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Old 07-23-2008, 02:38 AM   #1
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First off let me say this appears to be a great site with people who are dedicated to helping those with the beloved bonnie.
Now for my tale of woe.. I have a sister named Bonnie who has had her BONNEVILLE for 15 years. I have bugged her for 8 months to sell me this car as it looks like new and she rarely drove it. I have always LOVED this car. Its a dark green Se with 100,000 miles. She finally relented and sold me the car on Sunday 072008. Monday brought heavy rain, and as I was driving home I hit high water and lost control of the car. Damages included left front fender, left front door, left front rim (aluminum) and probably worst of all, I tweeked the upper and lower control arms. When I told my sister, she started crying and damn near broke my heart.
Can the fine people of this site direct me to a place for parts? I spent almost all I had to spare buying the car and am left with looking for used parts (mainly the control arms). Any help received would be most appreciated.
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I'm sure we can help.

Let'* start off with where are you located?

www.car-part.com usually has pretty good prices, although pulling your own locally will save a bit more.
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Yes, I guess that info would help. I am in lafayette, Indiana. The car is a 1992 SE with a 3800 V-6.
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Ok, where'* our friend PearlBonnie_02, she is aware of most junkyards and I think isn't too far from you. I'll pm her.
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It may be a little bit of a drive, your about an hour and a half south of me but call I-80 Auto Parts (219) 838-4388. They usually have great prices. They are located in Gary. They should have everything your looking for.

Here are some other JY'* in the area that usually have a good selection of Bonne parts.

I-94 Auto parts (Gary, IN)- 219-845-4030

Stans Auto Salvage (St. John, IN) 219-365-8558 ask for Chip!

Metro Recyclers (Valparaiso, IN) 219-462-3753



I hope this helps a little bit.
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Thanks for the info....I will try the numbers you suggested. Will keep you posted on my progress!
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Another possibility is www.car-part.com
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Just an update. I managed to find all the parts at a local junk yard. Even in the same color! The bonne is running again and all is well. Thanks to all for the help and info.
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Great news. Same color is always a plus.
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