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Old 27 Jun 2004, 01:59 pm
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Hello all, I am a new cruiser owner! It is only a base model,5 speed manual, but I am having a great time with it so far. It is a seamist green color with the dark interior and we brought it home 2 days ago.

Our 2 dogs took their first ride in it yesterday. They loved riding in the back seat(on a mexican blanket of course to minimize the shedding). They were delagated to the rear of my Volvo wagon but now they can stick their heads out a window.

I picked out the cruiser because I have always liked their looks, and they seem so versitile in that I can still carry large items with minimal effort. I find the seats to be very comfortable and the car handles well.

I also like the small size. We have a narrow driveway (1920's house) and it is easy to manuver into and out of it. The lack of rear visibility while backing out was a bit uncomfortable at first, but I have already learned to look in the passenger side mirror and I cam see perfectly if I am going straight or not.

I have been reading the posts on this forum and plan on coming over to keep up on care and maintanence tips. I don't know if I will do much moding, but I am a lover of chrome. The dealer licsence frames have already been changed out for simple chrome frames, even though there is no plate yet. I also like the retro rims that are available, but will wait until my 15 inch tires wearout.

Dilly
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Old 27 Jun 2004, 03:27 pm
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Dilly,
Welcome to the forum. lot's of great folks here and excellent info. Hope you love your cruiser as much as I do mine.[|)]
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Old 27 Jun 2004, 04:19 pm
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Remember, when working with chrome, less is more. Don't get too carried away.
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Old 27 Jun 2004, 04:26 pm
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WELCOME to the forum. Have fun with your cruiser. We're here for any questions you have about your new ride and modding.
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Old 27 Jun 2004, 05:35 pm
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Old 27 Jun 2004, 06:14 pm
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Welcome to this forum[^]Don't know where you live.I bought new wheels and tires.Use the stock ones in the winter.There are endless mods
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Old 27 Jun 2004, 10:49 pm
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No worry about too much chrome. Anything that I will do would be to get it more towards retro styling rather than the hotrod look. I think that my choosen color of the seamist is loud as it is. I chose it because I know that there are not many of them, and it gleamed so nicely in the sunlight. I do like it, but am taken aback by its brightness. A color that flashy needs subtle styling imo. thanks for the welcome!
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Old 28 Jun 2004, 08:02 am
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Welcome to the forums. Sounds like you know what you want - and that's good. You might consider chrome on the grill - there arre kits that apply chrome stips to the horizontal bars - Wyckoff Chrysler has them - or you can buy fender well molding in a roll and cut your own strips.
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Old 29 Jun 2004, 11:52 pm
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[?]Welcome to the pack![8)]


3 things I bought right away when my Cruiser was new:

-Blanes Hood Struts.

-Rea Moded Mud Flaps.

-Seat Covers.



Enjoy the Ride![^]
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...Anything that I will do would be to get it more towards retro styling rather than the hotrod look. I think that my choosen color of the seamist is loud as it is. I chose it because I know that there are not many of them, and it gleamed so nicely in the sunlight...
Welcome to the forum, Dilly, from another Seamist Green PT Cruiser owner. I guess you know that "our color" is very rare as it was only produced for four months during 2003.

Enjoy your new ride and you will get lots of ideas for making changes from those on this forum. Be sure to use the SEARCH feature to find past threads with helpful hints/PICS about modifications and the like. Good luck.
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