2000 Regal Project - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Buick When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-05-2010, 09:13 AM   #1
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default 2000 Regal Project

Some know I have been planning many mods for a Regal, buying and storing them up. Finally found the car. Skipping the million pics etc, I got a 2000 Regal and am installing stuff. Greg is forcing me to post this, I call your bluff and raise you some progress pics on a Regal bud.

Sound deadening the car and installing of the amp happened already. Here'* where i'm at.
Fasten your seat belts because this train kicked into highish gear tonight. Ok ok..I'm not as far along as I'd like to be.... darn it ...I'm human afterall.
Finished laying down the sound proofing on the floor. Here'* a shot from almost done
Name:  IMG_6051.jpg
Views: 11
Size:  145.6 KB
Went into the front passenger door for some proof of concept.
Idea one is that I can have turn signal mirrors.
Idea two I can run the speaker wire into the rubber door boot.
Idea 3 was adding a puddle light to the mirror.
Idea 4 was to add in the pre 2000 door light on the interior.
Complete and total success, the pics don't give it a bit of credit and I'd like to thank Rob again for the place to get LED"*. Everything went well. All soldered in properly and connectored at the right places. The turn signal mirror and puddle light wires are in the factory door connector, as if GM put them there. All the planning is paying off. :Thumbs
Name:  IMG_6053.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  92.2 KB
Name:  IMG_6054.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  51.5 KB
My camera skills are below suck
Name:  IMG_6055.jpg
Views: 12
Size:  15.3 KB
Name:  IMG_6056.jpg
Views: 17
Size:  52.4 KB
Name:  IMG_6057.jpg
Views: 15
Size:  38.4 KB
Name:  IMG_6058.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  34.0 KB
And I got the audio nearly complete.
Name:  IMG_6060.jpg
Views: 15
Size:  133.9 KB
Name:  IMG_6061.jpg
Views: 17
Size:  120.2 KB
This grommet allowed the power wire a nice sealed place to pass through. The front right speaker wire is run under the black mat where it crosses under the power wire.
Name:  IMG_6062.jpg
Views: 12
Size:  62.2 KB
Name:  IMG_6063.jpg
Views: 17
Size:  113.5 KB
And how/where I ran the RCA'* and front right wire.
Name:  IMG_6064.jpg
Views: 15
Size:  130.2 KB
Name:  IMG_6063.jpg
Views: 17
Size:  113.5 KB
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_6063.jpg (113.5 KB, 4 views)
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 04:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
radomirthegreat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 4,606
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
radomirthegreat is on a distinguished road
Default

That last picture shows a key area in the firewall where I think all W-body guys should run their power wires. You should just post just that picture and a small point on running power wires & such through there.

And nice job with the matting! What brand is that?
radomirthegreat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 04:57 PM   #3
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

Looking great Bill, soon you will be cruising down the road in style.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 05:56 PM   #4
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
sawgunner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dover, NH
Posts: 7,122
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sawgunner is on a distinguished road
Default

looks pretty i see a lot of shiney hehehehe
sawgunner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 06:21 PM   #5
Artist
True Car Nut
 
yutzybrian's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 5,283
Thanked 48 Times in 35 Posts
yutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to beholdyutzybrian is a splendid one to behold
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sawgunner View Post
looks pretty i see a lot of shiney hehehehe
I get a feeling that won't be there when its put back together lol

Can't wait to see it finished Bill
yutzybrian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2010, 06:54 PM   #6
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

I see you decided not to go with the liquid sound deadening?

Also if I can make a suggestion, before you put everything back in and hide the wires, check and make sure your not getting any interference or alternator whine. It'* a lot easier to fix with the interior still out!
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2010, 09:32 AM   #7
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Mmmm more thoughts. Might not be able to do turn signals and autodimming. I bet the mirror is thicker or has more to it. Screw autodimming..lol.

Broke into the drivers door last night and got that mirror ready and prewired. A couple connections are left at the mirror, but all the wires being added to factory connectors is all set. Door and puddle lights are in and 100%.

Started peeling the tint. If anyone here ever puts Walmart tint on their car... lemme know. I'll drive out and kick then in the nuts.... fargin peeling cheap tint. A good heat gun is something everyone should own. It'* helpful.

Washed the carpet I'm going to use for the time being. I had started cleaning it wtih the steam cleaner and that was moving too slow. Pulled the pressure washer out. Came out well with the pressure washer.

Pulled the front of the dash off and cut the back area where the radio needed a little more clearance. Hooked up the RCA'*, did a test fit. So far so good.

Overall moving slower than I wish because there'* just not enough hours in each day.

Sound deadener all came from Second Skin Audio. The matting is called DAmplifer. I do have the liquid sound deadner, but that'* for the doors. In reading further the best product for floors is the matting.

Unfortunately because of time constraints, the audio will probably not be hooked up before the carpet and seats go back in. No biggie, it'* a 30 minute removal of the interior.

With all the plans for the car... style will hopefully not be visible to the police.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2010, 09:52 PM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,089
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
95SLE is on a distinguished road
Default

Don't worry about the police Bill they are too busy chasing the big wing ricers.
95SLE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2010, 10:59 AM   #9
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
Thread Starter
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

The last couple days of pics.
Like mentioned, the wires were added into the factory connectors :Thumbs
Name:  IMG_6067.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  70.3 KB
Second Skin Audio'* Sludge product is quite the unique goop. Thickened it up to the point that I applied it with my hand and had to ensure it didn't dry on my skin. Did all 4 doors and the trunk lid.
Name:  IMG_6074.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  68.7 KB
Door lights in a 2000 anyone?
Name:  IMG_6069.jpg
Views: 12
Size:  61.2 KB
Rotors and pads arrived the other day.
Name:  IMG_6077.jpg
Views: 13
Size:  86.7 KB
Put the seat back in for the tint guy in case he was taking the car somewhere to tint it.
Name:  IMG_6079.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  69.0 KB
Name:  IMG_6083.jpg
Views: 15
Size:  122.7 KB
Darn I'm tired, g'nite
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-07-2010, 11:01 AM   #10
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

That car is going to look and drive so sweet when your done. It will be like a brand new car.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2000 Buick Regal AC low location kevo Buick 4 05-29-2011 02:12 PM
2000 Regal Head Unit Install xtremerevolution Audio (and aftermarket electronics) 32 03-29-2011 04:02 PM
Replacement fog light housings for 2000 Regal xtremerevolution Buick 5 02-16-2011 02:50 PM
Project intercooled SLE: Project updated 2/28/08 jshelton54 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 11 02-28-2008 08:21 PM
2000 Regal engine on Ebay JDSeaton 1992-1999 2 06-14-2006 09:50 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:22 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.