92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 12, 2011 10:18 pm

Uugh .... my knuckles started to squirt blood just looking at those engine pics! :shock:

Richard S. wrote:Well, I've been thinking about getting the car painted. ................ Since I'm going to have to get these painted I might as well paint the whole damn thing..... 8-) ...........

I think you may change your mind on that once you see how much the stuff cost these days .... :shock: I can't believe how much paint & related chemicals cost nowadays. We painted ONE fender - cost OVER $400 just for paint, primer, reducer, clearcoat & it's reducer. And that was WHITE paint - about the cheapest there is.

I just looked online for some refrigerant .... WTF happened there??? Used to get Freeze-12 for $99 a case .... now over $200 per case!! Not a good year to be buying chemicals ..... :sick:
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu May 12, 2011 10:43 pm

Uugh .... my knuckles started to squirt blood just looking at those engine pics! :shock:

I put my time in at 3 GM dealers: Chevy, Chevy/Olds, and Buick. I do not regret leaving the business. :D
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 12, 2011 10:49 pm

I remember when my grandfather opened the hood of the '83 Ford Escort my dad had just bought. He said it looks like the days of working on cars is coming to an end. I should have paid more attention back then! :shock:
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Fri May 13, 2011 8:58 am

SMITTY wrote:Uugh .... my knuckles started to squirt blood just looking at those engine pics! :shock:

Richard S. wrote:Well, I've been thinking about getting the car painted. ................ Since I'm going to have to get these painted I might as well paint the whole damn thing..... 8-) ...........

I think you may change your mind on that once you see how much the stuff cost these days .... :shock: I can't believe how much paint & related chemicals cost nowadays. We painted ONE fender - cost OVER $400 just for paint, primer, reducer, clearcoat & it's reducer. And that was WHITE paint - about the cheapest there is.

I just looked online for some refrigerant .... WTF happened there??? Used to get Freeze-12 for $99 a case .... now over $200 per case!! Not a good year to be buying chemicals ..... :sick:



freeze 12 and capella oil was the ticket.....capella is gone and i havnt scene freeze 12 for a while..

30 lbs of 134a is going out the door for .......285 !!! used to get it at sams club for 69 bucks......
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed May 18, 2011 7:51 am

Poconoeagle wrote:
30 lbs of 134a is going out the door for .......285 !!! used to get it at sams club for 69 bucks......


Yeah it is. I just had to get another 30 lber the other day. BTW anyone need any old R-12 ?? Still have some for the classic car crowd.


And tonight I'll have to post some pics. I'm currently working on an 09 Hyundai Santa Fe. Had to pull the entire drive train, clear the firewall inside and out (partial removal of dash) to replace the right front frame rail. Pricey but the correct way to do the repair.


Rick
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed May 18, 2011 8:48 am

I could use the R12 .. but from what I've seen on eBay, I can't afford it.
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: coal berner On: Wed May 18, 2011 9:10 am

Richard S. wrote:Well first stop is Harry's, they claim to be largest junk yard in the world. They have thousands of vehicles, you go in and pull it yourself. I banged up two doors once on my Century and I was able to get two with same color and interior. Cheap and easy fix, I'm hoping same thing happens here. That gold seems to be pretty popular, I've seen a lot of cars same color.

http://www.wegotused.com/

As far as interchangeability goes I was looking over their site and they have books there that will tell you what is interchangeable. :D

Denaples is another huge junk yard near here...

If I can't find them I'll just have someone fix what I got.

Try this guys I get most of my older stuff from these guys Joe has 1999 above the back lot is u pull it that will have the older ones in it call both places Joe has all parts inventoried U pull it is not but when you call most of the time they know what they got in the yard so try both places same owner.

Not far from my place let me know I could tack you there or get the parts for you call and see what they got

http://www.wehavecars.com/

http://www.joesusedautoparts.com/EZPull.html
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: europachris On: Wed May 18, 2011 9:29 am

SMITTY wrote:I could use the R12 .. but from what I've seen on eBay, I can't afford it.


It sounds crazy, but you can use propane to replace R12, R134A, and R22. Here is a manufacturer of a hydrocarbon refrigerant: http://www.duracool.com/ I've not looked into it a whole lot, but essentially the only thing preventing widespread use of it is the "nanny do-gooders" that think we'll all blow ourselves up with propane-filled fridges and and air conditioners and that every car with a propane-filled A/C system is a 4-wheeled bomb. I'm sure that there is a higher risk having a flammable gas in the A/C system, but in a crash, the gas will vent quickly away and dissipate, leaving 20 gallons of gasoline behind to worry about..... :roll:
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Wed May 18, 2011 10:57 pm

Chris,

From what I remember, they first started using propane or something like that in Fla. years ago when the R-12 stopped production. I also remember seeing pics of a blown apart Aerostar that had it installed. A small leak and a spark did the rest. Yes it is a good refrigerant but the potential is there for a catastrophe. In fact I have detected 2 vehicles having some type of flammable refrigerant in their system. I sent both of them down the road with a warning.

Smitty, any time you make a road trip down this way, I'll have some for you. It might cost you a case of beer though..........



Rick
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Thu May 19, 2011 9:11 am

Thanks Rick! I'll keep that in mind. If my parents find a house down south I'll be making routine trips through PA. 8-)

Propane -- I've thought about doing that many times but never did ... because I didn't feel like running back & forth to the hardware store trying to find an adapter for the tank. I might try that though. Would certainly be cheaper. Should work with ester oil then, if it was used in R12 systems.

I used to work with propane all the time doing industrial roofing. I've seen all kinds of things happen but never an explosion. Watched many tanks of many different sizes go up in flames. Not to many places to run up on a roof! Maybe I got lucky ... :lol:
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: RegalOwner On: Fri Mar 02, 2012 2:42 pm

Are you still looking for a 92 Buick Regal? Just put brand new tires on it. Transmission almost gone. Take it away.
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