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Old 04-17-2007, 10:54 PM   #1
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HI there- Im not sure if this is posted in the right area or not (please move moderators if not). Its been such a long time since I've been here

Love my Bonne- but she has an ugli side that is driving me mental at the moment, well since the begining of winter actually.

The center ground effects moulding below the doors has come loose, and is bending the otehr two pieces with it. the problem, is that the pins in the moulding are not staying in the holes in the frame. GM uses a small plastic or nylon washer that is elongated into the frame to hold the pin in. With all the years and salt that these have seen they have literally fallen apart. Any Bonne that I have seen in the yard, has the same problem.

I went to a GM dealer, and they wanted 14.50 for one of these washers with a minimum of 5 to purchase. Obviously Im not going to buy these from GM. But I was wondering if anyone had a similar problem, and what they used in place of thes stupidly expensive pieces.

Can anyone help with this? Ive tried part stores as well- they have ones that are close, but the hole in the frame would have to be modified, which I really don't want to do.

any suggestions or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.
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I would use RTV or superglue myself. My reasoning is that I would hope that I would not need to replace them again.

other than that, i can't offer much help

Some of the newer SSEi'* might have used the same things for their molding.
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Hmmm..Ive noticed that the newer SSE/SSEi'* have used similar pieces. Im going to have to go to the yard I think. I want to avoid using adhesives for the time being, as I wast to be able to remove the pieces again. Thanks for the thought though.
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Mike...I think I know what piece you are talking about..not 100% sure though. Do you have a picture?
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Hi Bill-
I can take one and post it tonight. I should have taken one first then made the post!!!!

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Mike, hows your weekend lookin'? Im Heading to a wreckers this weekend so maybe we could hook up ( i could use a hand ) Also we could finnaly exchange those shift *****

Let me know (PM me)
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Bill some pics for you:

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the uglyness

Pin and sleeve- hard to see- but its green

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another angle. Most of these greem sleeves are missing. This moulding is not being held together by much.

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Hi Peter- PM sent.
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anyone with any other suggestions?
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ill Check the yeard for you... you did say the gromets were also used in the SSE/i'*?
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Yes sir. Much appreciated
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