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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:53 pm 
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So I've made it back to a Bonneville. Selling my 98' GTP to my cousin as her first car so I've been looking for a replacement. Found this gem on craigslist for $1500 so I sent an email and set up a time to look at it. When I went to look at it it was running rough and needed a battery for sure. After some haggling I got him down to $800 and drove it home. Within 30 minutes I had it running good just by changing the coil packs (Accel's) with some OEM and Bosch plug wires with AC Delco's. Cylinder 1 & 6 wires were shot so it wasn't any surprise it was running awful. Spent the rest of the day washing the car, degreasing the engine, and wiping the inside down. I also changed the oil, battery, and cleaned the MAF. I'll grab some more pictures of it throughout the week as I work on it. Looking to have it on the road come this Saturday so I can get the GP to my cousin by the time school starts. I think the thing I'm most happy about is the AC working lol.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:45 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 11:52 pm 
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ooo my favorite color on 00+! Great purchase :D

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Hell of a deal for $800! Clean the headlights up and it will really make it look good!

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Maybe I've been under a rock, but I don't know if I've ever seen this generation in green! Haha. Very good price, it looks great!

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Great colour and looks amazing for the bargain price!

Some elbow grease on those headlights with some bicarbonate of soda solution (or a proper headlight polishing kit if you must) will improve the appearance of the car too.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 08, 2015 7:17 pm 
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Wow, thanks for all the good vibes. I'm definitely looking forward to how this one will come out. Put about 50 miles on it today and didn't miss a beat. Spent most of the morning installing my hockey puck mount since the original was trashed and went to the junkyard. I picked up a set of SLP mufflers and tips off a 99 GTP for a mere $24 and found a Craftsman ratchet and sockets on the floorboard of another car. All in all it was a good day. Tomorrow I'm going to replace the fuel filter and transmission fluid/filter and install a shift kit. Pictures will follow.

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Wow that color looks great shined up! Should turn into a great daily driver!

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:15 am 
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:12 pm 
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Zeik75 wrote:
Wow that color looks great shined up! Should turn into a great daily driver!

Thanks, its definitely a solid platform for DD duty. The SC just adds a little fun ;)

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Sure looks like you're having a lot of fun! - BC

I'm really enjoying myself with this one. I've had 3 bonnies before but never one of this generation that was fully loaded.

Spent most of the day cleaning up the car and installing a shift kit/trans fluid/filter. Also installed 2 new hood props as my old ones were shot and I had to use vice grips to hold the hood up lol. Got a chance to wash the car again and shine it up a bit before I leave for training. Coming together piece by piece. Grabbed some pictures of the not so good places that need tending to.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 6:02 pm 
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Recently went out of town for training and I'm pleased to say the car didn't miss a beat. Put around 400 miles rounds trip. I came home and purchased some more HP Tuners credits and unlocked the SSEI and my wifes GTP. After resting Friday night I got back out there this weekend and started fixing more things. Started with the AC issue where the driver side was hot air and the passenger was cold. I pulled the driver blend actuator and what do you know, the gear was broken. I'll order a new one this week but in the mean time I removed the broken drive gear and left the vent on cool so I can utilize my AC this week. Afterwards I decided to tackle my headlights which I am very happy with. On my down time I also copied over some transmission settings and other various things through HPT. Updates will follow as things progress.

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what did you end up using on your headlights

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Looks so much better with the headlights cleaned up!

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what did you end up using on your headlights


Wetsanded using 600,800,1000,1500,2000 grit then used 50/50 mix of Helmans wood stain (clear) and mineral spirits.

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Looks so much better with the headlights cleaned up!

Thanks, I am definitely pleased with the outcome. Makes the car look a lot fresher.

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Now it's time to clear them corners


Ask and you shall receive.

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