1984 Buick Regal Restoration Complete

PJNJ201

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Hey guys, its been a little while since ive been on here, had a few things going on lately but im slowly getting back at it. Figured id share a little post of where im at with the regal, being as of now, the restoration is done and im beyond satisfied. It wasnt always smooth sailing, there were lots of headaches, but all in all, i always wanted to do this, and finally did it.

One of the biggest headaches was rebuilding the suspension. Some of the original stuff just REFUSED to come out! lol. The upper and lower ball joints were replaced, f41 spec MOOG front and rear springs, sway bar links and bushings, KYB front and rear shocks, tie rod end and idler arm. It has the Kirban front frame brace kit, the Kirban underhood braces, and the Kirban rear frame brace kit. Man, let me tell you, the Kirban kits make a world of difference. We redid all the brakes, and brake parts including the lines. After this all was done, the way this car drives and handles is incredible.

Changed the rear & engine oil, trans fluid, and coolant all together not too long ago and she runs like a dream. Took a little over a year and a half. Not sure what i want to do next, as i have officially ran out of things that the car needs done. 383 swap? 😳😉
 

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Flyers9928

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Hey guys, its been a little while since ive been on here, had a few things going on lately but im slowly getting back at it. Figured id share a little post of where im at with the regal, being as of now, the restoration is done and im beyond satisfied. It wasnt always smooth sailing, there were lots of headaches, but all in all, i always wanted to do this, and finally did it.

One of the biggest headaches was rebuilding the suspension. Some of the original stuff just REFUSED to come out! lol. The upper and lower ball joints were replaced, f41 spec MOOG front and rear springs, sway bar links and bushings, KYB front and rear shocks, tie rod end and idler arm. It has the Kirban front frame brace kit, the Kirban underhood braces, and the Kirban rear frame brace kit. Man, let me tell you, the Kirban kits make a world of difference. We redid all the brakes, and brake parts including the lines. After this all was done, the way this car drives and handles is incredible.

Changed the rear & engine oil, trans fluid, and coolant all together not too long ago and she runs like a dream. Took a little over a year and a half. Not sure what i want to do next, as i have officially ran out of things that the car needs done. 383 swap? 😳😉
Looking good!
 
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87National

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Took a little over a year and a half. Not sure what i want to do next, as i have officially ran out of things that the car needs done. 383 swap? 😳😉
I'm going to be captain obvious here......but it is a T-type after all........how about some form of turbocharged drivetrain?

Turbo SBC if you have deep pockets.

Turbo LS to maximize $ per HP

Turbo series 2 3800 to be different and to keep it technically a buick v6
 
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mclellan83

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Congrats, she is mighty sharp looking
 
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PJNJ201

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Feb 9, 2021
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I'm going to be captain obvious here......but it is a T-type after all........how about some form of turbocharged drivetrain?

Turbo SBC if you have deep pockets.

Turbo LS to maximize $ per HP

Turbo series 2 3800 to be different and to keep it technically a buick v6
i like your way of thinking! 🤣
 
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Daca214

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Wow looks great. What color did you go with? I have been looking at that color family for my regal and have been tossing around dodges octane red or Summit racings on fire metallic or Eastwood ruby red metallic. Something in that family
 
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PJNJ201

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Wow looks great. What color did you go with? I have been looking at that color family for my regal and have been tossing around dodges octane red or Summit racings on fire metallic or Eastwood ruby red metallic. Something in that family
hey man. believe it or not, thats the original paint on the car. the color is GM "dark autumn maple". i love the color. bright and shiny during the day and sinister at night haha dont think you can go wrong with really any of these colors! thanks for the compliment bro.
 
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