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#1249497 Welcome New W-Body.com Members

Posted by Imp558 on 06 December 2017 - 01:18 AM

We've had an influx of new members due to another forum falling and I thought it might be a cool idea to do a little thread to help new members acclimate.

 

First of all, I'm really sorry GPF went down and took all the knowledge that was amassed there with it. If this forum went down I'd be devastated. I sincerely hope it bounces back before the domain expires.

 

So....

 

We have a "New Member Introductions" area to introduce yourselves if you'd like to post:

http://www.w-body.co...-introductions/

 

Here on W-Body.com we use the "Whatever" thread as kind of a wall to chit chat and just hang out:

http://www.w-body.co...37#entry1249491

-I wouldn't advise starting on the first page since it's been running for years.

 

There's a gallery feature associated with our accounts that we can make use of, most of us run a thread on our cars so others can chime in with advice and comments in the "Member's Rides" section:

http://www.w-body.co...-members-rides/

 

There's a section to run a thread on our non- W-Body cars as well:

http://www.w-body.co.../20-other-cars/

 

Our "Write-Up" section is a little elusive but it's pretty good. For whatever reason or another they are in the "Faq's" section:

http://www.w-body.co...-questions-faq/

Our FAQ's section is limited to posting by staff, if you'd like to do a write-up just put it in the appropriate section and staff will move it if it's appropriate.

 

 

We meet IRL at least once a year, typically it's along the great lakes but members from other areas can organize meets in different locations if there's interest:

http://www.w-body.com/forum/11-events/

 

So welcome new members to W-Body.com, a close network of friends.    Tom


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#1237219 W-body.com Decal thread!

Posted by White93z34 on 30 April 2017 - 01:26 AM

After a long time of these not being made, We now have new decals for sale!

 

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All prices are Shipped inside the USA and Canada. Anywhere else please let me know first.

 

Prices are for a right/left pair

 

White: $10

Metallic Silver: $12

 

Any other colour requests let me know, If there is enough demand I can get other colours done.

 

All profits will go back to operation of the forum

To buy, PM me, I accept Paypal.

 

I didn't get a large run done this time around, so get in early but there will be more on the way regardless.


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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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#1254327 Vintage W-body photo thread - most pics fixed and lots of new pics

Posted by W30olds on 24 January 2018 - 11:12 PM

95 GXP 300

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#1252579 Back in a CSC, and on the forum

Posted by 95LQ1VERT on 02 January 2018 - 08:00 PM

Not a new member, but I may be new to some people on the forum, I just wanted to announce my come back as I will be frequenting the forum more with my recent purchase of another CSC! I picked up a red 1994 convertible, 93k miles, vin X, black quad buckets, and white top. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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#1249475 GPF Died, So hi peoples

Posted by bluegtp91 on 05 December 2017 - 08:02 PM

I've posted a few times...

 

Guess I'll introduce myself.  I'm Nick.

 

Internet keyboard warrior; safely modding thread typer, no mo wbody owner.  Got my '03 GTP back in '06 with only 40k on the clock.  The rest is a mess of ignorance and horrible financial choices over the last decade+ till I sold my '98 GTP parts car last fall.

 

I've had a handful of GP's, couple delta cars (Cobalt's) and now a C5 Corvette...and whatever other garbage in-between.

 

I like the look here; really organized and you guys are about to get a little more popular with the closing of GPF.net yesterday I'd assume (or so it seems).

 

Look forward to helping people as I've got some strong opinions and plenty of wrench time in the 97-08 cars.  I'd [img] tag some pics but we all know how Photobucket did us recently, lol.  I attached a pic of the 'Vette...kinda limited from the work computer but I'll toss up some stuff of my old rides later on.

 

Thanks for having me along peoples!

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#1241749 when is it time to ditch a car

Posted by Imp558 on 22 July 2017 - 01:45 PM

You always have a car payment. Wether it's money outright on a newer car or repairs on an older car. I'd love to see pictures of it, that's a survivor.
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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

We have reached our donations goal for 2016 hosting costs! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who donated to the website. Without those donations, this site would not be able to operate and continue to be as great as it is today. We've had a long running history, and with the generosity of our members, we will continue that tradition!


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#1253674 Newb checking in

Posted by 1 of 996 on 17 January 2018 - 01:00 AM

I've been playing with Pontiacs for a hell of a long time.  I own and have owned GP's from 1962 to 1996 as well as many other Pontiac models.  Currently, and the reason why I'm here, I am doing a minor cosmetic restoration on a very clean, very original 1990 ASC/McLaren Turbo Grand Prix STE.  Attached is a photo when I bought it over a year ago.  So far, I have collected a ton of NOS parts and had the upper half (less roof) repainted due to the typical delam.  I am trying to keep as much of the car original as possible.

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#1252588 Back in a CSC, and on the forum

Posted by 95LQ1VERT on 02 January 2018 - 10:37 PM

It's a fixer upper, body and interior are pretty immaculant being it's a Nebraska car, no rust at all! I plan on restoring it to show/driver condition (suspension all four corners, engine overhaul, future top replacement, and other odd ends). It sat for a few years in a garage until the guy wanted to move, as it was a lake car. As far as switching interiors, I prefer the 95, but the 94 has a classic look to it with some amenities of the 95. fd394c7ac421217f01d3acb28d4a7fb4.jpg22ede22d71c7fd3a2ab3da03999b10ff.jpge1d743cf4d43e7d6f487a4bd3349cf7a.jpg249c1103ea84d4ba11ae382277d59a12.jpg2841cfd03933502f6443dbeb20e19664.jpg7beb93ac647995729ba6583da222d513.jpgced8fbc0550b70ab5104a05949a2bb11.jpg Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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#1250520 On to my third forum

Posted by goldcamj on 15 December 2017 - 04:12 AM

Like all the new people, I'm here since GPF disappeared.  Truth be told, I joined GPF after GPONA died.   I've got two 2004 Grand Prixs:  one a polo green GTP CompG and the other a black GT.  My wife and I are the original owners of the GT, and I bought the GTP from my brother (he was the original owner) in 2008.   Back in my younger days, I used to frequently drive my dad's '92 Cutlass Supreme with the DOHC 3.4L; back then, that car seemed fast, and I loved the look of those Cutlasses.   My main goals are to keep them running.  They are both in what I consider good-great shape (GTP has 120K miles, GT has 148K miles), although the GTP had a run-in with a deer several years ago (back when insurance thought it was still worthwhile to pay to fix it).  I'd consider myself an advanced amateur:  I can fix most things that don't require removing the power-train, although I've often depended on the forums (first GPONA, then GPF, now here) for advice and write-ups.   Anyway, thanks for having me. -Mike


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#1244897 1995 gtp how to turbo it?

Posted by Psych0matt on 10 September 2017 - 04:31 AM

Custom. Custom. Custom. There are no kits, there is no easy way to do it. Read up on turbo systems in general, get a good idea how a turbo setup works, and then plan on spending a ton of time and even more money fabbing stuff up to fit the already cramped engine bay. It can and has been done, but don't expect it to be a weekend job.


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#1239886 Replacing original top on 95 convertible

Posted by oldmangrimes on 14 June 2017 - 11:44 PM

Here's a picture of the wrinkle on the C-pillar area.   I need to cut a larger hole in the "tail" that tucks inside the body next to the rear cable mounting point, so the part that covers the edge of the little triangle window can fit better.   I tried a couple different times to get everything lined up and couldn't quite do it, and reaching down into that part of the body is a pain.   But hey, it was just a ripped-up section of duct tape a couple months ago, so it's a big improvement for me.   The other side looks better.  Also, I have the paint and clear coat to redo the plastic trim pieces, but haven't had time and won't for a while.     

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#1238155 DOH, pulled a connector while filling up freon

Posted by 95whitevert on 17 May 2017 - 03:12 AM

YAY!  Thanks for the info.  BTW I just put the convertible back on the road.  It has been about 2 years since I driven it more than a couple of miles.  Completely re-did the underneath, replaced the fuel lines, gas tank, brake lines and removed about hundred pounds of rust from everything else under there and then coated the entire bottom.  Replaced the rear window moldings, got the interior lights working, fixed the windshield molding and replaced the antenna.  Hopefully that keeps her on the road for a few more years.  While she isn't 1969 Cutlass, I see more of them on the road than I do my 1995 :)


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#1231520 F Body Brake Upgrade

Posted by 94 olds vert on 05 February 2017 - 04:54 PM

Get the 06 impala dual piston brakes, they should bolt right up

Yup, and then get GM rotors. GM Part number is 18021015 . You will need different caliper brackets,GM P/N 18029829. That is a cheaper, and just as effective brake upgrade. Edit: that is all 12 inch stuff from GM on the same platform so it bolts up. The Fbody swap requires drilling, threading, and who knows what else.
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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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#1223384 Vintage W-body photo thread - most pics fixed and lots of new pics

Posted by 89-W-Body-Regal on 20 August 2016 - 03:21 AM

Dealership photo car lots - Buick Dealership with GN’s and some new ‘88 Regals - 1988 Regal in the service department, 1989 New Buick’s in the Dealership showroom - Oldsmobile Dealership from 1990 with new cutlass - Chevrolet Dealership with Beretta, Camaro, Corsica and blazer along with a white Lumina in the background - Buick Dealership from 1991 with new Centurys and Regals - Chevrolet Dealership with another maroon Lumina in the background

Dealership photo car lots - Buick Dealership with GN’s and some new ‘88 Regals - Oldsmobile Dealership from 1990 with new cutlass - Chevrolet Dealership with Beretta, Camaro, Corsica and blazer along with a white Lumina in the background - Buick Dealership from 1991 with new Centurys and Regals - Chevrolet Dealership with another maroon Lumina in the background

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