83 Buick Regal Estate Wagon 4.8 LS, bagged

vandall

vandall

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Aug 3, 2015
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Seattle, WA
ItsnotaGN - This is my first 2F experience and it seems dead nuts reliable but it's so archaic.. and it leaks like a b*st*rd. It's a tractor with a car body attached. :mrgreen:

Jack - I will do. I took some photos of the transmission project so I'll try to post those soon. We normally see maybe 1 or 2 tiny snowfalls per winter, it's too mild here. But this winter was really crazy, for a few weeks starting on superbowl sunday it was solidly below freezing and we had storm after storm. For a city that isn't equipped for that amount it was like pandemonium. Haha
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
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You guys on the pacific northwest have had one heck of a winter. An extreme amount of snow for your part of the country.
Good luck on the trans. That sure is one beautiful Regal wagon. I know I've said it before.
Btw, that is one clean looking gauge cluster setup.
 
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vandall

vandall

Apprentice
Aug 3, 2015
59
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Seattle, WA
Quick update - this past Thurs / Fri a buddy and I went to the huge Portland, OR swap meet and I found a nice set of Appliance uni lug wire wheels. As much as I love the sleeper look with the old wire hubcaps they are heavy, make it really difficult to remove the wheels, and overall are just too small. I fit the new wheels but just ordered a set of lugnuts on ebay because they require special washers to center the wheel on different bolt patterns. I can get fake spinner centers, too. Without further ado, some beauty shots! (all those spots are leaves and tree junk, we had rains and high winds)



 
Longroof79

Longroof79

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I'm not a huge fan of wire wheels on anything but foreign sportscars , but I must say, they look nice on your wagon. A different look, that's for sure. A touch of lowrider without actually being a lowrider....if that makes any sense.
 
vandall

vandall

Apprentice
Aug 3, 2015
59
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Seattle, WA
Thanks for the comments and likes! I agree it does look pretty lowrider with them but to me it's like a "real" version of my wire hubcaps if that makes sense. And like pagrunt said the whitewalls help make it fit better. The tires are pretty wide and the front is touching the inner fender when at full drop, they are Euro BF Goodriches? I'm guessing pretty old the guy said he had them on his 57 Chevy back in the day. So now the hunt is on for some performance tires with WW stripes that I can get in a more narrow front and probably wider rear. And maybe a slightly shorter diameter.

At the swap meet I found this beauty. :love: Light mint color sedan with a 4 speed and V8! Ultimate sleeper right here.. I have no idea if they sold it yet.







 
Longroof79

Longroof79

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Oct 14, 2008
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Wow!! That Malibu is sweet. Like you said, it would make the ultimate sleeper. Kind of oddball being a 4-dr with a 4-spd....but very cool and unusual.
I agree with Pagrunt, the whitewalls go well with the wire wheels.
 
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truckdoug

truckdoug

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wow thats cool. never seen a manual trans 4 door beside a couple "iraqi taxis"
 

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