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Old 05-25-2003, 06:07 PM   #1
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the only thing i dont like about the bonnie'* exterior styling would be the front windows... how it has the tiny opening and a big slab of glass that does not move, its pointless....
have any of you guys/girls seen a mod pulled off where a person changed this? as making it into a one piece window so the entire thing rolls down? how much work would be involved in this and whats your guy'* thoughts on the idea?
I know id need a new window made, but what about on the inside of the door? hows it look, anything in the way preventing the window from going down in the very front?
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if there are speakers in the doors that'* going to be a problem
there may also be side impact bars and hinge braces to deal with
does the entire window roll down on another H body? door swap might work
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Speaker pods bulge off of the doors so they are not a problem, side impact bars are there, but the go all the way across the door and do not stop the rest of the window from going down so no problem there.
and as far as other Hbody windows going down....i dont think so, although i may be wrong? but as far as ive seen, No.
Come on guys, atleast throw some ideas?
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Why? its pointless... I mean comeon... lol

Like he said go look at the other H bodies and see if they have an entire window that rolls down, otherwise you need to a get a service manual or actually tear your door apart, look to see what added brackets need to be in place and what kind of welding/cutting will have to be done.

A lotta trouble for no effect.
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Why? its pointless... I mean comeon... lol
Not really, i seriously do not like the way the window looks....its just somthing that only i would understand i suppose? i just hate the way it looks....what the hell was pontiac thinking when they made the window this way? it ruins the contour of the car IMO
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i dont like the look on your gen either, but luckily mie isnt like that
you're probbly just going to end up hating it until your next bonneville
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You could tint your windows heavily and wouldnt even notice it. Hell my windows aren't tinted and I dont notice it now
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The first time I drove this car, which was a switch from my 89, I had considerable trouble with the tolls!

I tried to throw the money out into the toll basket and ended up crashing my hand and the money into that side window about 5 times. I had to modify my form because of that window.
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Hehe omg who thinks of this stuff???
Anyways Ive seen something done where they took out the small window and just put a plastic piece in and painted it to corrispond with the car.
Looks good and you wouldnt have your little window that pisses you off...
Just a thought
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if you make that panel solid or even opaque you are going to lose visibility
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