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Saving a 1961 Pontiac Bonneville covertible from the Crusher


Welcome here. I do some moderating on this site so I blew up your pictures for us all to see.

Cool car, in spite of it being a US model...!!! (Kidding of course, it is a great looking car)



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As far as American Pontiacs go a 61 Bonneville tops my personal favourite list. I love those triple lens tail lights.

We had a 61 Strato Chief two door sedan in Midnight Blue and a family from Michigan would come to vacation on Georgian Bay just down the road from our cottage and they had a 61 Bonneville in midnight blue. Our Strato Chief  was definitely the poor pip squeek cousin to that car.



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Saskatchewan Country Boy Saving a 1961 Pontiac Bonneville Covertible from the Crusher


Welcome aboard. We'd love to see photos of your progress!


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Cool convertible. It will be great to see some more pictures and some future progress pictures. Welcome from Canada's east.



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Welcome from Regina, would love to see a build thread of the Bonny.

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very cool ride!! Steel back buckets are hard to come by and likely worth the trip you made on their own!! Glad to see this car is going to get saved!!

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Beautiful worthy project !

Welcome !!

Does it have 8 lug wheels ? Happen to have a set here .. ;)

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Hi : No I do not have 8 lug wheels , but most likely I am not going with stock wheels might install air ride. Are your 8 lug wheels 1961 date coded correct ? or newer as there is a difference .

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RE: Saskatchewan Country Boy Saving a 1961 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible from the Crusher


Nice car     I always loved Bonnevilles    growing up in Maritimes, we often saw Bonnevilles from Mass.

heres a few from the world wide web...

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Thanks : They sure are and have the cleanest lines ,but in my opinion a little under appreciated compared to pre 60 Models . But who knows in the future ?

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They are green , I've never looked at the date codes . 

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HI Again : Judging by the Hubcap that has the Black Inner Circle they are most likely for 1965 -68 . Sorry not interested but will pass info on .

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David, a hardy welcome aboard from Milton, Ontario. Thank you for saving that beautiful 61 and loads of good luck to you to restore that gem. Please keep us all posted here on C.P. about all the resto updates. Cheers. George



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country boy wrote:

HI Again : Judging by the Hubcap that has the Black Inner Circle they are most likely for 1965 -68 . Sorry not interested but will pass info on .


 Thanks ! 

 



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That Bonneville is a worthy project.
I'm sure it won't be easy but it sure would be nice to resurrect a beautiful car like that.
Good luck with the build!!!
And welcome to the site!!!


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Your wasting no time!smile



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country boy wrote:

I find that taking the car apart is very easy , putting it back together is where the fun begins.


 How true!



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country boy wrote:

More pictures of the rust that has to be dealt with .Car is coming off Frame and on Rotisserie Will post more update


The floor pan has surprisingly less rust than the trunk. 



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I may have your manual, I can check tonight later on.

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I have 3 different ones for the 1961 US models. Greasy, but look intact.

How does $20 plus actual shipping cost sounds? ($20 Canadian, not US!)

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HI :  Done Deal ! Now I can find out how to put it together LOL. How can I pay you ??? I have credit cards or ? Thanks David



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Paypal or E-transfer?

Heck, you're a Canadian Poncho member, I'd take a cheque to.

If you want to send me a private message with your mailing info, we can get started.

I'm heading out for a while now, back later tonight.

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Bump up for David to see.

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Hello Countryboy

Those pictures bring back memories of my build and you have the same rotisserie. Makes it easy to position it just right for the work you are doing. You have taken on quite the project and with the progress that you have made so far is pretty damn good. Keep up the good work, but as I was told by a restorer don't rush it. Keep us posted as you have.

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