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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:37 am 
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Car Models: Saab 900 convertible 93
Hi All,
Great forum and hoping to pick your brains.

I bought a 900 Classic convertible last year (no research and in the dark whilst raining) - basically, everything I shouldn't have done!

I have found a great garage in Epsom, so the mechanicals are sorted, but am now looking to tidy her up a little. There is a piece of metal trim that is in-between the side windows which have rusted and have holes in on both sides. It appears it is bonded to the quarter windows. Are these available to buy? Are they easy to replace? or am I best just sourcing two windows from a breaker?

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:41 pm 
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The metal holder for the seal used to be available from Saab but it was discontinued long ago. I haven't seen any aftermarket ones. I did look into having some made many years ago when I had sourced what was probably the last pair in the UK for a friend's convertible but it was going to be far from straightforward to make. I can't remember if the company I approached gave me a price but if they did then it wasn't a practical proposition.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:01 pm 
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Thanks for the reply BillJ, I guess it's time to hunt some second hand ones then.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:46 pm 
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Thanks for the reply BillJ, I guess it's time to hunt some second hand ones then.


Stick an ad in items wanted in the classifieds..

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:50 pm 
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Espin99T wrote:
900Ads wrote:
Thanks for the reply BillJ, I guess it's time to hunt some second hand ones then.


Stick an ad in items wanted in the classifieds..



Will do. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:43 pm 
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Espin99T wrote:
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Thanks for the reply BillJ, I guess it's time to hunt some second hand ones then.


Stick an ad in items wanted in the classifieds..



Will do. Thanks.


Thread moved to classic parts wanted for you :wink:

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:53 pm 
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Cheers.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:29 am 
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I've just been out to have a look at mine.
It appears to be a (black painted) sprung steel channel with a flat blade seal attached. The door glass closes onto the seal in an apparent attempt to cut down wind noise with the roof up (Ha!)
It also appears to be very firmly bonded to the rear glass.
If you can get it off without breaking the glass, you may be able to find a seal in the Woolies catalogue
(like this?) https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/product/ ... t-sealthat would act as a temporary solution while you source a better one - or a set of rear glasses with decent seals
Good luck - and welcome to the forum!
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:34 am 
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Thanks David. I've tried a few breaker, but had no joy, so will have a look and see what I can get to work. As it's my only car at the moment, it may have to be a winter project when it's back in the garage.


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