total disappearance from view of the rear windscreen. I don't think 9000s had that problem.

If you're going to clean it you may be best off using a dry powder cleaner of the vacuum off type. Just a thought.
 

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yes john
i need to declare i have nothing whatsover to do with them!
i used to be with st georges saab in bristol but have left
south west have the largest supply of used bits in this part of the country,i thought i was being of help
of course if you want i can say elk parts who are far dearer
 

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Originally posted by gsaab:
[qb]yes john
i need to declare i have nothing whatsover to do with them!
i used to be with st georges saab in bristol but have left
south west have the largest supply of used bits in this part of the country,i thought i was being of help [/qb][/b]
Fair enough. I positively welcome independent recommendations such as this. I do not welcome, however, dealers or specialists masquerading as individuals in order to plug their own services at YOUR expense!

Originally posted by gsaab:
[qb]of course if you want i can say elk parts who  are far dearer  [/qb][/b]
Are they? Elkparts do not claim to be the cheapest on every part and, although I am jointly responsible for elkparts, it operates entirely separately from saabscene - which is why I welcome independent, frank and fair discussion on all specialists, dealers and independents.

Provided your recommendation is genuine, then I have no problem
 

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Fair enough John.
The chap was looking for a breakers in bristol and i was trying to help.If you want, I will plug my company as it is being mentioned elsewhere on Saabscene,but i felt it would be taking the micheal out of this website to do it.Although I have bought and sold 1000's of Saabs over the last 14 years I promise you i have no connections that i would advertise here just for the sake of it.
hope that clears it up
 
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