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My front bumper bottom lip on a 99 Viggen is pretty torn up , as we know these are pretty rare to come across .
I have a vague recollection that the 9-3 Aero of the same years used the identical part.
Can anyone confirm this for me ?

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The Aero didn't get the Viggen's front bumper until 2001, from the looks of it. You can still get the front bumper from Saab, but it's pretty expensive, almost $1000 USD at the moment.
 

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The Aero didn't get the Viggen's front bumper until 2001, from the looks of it. You can still get the front bumper from Saab, but it's pretty expensive, almost $1000 USD at the moment.
Thanks Jeremy , that is promising , the donor car is a 2001 Aero so I may be in luck . At this stage I dont know how good or bad condition it is in , but it might be a better base to refurb.
Yes I have seen them new at around $1000 USD, with $ conversions and freight that sets back closer to 2 G in AUD , would be nice to do but cannot justify that spend.
 

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Make sure you get the black plastic mounts that attach the bumper to the fenders. They are different. Also get the under shields - they are also unique. You can run without the shileds but it's better with them. If you can get all the Viggen bits at a good price, I'd go for it.
 

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Thanks Bob , Yeah , it will be a case of the whole car or nothing at all , its a salavage auction from a place that clears Insurance write offs , so will all depend on how many interested parties. I am in a position to collect and store non drivers , ( car trailer and space ) From my experience with this auction house you cannot pre inspect , so there is every possibily of buying junk . very limited pictures or information to base any deatiled assessment .
I have got lucky in the past , purchased a 9-3 5 door from them for $100 , that donated a decent motor (B204) into a 9-3 vert (B205) that had terminal issues from sludge . Ended up with the hybrid 204 bottom end 205 head , along with countless other bits n pieces. It kept an other wise nice car from becoming more baked bean cans...
I actually expect this aero is being salavged due to sludge ( and a badly ripped soft top , perhaps vandalised)
Will watch with intent.
Make sure you get the black plastic mounts that attach the bumper to the fenders. They are different. Also get the under shields - they are also unique. You can run without the shileds but it's better with them. If you can get all the Viggen bits at a good price, I'd go for it.
 
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