Hey, I'm Chris. Figured I would join up, as I will be asking some questions(mainly pertaining to the Olds 4.0 V8 for now
), as well as giving my input as well. Just recently purchased a 2000 Bonneville, and this seems to be the forum to join up. I've owned 2 W-body'* and an L body as my GM lineup, and now it'* time for a bigger vehicle, so I knew I wanted an Bonneville.
Anyways, I've been a member of w-body.com for close to about 4 years now, and a member of bstuff.com for well over 4 years now(hell, probably getting close to 5 now), so I'm definately no noob as far as forums are concerned. I'm mainly active on the w-body forum, as I have had those two vehicles the longest, and I have written a few DIY'* for that forum as well.
I'm sure I'll probably get members wanting pictures, they'll come, i'm just really lazy. In fact, my computer is sitting right beside me along with the cord, I just don't fee like messing with it right now. But, i'm sure you can picture a Silver SE, Graphite Leather interior, no HUD or DIS, no sunroof. Body wise, the front bumper has a scuff, and there are some very light scratches in it, but I'm currently sorta in the search of pricing the sle front and rear bumpers(are there even side body cladding/skirts?), and taking them to the local paint shop. While the car is there, it'll get a wetsand treatment as well.
Right now, I'm currently working on a fiberglass box for the corner of the trunk behind the drivers taillamp. I'd say, from doing previous work before, it'* about 40% done. Depending on how busy my install bay is this week, it could be done by the weekend.
Myself, I'm a Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Toledo. I'm in my Junior year(although I've been senior standing for about 2 semesters now). I'm originally from north of Dayton Ohio (where my old man lives), my mom lives in Farmington Hills, so I frequent up and down I-75 a lot (just incase any fellow members live around here and wanna check out my what I have going on).
Anyways, I'm off to the electrical part of this forum to find out interior harness differences, then onto the other g-body part of this forum to find out engine bay differences between the 3800 and the 4.0 in the Olds. I have a local car buddy from w-body.com that buys and sells Olds, and he can snag me a setup for a really good price. But, we both wanna do our homework first before we decide to go ahead with the swap.
Any questions, shoot em my way. I'm a pretty nice guy, and in the several years I've been on forums, I have not once went off on anyone, so I do get along with members pretty well.