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Old 02-23-2003, 09:50 PM   #1
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Default Chrome rocker panel mouldings?

Hey, I am a new member of the club. I have a 1994 SE, and in addition to a few other custom acessories, I would like to install chrome rocker panel mouldings. I have seen this done on other types of cars, but never on a Bonneville, so far. I did find them for sale, so I know the installation must be possible. Has anyone done this? And if so, do you have a picture of what it would look like? I can't wait to add them to the car, but I would at least like to see what it will look like first.
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I can't think of a single car here off the top of my head that'* done this. I did it to my 98 Z71, though. Pretty sharp. Funny thing, it gives the impression of body lift. Subtle, but it'* there nonetheless. Where did you see these?
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I actually got the idea from seeing a Camry with these. Many cars have them, so I checked into it for the Bonneville. There are actually a few places that carry them, one that I found was www.goldplated.com. They have panels for many different years and models.
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92-99 they only list the SE. Nothing for the SSE/SLE/SSEi, which all share added ground effects. You're lucky they cover you! (no pun intended).
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That site actually isn't the best one i have seen. There is another that has them for all of the models. When I get a chance I will find the other sites I found, if you want to check it out. I just have to see one done that way. I may try to draw up what it may look like, just sort of a rough picture. Man, it would be cool to be the first to do this
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Man, I checked all of the sites, and it turns out that they are only available for the SE. I am not too familiar with the SSE models. Did they all come with ground effects?
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Yes, The SSE has the same ground effects as the SSEi. The only difference between the SSE and the SSEi is the engine/Tranny. Some of the SLE'* (depending on the year) have the same body cladding as the SE models. The front bumper is the biggest que to whether it will work or not on an SLE. If it has the same bumper as the SE (without the integrated fog lights) it will have the same ground effects.
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I have yet to find a picture, but I am probably just going to do it, so I will try to get a picture up when its done. Should be really awesome.
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when i bought my bonneville yesterday it already has chrome rocker panels on it......looks real nice on white with real dark tint. but in time it will fade just like the chrome on the window mouldngs (the previous owner had put chrome everywhere) so i need to work on getting that stuff off.....
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