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#1233941 New to me 1996 Grand Prix SE, need thoughts

Posted by crunkGP96 on 15 March 2017 - 11:14 PM

Welcome! My favorite body style of the GP's. Im on my second one. Running like a champ! I'd add polished wheels, wider tires, tint the windows and just leave it alone but what do I know.. lol 3d2116c7be9d8824351fc051e96f932d.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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#1225829 Will our cars become classics?

Posted by cdn_olds_94 on 05 October 2016 - 02:38 AM

The comments on that are they way I see public opinion on our chassis, I still say there won't ever be any value to them as collector cars.

Our cars are "accidental" finds for most people and they fall in love or hate with them but the average person only has passing knowledge of them at best.

It's their loss really, the W-Body has so much to offer and so many different directions they can be built.

Everybody has a story about the time they got smacked down by a CamEro or some other "Sports" car: "I ran with it", "I would have had it but...", "That thing wasn't stock", to this day I've never been with a group of guys where somebody admitted having their ass handed to them by a W-Body out of embarrassment. But we all know it happens and with some frequency.

 

I like the term " accidental finds ". That is how I got my 94 Olds Cutlass Convertible. I liked the vert in the Valvoline commercial a few years back, and thought that If I ever came across one at a descent price I'd think about buying it. Well, my son's friend from high school's father pass away suddenly two years ago. He owned a 94 vert. His kids didn't want it so they offered the car to my son for 1000 dollars, and he bought it. This car was in amazing shape. Never winter driven and just a bit of surface rust on the back quarters. But it was in need of a new convertible roof. My son put the car in storage for the winter, and in the spring offered it to me for what he paid for it. Since getting the car, I've fixed the quarters, and replaced the roof. and fixed a couple of other little things on the car. I love this car. It drives great and once on the highway, the 3.4 DOHC really kicks in and she just sails along. Yea, some parts are hard to find, but I haven;t had any problems finding everyday stuff. Body parts are another thing, and I've been thinking about looking for another one for a parts car.  Will these cars be collectors items ? Who knows, maybe, maybe not. But I'm having fun with mine.


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#1227885 LQ1 cam retarded ?

Posted by Nas Escobar on 23 November 2016 - 02:32 AM

The whole LQ1 is special not just the cam lol
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#1218618 replacing wheel bearings - no torque wrench

Posted by Imp558 on 26 May 2016 - 05:44 AM

This thread is beyond asinine, I own a toilet but I don't shit my pants and make a mess out of convenience. Nor do I declare how well my previous pant pooping endeavors worked out to justify my actions.
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#1215146 2016 Hosting Donations Goal Reached!

Posted by LukeZ34 on 31 March 2016 - 04:13 PM

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#1232914 Money Pit Horror Story: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

Posted by digitaloutsider on 27 February 2017 - 01:10 AM

Sounds like this incredibly pointless thread has run it's course.

 

Don't know how I missed this trainwreck before.


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#1230954 Money Pit Horror Story: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

Posted by runt on 27 January 2017 - 01:19 AM

So one "bad egg" and you suddenly swear off all grand prix gtps? With that attitude you'll quickly run out of cars to buy. Sent from tapatalk
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#1230484 Money Pit Horror Story: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

Posted by Nas Escobar on 19 January 2017 - 04:24 AM

I think you're better off leasing a car so you don't have to worry about warranty issues out of warranty or major maintenance repair. 


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#1228267 W-Body.com 2017 Calendar Submissions

Posted by Megavolt-380 on 29 November 2016 - 02:02 PM

Megavolt-380 Pontiac GrandPrix GT-V8   1991year  

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#1226394 Will our cars become classics?

Posted by GnatGoSplat on 18 October 2016 - 09:26 PM

I think in 10-15 years, these cars will be about as sought after as an AMC Matador, Dodge Diplomat, or Ford Granada.  Well, maybe not, those were at least RWD...


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#1225677 Will our cars become classics?

Posted by Imp558 on 01 October 2016 - 08:59 PM

The comments on that are they way I see public opinion on our chassis, I still say there won't ever be any value to them as collector cars.

Our cars are "accidental" finds for most people and they fall in love or hate with them but the average person only has passing knowledge of them at best.

It's their loss really, the W-Body has so much to offer and so many different directions they can be built.

Everybody has a story about the time they got smacked down by a CamEro or some other "Sports" car: "I ran with it", "I would have had it but...", "That thing wasn't stock", to this day I've never been with a group of guys where somebody admitted having their ass handed to them by a W-Body out of embarrassment. But we all know it happens and with some frequency.


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#1220969 Guess what I found...

Posted by cdn_olds_94 on 10 July 2016 - 12:55 AM

A chance meeting with a fellow gear head at the storage place my wife uses, and I'm the new owner of a 0 mileage 3.4 L DOHC crate motor. Price was right, 800 bucks. 

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#1233929 New to me 1996 Grand Prix SE, need thoughts

Posted by 94 olds vert on 15 March 2017 - 08:42 PM

I always see Ws in the junkyard without a valance, and laugh when people are pulling the trans out. They clearly know nothing. 


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#1231060 Money Pit Horror Story: 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP

Posted by Heartbeat1991 on 28 January 2017 - 11:28 PM

Glad it's gone.  And so nice of you to screw the next guy to buy it by hiding a massive problem with it.


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#1230780 W-Body.com 2017 Calendar Submissions

Posted by Imp558 on 24 January 2017 - 01:41 AM

Okay, It's up! .... again.  

So a little bad news, Shutterfly is the only one who does what we need as far as a link to a project (that works unlike Vistaprint) and they are a bit more expensive $18.74 + Shipping.

Also before you can check out you have to give them an E-mail address and make a password for future orders which isn't all that bad since you'll get confirmation to E-mail that has a link to check order status.

I tried Shutterfly last since they were more expensive so maybe next year another site will offer this system or maybe Vistaprint will fix theirs.

Now the good news: Shutterfly does coupon codes and there's one you get with making the account you need to check out anyway. I used a coupon code and found a better one and it wouldn't let me remove the discount to add the better one so when you look at coupon codes just make sure you know which one is the best deal.

 

 

And now........ The link!

 

http://share.shutter...=sIZN2zly1bMXFw


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#1228780 W bodies with the Wrong stock wheels

Posted by Nas Escobar on 10 December 2016 - 07:45 AM

Well then looks like were gonna have to go to cuba with a measuring tape and solve this mystery.
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#1224739 How difficult would it be...

Posted by Luke94vert on 13 September 2016 - 07:16 AM

How does this suddenly happen? Just wondering for reference on what to look out for :-D And Hopefully you'll be able to get the car up and running again.

Long story but I became the guardian of my nephews and niece. Their mom and boyfriend got into some trouble. It was either I take them or they went into foster care. Well that's not an option in my book. They need family. And I'm the only family that's related to all three. So I now have a 12 year old boy, 10 year old girl, and a 17 month old boy.
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#1220593 TGP Pace car(s)

Posted by ManicMechanic on 01 July 2016 - 06:21 AM

The Intimidator (R.I.P.) isn't gonna pass that TGP at the 1989 Daytona 500.

 

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#1217342 Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

Posted by Psych0matt on 04 May 2016 - 06:00 PM

I would love to those GTX wheels.

Burn? Use? Fornicate with?
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#1202242 A Sad Story

Posted by Schurkey on 28 July 2015 - 08:18 PM

Oh, it's mostly true, alright.  GM corporate mismanagement and arrogance is the stuff of legends; and it's still happening.

 

I'd dispute the 3.4L engine problems--it would have taken very little to make a big improvement:  Better pistons, a more-durable timing belt, a better O-ring for the oil pump drive, re-routed oil passages in the camshafts, and upgraded lower intake manifold gaskets.  Some of these items were actually produced and installed on later models.  Some, sadly, were never addressed (Pistons, especially, and the 60K timing belt.)

 

Beyond that, GM sank from King of the Corporatons to a shadow of it's former self because the folks at the top don't know a car or a truck from a toaster, toothpaste, or laundry detergent.


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