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04-19-2019 09:24 AM
al_c The Allen wrench trick worked great. A couple of alignment adjustments, hooked up the proper cables, and now my Sol has one less section of hail damage on it. And the silver matches perfectly! Tail light housings should arrive today. But my search for a silver hood continues ...
04-18-2019 08:06 PM
The Silver Fox Personally, I'd go with the Texas car. Black is beautiful.
04-18-2019 07:43 PM
DaveOC
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Oops ... stupid mistake. I was testing the fit of the replacement lid (perfect, by the way) and fastened the buttresses into the deck lid without thinking to hook up the release cable first. Crap. So how can I get the buttresses to release?
Follow the instructions posted in several places on the forum for opening the buttresses when the cable breaks or doesn't work. It's basically the use of an L shaped tool to manually move the spring that holds the buttress down.

try a search for "stuck buttress"



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04-18-2019 05:03 PM
al_c Oops ... stupid mistake. I was testing the fit of the replacement lid (perfect, by the way) and fastened the buttresses into the deck lid without thinking to hook up the release cable first. Crap. So how can I get the buttresses to release?
04-18-2019 04:31 PM
al_c So I received a deck lid from a 2008 model today. Some slight differences ... my 2006 has only a trunk cable going into the lid, the 2008 has the trunk cable and 3 antenna cables for the little antenna on the lid. Will these work with the 06, or should I just ignore them?
04-11-2019 07:21 PM
al_c Yeah, the Florida car is off the list. No way to really give it a good test before shelling out bucks. And black is beautiful, but a pain to keep clean this time of year. I used to have a black Chevy truck back in my Austin, TX days ... it was yellow all during pollen season. Ugh!
04-11-2019 05:09 PM
Sting Ya I'm with John on this one black cars are a bitch to keep clean but they look sooo good all polished up and I like the sand and steel interior . I would never buy a car without looking at it because a picture can hide a lot of flaws . The black car is a private seller so you can get some idea of how well the car was taken care of and from the ad the seller is open to deal on it . Good Luck !
04-11-2019 02:08 PM
JohnWR Not from the factory, which is why I mentioned "aftermarket radio". I honestly didn't look at all of the pictures, so it may well be a stock radio and the mention of "navigation" may just be a mistake.
04-11-2019 01:14 PM
al_c Did these even come with a nav system? Looks like a stock radio to me.
04-11-2019 01:07 PM
JohnWR
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Okay, my Solstice brethren ... given the choice between these two fine specimen, what would be your choice?

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ngId=511785266 or
https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...7015/overview/

Obviously the black one is closer to me, but the one in Florida is ready to deal and shipping is not that bad of a deal since they already have a car scheduled for shipping to this area.
The 2008 from Florida is a year newer, but has 10k more miles and is more expensive. It will also need tires. The description says it has a navigation system, so that could be a plus if the aftermarket radio was installed properly.

I like this comment:
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Brazen Inferno Metallic 2008 Pontiac Solstice aka Saturn Sky.
All things considered I would lean toward the 2007, especially if it is close enough to inspect for yourself.
04-11-2019 12:23 PM
phil1734
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Rob, can I interest you in a one-of-a-kind center console that would go beautifully with the Punisher?
How short was the last person to drive that car???
04-11-2019 12:10 PM
al_c Okay, my Solstice brethren ... given the choice between these two fine specimen, what would be your choice?

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-...ngId=511785266 or
https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...7015/overview/

Obviously the black one is closer to me, but the one in Florida is ready to deal and shipping is not that bad of a deal since they already have a car scheduled for shipping to this area.
04-11-2019 11:57 AM
al_c Ah, yes ... I forgot about that one. Nice!
04-11-2019 11:01 AM
rob the elder Seriously. You think I don't already have a custom leather covered center console from JPM? With PunisheR?

https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/...ml#post1107586


But thanks for the offer. I appreciate it
04-11-2019 10:16 AM
al_c Rob, can I interest you in a one-of-a-kind center console that would go beautifully with the Punisher?
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