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Old 05-20-2010, 09:35 AM   #11
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I owe you guys an update big time here. Was busy pushing the limits to get the car semi together for the meet.

Installed:
The rear suspension (lateral arms, drag links, toe links, rear knuckles, struts and lowering springs)
The front suspension (struts and lowering springs)
Aluminum cradle
Aluminum oil pan
F body front brakes and larger drilled/slotted rotors
The stereo is mostly complete, including speakers, amp, backup camera and many other goodies.
Interior is back together, headliner, seats, trim panels etc.
Front valve cover gasket is changed
Higher amp alternator and additional wire to fusebox added
Poly dogbones and mounts
New wipers, cabin air filter, regular air filter and an oil change have been done

There is much I'm leaving out as I'll be adding pics later. It'* coming together well though.

The todo list that remains:
LED'*
Homelink mirror w/lights (bought one yesterday w/o lights)
Tires for the rims
Subwoofer box (Need to make)
Heaters in seats (change leather on passenger side, need to install)
Sequential tail light harness (need to make/install)
Dual exhaust (need to install, have SLP fascia'* to add as well)
Projector headlights (lenses being polished by Rick, once done need to make, have the projectors)
Foglights (need to install, have HID'*)
Detail car (clay, polish etc etc)
M5 Spoiler
Trans service (have Randy weld a plug in one and maybe a shift kit)
POR 15/undercoat/Sludge the underside of the car.
Braided fuel lines
LIM gaskets, tune up, coolant flush, rear valve cover gasket
Fuel pump

In the end, there won't be much on the car that hasn't been moved, redone, modded or generally messed with.

The air filter had writing on it. 2004 78K miles. Uh.. it'* now 2010 and the car has 160K miles on it. LOL it was time.
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:39 AM   #12
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I think this may very well be the coolest grandpa car ever. The kind the grand kids beg to borrow. lol
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:48 PM   #13
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Updates in the way of pictures.

Tires that were purchased and picked up from TireRack
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Valve cover complete shot
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Alternator upgraded
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Current pic
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Rimmmmmmsss
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Interior back in
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Backup camera

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HUD switch
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Not sure?
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Chrome Peelies
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Dogbones and mounts
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Goin back together

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Aluminum sub and pan
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Old
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Struts

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Piling the old stuff
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New pile to go on
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Rear suspension
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Parts before they went on
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Wow, your doing one heck of a job there Bill. Great work.
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Nice! How is the interior noise?
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Almost non-existant. The car is solid w/o rattles etc. I may pull the door panels again though. The clips could be a little tighter. Replacing with new is the best solution.

Plugged in the iPod today. Stereo takes complete control of it and the only thing available is forward or backward. No scrolling etc. Looks like I'll be getting the cable. (and probably the HD radio box as well.
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The cable, is that a 3.5mm audio cable? And you're lucky to be in a populated area since there'* very little HD radio stuff out here. Is it hard for you to drive other cars after you've driven the Regal?
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It'* some goofy 3.5mm plus USB cable. Looks to be pretty low cost and won't require me to pull the radio out. Maybe I'll let the HD wait.

I've only had it a week so far to drive. Overall, I'm just starting to adapt to it.
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New rims and tires on the car. Wow, there'* a handling difference for sure.

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Love the change in cornering. Ride quality was compromised a bit, not as bad as I thought
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Now it no longer looks like that much of a granny car. Tint the tails!
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