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Buick Regal Sports Tourer project

Mr. Mister

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You are correct, the GS bumper has no fog lights. I almost bought the parts for a GS, but I really like the fogs, so I went with the regular sportback bumper. I would assume that if you went with the GS nose, you would just zip tie the sockets out of the way, maybe covering the bulbs and sockets with electrical tape to keep out moisture. I would be afraid that if you just pulled the bulbs you might get a code on the dash.

yeah I would assume you can tape it off a tuck it out of the way, but I also worry with how weird some cars are if there’s anything that would be problematic with that, as opposed to removing the wiring, if that’s even an option, etc. Throwing codes is another good point.

Moparsandvettes did you swap bumpers too? I saw a thread with a rioja red sport back swap but don’t recall if that was yours. If not do you have any pictures of your swap? Thanks.
 
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yeah I would assume you can tape it off a tuck it out of the way, but I also worry with how weird some cars are if there’s anything that would be problematic with that, as opposed to removing the wiring, if that’s even an option, etc. Throwing codes is another good point.

Moparsandvettes did you swap bumpers too? I saw a thread with a rioja red sport back swap but don’t recall if that was yours. If not do you have any pictures of your swap? Thanks.
I actually kicked off my swap this past weekend by removing the cladding around the fenders. I found a Sportback nose off Ebay that should be here later this week and ordered my SB rocker panels today. When I accumulate the bezels and other parts that won't swap off the TourX nose, I'll do the swap. The Rioja Red swap was done by Zaxer, and the detail in his swap thread was what put me over the edge to go ahead and start.
 

Mr. Mister

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I actually kicked off my swap this past weekend by removing the cladding around the fenders. I found a Sportback nose off Ebay that should be here later this week and ordered my SB rocker panels today. When I accumulate the bezels and other parts that won't swap off the TourX nose, I'll do the swap. The Rioja Red swap was done by Zaxer, and the detail in his swap thread was what put me over the edge to go ahead and start.

hope it goes smoothly. What color?
 

Regal11

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I actually kicked off my swap this past weekend by removing the cladding around the fenders. I found a Sportback nose off Ebay that should be here later this week and ordered my SB rocker panels today. When I accumulate the bezels and other parts that won't swap off the TourX nose, I'll do the swap. The Rioja Red swap was done by Zaxer, and the detail in his swap thread was what put me over the edge to go ahead and start.
You'll have to post pictures once its complete. Cant wait to see it
 

danzig997

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No, the tourx is not wired for the front parking sensors. I transferred over my forward harness with foglight provisions on the chance that the aftermarket might come up with a kit for the GS bumper.

The shifter would be a simple swap, but it isn't really any different than the stock one other than the GS logo.

Chinese designed DRL lights for their Regals GS'...

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Zaxer

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I actually kicked off my swap this past weekend by removing the cladding around the fenders. I found a Sportback nose off Ebay that should be here later this week and ordered my SB rocker panels today. When I accumulate the bezels and other parts that won't swap off the TourX nose, I'll do the swap. The Rioja Red swap was done by Zaxer, and the detail in his swap thread was what put me over the edge to go ahead and start.
Good luck! I actually had a lot of fun with this project - can’t wait to see your results!
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Uniqez

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For GS parts you might reach schramautoparts (Schram Auto Parts - The Best in New and Used Parts)

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Thanks, I'll give them a call tomorrow.
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Black Hawk

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Thank you RoRi for documenting this journey. You have built a gorgeous car and I look forward to following in your footsteps with my own vehicle. Your research and efforts to find and source the parts clearly a result of a lot of effort and time spent so I appreciate your willingness to share with the community.
 

Stiles

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I took delivery of a brand new GS last month. OMG what a car. It is all about the active suspension. It may be impossible with all the electronics but if you could swap those onto your build it would change everything. Standard setting is under damped and prone to bottoming. Sport mode takes care of any bottoming problems and is still smooth enough to drink your coffee. GS mode is the magic carpet. It flattens right out on the corners and tweaks the handling as you go so you feel like a genius in the corners.
My problem is the seat is crippling me. It is too radical for my back. Do you think the seats from an Essence Sportback would plug right into my GS harness okay with no other modifications? I would be trading down in technology so it might work. Thanks for any advice about the seat.
Did you ever do this swap? I'm interested in the GS seats but couldn't find any. Wanna sell yours or swap them for a nice set?
 

Serfur78

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Love this thread and all the help everyone has been.

Here are some contacts I have made over the last two weeks that have been very helpful in finding and sourcing parts for my build.

Jason at H&R Springs put me in contact with Skyler Munro at Achtuning.com skyler@achtuning.com
He was able to get me the H&R Springs.

Skyler then put me in contact with Alex at Europrice LLC, europriceus@gmail.com
Alex has been able to source the follow Opel part #'s that were provided by @RoRi
Rear Bumper Exhaust Molding: 39117536
Rear Bumper OPC SideSkirt R: 39112659
Rear Bumper OPC Sideskirt L: 39112658
Alex normally deals with Audi but said "I am happy to help anyone with items as long as they can get me part numbers since I am not familiar with these items"

I have also purchased a rear wing and rear bumper extension from Magna Tuning. Zoltan, has been very helpful and even offered to located the OEM Opel parts. info@magnatuning.com

As for wheels I am not really sure what I am going to do at this time but Bryan Ogg at Detroit Wheel & Tire has been very responsive and helpful with OEM wheels Bryan@detroitwheelandtire.com

As for the rest of the GS parts I am working with my local dealer to find them.

Hope that this helps someone.
 

sevarg

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Long time lurker, first time poster.

Can someone post a ballpark figure on the basic TourX --> Sport Tourer conversion? (front bumper swap, side skirts, rear bumper parts)


I'm trying to figure the cost into the cost of buying a TourX for that wife approval factor.

Many thanks.
 
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