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Old 12-21-2003, 08:13 PM   #1
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Default Pulling the Bonnie off life support.....

Well, I've decided my 89SSE is just too rusty & has too many "issues" to keep it roadworthy but I'm donating as many parts off it as I can to a 2 door 89 Cutlass I found (so it will live on!).

So the gut-less Cutlass has the whopping 2.8 thats going to be yanked. Figured I'd rebuild the Bonnies 3.8 motor & trans and toss them in there. Where is a good source for parts for these? Having trouble finding any decent parts anywhere. Northern Auto parts has a rebuild kit for the motor, but thats the only place I found anything decent. Everything thing is pretty much in the same place, so I think I'll be ok as long as I take the Bonnies wiring harness & put it in the Olds.

I cant live without the seats, console & radio in the Bonnie either. Will the radio & steering wheel controls work in the Gut-less if I swap all the parts over?

The Cutlass handles like a 23 Model T. Am I correct in thinking most of the front & rear suspenion parts will interchange?

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The radio will work with the steering controls if you get all the wiring.....however, I don't know if the steering wheel will mount to the Cutlass column.

The odds of the front and rear suspensions being the same and interchangeable are very slim. VERY slim.
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The Bonne and Cutlass are different platforms, I highly doubt any of the suspension parts will work on the Cutlass.

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Thanks!
Well, looks like the Cutlass is doomed to handle like a lumber truck, at least it will have a good motor!
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