Well look what followed me home...

Jim Rockford

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Found this yesterday and It just had to come home with me. 1986 Bonneville base model, manual windows, locks , seats , only real options was the 305, 4 speed auto, tilt,A/C and Cruise. 2.41 rear gear. Trans is bad. guy paid almost 2900 bucks to have it rebuilt and then had to take it back 3 times and then the 4th time he just parked it in the garage in 2005 and it sat until yesterday, I grabbed my trailer and headed out , had it home and running in 10 min. didnt expect it to run on 15 year old gas but she does, and fairly well i might add.. but no life in the trans.
 

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Jim Rockford

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Spent the day getting start to clean her up , this was before.
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and this was after. Might turn out to be a decent 20footer . not to bad for a 20 year old cheap *ss maaco splash and dash job. but you can see the flaws upclose easy ..lol
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Got the missing hubcaps back on. got the interior wiped down so I didnt contract the black plaque just sitting in it. I will eventually pull all the interior apart , remove the carpet, washing it with laundry detergent and ZEP purple cleaner followed by a rinse with my pressure washer, but , being the first week of January , thats gonna have to wait a while, Just mainly wanted the get the majority of the grunge off so I can not feel grossed out just working on it. Always easier to stay motivated when you are working on something clean. No one likes working on scabbed out sh*t.
 
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Streetbu

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That'll make for a nice DD. Good find
 
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Jim Rockford

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yeah, the engine is a jasper reman, so I have no idea on the specs , I know the original LG4 should have had the peanut cam and flat top pistons. Figure the jasper is a run of the mill dished piston 305.
Seems to run decent though. Hes a vid of me going to look at it and getting it home.
 
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think I saw that on marketplace, nice score!
 

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Jim Rockford

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no but its close..lol
 
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Jim Rockford

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went and checked the inventory at my local u pull it, plenty of 7.5 3.73s and g80s ..lol
 
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