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@  dezldave961 : (01 May 2021 - 08:44 PM)

Yikes, well hope you guys get that resolved, so it stays active enough to remain viable.

@  WildGS : (30 April 2021 - 07:59 PM)

the sign in process is broke because the captcha is non-functional. That is why no new members.

@  dezldave961 : (28 April 2021 - 11:54 PM)

Somewhat true, but I'm not going to get too real about the demographics of Regal owners past & present. It'd be out of place on a Regal forum, and make people cross-eyed coming from a Regal owner. :blink:

@  Marchi1 : (28 April 2021 - 06:34 PM)

we are also hitting another round of buyers...and the group is again the young crowd and realizing that the older Regal is a bargin and normally better maintained than the GP of the saemarea.

@  dezldave961 : (26 April 2021 - 11:55 PM)

Hey, that's where I buy my top-of-the-line Spectre intake parts for my hotrod! (pre-turbo)

@  alemstrom : (26 April 2021 - 11:33 PM)

I'm here at Advance Auto

@  dezldave961 : (24 April 2021 - 02:22 PM)

We're now in a preservation community that some may discover, but it's been spread thin and the traffic has shifted away from the initial sharing styles (Tim/Zoom discuss this on ZZP podcasts, when those 4cyl goobers let them talk).

@  dezldave961 : (24 April 2021 - 02:20 PM)

The vehicles themselves dictate the demographic and activity level based on their following. GTP's drew the majority of the L67 crowd, including myself, and current 4/6/8cyl offerings of the last 15yrs are where 99% of our former peers and newcomers have shifted to.

@  Marchi1 : (21 April 2021 - 02:25 AM)

There are a few who come here for the info.....

@  dezldave961 : (19 April 2021 - 10:57 PM)

Ya, 3800/Wbody forums have cleared out. I hear there's some FB groups, but I'm ont on there and it sounds similar to the newbie-centric folks I see the last 1-2yrs on 3800pro & GPF.

@  glendayle : (18 April 2021 - 03:59 AM)

Man this thing used to be hoppin' on the daily. How times have chagned.

@  glendayle : (18 April 2021 - 03:59 AM)

LOL, someone chatted?!

@  dezldave961 : (17 April 2021 - 02:04 PM)

Just keeping the candle lit, as I mentioned on my only remaining local ClubGP chapter of the 3-4 I was very active on in my 20's

@  Marchi1 : (15 April 2021 - 07:00 PM)

nope...just us old timers

@  WildGS : (15 April 2021 - 03:56 AM)

are people still here?

@  dezldave961 : (12 April 2021 - 09:46 PM)

Hey, chuggin' along. Just finished a big overhaul on my turbo build after 12yrs.

@  Nateteo : (12 April 2021 - 05:56 PM)

literally, the last time I logged in was 3 years ago hows everybody doing

@  dezldave961 : (12 April 2021 - 04:43 PM)

Ya, they do open bracket at GS Nationals. I may go if I'm free, just to attend, even if there's no cage, yet.

@  Marchi1 : (12 April 2021 - 01:32 PM)

I am taking the SC car.I am sure it is a big event as it is in Bowling Green, KY so yeah will need to be fully copliant, but I think there is a bracket class. God I hope so

@  dezldave961 : (08 April 2021 - 01:50 PM)

*S&W Racecars cage for 95-99 Monte... I'd actually fit the xTSM class, aside from not being a RWD, if I swapped the Air-Air I/C back in. Probably wouldn't be competitive just yet, but I'd like to see them squirm.


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#1 deezdad

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Posted 01 January 2021 - 04:33 AM

Help me out I'm waffling here.. got a line on a GMC syclone it's stock with 34k miles, I can get it for $28k. Here the thing Ive got an 04 gs that's been sitting in my garage unused for a few years and I'm starting to miss it.. only has 100k miles on it runs good but the passenger rocker panel is wasted completely rotted out, what does it take to fix this issue? Worth it to fix? Doesn't have to look pretty as Im fine with the ugly sleeper look so was thinking of saving the $ & stress of buying/owning a syclone and making the gs fast with bolt one... Only room for 1, what would you do???
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Posted 02 January 2021 - 03:21 AM

I'll give you my 100% biased answer. I'm pretty frugal, and $28,000 is a lot of money to me. Plus I have some ability to do a decent repair. I remember a thread on here where one of the members did a rotten rocker panel repair. So I would side with keeping the GS and the 28k. Put the 28k towards a retirement or college fund. This from a guy that has over 50 years of making decisions similar to the one you are wrestling with. Now that I'm nearing retirement, there are a few things I would have done differently.
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Posted 03 January 2021 - 03:01 AM

I appreciate your wise words of wisdom & valid points
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Posted 07 January 2021 - 12:18 AM

Whew... hard decision to make there. The Syclone is a special piece of automobile history and nostalgia, so owning one of those would be a dream come true. I remember reading magazines about those amazing vehicles, and their low 13 sec 1/4 mile times bone stock when I was in middle school.

 

However, 28 grand is alot of money... and a Regal GS can be made just as fast for super cheap (however, it'll NEVER launch as hard as the AWD in that truck!). Since I don't know your available free time, or mechanical aptitude, I cannot comment on the repairability factor of your rocker panel woes.

 

Sorry I can't be more helpful, as that would be just as hard a decision for me if I was actually in that position. Some of us will never be so lucky!


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Posted 07 January 2021 - 03:42 PM

deezdad,

 

I had bought a set of replacement rocker panels from https://www.c2cfabrication.com, but never installed them.  (changed out the Regal to one with no rust.) They were bare metal and I painted them with weld through primer to keep them rust free. 

New they're about $35 each + shipping, if you're interested I can sell you mine (both panels, in the original box). Shipping would be from zip code 33578, make me an offer. smile.png


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Posted 07 January 2021 - 10:33 PM

That's cool thanks alot.. how about $50 plus shipping? Don't want to offend you let me know, thanks again
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Posted 08 January 2021 - 09:16 PM

Offer accepted, see my private message.


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