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#1249497 Welcome New 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.




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


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

-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:


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


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:

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:


So welcome new members to, a close network of friends.    Tom

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#1261892 95lq1vert's 1994 Cutlass Supreme convertible progress thread

Posted by 95LQ1VERT on 14 May 2018 - 09:02 PM

Let me start of saying this is my second CSC. The first one was a 1995 LQ1 and my current one is a 1994 LQ1. Purchased the '94 back in November 2017, and been slowly working on bringing it back to a healthy life. A few stats about it the car: - 1994 (build date is march of 1994) - LQ1 3.4L DOHC v6, 4 speed - Red body, Black interior, White top - 93,xxx miles - VIN 1G3WT35XORD377734 I trailered it from Nebraska to Kentucky in December while my plant was closed for holiday shutdown. Couldn't drive it as it was a garage queen and knew it need some work. Current progress on the car has been a total top end reseal on all gaskets including the dreaded oil pump drive seal. The Head gasket wasn't leaking but the fire ring on cylinder 4 was starting to bulge into the cylinder. So I went ahead and took the heads off and sent them to a machinist and had them check the heads, put new valve stem seals on, and resurface the gasket mating surface. Other things I've done was chased a fluctuating idle which ended up being a chewed up fuel pressure regulator vac line. Fixed other harness wires from mice damage, including cyl. 3 & 5 injector wires, and oxygen sensor wires, it wasn't bad damage just annoying. I've also replaced the original red and black plug wires, coils, ICM, water pump that had shaft play and noisy bearing, oil pump drive shaft, oil pressure sensor. I've also pulled all lifters out making sure I marked their loaction and let them soak for a week in Berrymans B12 chemtool, and then let 1 week in marvel mystery oil in hopes they would be "refreshed". I'm currently in process of putting it all back together. So far I've got both cylinder heads on and torqued down. Exhaust manifolds put on, rear head cam carrier on and torqued down. New timing belt idlers on, new plug wires routed to factory look. I also ported and polished the lower intake manifold, but it's too time consuming for too little gain so that's all I did with that. I'm waiting on a new timing belt actuator from to finish up the engine. I've got a list of things needed to be done and a couple boxes full of parts to put on so it'll be road worthy but I will update as I finish things. f5e8c930aba0e937e242334eec673d48.jpg53691bc38b7dbfd961c4736e501937c3.jpgef4ae67c4dd6f728a32d76904612597e.jpg2699d2970cf5bf7066e97ca31b991bfb.jpg6d2af34e7aaa4b398322f40ac2efb1c1.jpgec46f65048e88a2283aee41c507bd5ec.jpgd955d0a4512bcdff6a530d1d06bd00b3.jpg34be5343af9430109da293253cf8a30f.jpg6b80b52228f333ffb20f2391ba792bd1.jpg Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
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#1237219 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!






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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#1251397 3800/W-body Gathering Meet - Detroit, MI - July 1, 2017

Posted by digitaloutsider on 21 December 2017 - 03:33 PM

:iamwithstupid: I'm not trying to harp, but he's is exactly right. 


The older you get and the more responsibilities you accumulate, the harder it is to drop everything and do something. At 18, I randomly quit my shitty retail job to go spend a couple of months out in Los Angeles working with Chris. That was easily one of the best times of my life, but there's no way I could do anything like that now. 


At 17, me and my buddy drove my beat Bonneville 5 hours from Atlanta to Jekyll Island, GA because we wanted to hang out with some of our friends from school (girls). We lied to our parents, and then nearly got busted when his mom wanted him home at night.. cue driving 100+ MPH almost all the way back home two hours after we got there. Was that incredibly stupid? Yes, without a doubt. But it's memories like that which I can't make at this point in my life.


I started my career at 19, and that put an end to any spontaneous fun time. 


Grow a pair, find some sort of rebellious bone in your body, get out in the world, and have fun before you're 30 and do nothing but work all the time and end up too exhausted for anything else.

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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 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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#1260662 The Holy Grail - Rebuilding the Getrag 284 5TM60

Posted by JoninMi on 26 April 2018 - 02:04 PM

will do, greatly appreciate it! 


You are literally the last person I expected to find this.

I was talking to some friends about old stuff we used to work on and I brought up manual trans, specifically the 284.


I was shocked to find this because it was such a long time ago and not many were made.


It sure does bring back some memories!!! Reading through these threads I sure wish I had all the brand new parts I had 25 years ago!!!! Back then I could assemble one blindfolded (not kidding!)

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#1253950 DIY Smoke Machine for Vacuum Leaks

Posted by 55trucker on 20 January 2018 - 02:58 AM it yourself smoke machine.....I guess I come from a different era,



this is MY idea of a *smoke machine*





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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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#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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#1230521 3800/W-body Gathering Meet - Detroit, MI - July 1, 2017

Posted by White93z34 on 19 January 2017 - 03:48 PM

I take a slightly less apocalyptic view of it, It's one year if we don't care for it we don't do it again.


I love our group, but there is no denying that numbers have dwindled for a variety of reasons including another, larger meet taking place close and at about the same time. As well as that while our forum isn't any generation of W-Body specific, it has a larger 1G presence then anywhere else, and the number of people with them still that are willing to take a 20+ year old car long distances is growing ever smaller.


I'll roll with whatever, its not like we have to take part in every last thing the group as a whole is doing, just like how we've run it in the past. 

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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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