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Old 04-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #21
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Also i'm curious why the Bonneville is the better car in your opinion?

Apart from the taillights they seem identical to me from the outside.
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They are around. Look on Craigs list and Ebay
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Because the Bonneville is the top of the line Pontiac and is ALL Pontiac, where a Canadian Pontiac is a hybrid of Pontiac and Chevrolet. They may look the same at 1st glance, but they are VERY different!! Just my opinion!!
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different is cool, just that would enough for me to rebuild it. and it looks cool, the front is like the coolest gto.
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I agree, but I just do not want to be upside financially down in a car if I can avoid it.
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Ok i found a complete new underfloor pan for less than 1k $. A brandnew replacement frame costs around 2k $ but it looks good that i can get one from a rustfree donator car for 600 $.

Since i might also need a new trunk floor pan and eventually 1 or 2 other bodypanels, i estimate the costs for all required parts around 3k $, including freight to Europe.

Now the question is how much a professional bodyshop will charge me to replace these parts. If these labour costs are reasonable, i can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel for this restoration.
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thought you were doing it yourself, labor is going to be costly for the floor and frame i would think.

as far as being upside down it depends on your point of view.if your a collector maybe but i care about enjoying the car how ever that appeals to you i probably have four to five times what my firebird is worth in just parts, not counting i did everything my self, countless hours. but its how i want it and i would never sell it so worth doesnt mean anything anyway.
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Ok i found a complete new underfloor pan for less than 1k $. A brandnew replacement frame costs around 2k $ but it looks good that i can get one from a rustfree donator car for 600 $.

Since i might also need a new trunk floor pan and eventually 1 or 2 other bodypanels, i estimate the costs for all required parts around 3k $, including freight to Europe.

Now the question is how much a professional bodyshop will charge me to replace these parts. If these labour costs are reasonable, i can finally see a light at the end of the tunnel for this restoration.
Where do you live??
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Where do you live??
In Switzerland
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I thought that you were here in the US!!!
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