It is currently Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:48 pm

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:16 am 
Offline
GXP Member
GXP Member

Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 10:08 pm
Posts: 232
Location: Detroit, MI
Year and Trim: 1996 Bonneville S/SE
I just thought I would share this project of mine. The goal of this project was to completely replace the body fasica of the SE with the fascia of and SSE. During this project several body parts had to be fixed or replaced. Both fenders, rocker panels and floor panels were replaced due to corrosion issues. One other item I would like to note is that the door molding are being installed with the factory clip and NOT with two sided tape or panel bonding adhesive.

Here is the Car at the start of the project:
Image
Image
Image

_________________
Image
INFO FOR CONVERTING SE TO SSE BODY HERE=>>http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/detailing-appearance/topic39372.html
http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/performance-brainstorming/topic43633.html
2002 Pro Stock Pontiac Firebird**GM 399 Splayed Valve Engine
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE/SSE **100% Transformation from SE to SSE Complete**Lowered 2.00inches too**


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:28 am 
Offline
GXP Member
GXP Member

Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 10:08 pm
Posts: 232
Location: Detroit, MI
Year and Trim: 1996 Bonneville S/SE
Here are the in process build pics:

Fitting the new door moldings to the car:
Image
Image

New Fenders painted, Door panels painted, and bumpers painted
Image
Image
Image
Image

_________________
Image
INFO FOR CONVERTING SE TO SSE BODY HERE=>>http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/detailing-appearance/topic39372.html
http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/performance-brainstorming/topic43633.html
2002 Pro Stock Pontiac Firebird**GM 399 Splayed Valve Engine
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE/SSE **100% Transformation from SE to SSE Complete**Lowered 2.00inches too**


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:42 am 
Offline
GXP Member
GXP Member

Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 10:08 pm
Posts: 232
Location: Detroit, MI
Year and Trim: 1996 Bonneville S/SE
And for the unveiling:

Image
Image
Image
Image

_________________
Image
INFO FOR CONVERTING SE TO SSE BODY HERE=>>http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/detailing-appearance/topic39372.html
http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/performance-brainstorming/topic43633.html
2002 Pro Stock Pontiac Firebird**GM 399 Splayed Valve Engine
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE/SSE **100% Transformation from SE to SSE Complete**Lowered 2.00inches too**


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:20 pm 
Offline
Retired Site Developer
Retired Site Developer
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 27, 2008 10:30 pm
Posts: 20922
Location: MN/IA
Year and Trim: 09 Denali
Looks great!

_________________
Bye Bye:
Image
RIP sandrock
Sirius wrote:
Think about it. You’re tooling down the road in your Prius, knowing full-well that this thing being green is as big a sham as federally mandated ethanol-enriched gas, Russia pulling out of Ukraine, and Obamacare.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:17 pm 
Offline
Certified Bonneville Nut
Certified Bonneville Nut

Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 11:14 pm
Posts: 3965
Location: St Cloud, MN
Year and Trim: 06 Grand Prix LS4
Applause for seeing this project out! I know just from reattaching the front passenger moulding onto my SLE that they are a pain. Your car looks great, I love the color!

_________________
*Chris*
Image
15 Impreza 2.0i Premium/97 F-150 XLT 4.6L 4x4
Previous, 07 GP SE, 06 GP GXP, 97 SSE 40th, 96 LeSabre Custom, 93 SLE, 90 LeSabre Custom


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:13 pm 
Offline
Certified Bonneville Nut
Certified Bonneville Nut
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 11:47 pm
Posts: 5839
Location: Philly
Year and Trim: 95 SLE
Great work. Looks perfect.

_________________
Image
95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

Info on dropping a 92-99: Here.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:26 pm 
Offline
Resident Gearhead
Resident Gearhead
User avatar

Joined: Wed May 21, 2008 7:36 pm
Posts: 2397
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Year and Trim: (RIP 10/31/15) 1997 SE
05 Mercedes S500 4Matic
That's awesome! Did you swap over to a dual-outlet muffler too?
Really great work!
[Edit: Wow, you got the nose-piece on the hood too!]

Do you have any secrets about those body molding clips? How exactly does on get the moldings off and on?

_________________
PontiacDad at WCBF `08: "By any chance, was his name. . .Radomir?"

R.I.P. 10/31/15: 1997 SE: "Silver Shadow"
`05 Mercedes S500


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:09 pm 
Offline
GXP Member
GXP Member

Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 10:08 pm
Posts: 232
Location: Detroit, MI
Year and Trim: 1996 Bonneville S/SE
I did not swap the exhaust as the two doner cars that I was working with were too far gone as far as the exhaust was concerned. I do plan on doing a stainless from the heads to the tips over the winter, true dual also. This body work is only the first stage in what will get accomplish this winter. Over the winter the engine and transmission will be rebuilt, new exhaust, HUD and HUD dash installed and AL7 seats installed.

The grille, emblem and grille support struts were hard to find. GM didn't have any in the system. Vintage parts only had a few left in stock.

The clips were easy. I was able to get the upper and lower door clips off of two 96 SSE donors. The rocker panel clips were new, GM still has these in service as active numbers. Also, because the weld stud locations are different between the SE and SSE/I, I had to add in new studs. Au-Ve-Co actually makes stud replacements screws that are used when a service door or replacement door skin is installed. I created a CAD drawing as reference for the stud locations based off of the two donor SSEs. However, some adjustment was required. These function the same as the weld studs as they are shouldered screws. Once the new studs are positioned correctly and clips are installed, the moldings are installed as if it were factory. Slid the tops in and pull down to engage the lower clips.

_________________
Image
INFO FOR CONVERTING SE TO SSE BODY HERE=>>http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/detailing-appearance/topic39372.html
http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/performance-brainstorming/topic43633.html
2002 Pro Stock Pontiac Firebird**GM 399 Splayed Valve Engine
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE/SSE **100% Transformation from SE to SSE Complete**Lowered 2.00inches too**


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:49 pm 
Offline
GXP Member
GXP Member

Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 10:08 pm
Posts: 232
Location: Detroit, MI
Year and Trim: 1996 Bonneville S/SE
Just adding some supplemental information on the door molding clips.

The Upper clips are (You will need 10 per Car):
GM P/N 25630330
Au-Ve-CO P/N 19389
You may be able to get these through a body shop yet. But you can source these through a Junkyard if they are undamaged. Body shop pricing will be expensive.

The Lower Clips are (You will need 10 per Car):
GM P/N 25630331
Au-Ve-Co P/N 19411
You can get GM new ones from VintagePartsinc.com (This is where GM put all of there "new, Out-of-Production parts". Last I checked with vintage, there were 160 of these left in the world. You may be able to get these through a body shop yet. But you can source these through a Junkyard if they are undamaged. Body shop pricing will be expensive. To keep the clip tight to the body, you may need some 3M ear tape behind the clip to take-up any wear that may have occurred on a used clip.

The Rocker Panel Clips are (You Will need 20 Per car):
GM P/N 25630332
You may be able to use your existing ones, but they may not fully engage.
These ones you can only get through GM as this design uses a plastic smash rivot to secure it. The ones in the junkyard are not reuseable. The good news is that this is still a production part and there is volume still out on the network.


As far as lining up the clips, I grabbed the dimensions of the weldstuds off of a SSE/I car. However, these proved to only be good references. Allot of the alignment was done "by hand" to make the gaps between the door and molding as tight as possible.

Rev.
You can attach the clips to the door/body panels with rivots, or you can use the Au-ve-co self tapping screw. Make sure to use sealer when doing so.

_________________
Image
INFO FOR CONVERTING SE TO SSE BODY HERE=>>http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/detailing-appearance/topic39372.html
http://www.pontiacbonnevilleclub.com/forum/performance-brainstorming/topic43633.html
2002 Pro Stock Pontiac Firebird**GM 399 Splayed Valve Engine
1996 Pontiac Bonneville SE/SSE **100% Transformation from SE to SSE Complete**Lowered 2.00inches too**


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:17 pm 
Offline
Certified Bonneville Nut
Certified Bonneville Nut
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 10, 2010 6:11 pm
Posts: 8663
Location: Chicago, IL
Year and Trim: 2003 SLE
Didn't see this thread before, but wow your car looks good! Amazing how much of a difference a slight drop can make.

_________________
-Car Guy Carl
"Penelope" - 158k Miles
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 12:32 am 
Offline
Certified Bonneville Nut
Certified Bonneville Nut

Joined: Tue May 04, 2010 11:21 pm
Posts: 3923
Location: Lone Star State
Year and Trim: 2005 Bonneville SE 1SC L36 4T65E COTM 2/2015
Very nice!!!!! Great color too. Wish I could have been there to watch. - BC

_________________
Brad - 1/21/1977 .. 10/23/2013 ....... B & B
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport ..... 1992 Bonneville SSE 1SB 170 HP L27 4T60E retired/sold to MattStrike ..... 2005 Bonneville SE 1SC 205 HP L36 4T65E - retired/salvage yard ..... 2013 Cadillac CTS 1SD 270 HP LF1 6L50 - SOLD ..... PBCF user 2321


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 11 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours [ DST ]


Related topics
 Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. HID conversion kit

[ Go to pageGo to page: 1, 2 ]

spydog

25

3531

Sat Dec 26, 2009 1:39 pm

00Beast View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. HID Conversion

Sirhc

15

1840

Wed Nov 10, 2010 11:02 pm

charged View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. H4 conversion

MattStrike

16

1434

Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:57 pm

Sadden View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. HID headlight conversion kit

adinini

16

2737

Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:26 pm

adinini View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. GXP SPOILER GOING ON MY 02 SLE !! HELP WITH CONVERSION!!

jimmmmay

5

766

Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:37 am

nos4blood70 View the latest post

 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group


phpBB SEO