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Old 11-13-2010, 01:52 AM   #1
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Unhappy R.I.P. Lee

well for those who do not know my ssei was named chelsea and as you know she has been rip for a while...well apparently her boyfriend Lee couldnt stand to be without her so he took his life today 16 years 480 k miles later he is now R.I.P
at approxomatley 10 05 pm my wife called and said honey you have to come get me the subframe dropped(AGAIN)this is the second time the subframe has fallen out the first time i slid by with hockey pucks but it wasnt that tonight i looked it over the threads for the SF bolts rusted and the whole area is shot so Lee and chelsea are going to be re united very soon but i want a chance to give usuable parts first so im going to go make a partout thread

R.I.P Lee 94 bonneville se 480k miles(still running strong as the day it was new)
R.I.P Chealsea 97 bonneville ssei 151 k miles
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Well, now what? What are you looking for now?
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My condolences. I have watched a few GM'* rust apart while the 3800 still purred on. It'* a tragedy.
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Sorry to hear that, man.
Happens that way to a lot of cars.
My dad had an 87 Nissan Stanza. Bought it new in 87, and racked up some 340,000 miles on it before it said no more. By that time, the rear door handles were rotted off, the trunk was rusted through, the door bottoms were all rusted out, and the floorboards were going. Despite that, if he had taken care of it, the engine easily could have gone twice that, but my dad hardly bats an eye at going 30,000 miles in between oil changes, thinks nothing of an air filter that is nothing but black, and thinks washing a car is a waste of time and money.

His Caravan and Neon are the same way. The 00 Caravan has a 3.0, and the engine runs great, but the rear hatch is rotted out, both sliding doors have no bottoms left, the front bumper is falling off because the fenders are rotted out where the bumper attaches to it. But the motor and trans are still going.. even after a few 30k oil change intervals. Thing has 212k on it!
The 98 Neon, has the 2.0 SOHC, and just won't die. Has 180k on it!

My 87 is the same way. Looks decent from the outside, maybe 50 feet away. But the pass door is shot, rear 1/4s are shot, floor pan and trunk pan are both shot. Fuel lines rotted through, and had to take the tank out because it was in danger of falling out since it had no more support to hang the tank straps from. The whole frame behind the rear wheels is shot. Which is why it sits in my "garage" taking up space, while I work in the road on everything else. But, as soon as the LeSabre is paid off, and I can get more room to work, I'm starting with a good frame, and ripping out all the rust. Its gonna be a challenge, but worth it in the end.
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sorry to hear that man. wow , your '97 only had 151k poor thing was just broken in

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My condolences. I have watched a few GM'* rust apart while the 3800 still purred on. It'* a tragedy.

3800 and Jeep 4.0 seem to have the same problem, motor is willing but the body is weak
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Taken at such a young age. Parents are suppost to go before their children RIP
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It'* a testament to these engines when they outlast the cars body.
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yeah he will be missed dearly i guess the wife sat in him for 2 hrs today and cried lol but i just talked to my buddy who owns a local jy and hes gonna call me back if hell give me more than 400 for it ima going to haul it 4 miles to him today
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Well, now what? What are you looking for now?
Something im not sure what i want..She wants blazer for the 4x4 so i think thats what im gonna end up gettin
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