92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon May 09, 2011 12:46 pm

Hit a damn deer last night, ironically the same damn spot the previous owner hit a deer with:

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That's old picture and it was fixed when I bought it, it's not nearly as bad except the hood got bent up a lot. In any event it looks like I'm going to need a grille, light housing, hood and a front quarter panel. Basically same exact damage you see in the above picture except the bum[er appears to be OK but I haven't gotten under the hood yet.

I'm going to make a trip to "Harry's U pull it" which is a really large junk yard and what I'm wondering is if anyone knows what other GM cars or the years for the Buick that have exact same body style?

Ideally I find a Buick and this color was pretty popular because I see a lot of them so I'm hopeful, might not even have to paint it.
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon May 09, 2011 6:09 pm

In 1997, the Century and the Regal once again became versions of the same car, only offered as a four-door sedan, and sitting on a revised W platform that was shared with the Oldsmobile Intrigue, the Pontiac Grand Prix, and the Chevrolet Lumina and Chevrolet Monte Carlo. Differences between the Regal and Century were mostly cosmetic.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buick_Regal
You may not be able to find any other parts that are the same. For years GM has offered vehicles under different brands that are mechanically identical, the difference lies in the appearance. Hopefully you can find the parts you need, although most modern scrap yards don't keep the older cars around, once they are picked over they go off to the crusher.
My Buick is the same color, I think, Light Sandstone Metallic. :shock: It's not a Regal, though!
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: PC 12-47E On: Mon May 09, 2011 6:50 pm

Front end body parts will be hard to find in a salvage yard for that Buick.


Take a look at AFTERMARKET SHEET Metal / Body parts for the 92 Regal.

" Auto body parts on line"

They have some parts for your car much cheaper than OEM new....
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: rberq On: Mon May 09, 2011 7:12 pm

Richard S. wrote:Hit a damn deer last night, ironically the same damn spot the previous owner hit a deer with

I hate it when that happens. Same spot on the car, or same spot on the road?

Try this site -- real-time recycling yard lookup:
http://www.partshotlines.com/

I have had good luck finding mechanical parts through the site, but have never looked for body parts. A search for 92 Buick Regal 4-door hood without ornament turned up only 7 nationwide. Search for LF fender found about 35. PC 12 is probably right, aftermarket is the way to go. I have bought aftermarket body panels and lights several times -- headlights, tailights, marker lights -- much much less expensive than the dealer.

I have always driven "older" cars. The one drawback is, once they exceed a certain age, the recycle yards have sent all their brothers and sisters to the crusher.
Last edited by rberq on Mon May 09, 2011 7:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: rberq On: Mon May 09, 2011 7:24 pm

P.S. What is it with Buicks, anyway? Unless it's my imagination, there are comparatively a lot of them, especially as you look at cars older than 10 years, and always a lot for sale in the classifieds. Are they nicer than the average GM? Do they hold up better? Does GM still make them, or have they gone the way of Pontiac?
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon May 09, 2011 7:36 pm

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.
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Mon May 09, 2011 7:39 pm

rberq wrote: Do they hold up better? Does GM still make them, or have they gone the way of Pontiac?


When I sold my Century it had almost 200K on it and it ran great. Only problem with that car when I sold it was the paint was wearing off and that was half my fault. I owned that car for 120 miles and the only thing I ever had to fix was average stuff, muffler(once), brakes etc. They still have Buick's and considered better cars AFAIK, I guess it would be the line before Caddilac.

---edit-------

The other thing is who is driving them, younger people don;t buy Buick's. I guess it has the "Grandpa" stigma so I'd assume they are better taken care of it...
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: AA130FIREMAN On: Tue May 10, 2011 1:20 am

Richard S. wrote:
The other thing is who is driving them, younger people don;t buy Buick's. I guess it has the "Grandpa" stigma so I'd assume they are better taken care of it...

What about the turbo grand national, they are a great looking car, if one can be had $$$$$
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Tue May 10, 2011 2:25 am

AA130FIREMAN wrote:What about the turbo grand national, they are a great looking car, if one can be had $$$$$


There's nothing wrong with how they look. My cousins husband has a Grand National, it's in mint condition. They killed the Grand Nationals and even faster GNX.... presumably because they were faster than a Corvette, LOL. I beleive around the same time they took the Buicks out of NASCAR too.

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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: RAYJAY On: Tue May 10, 2011 2:36 am

Richard S. wrote:Well first stop is Harry's, they claim to be largest junk 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 denaples or d u pull it been there lot of car the set up is really good a lot cleaner that harry's, Harry's the car are really picked over before there put out

also try http://www.anthraciteauto.net/ place is a shamble but you may get lucky and there prices are cheap

there is also Gary's up pull-it in Ny http://www.garysupullit.com/
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue May 10, 2011 12:15 pm

I bought a fender for a neighbor's Dodge at partsgeek.com - they were the cheapest I could find around here, & shipped to my door.

Fender was cheap .... but the paint & supplies costs about made my brain hemorrhage! :shock: Had no choice but to buy all that stuff locally.
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed May 11, 2011 3:56 pm

No luck at Denaples, they had two and neither had anything I needed. Harry's wasn't much better but they had a hood that was alright and grille/light assembly that was slightly damaged. The part that is broke I found on Ebay if I can't fix it. Fender from a 93 that I'm researching now that should work. I'm going to take some measurements and pictures and go back. If it's same one it's sold.

If I wanted anything from a Century or Park Ave I had 100's to choose from..... Of course the car I have they got nothing.....
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed May 11, 2011 4:14 pm

Ain't that the way it always is :( ;)
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Wed May 11, 2011 4:35 pm

Well, I've been thinking about getting the car painted. Had some other minor body damage. Big tree limb fell on the roof once. Since I'm going to have to get these painted I might as well paint the whole damn thing..... 8-) Interior on that car is nealy perfect, be like driving in new car.... that is 20 years old. :lol:
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Re: 92 Buick Regal Custom Body Style?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Wed May 11, 2011 4:59 pm

Does anyone have a 66-70 GS 455, stage 3? That was a fun play toy. A sleeper that ate mustangs, SS 454's, even the 442's. The Buick guys weren't any slouches when it came to power and reliability, they just looked sedate and orderly. :eek2: :eek2: :eek2: :devil: :beer:
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