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Old 08-30-2004, 06:19 PM   #11
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okay, sounds good. I think it would be a good project for those who are looking for a little exterior modifications. Me on the other hand, I want no exterior mods, and quite frankly I think the broken taillights, and crappy paint, make her look all that much slower.. which is a good thing, because I already know the guys who don't know bonneville'* are fast. Slow on the outside, fast on the inside


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That basically what my griile looks like. How did you attach that though? and PICS are coming soon so keep ur pants on lol Im buying a disposable cam and ill just scan them...
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That basically what my griile looks like. How did you attach that though? and PICS are coming soon so keep ur pants on lol Im buying a disposable cam and ill just scan them...
sounds good, phoenix. at the time the pic was taken I had the mesh grille attached with (don't laugh, it sounded like a bad idea but I still tried it) some kind of "glue gun" that my dad gave me it'* basically a plastic gun that plugs into an outlet and melts some sort of rubber-like material, which is supposed to act as a glue. According to my dad, you shouldn't be able to rip the thing off... well it came crashing down before I even drove her. So, now I'm probably gonna do it your way, or something similar... find a way of screwing it in without cracking the damn plastic. Make sure you post a pic that would show how you have the mesh attached to the grille
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Me on the other hand, I want no exterior mods, and quite frankly I think the broken taillights, and crappy paint, make her look all that much slower.. which is a good thing, because I already know the guys who don't know bonneville'* are fast. Slow on the outside, fast on the inside


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You know, that'* a good point. I'd never think someone would consider all of that as a good thing, but... wow... what can I say... I love the optimism! And you're right - you should see the looks on the faces of people when I fly by them on the highway in a car that... well...needs some body work
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DO NOT SCREW INTO THE PLASTIC :P please do not try that. I used epoxy and glued little tabs into the center and then zip-tied the mesh to them. If you can find small pieces of soft plastic you can glue those in and then screw into that.
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don't know what you guys are doing, but our cars aren't fast

torquey, absolutely.


fast, no.
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don't know what you guys are doing, but our cars aren't fast

torquey, absolutely.


fast, no.
What I mean't was it'* not fast in terms of acceleration, but rather in terms of high speed. Correct me if i'm wrong, but the car was made for highway cruising, and without an electronic speed limiter, this car(with a good set of tires & new struts) can attain speeds that are insane by today'* standards(i'm talking about stock cars), since pretty much all cars have an electronic speed governer.
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i dunno, my car doesn't have any more give in her past 170-175 km/h...

cruising, hell yes. top-end, not really, either =\
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i dunno, my car doesn't have any more give in her past 170-175 km/h...

cruising, hell yes. top-end, not really, either =\
I got mine up to 175 once, and the only reason I didn't go faster is because I didn't really trust my tires or suspension for higher speeds. But, the car felt like it wasn't even breathing hard! Besides the rattling caused by my poorly balanced tires, evrything seemed fine. I wasn't flooring it or anything, just squeezing the accelerator a little more than usual, and it felt right at home at that speed. Merlin got his '91 past 220, so these cars are capable of top end
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DO NOT SCREW INTO THE PLASTIC :P please do not try that. I used epoxy and glued little tabs into the center and then zip-tied the mesh to them. If you can find small pieces of soft plastic you can glue those in and then screw into that.
Trust me, I would never use screws on the grille itself. Being an SE grille, I had to cut out the cheap plastic mesh before putting in the steel... well, I didn't crack it but I came really close, so I know how cheap it is! I love the zip-tie idea! I was thinking of doing something instead of screws, but nothing came to mind! Thanks
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