Durty 78’ Regal

CaliWagon83

CaliWagon83

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Supporting Member
Nov 12, 2017
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#11
Amazing condition for a 40 year-old car! o_O
 
DurtyBreed

DurtyBreed

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
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San Jo, Califas
#12
So I Got A Little Carried Away The Other Day And What Started As Cleaning Out The Pool Noodle Gap Fillers Installed By The Previous Owner Turned Into A Weekend Paint Project. I’ve Seen Some G-body Lowrider Owners Do This At Car Shows Since So Many Of Us Are Missing Gap Fillers On These Old Cars. This Is Not A Permanent Fix As I Still Will Be On The Look Out For 78’ Fillers But This Is Much Easier On My Eyes In The Meantime. It’s Always Surpising What Sandpaper And Scrap Cans Can Do...:banana:
 

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DurtyBreed

DurtyBreed

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
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San Jo, Califas
#13
Found A OG 70s 14” Chain Steering Wheel At The Swap Today And Couldn’t Resist The Steal, I Was Originally Gonna Go Wood, But Cars Build Themselves Sometimes...
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TURNA

TURNA

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Jul 24, 2009
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Socialist NY
#14
Don't do it man!!!
 
MrSony

MrSony

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Nov 15, 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
#15
3.8 you say?
Buick 350 Swap!
Buick 350 Swap!
Buick 350 Swap!
It was made until 1980 so even tho your car never got one it existed in the same timeframe
Thats how engine swap smog crap works right?
 
Daca214

Daca214

Master Mechanic
Dec 1, 2017
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Jupiter, FL
#16
nice looking regal man. i went the other way..mine started off as a lowrider when I picked it up. pulled off the daytons and hydros and sold em.
good luck with your build. like someone mentioned, the might as wells WILL get ya and before you know if the car is in pieces and your doing a full restore.... lol
 
old80cs

old80cs

Greasemonkey
Jun 27, 2013
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Massachusetts
#17
Nice car. Terrific condition for its years and mileage, someone liked that car a lot to keep it looking that good. Enjoy it...
 
DurtyBreed

DurtyBreed

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
25
18
3
San Jo, Califas
#18
3.8 you say?
Buick 350 Swap!
Buick 350 Swap!
Buick 350 Swap!
It was made until 1980 so even tho your car never got one it existed in the same timeframe
Thats how engine swap smog crap works right?
The Engine Is Running Very Solid Right Now, Honestly A Little Too Solid, I’ve Been Waiting For Something To Go Wrong Since I Got The Engine Running But It’s Been Extremely Reliable... It’s A Smaller Engine Then I Wanted But The Car Was To Clean To Turn Down Over An Engine, If She Ever Dies On Me, I’d Defaintly Like To Go Bigger, There Are A Lot Of Swapped Gbodies Out Here In Cali Especially SoCal
 
DurtyBreed

DurtyBreed

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
25
18
3
San Jo, Califas
#19
A Bunch Of Parts Came In The Mail Today So I Decided I Needed To Make Some Headway With The Custom Center Console I Had Envisioned This Is A Rough Mock-up, Some Adjustments Will Need To Be Made After I Got It The Car But I Like How It’s Turning Out... I Decided To Put The Double Din Below The Dash Because I Like The 70s Dash Look Too Much, The Old Radio Wont Work But The Heater Still Will, So We’ll Leave Em... I’ll Also Be Mounting Two Lowrider Toggle Switches On The Side Of The Headunit And Possibly A Subwoofer Control Knob... Hopefully Next Weekend I’ll Start Cutting Some MDF
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DurtyBreed

DurtyBreed

Not-quite-so-new-guy
Oct 9, 2018
25
18
3
San Jo, Califas
#20
Been A While Since I Posted, Shot Some Engine Photos So I Could Take Mental Notes And Installed The 70s Chain Wheel...

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