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Old 05-18-2010, 12:34 AM   #1
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Hey guys. I was at the shop today & there was a parking spot right beside me ol' 97 Plymouth Breeze so I parked beside it today & decided to take a few pics of the "seasoned veteran" & the "new kid" (lol). I got my license during my spring break of March 2007 so I drove the Breeze from then to around May 27ish 2008.

Two days after I got the monte (the weekend of actually) the Breeze got in a horrible flood. I was at my aunt'* with my brother & my parents were driving home with the Breeze & the van. Well it was storming so bad that my mom decided that she couldnt handle it anymore so they parked the Breeze at a commuter parking lot for the night. Well next morning, they went to go get it & they saw that the inside of the windows were plastered with mud. The Breeze had been flooded, along with several other cars, the night before ALL the way to the roof of it, but it was the only car that didnt float to a different spot. It was a depressing sight. Yes, it wasn't the nicest car, but at the time, it was the nicest car out of all of my friends & I took care of it, the only problems it had was the fading paint on the back bumper & someone scratched it on the back passenger door. Me & my dad stayed up til around 3am that night taking out all of the interior & scrubbing it down. The car still runs fine for being in a flood. Didn't have to replace the engine or the trans. Just had to replace a few things here & there like the cluster, one of the computer/motors in the car, & the radio. Not sure how much rust it has now from the whole ordeal but I'm planning on giving it a good washing sometime here soon to check out the condition of it & I'm planning on restoring the headlights to help her look a lil nicer.

So yeah here are some pics of it. It has over 250,000 miles on it I think. She sure is a trooper & her name is Speedy & yes there is a story bout why I named her Speedy lol.
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Monte definitely looks better. Good luck on the resto of the breeze
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Still looks good. I would pull all the seats and carpet. Then find all the ground points and clean them up and put a dab of dielectric grease on the connection.
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A flooded car can come back to haunt you. So...give it extra love and care!
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Monte definitely looks better. Good luck on the resto of the breeze
lol well yeah the monte most def looks better

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Still looks good. I would pull all the seats and carpet. Then find all the ground points and clean them up and put a dab of dielectric grease on the connection.
well we did. the car was completely bare the night that we were cleaning it. it doesnt smell like a brand new car but it doesnt smell as bad as it could.

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ha well we most def do. my dad drives it back & forth to the shop sometimes so we keep on top of the maintenance. i just wish that i could fix that back bumper
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ha well we most def do. my dad drives it back & forth to the shop sometimes so we keep on top of the maintenance. i just wish that i could fix that back bumper
Take it off, sand it down, and repaint
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Take it off, sand it down, and repaint
well i did that with my front plate cover & yeah it turned out good but it doesnt have the same quality & clearity as it did before i redid it & i don't wanna ruin the bumper even more then what it already is
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looks like the monte was a little step up lol
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I had a j-body too before my bonnie, it was a 96 Dodge Stratus ES, it has the v6 and all the options, it was a nice car, and I miss it.
it drove like a sports car.
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all I see is your monte carlo lol
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