BUILD THREAD Regal wagon

Tuffregal83

Tuffregal83

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Mar 30, 2016
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Well I had a few hours today so I started on the 83 coupe nose swap with the turbo hood I won't get back to this project till late fall early winter but wanted to see how it's going look
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Tuffregal83

Tuffregal83

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Mar 30, 2016
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Lockport, Il
Can you use Regal fenders on a moredoor?
You would have a big gap where door meets fender. I guess you could do the same for a coupe fender and ad to the rear door gap off the wagon fender. Well I'll see what is the better option
 
Longroof79

Longroof79

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There was a guy that was on the forum whom I had the pleasure of meeting a few years back. He redid his Buick Regal or Century wagon using the Regal coupe header panel and I believe he grafted the pieces onto his fenders, or modified the Regal fenders to line up with the doors, etc. on the wagon. I can't recall. Unfortunately, I didn't take notes and no longer have his information. I'll have to see if I can find his information somewhere.
His wagon came out absolutely beautiful when it was all done.
 
Longroof79

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I found the car.
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I found the car, I hope it provides you some inspiration.
I think he modified the rear portion(s) of the fenders if I'm not mistaken.
I'm guessing he also had to replace the hood to fit the contour of the header panel and fenders.
 
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Tuffregal83

Tuffregal83

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I'm thinking he added to the front like I want to you can see in the pic that the bottom of the fender has a curve up to bumper filler. Very nice car was on ebay few times in the last few years.
 
Longroof79

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I'm thinking he added to the front like I want to you can see in the pic that the bottom of the fender has a curve up to bumper filler. Very nice car was on ebay few times in the last few years.
Yeah, I've seen the car for sale over the years. I'm thinking he did use the complete frontend from a Regal. I'm trying to recall our conversation as to how he did the transformation. I think he did use the complete fenders and reshaped the rear lines. Again, this was a number of years ago and my memory isn't quite as sharp as it used to be.
 
Tuffregal83

Tuffregal83

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Was this the car and guy
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Longroof79

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Good find! That answers our questions and confirms how he did it. (y) Yes, that's the right car and the guy.
 
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Tuffregal83

Tuffregal83

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Ok cool
I will be taking notes and pics as my buddy will be teaching me how to do this he's a paint and body guy I just don't want him to do it and enjoy doin it. Yes he still enjoys doing body work especially custom stuff like this.
 
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