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 Post subject: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:25 pm 
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.....that used to be in the tool kits in 900s and 9000s.

Over what period (approx) were they bare metal, and when were they red? Or did you just get what you got? Were they supplied to the end? I’m fortunate in that my ‘97 9K was very well looked after by the previous owner, but it had no pliers. Final trivia question - was there some specific function they were intended for?

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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:13 pm 
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I've heard them described as 'water pump pliers'. The one's in my '87 900 are red. Never seen any bare metal ones


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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 11:13 pm 
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No idea...but it's without doubt the single most used tool in my entire house aside from the socket set.

Actually have a few from various cars...just reminded me that I never replaced the contents of the toolkit before sending my C900 to its new owner...will get in touch and see if they want me to round all the bits up.

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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:21 am 
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Unwinding the brake calipers ?

When I had my 900 classic an engineer in the local papermill made a tool for winding them back for me


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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 5:22 am 
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They were always Red. Unless they bought a batch that werent Red. Ive seen 2 that were bare metal but most of them are Red.

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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 6:06 am 
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The ones in my '92 CS were bare metal. The '97 CS didn't have any in it so it was a good job I kept the first set! :D

I also have the gloves and wheel bag from the '92, but I think that is a whole new thread.....


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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:02 am 
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9000Parts wrote:
They were always Red. Unless they bought a batch that werent Red. Ive seen 2 that were bare metal but most of them are Red.

The ones that came with my '85 900Gli were bare metal.

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 7:32 am 
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Is there one in this bag you can use?
https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auct ... ibsil10033

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:46 am 
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All the ones I've had have been red I my 85 900i, 86 900i and 89 900 Turbo.


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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:47 am 
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Thanks for responses. Ha ha! Ferrari tool kits. So over-rated......

I picked up a bargain bare metal pair at Swede Day, guy said they were from a Carlsson, and they fit the box so I'm happy they're real. Would like a red pair though.


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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:56 am 
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There were both

Red pipe wrench type from c900's onwards
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Pliers which came with 99's from memory

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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:09 am 
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If your really struggling though I can lend you some pliers


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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:19 am 
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99's had a standard pair of small pliers.

C900's and early 9000's had the red adjustable, last of the C900's and 9000's had the silver ones.

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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:32 am 
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Well in that case, I would appear to have completed the tool kit with the appropriate implement for my '97 9000!

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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 2:34 pm 
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cardboardcutout wrote:
Thanks for responses. Ha ha! Ferrari tool kits. So over-rated......


No - THIS is a Ferrari toolkit...

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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 3:19 pm 
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In c900s they were orange until 1991, unpainted thereafter. Never seen a red pair.


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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
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Dan wrote:
In c900s they were orange until 1991, unpainted thereafter. Never seen a red pair.


Dan is partially correct, most were orange but there was some red ones as well.

I may be wrong but I think the very early ones were red, around 84/85 they changed to orange, then as previously stated the later ones were unpainted.

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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 4:05 pm 
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These are what I have just dugout from my spares boxes.

99 Pliers.

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Red.

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Unpainted.

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I do have a set of the 'orange' ones somewhere, but I cannot find them at the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:51 pm 
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Not just the fact that the later ones are not painted, you can see the cheapness of their construction compared to the earlier more engineered versions.
All those little changes when GM took over thinking owners wouldn't notice the penny pinching - such as this and the lack of seat back pockets, lower quality leather, not painting underside as much, less anti corrosion treatment, removing B pillar grab handles, deleting the chrome plastic dashboard edging and glove box inserts, cheaper carpeting...
Sweet spot for quality of construction and finish for a c900 has to be the 1989 models.


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 Post subject: Re: Saab Pliers....
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:51 pm 
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As far as I’m concerned the red ones were the dogs. I have NEVER sold a Saab and left them in. I have a set and the boys have a set which they have been instructed to look after! :D


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