900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

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900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

Postby Chouan » Sun Sep 20, 2015 9:22 am

Does anyone have a list of the nuts, bolts and washers needed for the front and rear suspension?

I realize this is a bit of a stretch but before I go through and do it myself I figured I'd ask if someone had already done it.

I saved everything that survived dissembly, but a lot didn't. I would like to be able to check what I have against what will be needed. Also, I need to decide if it's better to replace or replate what I have.

Does anyone have any suggestions on sources for the hardware, or plating services?

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Re: 900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

Postby KPAero » Sun Sep 20, 2015 3:47 pm

I usually hit eBay, fastenal or https://www.belmetric.com for hardware. The lower a-arms are held on with m12x1.75 nyloc flange nuts, as are the steering rack bolts, and rear trailing arms. I recently replaced all of mine, but could only find them with an 18mm hex. I didn't mind changing to a different size too much since I did all of them. Theres also some m10x1.5 flange nuts, which you could also use on some other m10 stuff that doesn't necessarily have the flange.

I usually just buy new ball joints that come with hardware. http://www.eeuroparts.com/Parts/9840/Ba ... -8993321F/ I'm not sure on lengths of the rest of the bolts though.

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Re: 900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

Postby Luke » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:09 pm

The original SAAB hardware is generally pretty high quality with the exception of the late style ball joint bolts which seem to be made of pot metal ( the early fine thread ones were good, but not plated so by now have become one with the ball joint)

There's a local plating shop out here that does a really nice yellow zinc cromate, A 5 gallon bucket stuffed full of bolts and brackets is usually under $100. I've had a bunch of stuff done over the years and it's holding up well.



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Re: 900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

Postby Chouan » Mon Nov 09, 2015 8:18 pm

Thanks for the advise. I got a similar deal, 5 gallon bucket worth of hardware for $100.
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Re: 900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

Postby squaab99t » Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:52 am

Fancy. Just cleaning and degreasing the metal is worth that in time let alone putting a galvanic coating.

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Re: 900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

Postby Jon1 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:50 pm

Chouan wrote:Does anyone have a list of the nuts, bolts and washers needed for the front and rear suspension?

I realize this is a bit of a stretch but before I go through and do it myself I figured I'd ask if someone had already done it.



Did you do the list, yet? If not, I may also take a shot at it. BTW, the parts look Great.
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Re: 900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

Postby Geoff » Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:39 pm

Did you clean and sandblast them first or did they do all the prep for you? Looks like there are a lot of plating places in MA. Nothing within 1.5 hours of me in NH though...
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Re: 900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

Postby Chouan » Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:04 am

Jon, No I haven't put the list together. I just plated everything I have... fill the bucket! I noted where everything came from and resorted it after plating. The trouble I face is that the car was missing a lot to begin with, and I've made enough modifications/upgrades to confuse things further.

Geoff, No cleaning necessary, they did the prep.

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Re: 900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

Postby Crazyswede » Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:46 am

Where did you send your pieces?
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Re: 900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

Postby Chouan » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:14 pm

It is a local shop.

http://www.difruscia.com/

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Re: 900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

Postby Geoff » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:59 am

Mongo, have you stopped by this place?
Vermont Plating Inc  
Metal Finishers (mfrs)
Address: 113 S Main St, Rutland, VT 05701
Phone:(802) 775-5759
http://www.thomasnet.com/profile/00471439/vermont-plating.html?what=Electroplating&cov=VT&heading=61541009&searchpos=3&cid=471439
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Re: 900 Suspension Hardware List, Source and Cad/Yellow Zink

Postby Crazyswede » Fri Nov 13, 2015 10:57 am

I have

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