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Old 05-18-2008, 11:11 PM   #1
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Cleaned up my '95 SE today. It was just a quicky job, but it looks much better than it did.

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Here'* the damage my wife did to it a few weeks ago.

She backed into a tree, and busted out both passenger side taillights, cracked the rear bumper, pushed in the corner of the quarter-panel, smashed the trunk lid, and busted up the spoiler.

I was lucky enough to find a Bonneville with the exact same paint code at a local junk yard, and some SSE taillights from a gold SSE. I bought the spoiler for $25, matches almost perfectly! He wanted $60 for all four taillights, but when I pointed out to him how delaminated they were, he let me have them for $30.

I managed to pull the quarter panel out enough to fit the new taillight in there, and I bent the corner of the deck-lid back close to where it should be. The quarter-panel still needs to be pulled out a little more. You can see how far out of allignment the mounting points for the taillight are in the pics. I shot a little sealer and primer on it to keep it from rusting where the paint chipped.

Not permanent, I still have alot of work to do, but it works for now. My main concern was fixing it enough to get the taillight in there so the car would be legal. I may go back next weekend and get the deck-lid and bumper cover off of the SE at the junk yard. I wish I had more money right now, because the '95 SSE that I got the taillights off of had a great body, with all the ground-effects intact.

Anyway, here'* the pics. I wish I would have taken some before pics, but I was in too big of a hurry to get that taillight on there, and I completely forgot to take before pics.

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where are you located? i need a fender that color..
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where are you located? i need a fender that color..
http://capturedcontrast.net/random/bv/DSC_0078.jpg

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Central Indiana. The whole front end of that other Bonneville was smashed.

If I ever decide to part this car out though, you'll be the first to know!
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ouch
i found one other car my color, and the entire front end had literally been cut off at the firewall

thank though! to be honest, that little dent doesnt even bother me too much. can you get in there to maybe pound it out?
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i found one other car my color, and the entire front end had literally been cut off at the firewall

thank though! to be honest, that little dent doesnt even bother me too much. can you get in there to maybe pound it out?
Yeah, I should be able to pretty easily. Not really a priority at the moment though. I need to get the whole rear corner pulled out and over to the right enough so that everything lines up the way it should.
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I think you did a pretty good job. Rest of the car looks to be in great shape.

Is that a Winnie the Pooh in that window?
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I think you did a pretty good job. Rest of the car looks to be in great shape.

Is that a Winnie the Pooh in that window?
lol, yeah, that'* my daughter'* bathroom window.
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Nice job on the body work! You say you're in central IN... Which JY did you visit? We should meet sometime and show off to each other our homestyle body repair!

Bonnevillan, I don't know what paint this is, but give me a PM if you think it matches your car'* color. I'll go to the JY where I found this and get the fender from that car if it'* still there.
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Nice job on the body work! You say you're in central IN... Which JY did you visit? We should meet sometime and show off to each other our homestyle body repair!

Bonnevillan, I don't know what paint this is, but give me a PM if you think it matches your car'* color. I'll go to the JY where I found this and get the fender from that car if it'* still there.
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m...e/CIMG0248.jpg
G.W. Pierce Auto Parts in Anderson, it'* right down the street from my house. Needless to say he'* gotten quite a bit of business from me over the years. I think there are a couple other G.W. Pierce Auto Parts salvage yards in Central Indiana. I know there used to be one in Westfield. I work in Noblesville, so I've stopped at that one a couple times on my way home from work.
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