Well a little update. Went down to gibsons in menasha looking for some parts and now only have 5 92-95 bonnevilles and only 1 96-99.
Every single one was missing its corner lamps with the exception of one that was partially painted black from an idiot who rattle canned his red 92, black. BUTT UGLY.
IT had a nice PONTIAC headlight but it was partially painted black
so I just got the headlight retainer from it and left the headlight there. Someone screwed the retainer screws (big ones on the top) on so tight, and I forgot pliers, so I ended up using a screw driver in the grip threads with mom helping on the other side to get some leverage and all of a sudden it slipped and her screwdriver flat edge went scraping RIGHT across the top of my ring and middle fingers, SLICE! hurt like HELL.
Called the dealer while I was there and just ordered a new side lamp instead. $30. Picking that up tomorrow morning.
Found today that my wheel well splash guard is cracked as well, clean horizontal crack.
So I went and got one of those as well off the same car.
Got home after doing all that and went to install the splash shield. Took off center cap, took off lug covers and then attempted to break loose the lugs.
Holy CRAP. Whoever last had those wheels off put on those lugs at about 2-300 FT LBS of torque!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It took every ounce of strength to break loose the 4 regular lugs with a huge crossbar. Now the fun part. Put on my locking lug key on the lugnut...put on the wrench...try to turn with all my strength...NOTHING, not going ANYWHERE. So I said, ok, this isn't going to work, so I threw a 2 foot breaker bar on there. Starts to move, STARTS TO MOVE!!! *FAIL* It wasn't the lug moving, i was stripping the lugnut head right apart!
So I get it off there and see a good amount of metal shreds inside the wheel.
The lugnut keyed head is SCREWED. The key of course, is fine, super hard steel. Grade 8 is it? *forgot those grades*
So thats perfect. Re torqued all the lugs back to normal...and put the covers back on.
Successfully replaced the headlight retainer and got that all back to normal...so thats good.
So tomorrow when I go to the dealership to get that corner light, I'm going to have them remove those 4 locking lugs and have them replaced with normal lugs. Then get home, get that wheel off, replace the splash shield, then do the corner lamp and I'm good!
Fender will still have a nice crack in it, hood will still be dented, trim will still be cracked, but its all I can do right now.
Tomorrow is my last day and I already have a schedule written out to keep me on task for about 12 hours time. TONS to do.
Hope I didn't forget anything...that sounds about right I think.