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: Black Grill


Andy
31-03-03, 08:31 PM
Does anybody have a picture of their car with the black grill? I am going to do the 9-3 grill conversion and was wondering how the black grill would look. If you have a dark green car, that would be extra cool. thanks.

20Ted
31-03-03, 08:46 PM
If you look under "Galleries", "9-3 and GM900"...

Pg. 1: Mick's 900SE (this might be the black pearl - not black...)

Pg. 2: Marty Desmond's convertible

Pg. 3: Patrick Rosenblad

NiX
03-04-03, 05:59 AM
Black Crome.
http://www.speedparts.se/images/prod/styling/10,7893bl.jpg
This is nice i think but expensive 2390:- swedish cash. Like 220 dollars.

20Ted
08-04-03, 10:23 PM
This is nice i think but expensive 2390:- swedish cash. Like 220 dollars.

http://saabpartspeople.com/images/Saab/Black%20Pearl%20Grille.jpg

List Price: $180.00 | Your Price $162.00

Carter SAAB Black Pearl Grille page (http://saabpartspeople.com/SearchProduct.asp?Model=9%2D3&catid=325288455763486&year=99&productdesc=Black+Pearl+Grille)

Cheaper here in the US - why??

Abbott 900
09-04-03, 03:56 AM
Does anyone know where you can get the black grill in the UK?

Or what you had to do to spray it black i.e strip it first and what sort of paint you can use?

ThaBrkrs349
12-04-03, 10:01 PM
Does anyone know where you can get the black grill in the UK?

Or what you had to do to spray it black i.e strip it first and what sort of paint you can use?

Not sure about in the UK, but maybe http://www.saabcatalog.com might ship it out there.

http://www.saabcatalog.com/retail/category.asp?catalog%5Fname=Saab+Catalog&category%5Fname=Drive9395%3ABlack+Pearl+Grille&Page=1

squishmann
14-04-03, 12:48 AM
i'm thinking about painting my grille green like the rest of the car. ('96 900S scarabe green)

do i just get the paint from the dealer and go crazy, or is there a special way i'm supposed to do it? here is an example.

http://www.saabcentral.com/~munki/images/tamworth/diamond_front.jpg


also can the dealer supply me with a can of paint to handle that? my color code is 230. i can get the touch up paint from http://www.eeuroparts.com/ but i need a can

swedishmotors
18-04-03, 12:58 PM
I would find a good paint shop and have them mix it for you and/or paint it for you. I've seen some exchange programs to send out your grille and get a new one in your body color but it seamed expensive.

250gamma
18-04-03, 05:49 PM
check out this grille on e bay ! ending in 5 days ! heres the link !
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2411554172&category=33645

79.99 dollars is 50.91 in pounds and
129.99 dollars buy it now works out at 82.74 pounds
you had better e mail the seller for shipping costs if your interested !!

squishmann
18-04-03, 06:50 PM
i'm all out of money for right now. i would grab that grill

CleveSaab
19-04-03, 01:56 AM
That is sweet. Someone better snag it!

bearclaw
19-04-03, 06:25 PM
Would it look good on my black 900SET?
Of course it would. We'll see what happens :cheesy:
Thanks for the tip. :wink:

20Ted
19-04-03, 09:11 PM
Thanks for the tip. :wink:

Hmmm...bearclaw321...sounds like a familiar username!

Good - it doesn't end for 4 days...I still have time for my drive to LA on Monday, log in, and then get into a bidding war with you for it!! 8) j.k.

I really like them, but I just want the "normal" 9-3 grille for mine...

250gamma
20-04-03, 03:55 AM
here is another company that sells them nice piccie for comparison as well !!

http://www.genuinesaab.com/search_results.asp?txtsearchParamType=ALL&txtsearchParamCat=9&txtsearchParamMan=ALL&txtsearchParamVen=ALL&txtDateAddedStart=&txtPriceEnd=&txtPriceStart=&txtSale=&txtsearchParamTxt=*&txtFromSearch=&subcat=25-bottom&iLevel=2&txtCatName=2

bearclaw
20-04-03, 04:34 PM
HAHAHA - knock yourself out, Ted :lol:
I REALLY should be selling instead of buying right now - it's the lure of eBay... We'll see how the bidding goes.
The guy is 'de-aftermarketing' a '94 SET that's he's getting rid of because of a bad trans., selling the add-ons off of it as he's looking at a fairly new Aero.
He sent me a pic of the car he's getting rid of,
it's green - I told him he should post it here to show it off (although that would be dangerously close to a solicitation to
sell something, wouldn't it? hmmm...)
Anyway, I have other vehicles I really should put the money into. :roll: We'll see what happens.

20Ted
20-04-03, 04:47 PM
HAHAHA - knock yourself out, Ted :lol:
I REALLY should be selling instead of buying right now - it's the lure of eBay...

Like I said - I love them, but I'm just getting the "normal" chromed 9-3 grille...but not for awhile - I just dropped $300 into other "knick-knacks" for the Saab (armrest, cupholders, clear side indicators, new interior temp. sensor, trunk closing handle, hood emblem, hood protection strip).

I should be selling on eBay now, too, to recap some of my money!

bearclaw
24-04-03, 11:35 AM
OK - who got it????
'fess up!

Yowsers, pretty stout $$ for a used grille :o , hope it's a nice one. :-?

Abbott 900
01-05-03, 07:25 AM
Right, here's the black grill all finished on the car.

I took the old one off, stripped off all the chrome, smoothed it, primered it, and sprayed it. All in all, I'm pretty please with the effect.