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Old 04-14-2005, 04:50 AM   #1
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ok the bonne is getting ready for the final touches eg. paint job ,interior,body mods ,sound system .....ok here are my ideas

hood scoops integrated to the alternate hood with bondo or body weld painted to match the car

2 tone interior tan leather on dark leather

leather head liner to match the tan seats to offset the dark

painting the door trim black to offset all the light colors and to match the rebuilt console

half mirror tint all the way around

red neon under body kit

red neons inside the car

black paintjob with custom hand laid graphics

leather dash cover to cover the cracks in the dash

thoes are all the ideas i have for my 1992 bonneville sse if yall have any suggestions please feel free to throw them at me im not very creative but i would like input on my ride because i want it to look good and i have no one really that cares about cars
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That sounds like a good idea, however the hood is a major structural part on the car, and it also needs all the strength it can get.. so don't make the hood scoop functional.. otherwise you will have some SERIOUS body roll. Maybe even bend the hood on a hard corner.

My dad did that hood scoop idea on his '67 Firebird.. looked good from the few pics I saw [this was back in '79], then he made it functional. Since his car had a chassis, unlike our cars.. it was fine. However our cars utilize the body for 90% of it'* rigity to keep the car together. Ever see my car on the lip where the hood rests? It'* all worn out because the car has some serious body roll.

Otherwise, the list sounds badass.. you have to post before/after pics though!


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I thought all cars had a chassis?

What OSG is saying is newer cars are built better than older cars. Ever look at the hood of an old car compared to a new one? The new ones are creased and have more impact zones so when they get into a wreck, they just crumble, instead of going through the windshield and taking your head off like a old Firebird would do.
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You should be ok with the hood. Hood'* aren't nearly as much of a strutural part as say the windshield. Especially with all the bracing and reinforcement under the hood.
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If he is welding, cant he just attach a bar that runs across the hood on the underside. Kind of like a "sway bar" setup, to give it more structural support if he needs it..?
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please do not do half mirror tint, go full or black, it just doesnt flow that well. i suggest just going black, all the other ideas i like. Im sure it will turn out really nice when its all finished.
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I thought all cars had a chassis?

What OSG is saying is newer cars are built better than older cars. Ever look at the hood of an old car compared to a new one? The new ones are creased and have more impact zones so when they get into a wreck, they just crumble, instead of going through the windshield and taking your head off like a old Firebird would do.
They all have chassis but technically not frames. They bend the sheet metal of the body to make the structure of our cars. Thats why you cant make it a convertable, the roof takes some serious force. Did you see the pics from haro'* wreck? how his ROOF wrinkled up becuase he ran into a curb at high speed. They are al integral.


But i agree with Jason... the hood wont be TOO big of a deal if he doesnt take away the major framing of it.
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well the hood scoops wont be functional they will just be added to the hood using body adheasive and molded in with bondo or body weld to give the appearence of a stock hood

the car is supercharged and is getting a rebuilt supercharger thats ported and polished

do yall have any other ideas to help my ride if feel free to throw them out there and i will post pics as soon as i get them developed and scanned my digital fell out of my bass boat into lake sam rayburn a while back and i have been scraping together to get a new one so i dont have to use film cameras
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does anyone know where i might be able to get a carbon fiber dash and console kit for fairly cheap
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