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Old 08-04-2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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Just bought a 97' Bonneville SE w/ 83k mi. Had a 96 Grand Marquis LS and got rearended by a 93 explorer at about 45 mph. Totalled my car and the car infront of me (01 malibu). I'm 18, but I like my roomy cars so I picked out this bonneville at the local lot for 4300. I love this thing compared to the marquis. Marquis was nice, but wasn't nearly as responsive as this bonneville is power wise, or anything for that fact. Only thing it did that the bonne doesn't is take corners like no tomorrow.

This is the only pic I have right now off my cell phone, I have a bunch more on my cell phone at home. What do you do to make these things look even better? I'm in the process of filling in scratches and buffing the crap out of it to get it lookin like the grand marquis did paint wise, but is there anything easy and cheap you can do to these things? I saw one guy had LED turn signals, how would you do that? SE is fast enough for me... don't need a super charger.

Just wondering on mods... let me know. Thanks!

1997 Pontiac Bonneville SE, 83k MI, Medium Sea Green exterior, Tan leather interior.
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This is the only pic I have right now off my cell phone, I have a bunch more on my cell phone at home.
just me or is there no pic in this thread? i would love to see what you're workin with
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Try searching for stuff its in the top right corner. If your looking into customizing and stuff your in the right thread Detailing and appearance! Just scroll through it and it will give you so many ideas that you wont know what do to with.

No I dont see it either.
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Sorry, pic didn't post earlier. But here are the pix from the real camera. These are when I first got it and washed it, since then there have been scratches repaired. Front drivers turn signal light needs replaced because the previous owners had no depth perception. They hit the mirrors and a few small dings here and there on like ATM pillars/poles. Most of them are repaired/repairable.










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Anyone have similar color/year as mine with tinted tails? That looks pretty sweet, but I don't know if that would make it too dark or not.
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nice looking ride. another thing members do is put on clear corners turn signals.
they can be purchased on ebay
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Ditch the dealer sticker, get some driving lights (projectors are nice) an intake...

OEM Moonroof?
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nice looking ride. another thing members do is put on clear corners turn signals.
they can be purchased on ebay
That'* what I was gonna say since you said you need to put a new turn signal on anyway. I say clear corners, tinted tails, tinted windows, and different rims.
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Ditch the dealer sticker, get some driving lights (projectors are nice) an intake...

OEM Moonroof?
Dealer got ditched next car wash lol. OEM ,moonroof, I kind of like the wheels but if I ever do get new ones I want to get black/chrome I think. Also, I'd like to find a pair of tail lights to tint rather than the ones already on there incase I screw up or something. Don't trust myself lol. Clear corners will be coming though... I want to put a bulb in it that glows a pretty intense amber.
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With the sunroof and the AL6 leather seats, I have to ask......

Can you check your RPO label on the spare tire cover in the trunk for RPO code H4U?

Let us know if you have it.
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