New here, but not to the 3800 community - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Introductions for new members New to the Forum? Introduce yourself here. Been around awhile? Tell us about yourself. We at GMF Love to meet new Members! So pull up a chair and have a beverage.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-15-2007, 12:55 AM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Waterville, MN
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ryan_Alan is on a distinguished road
Default New here, but not to the 3800 community

I bought my 2000 Grand Prix over 3 years ago and have loved this W-body 3800 community ever since. I added a 2004 GP GT2 about a year ago. The last car listed below , 1995 Cutty, is the reason I'm here. I'm thinking about selling it this spring and have found a couple of salvaged Bonnevilles to repair. I've been repairing salvaged cars for quite a while now, my last 4 cars have been special projects.

I wanted to say hi, and to tell you that I'm not a newb and that I know where the search button is! I guess we'll see though if I end up buying one of those Bonnies.

Here is a link to one of them: http://www.starautosales.com/S8500.html

My question not knowing this car'* interior that well is: How difficult would replacing the passenger air bag be? Take the dash apart, replace the unit and put the dash back together. Bag deployment doesn't wreck the dash piece does it? TIA
Ryan_Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 01:02 AM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Twin Falls, Idaho
Posts: 7,545
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Hans is on a distinguished road
Default

I thought it destroyed the windshield. That car is going to need a lot of work.



But if you have the resources go for it. That looks kinda expensive to fix.

Welcome to the forums!!!

Not sure about the airbag question...you might ask it in the other board.
Hans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 02:57 AM   #3
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 4,816
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
GonneVille is on a distinguished road
Default

Welcome to the Club!
Piece of advice; don't mess with the airbag. Get a dealer to do that. Airbags are touchy and if you do it wrong, not only could you blow your own head through the back window, but you will be forever liable legally if the thing malfunctions on someone else.

Also, I did estimates for lease-returns at an auto auction, so I know quite a bit about body and frame work. That car is a write-off. From the inner-fender damage I can see, I can tell you that the fire wall and driver'* A-pillar structure are both badly damaged as well. That car cannot be repaired to the point of safety without massive amounts of work.
GonneVille is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 03:49 AM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Waterville, MN
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Ryan_Alan is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
That car is going to need a lot of work.
I should find pics of my 2004 GP that I repaired if you think this one needs work. I like a challenge!

Quote:
Piece of advice; don't mess with the airbag. Get a dealer to do that.
I've done two prievious repairs involving replacing the bags, I'm not worried. Whether it'* stock or replacements, you never know if and when they'll work. I had the same concerns with the A-pillar. It'* a ways from where I live so I haven't seen it in person.

Sorry for the kinda double post. I just wanted to say hi here and I thought of my quick ? then I realized that it probably won't be seen in this part and made more of an official posting in the proper area. It would be nice if you could unlock the other post so that I may get an answer. I promise to never do that again!
Ryan_Alan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 12:34 PM   #5
Retired Moderator
True Car Nut
 
Pearl_bonnie02's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Northwest Indiana
Posts: 3,047
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Pearl_bonnie02 is on a distinguished road
Default

Dang! That was a hard hit. Have fun fixing it if you decide to. I want the wheels lol
Pearl_bonnie02 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2007, 12:38 PM   #6
Junior Member
Posts like a Ricer Type-R
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 10
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
willwren is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryan_Alan

Sorry for the kinda double post. I just wanted to say hi here and I thought of my quick ? then I realized that it probably won't be seen in this part and made more of an official posting in the proper area. It would be nice if you could unlock the other post so that I may get an answer. I promise to never do that again!
The other topic is unlocked. Let'* keep the technical stuff in THAT one so that anyone doing a search in the future will actually find the information.
willwren is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
50 + birds die in air and fall to ground scaring community.. 88bonnsse Lounge 5 12-24-2007 12:30 AM
U.S polygamist community faces rare genetic disorder... BonnevilleLErocks Lounge 14 06-14-2007 02:05 PM
My apology to the community. VigCS Lounge 9 03-04-2006 09:50 AM
What a community! big_news_1 Lounge 22 04-29-2005 03:39 PM
not good. NOT GOOD. (hit and run, not bad-BAD, but not good) repinS General GM Chat 13 11-26-2004 11:35 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:07 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.