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@  dezldave961 : (29 July 2020 - 04:06 AM)

Just became a moderator on 3800Pro, so that's fun. I know it's gone thru a couple hands since Intense got sold, then that guy sold the forum. Not sure what that'll help, but it's something.

@  ejguillot : (26 July 2020 - 02:47 AM)

Glad to hear it. Would be a tragedy for us remaining owners to lose the knowledge in these forums.

@  dezldave961 : (12 July 2020 - 01:55 AM)

Hosted a buddy and his family for cookout... Ya, not alot on forums lately. Just keeping the lights on.

@  ejguillot : (08 July 2020 - 03:16 AM)

Everyone have a good 4th? This place is a ghost town...

@  ejguillot : (10 May 2020 - 10:43 PM)

Sweet!

@  dezldave961 : (07 May 2020 - 04:14 PM)

Got bored and started making build video...

@  dezldave961 : (04 May 2020 - 04:05 AM)

I need to hunt down the little black trim bar that's at the top edge of the GS rocker panel cover, for driver's side between rear door and wheel well.

@  ejguillot : (03 May 2020 - 02:42 AM)

I've been on there too. I hope this forum is kept open, there's too much info to allow it to be lost!

@  dezldave961 : (24 April 2020 - 10:25 PM)

I've been monitoring GrandPrixForums and 3800Pro (don't have FB)... also hopped on TurboBuick, but 99% GN chatter from boomers

@  ejguillot : (19 April 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Everyone at home, plenty of free time.

@  ejguillot : (19 April 2020 - 02:33 PM)

Nobody posting? Why not?

@  ejguillot : (27 March 2020 - 05:19 PM)

Congrats on the Comp G GTP!

@  crossout : (25 March 2020 - 05:49 PM)

Wow this thing has died off I just myself 05 Comp G 3 weeks ago way different than my 2000 regal gs that I had it rusted out to hell strunt towers. :D :D

@  dezldave961 : (20 March 2020 - 04:18 PM)

Pulled turbo engine, prepping MP112 setup... also doing some work-from-home stuff

@  tpivette : (19 March 2020 - 08:57 PM)

So far so good. Still working, fortunately.

@  ejguillot : (16 March 2020 - 03:46 PM)

how's everyone doing? With coronavirus and all that?

@  tpivette : (25 February 2020 - 02:35 AM)

Just got my GS back on the road. Wife is pressuring me to sell it... don't know if I want to or not

@  monte0 : (17 February 2020 - 05:04 AM)

Popped on to see how things are. Been a couple years...

@  ejguillot : (14 January 2020 - 10:36 PM)

Hope the new year is treating everyone well..

@  ejguillot : (16 December 2019 - 01:55 AM)

Hi all. Decade is coming to a close... I'm feeling a little old!


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#1 scottydoggs98

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:20 AM

picked this 98 regal gs up for $800 4 years ago. listed for 1600 but it needed work and i got it for 800.

 

 

how i got it. cluster burnt out, so no idea th emiles, last title said 160,000. cant be that bad can it? 

 

got the cluster fixed it came back reading 212,000. ouch.

 

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it later met a porter cable buffer. and bam the paint will shine!!!

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:26 AM

did a diy tint job, came out ok for my first time.

 

5% brow

 

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back window, by far the most pita. shrinking the tint is a job all by its self.

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did the lower mounts. whole engine was twisting in the bay.....wonder why? lol

 

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did some of that VHT tail light tinting.

 

one coat

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2 coats, 5 coats of clear.

 

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wet sanded, buffed.

 

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we'll talk about that crappy bumper in a bit lol


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:33 AM

got some 01 seats.......thanks Zeff i know your lurking around here lol

 

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res took a dump, so i got a flange and had it welded on the end of a 32 inch glass pack. its now a direct bolt on.

 

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we all want to stop faster too, so used F body set up. whole set complete with SSlines.

 

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little caliper paint.

 

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installed new brakes and lines and rotors. and needed new wheels cause regal wheels are ugly, and leak air.....thanks GM.

 

picked up a set of caddy STS wheels for 200 with good rubber.

 

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snagged this whole console for 50 bucks. as we all know you cant find a good cup holder and trip for 50 bucks, this one is perfect.

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 03:47 AM

had to remove the cracking and peeling off plastic from the bottom window trim. cut, sanded it all off, painted and cleared and wet sanded and buffed them.

 

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then it need the lim gaskets changed, so out with the old.

 

im the 9th owner, so guess whos car was neglected at the end of every owner?  think it got regular oil changes? i think not.

 

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and done.

 

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i know we've all done at least one of these muthers.....

 

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ok, time to address that ugly nicked up bumper.

 

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lots of filler.  looks like hell for real now dont it lol

 

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lots of wet sanding later.

 

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now for the fun. took it off, finished sanding the edges. then primed it, then used 3 cans of duplicolor GM metallic black paint, and a can of clear coat.

 

LOOK MA,,,,,no more nicks!!!!!

 

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then wet sanded and started to buff it with a HF buffer i picked up.

 

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not bad for never painting anything this large.  your looking at 50 bucks in supply's. HF buffer is extra lol


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 04:03 AM

i picked up some winter wheels and snow tires too cause this regal wont move in snow. fail wheel drive for sure.

 

these looked rathe rough but wait for it lol

 

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plasti dip to the rescue.

 

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im not a huge fan of the black wheels but they needed something fast. the dips coming off soon this summer and they are getting painted silver maybe. or AL colored at least. anything but black again.

 

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back bumper came out so good, why not the front?

 

it needed a lot less work done prep wise. one crack under the bottom i patched it up.

 

i would have made one more coat of filler but the tube ran out and you cant see it anyways.most of the filler went on the back side to re enforce it better.

 

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once again 3 cans of duplicolor and a can of clear coat.

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back on, also wet sanded the head lights and buffed them back to clear.  was still waiting for the used set of stock fogs to come during this.

 

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fogs installed, waxed with black box, cloudy day pics.

 

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and as she sits today. all washed up. lets see how long it lasts this time.

 

oh tint is 35% up front, 20% around the back. 5% brow.

 

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 05:25 AM

i forgot the list of replaced parts. 

 

rack, pump. tie rods, both front hubs, one twice, all timken. dorman sway bar, strut mounts up front, new lca's,  water pump, tensioner pulleys, idler pulley, alternator, valve cover gaskets. went through 3 of then damn oil pressure sensors, its now got a brass plug sealing the hole up. F that dumb part.  new map sensor, evap purge solenoid, egr,  maf and ait, sensors and pig tails. new radiator, new hoses, heater core, all new vac lines and T's, blown rear brake line repaired, blown master cylinder, new sc coupler and fluid. brakes all around 3 times so far, new e brake shoes. new power ports installed. seats swapped, aux in mod installed in the factory radio, 12 inch sub and 500 watt amp added and all new speakers. whole cat back was done part by part too, res blew out used a glass pack, the muffler blew out, changed that, then the pipe rusted to crap, changed that too.

 

thinking of a full 3 inch single exhaust set up down the road. with headers and a build to make it worth while.....still very stock under the hood.

 

tranny took a dump around 218,000 miles, took a road trip up to billboost37's house for a 4 hour tranny swap. 

 

i know theres more lol


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Posted 22 June 2014 - 05:41 AM

Looks great! Sound like fun, lol. I can sure relate to what you did, but one question: how's its foundation?

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Posted 22 June 2014 - 01:07 PM

bottom of the car is rust free. the d/s strut tower has some surface rust along the seam.i need to clean that up some this summer. i think im gonna take the sealant off, then  POR inside and out, then re caulk the seams.

 

brake lines are also rusty, but what ya gonna do? just wait for them to fail right lol

 

all in all for a 16 year old car its in pretty good shape.  well clearly better now in my hands, the last owners could care less it seems.


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Posted 18 August 2014 - 06:36 PM

well mod bug hit.

 

installed 1.95 roller rockers, and 105 springs and new seals.

 

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rockers and a u bend delete had me to zero kr stock tune. then added headers. 

 

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then went and put a 3.4 on it and a tune, also deleted a bunch of codes and added a trans tune.  ha tons of kr due to the o2 kissing the fire wall even after beating the fire wall, so i moved it to the cross over pipe.

 

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needs a motor and trans mount and i think the little kr i have left ( only when i first mash the gas if rolling) will be gone once those are in.

 

did get a set of poly rad bushing installed too.

 

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new found extra power does feel good.

 

pretty sure my abs issues are resolved too. put a new master cylinder on and had to have the abs pump re homed. seems to have made it work better now.


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