REGAL Where does one get parts for an 82-84 4-door? / 2DR-4DR Interchangeability.

CrammerGram69

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I need some parts & pieces for my 84 Regal limited 4-door. It has a Briar Brown interior, with Full leather & Full Power inside (including seats IIRC), Cruise Control all the works!... It is Loaded. I saved the car at a local salvage yard because of the insanely rare engine option it has. I won't be getting it home for another few weeks. (plus i was being persuaded by my other fellow rare eng friends) LOL. it is half-way untouched. It's also more or less smaller stuff with some big items. Now yes. I get what you are thinking. Salvage yard? oh boy... Should've left it there. lol. Yes, it is a big project but!... I have dealt with worse ones and it IMO deserves to be saved. When's the last time anyone else here has seen a Diesel regal whether it is the common 2DR or a rare 4DR? Pictures online literally... Do not Exist! i have been searching all over for the last month or two. so far i have seen only 2 others with similar part colors & interior w/ options. The only other Diesel regalsi know of is a guy in my Olds diesel group on FB who has one and he'd bought it here in the U.S and then imported it too south america!! Crazy. The last Olds diesel vehicle i saw locally was an Olds 98 with a 5.7 diesel in an OG Salvage yard which is now gone. That was 7 years ago. They are hen's teeth here. I found most of the missing smaller / some big parts already on eBay & with FB Contacts.

When's the last time anyone else here has seen a Diesel regal whether it is the common 2DR or a rare 4DR? Pictures online literally... Do not Exist! i have been searching all over for the last month or two. so far i have seen only 2 others with similar part colors & interior w/ options. The only other Diesel regal know of is a guy in my Olds diesel group on FB who has one and he'd bought it here in the U.S and then imported it too Mexico. Crazy. The last Olds diesel vehicle i saw locally was an Olds 98 with a 5.7 diesel in an OG Salvage yard which is now gone. That was 7 years ago. They are hen's teeth here.

I found most of the missing smaller / some big parts already on eBay & with FB Contacts. The header panel, grille, etc had dmg from the wheel loader at the yard... which sucks. The Fuel tank was removed due to EPA & sh*t. So i will need a grille, header panel, DR front fender (no cornering lights), rear bumper & Fuel tank. I already found all the brand-new bumper fillers for about $475 total. Not bad. The rear bumper rusted out but the rear frame rails were solid along with the mounts.

I need to know interchangeability with 2DR& 4DR items. FRT/rear bumper, Fuel tank, fuel lines, interior plastics, Rear Speaker tray, Weatherstripping, and Front Windshield? important items. Someone told me on FB the rear bumper fillers interchange with 2DR, but the front is 4DR only bc of the different header?? Some of the Smaller items include a DRs seat power switch, Upr DRs door panel power window switch, a headlight switch bracket w/ interior dimmer assembly, outside steering column mid-shaft, a Double Din (Digital?) Radio Woodgrain Bezel, and Woodgrain Console Lid, 1/4 Quarter "Limited" emblems, Door Sils, DRs side door window, Will one work from an 86 Bonneville for the regal, same for Hood hinges?

That is about all i can think of currently. Very sorry it such a long post. lol. Any help or Advice is much appreciated bc i know jack sh*t!!! i'm used to Brand specific parts Such as my '79 Pontiac LeMans being Lemans only and almost everything so far and few to find or NOS only type of deals... So NOS don't bother me. But very open to buying new aftermarket.

Pictures will be posted after i get it home.
 

CrammerGram69

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I forgot to mention, IF ANYONE has a PDF Copy of this Manual I need it for research. 44W
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565bbchevy

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The one and only time I saw a diesel Regal around here for sale was about 2015 when I was looking for a project, it was a 2 door. I remember it had like a 4 grand tach and radio delete panel.
 
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CrammerGram69

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Nov 15, 2019
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SW, Michigan
The one and only time I saw a diesel Regal around here for sale was about 2015 when I was looking for a project, it was a 2 door. I remember it had like a 4 grand tach and radio delete panel.
Oh wow, that's cool! Yeah, I've only ever seen 2Drs... I already have one so i wanted something different It's a regal so Super common! ;) I know i sound crazy As heck to try and save this thing, but someone has to!? lol. These days to save a rare g-body means exactly that, Crazy!. Haha. The salvage yard it's in is between the lower Poverty White neighborhoods and the Blacks. So yeah i wouldn't think many would even know they had a diesel or how to work on one.

Might you know anyone who is a Regal Guru on the Board here?
 

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