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 will a 96 gearbox fit in a 96 boot?
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thesaabologist
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Posted - 14 Jul 2013 :  10:11:45 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Am thinking of collecting one at the National. Would one fit?

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PDickens
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 14 Jul 2013 :  10:24:26 Show Profile Visit PDickens's Homepage Reply with Quote
Thought you were going rear wheel drive for a minute! Yes - my had one in it when I first saw it.
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Derek
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 14 Jul 2013 :  11:59:26 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Add a sacrificial sheet of ply to the boot floor to slide it on, then wedge it well!
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rogerblount
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Posted - 14 Jul 2013 :  14:47:29 Show Profile Reply with Quote
when is the national and where
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thesaabologist
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Posted - 14 Jul 2013 :  20:43:38 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Is the boot different on the bullnose? It looks like i could get a gearbox in there

Wickstead Park - nr Kettering 1st weekend Aug.

http://www.intsaab2013.com/

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thesaabologist
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Posted - 14 Jul 2013 :  20:44:39 Show Profile Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by PDickens
Thought you were going rear wheel drive for a minute! Yes - my had one in it when I first saw it.



rear wheel drive or a gearbox in the boot?- sounds like an interesting story....

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pchristy
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 15 Jul 2013 :  09:08:16 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Yes it will! I took mine up to Chris Partington in the boot of the 96.

However, some advice: I put some wood on the floor to spread the load - I don't think the standard plywood floor would be strong enough given the number of bumps and protrusions on the box, and the poor state of our roads!

Also, I put a large piece of foam rubber over the box, so that if it shifted, it wouldn't damage the boot lid!

Probably worth pumping up the rear tyres a bit as well, if you are carrying it any distance!

You won't have much room for anything else in there!




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Pete
"Duct tape is like the Force: It has a light side and a dark side, and it binds the Universe together!"
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Derek
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 15 Jul 2013 :  10:54:36 Show Profile Reply with Quote
With rear seat down you might be surprised how much you can get in there! Plenty of room for more here and a few things were added.
There's a gearbox in there but it's small enough to be insignificant. Several box's of spares, a rear screen, a box of shoes(!), a large box of Scalextric, and last but not least a complete body rotisserie in the box across the back end. I think I put the rears up to 35 psi for the trip to Southampton. Ride was the best I'd known and the extra weight wasn't noticeable!
I made up a shaped piece of MDF to cover the floor.



Edited by - Derek on 15 Jul 2013 10:56:07
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Woody
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Posted - 15 Jul 2013 :  19:41:06 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Though the boot is big enough to take a V4 gearbox, lifting it in and out is the problem if on your own.
For that reason alone, I removed the front passenger seat and placed the box on the ramp in between the seat runners and tied it down. Damn Health & Safety gets everywhere!!
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GeoffC
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 16 Jul 2013 :  21:32:54 Show Profile Reply with Quote
Having displaced a disc in my back 9 weeks ago shifting my latest Saab, and still not right, I have to agree with Woody - take care lifting!
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thesaabologist
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Posted - 28 Jul 2013 :  20:17:57 Show Profile Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by GeoffC
Having displaced a disc in my back 9 weeks ago shifting my latest Saab, and still not right, I have to agree with Woody - take care lifting!



Agree with that - one of the 3 speeds (which is smaller and lighter than a 4 speed) is right at the limit of my lifting capability.

We'll see if I get one in next week - depends what other goodies I buy

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thesaabologist
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Posted - 04 Aug 2013 :  22:20:21 Show Profile Reply with Quote
in summary -YES -

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