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Old 08-06-2005, 04:28 PM   #1
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Default My Car'* days are numbered...

I never had pics of my car since I dont have a scanner or a digi cam, but ive got rust under the car behind the wheels (rockers I think). Well anyway after taking it to 3 body shops, I got the sad news that the rust is so sever that it isnt fixable unless I had 5,000 dollars since they have to take apart a good part of the car to replace it.. One guy estimates 3 years until water will start to make its way to the cabin. It was good that I went to the other 2 shops because the first one offered to fix it for $1500. But we found out later that he would have done a lousy job and that it would have fallen off after a while, he was just after it for the money. The problem is also contributing to structure, so a patch job wont fix it. He showed me how the car was bending. You could see that at the bottom of the door the gap is smaller than at the top, meaning the car is bending to the shape of an upside down U. He also told me that this problem is prevalent with the 93 year and other models besides Bonneville that were based off of the same chassis. Its a damn shame because the car runs like new. So I guess ill be looking for any other Bonneville except for the 93 because of the rust problem. I dont want a repeat.

Well, ill look at it this way, I can get a supercharged Bonneville in due time, but considering ill be going to the university next year ill doubt ill have the funds until I graduate which is 3 more years. Of course finding a previous generation Bonneville in good condition will be more difficult by then.

So the moral of the story is if you have rust on your body then FIX IT EARLY!!!
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Sorry to hear that your car is terminal.....

But good things come to those who drive it until she snaps in half...then get your SSEi
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Yea... it is very common because the 92-95 has lpastic fenders so you don't see it until it is really bad. The dirt just stays trapped in there. My 93 SSESC has about 4 inches of dirt in there now.

Like previously stated, drive the wheels off it then get an SSEi.
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