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ade
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
171 Posts

Posted - 17 Dec 2012 :  22:06:27 Show Profile Reply with Quote
just putting my '68 back together...i'm not going to fit the vent hole covers (on the c-post), the ones with the Saab badge....i think they've got too many moisture traps etc....has anyone sourced a louvred circular thingy to fit?....if not, i'll just have to make them....Adrian

ade
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
171 Posts

Posted - 01 Feb 2013 :  20:02:25 Show Profile Reply with Quote
here's my vent covers (they'll look fine after a few minutes with the grinder)
http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh129/ade55/saab%2096/interior/?action=view¤t=DSCF1544_zps68cc32c1.jpg
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Woody
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
2377 Posts

Posted - 01 Feb 2013 :  21:12:47 Show Profile Reply with Quote
I have a pair of elephant ears. Not brilliant but might clean up.
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Derek
V4 Guru

United Kingdom
1779 Posts

Posted - 01 Feb 2013 :  21:19:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Thumbs down from me I'm afraid. Seeing your comment about the 900 boot seal not being designed for the job would make me think that you'd prefer the originals. They are a feature of the car and although the Saab badges usually need replacing I've never read of anyone having rust problems with them. They also work but yours may not like being washed by what comes up from a truck when overtaking one on a sodden motorway.
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hillbilly
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
225 Posts

Posted - 01 Feb 2013 :  21:28:39 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Those vent covers are venturi's which create a vacuum and draw air through the body cavities as the car moves thus removing condensation.
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ade
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
171 Posts

Posted - 02 Feb 2013 :  19:57:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
i'll be angling the open part rearwards and downwards, so hope not to get water in...but, nothing ventured....
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hillbilly
V4 Fanatic

United Kingdom
225 Posts

Posted - 03 Feb 2013 :  18:05:41 Show Profile Reply with Quote
By pointing them rearwards you will still get the air movement through the bodywork.......
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ade
V4 Fan

United Kingdom
171 Posts

Posted - 20 Feb 2013 :  21:37:31 Show Profile Reply with Quote
here's the finished job
http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh129/ade55/saab%2096/interior/?action=view¤t=DSCF1559_zpsc6ec7da1.jpg

and the back
http://s255.photobucket.com/albums/hh129/ade55/saab%2096/interior/?action=view¤t=DSCF1569_zps97465cdc.jpg

....baby elephant ears
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