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Old 09-15-2003, 08:00 PM   #61
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I agree. I'd rather have plastic too. Both my front fenders have been cracked and destroyed, and I'm sure it cost less for the plastic ones (I could be wrong). Once I get my 99+ SSEi I'll just be careful the fenders don't get dented.
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Ooowwwiieeee! I bet that got the old heart to beating pretty good!
At least you were able to walk away from it.
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Ooowwwiieeee! I bet that got the old heart to beating pretty good!
At least you were able to walk away from it.
yeah, but the car didn't :( the radio wouldn't even come on after the accident...
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I agree. I'd rather have plastic too. Both my front fenders have been cracked and destroyed, and I'm sure it cost less for the plastic ones (I could be wrong).
You could be, but at least you stand a better chance of getting junkyard ones that can be refinished really well without having to spend extra money on getting dings and dents out of them first. You also don't need to worry about some idiot putting a dent into it in the course of getting it off the junkyard donor.

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Once I get my 99+ SSEi I'll just be careful the fenders don't get dented.
Oh, did they go back to using sheet metal front fenders on the newer cars?
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They went to steel fenders for the 1996+. The 1992-1995 had the plastic fenders. (Some one with a 1996 Bonneville, correct me if I am wrong)
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They went to steel fenders for the 1996+. The 1992-1995 had the plastic fenders.
Oooh. Bummer.

I know they abandoned the all-plastic minivan body in 1997 when the next-generation design came out. I have no overwhelming desire to go buy one of those while my all-plastic '96 is still going strong. I don't have to worry about rust, door dings from idiots, etc.
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After seeing the pics, I ran outside and checked the fenders on my SSEi. Thank goodness, they are metal. After the mishap in my Formula Firebird, I'm not so hot on plastic body parts!
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After the mishap in my Formula Firebird, I'm not so hot on plastic body parts!
Maybe I missed your story before, but what mishap was that?
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Are you gonna try to get some parts off the car?
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acg_ssei: Please see my post on page 3 of this thread.
I would insert a pic, but have not taught myself to do so. You would be amazed at the level of damage from such a "minor" impact.
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