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Old 05-17-2003, 12:33 AM   #1
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I just pulled a 2nd 88 Bonneville SSE out of our wreck yard. I was gonna use it for parts but i think it has way too much potential. Check out a few pictures of it here http://geocities.com/bvillesse1988 and tell me wether you think its worth fixing or just parting out as originally planned.
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Looks like fun! Can you get some of those marks painted?
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She'* getting all new paint after I get what little body work she needs done
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Oh my good god........ SHES BEUTIFUL ... congrats on the awesome find..I love the 88-89-90 SSE Oooo bad *** vehicles. This car is definatly a keeper. A little rough but what project car isnt.. Id say shes in good shape from the shape Ive seen others start their bonne projects.

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I have an identicle 88 sse that I'm driving now. I've decided to keep it stock and mod the new one. I got more of a raw canvas to work with..
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LUCKY!
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If you could get that GTP Supercharged engine for a good price I would go for it. As long as you get the Transmission and computer it shouldn't be a problem. You might have to relocate some of the engine mounts but that should be pretty easy. Can you imagine an 88 SSE with a 240+HP engine. It can have some amazing potential since you are planning on moding it what better thing to do. Then you could keep the engine out of it for you other SSE if you need it in the future.
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I can't believe the condition of the windows and the engine bay...looks like it going to be fun.

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If you could get that GTP Supercharged engine for a good price I would go for it. As long as you get the Transmission and computer it shouldn't be a problem. You might have to relocate some of the engine mounts but that should be pretty easy. Can you imagine an 88 SSE with a 240+HP engine. It can have some amazing potential since you are planning on moding it what better thing to do. Then you could keep the engine out of it for you other SSE if you need it in the future.
That GTP sits right here in my driveway. My gf'* father bought it just for a few exterior parts and plans on junking the rest. Its not a question of being able to buy it but wether or not I can make it work in the SSE
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I can't believe the condition of the windows and the engine bay...looks like it going to be fun.

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The car is actually in great condition excluding the missung front bumper and light damage. The only other problem is that the door handles keep seizing up....anyone else have this problem with thier 87-91 Bonnies? I've had 2 do this allready.
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