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@  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!

@  M_Dogg : (05 December 2019 - 11:20 PM)

Cheers!

@  ejguillot : (02 December 2019 - 01:13 AM)

Hi there. Some of us are working to keep these cars alive and running. Glad you had a good 15 year run.

@  opera_bob : (30 November 2019 - 08:39 AM)

Every time I see an Old Buick I have major respect for it. I know what kind of torque these cars make.

@  opera_bob : (30 November 2019 - 08:38 AM)

I sold my 2002 GS back in 2017. She was falling apart all over the place. So I sold her and bought a 2017 Focus RS in 2017.


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#1 tpivette

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 12:45 AM

Finally have some time to start the resurrection of my 1997 Buick Regal GS. Will begin either this weekend, or the following weekend. One of the things that needs DESPERATE attention is the interior. From 2013 to 2017, my wife drove this car daily and hauled the kids (newborn - 4 year old daughter and 4-8 year old son) everyday to school, and wherever else they needed to go. Most of the times, she had to drop them off at daycare, where she let them eat (of all things) pancakes and syrup IN THE CAR. Bring your barf bags, as the photos below depict the carnage that came about of such practices...

 

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I decided to go with what I could find on the internet after a few minutes of searching. Anyone heard of these guys? They seem legit, and I will be ordering their mass back carpet in medium grey.

 

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https://www.stockint...8740&ModelId=31

 

This will be complimented by SummitRacing black cloth racing seats:

 

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https://www.summitra...1130l/overview/

 

I will be completely cleaning the remaining trim pieces with Simple Green and isopropyl alcohol. Hopefully everything turns out great, as I want this interior to not only look awesome, but to smell amazing also.

 

Any experience or thoughts on this setup will be welcome.


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 06:48 PM

If you go to RockAuto, they sell interior carpet as well:  Search for your car, then Interior / Flooring.

 

This looks like the same carpet from the same supplier, but for less money:

 

https://www.rockauto...jsn=403&jsn=403

 

Same thicker carpet pile and mass barrier coating to cut down on noise and heat.  Also get a new set of floor mats.

 

As to the seats, if yours aren't ripped/cracked/torn, consider cleaning them up.  I used LA's Totally Awesome cleaner (available at Dollar Tree) in my project Regal's interior, and it did a good job.


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 10:57 PM

Thanks for the heads up about the carpet, will definitely check out rockauto and see what they have to offer. Floor mats are also on the list of interior upgrades, so will look at those as well.

 

The drivers front seat is pretty cracked up, and the passenger front seat had syrup spilled on it and drained in-between the lower and upper cushions. My wife and kids really did a number on this car. Would be cool if they could just clean up, but I'm not holding my breath. I like the look of the "racing" seats offered from Summit, just wish they had them in a grey color option. Only come in black, white, and beige.

 

Didn't have any time this weekend to work on the car, as work offered OT on Fri and Sat that I couldn't pass up. Hopefully this weekend I will have some time to start pulling the interior out of the car and truly assessing what it will need.


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 02:38 AM

Ah, too bad about the seats. I would definitely want to try the race seats out for a day's driving before buying a set.

Rock auto also sells the floor mats, from what looks to be the same supplier as the carpet. Don't forget that there's always a 5% off discount code somewhere.
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Posted 25 October 2019 - 11:15 PM

Bummer, my daily driver Saab 9-3 developed a vibration at speed this week while driving to work. Will have to investigate that tomorrow instead of working on the Buick. Maybe it will be a quick find/fix and I can move on.

 

If not, I might have some time on Sunday to get some Regal work done. Crossing fingers...


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