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Old 05-28-2010, 11:31 PM   #1
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Default My Bonnie'* Growing Up!

(You will see the point of that title at the end of this post...)

Anyways, I've been doing a bunch of work on some little things that have been bugging me. First up: my broken power antenna. I never use the radio anyways, so I just unbolted it from the motor and pushed it in. All better.




While I was digging around in the trunk, I found this thing in the area near the antenna. looks like an ignition wire to me. Anyone know what this is?




Next, I took the rear interior out to clean it (I must thank Dan for his write-up on this, I wouldn't have figured it out myself without breaking something). I also went ahead and used some rubber undercoating in the seat deck, just in case. The bubble-looking things are just from the rubber, not corrosion from rust.


Now, on to the thread'* title. My Bonneville has crossed over 135,000 miles. I know, a lot of people have many more but it'* special to me. Pics for proof of course.




I figure Bonnie is old enough for a bra now...
There'* been a white 97 SE sitting outside the local trans shop with a bra on it. I went over there with $40 in hand to ask if I could have it. The guy gave it to me for a total of $0.00. Gotta love free stuff.
So here'* how it looks on my car, please feel free to share your opinions. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to leave it on or not.




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I do believe that is the drain for the antenna.

Looks good.
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Well, since you are indecisive, IMO, I strongly dislike bras. I think that if a car'* paint still shines, and there are no dents, or anything, that a bra kinda' distracts me from the rest of the car, plus it stands out like a sore thumb. Just my view. Other than that, congrats on your Bonnie growing up! P.*., I have no idea what that wire is.

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The biggest problem with the bras is dirt gets under it and it will rub the clear coat off. After a short time the cars finish will be very different from where the bra is and where it isn't. You may want to get a real good coat of wax under there and be sure to keep it cleaned.
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The biggest problem with the bras is dirt gets under it and it will rub the clear coat off.
That is one of the reasons why I'm against leaving it on all the time. I think I'll probably just save it for longer trips.
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Ooh, that doesn't sound bad. You guys are so smart.
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Not a fan of bra'*. Like Dan says, it wears on the car under it. If you live in a rural area with gravel roads, then maybe, but I say take it off and save a slush fund to have your hood touched up if it gets really dinged up..
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I like the look of it with the bra on but as mentioned above it will wear your paint over time
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I had a bra on my '98 SE for about 2 years, and I never noticed said scratching or wearing of the colors. But I only took the hood piece off to clean it. I certainly liked the look, and I hope you do too. Only problem... Do I get one for my '02?
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Yup..drain tube.

Use the bra for trips and highway driving. Clean it often to keep any dirt out from under.
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