Durty 78’ Regal

DurtyBreed

DurtyBreed

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
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I Was Looking For A Project To Drive On The Weekends With The Ole’Lady, After A Couple Months Searching NorCal I Stumbled Upon This Beauty... It Was Garage Kept Under A Cover & Hadn’t Been Fired Up In Years, So It Was A Steal. After A Tune Up, Rebuilt Carb, And New Catalytic Converter She’s Been Runnin Solid And Passed Smog By A Mile...

1978 Buick Regal Limited Coupe
3.8L V6 137k Miles
Original White Paint - Sage Green Interior
 

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Texas82GP

Texas82GP

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Welcome to the site from Houston. That's a clean looking Regal. Plans?
 
DurtyBreed

DurtyBreed

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Yah The Plan Is To Build A Lowrider Style Regal To Cruise On The Weekends. The Car Is Running Pretty Solid Right Now So Ill Be Doin Upgrades To The Motor As Parts Break Not Really In A Rush... The Car Is Super Clean Other Than A Dent To Front Fiberglass Assembly. My Next Step Is To Start Fixing Cosmetic Issues. Bondo & Touch Ups, The Car Needs Hood Ornament, Back Bumper Fillers And A New Headliner... I’ll Be Redoing The Headliner More Lowrider Style Probably Diamond Quilted, And Repainting Some Aspects Of The Interior To A Two Tone Green Theme To Match The Original Sage, I’m Thinkn Dark Greens With The Sage... I’ll Be Adding A Custom Speaker System While I’m Redoin The Interior I Need Some Cupholders And Beats... Also Have Plans To Either Bag Or Hydro The Car On Wires To Give It The Cali Look... And One Of My Good Homies Does Glass Engraving And He’s Trying To Talk Me Into Blasting My Side Windows. Its Gonna Be Long Process But These Are Day One Plans I’m Sure Things Will Change Along The Way As I Build... I’m Gonna Take Some Good Close Ups Of The Car This Week Before I Tear Up The Interior So You Guys Can See The Flaws Before I Overhaul...
 
85442/86buick

85442/86buick

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welcome to the site

and that is one clean looking car
 
DurtyBreed

DurtyBreed

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
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San Jo, Califas
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Yah I’m Really Feeling That Color Combo, I Think It’ll Look Good Inside The Car, I Want To Give It A Custom Feel While Retaining A Semi Original Interior Look...

& Thanks Everyone For The Warm Welcomes, Yal Are Much More Friendly Than The Beamer Forums I’ve Dealt With On My Daily Driver...:lightsab:
 
O. D. Showtime

O. D. Showtime

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Welcome aboard! That Regal looks really clean!
 
1evilregal

1evilregal

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nice regal! sounds like you've got a pretty decent plan, even though they tend to go sideways! just be careful of that "while I'm in here" syndrome, I think it got ahold of 90% of us! my 82 was just a paint refresh prep gone completely wrong!

welcome to the forum, there's alot of knowledge in here, and though most of us don't know alot, alot of us know enough to help in most situations!
 
DurtyBreed

DurtyBreed

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
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San Jo, Califas
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Took A Bunch Of Pics Of The Regal This Weekend So I Could Start Ordering Parts And Take Mental Notes Of What Needs To Be Fixed And What I’m Gonna Customize Along The Way...:wax:
 

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paul.m

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Welcome , you have a good straight car to start with
 

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