Some months ago, I decided to clean off the shelves in our garage. There wasn’t much there, but seeing the clutter made me think it was time to toss a few things. Those few things included some new in the box SAAB parts. And some of what got tossed included a pair of ball joints still in their sealed plastic bags in their original cardboard boxes.
Now, honestly, if I had to do it again, I probably would have done the same things. I mean how long should you hold on to parts for cars that you don’t own anymore. Sure, I still have the Haynes manual for the Jaguar XJ6, but you know … I mean … it might be useful again some day right? Okay, so I’ll probably never have another Jaguar. But what about those ball joints?
Those ball joints were for a 1990 SAAB 900S. And if I were needing to purchase them, they would cost $28 each plus shipping (thesaabsite.com). But I didn’t need ball joints for a SAAB 900, so I threw them away. But now I need ball joints for a 1988 SAAB 9000 Turbo. And I’ve been wondering if those ball joints could have replaced these ball joints.
Apparently not, but it was a nice thought.