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Post by jpowen49 Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:44 am

Thank you Limey. I will post pictures of the headliner when I receive it. If I end up needing them I would like to buy them + postage from you.
I`m not going to install the headliner until after paint but trying to get everything together, this summer I hope.
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Post by 76LagunaS3 Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:56 pm

jpowen49 wrote:
zucchi wrote:Are you going to keep it box stock original or are you considering some upgrades?
zucchi, I`m replacing my radiator with a three core aluminum with duel fans- I have deleted my sport vinyl roof,
convert the rear brakes to disk . I am going to mount a hood tach like the GTO  and run American racing Torq-Thrust ll
with Cooper- cobra tires. I have already installed duel exhaust 2 1/2 with thrush hush mufflers.  I have moved my battery to the trunk and installed a ford type starter solenoid.

i read that you're deleting your sport roof ... I'd like to install one one mine, Any chance you still have the trim piece that goes to the rear of the vinyl ??

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Post by 76LagunaS3 Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:27 pm

g3chevy / Mr Pontiac wrote:You are definitely making some good progress! My 350 ran like a scalded ape so they are very respectable power plants. I really woke mine up just by adding a mild cam, a Quadrajet and dual exhaust. Sold her back in the early 90's after my daughter was born. Really miss that ole girl. Here's a pic. Now the kids have grown and I finally got a 75 Laguna a few years back. I'll never sell this one as my son would have an absolute panic attack if I did. Looking forward to seeing yours completed. Keep the progress reports coming.

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like that !!!

Man, I had a 76 that looked EXACTLY like that !! I miss that car - it was my first and I bought it new. Kept it 10 years. Sold it in '86 for a Monte Carlo SS. I drove the hell out of it and it got rather rusty ( mid-atlantic / northeast climate salty roads :-( ). I now have another 76 i found in '08 white w/ blue interior and black stripe and no sport roof. I'd like to re-do this one to look like that someday. What engine is in yours ? and what color interior ?

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Post by jpowen49 Tue Jan 24, 2023 7:29 pm

i read that you're deleting your sport roof ...  I'd like to install one one mine,  Any chance you still have the trim piece that goes to the rear of the vinyl ??[/quote]

76LagunaS3- I know I haven`t gotten rid of it, I just can`t put my hands on it. I`ll look and dig and see if I can find it.
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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Wed Jan 25, 2023 12:04 am

76LagunaS3 wrote:
g3chevy / Mr Pontiac wrote:You are definitely making some good progress! My 350 ran like a scalded ape so they are very respectable power plants. I really woke mine up just by adding a mild cam, a Quadrajet and dual exhaust. Sold her back in the early 90's after my daughter was born. Really miss that ole girl. Here's a pic. Now the kids have grown and I finally got a 75 Laguna a few years back. I'll never sell this one as my son would have an absolute panic attack if I did. Looking forward to seeing yours completed. Keep the progress reports coming.


like that !!!

Man, I had a 76 that looked EXACTLY like that !!  I miss that car - it was my first and I bought it new.  Kept it 10 years.  Sold it in '86 for a Monte Carlo SS. I drove the hell out of it and it got rather rusty ( mid-atlantic / northeast climate salty roads :-(  ).  I now have another 76 i found in '08 white w/ blue interior and black stripe and no sport roof.  I'd like to re-do this one to look like that someday.   What engine is in yours ? and what color interior ?

Yeah, I fell in love with that car the second I saw it in some guys front yard with a for sale sign on it. I was 19 at the time and bought it on the spot. He was asking $500 for it and I ended up paying $450. One of the best purchases I ever made. Do you have any pics of your 76? I'll start another thread showing pics of my 75 Laguna as I don't want to hi-jack this thread anymore than it already has.
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Post by jpowen49 Wed Jan 25, 2023 7:16 pm

Ordered seat upholstery back in the summer. Only took about 4 months to receive it. Last week I took it to a local auto upholstery shop. Today got a call it`s ready. Here are some before pictures 76 Laguna parked in 2002 - Page 4 Img_0011
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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Thu Jan 26, 2023 1:15 am

Nice!
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Post by jpowen49 Fri Jan 27, 2023 11:09 pm

jpowen49 wrote:i read that you're deleting your sport roof ...  I'd like to install one one mine,  Any chance you still have the trim piece that goes to the rear of the vinyl ??

76LagunaS3- I know I haven`t gotten rid of it, I just can`t put my hands on it. I`ll look and dig and see if I can find it.[/quote]

76LagunaS3, I found the trim pieces for the sports roof . If your want it let me know.
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Post by Keith Seymore Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:32 pm

Keith Seymore wrote:
jpowen49 wrote:I sent an email to service@rockauto.com with these questions;

This is the reply;
All the info we have is listed on the website.

If you don`t see the info your looking for we don`t have it.

That also means they are not important for fitment.

The manufacture always list the details that will be important to determine if the part will fit your vehicle.

                          That was no help at all.

This portion of the thread is timely, as I will be doing a headliner install this winter (after my roll cage is complete).

I have a kit from Rock Auto on order and it should arrive within the next few days;  expected ship date is Feb 6.   I can report out what is included in the kit.

K

Here's what arrived today.

I don't have my old one out so I'm not quite sure what all is involved yet (other than what has already been posted here).

Not sure what the smaller separate square of material is for, unless it is sail panels.

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Post by Limey SE Sat Jan 28, 2023 4:49 pm

Mine had that also Keith I believe its for Visors if you wanna have someone do them

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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:37 pm

Keith Seymore wrote:
Keith Seymore wrote:
jpowen49 wrote:I sent an email to service@rockauto.com with these questions;

This is the reply;
All the info we have is listed on the website.

If you don`t see the info your looking for we don`t have it.

That also means they are not important for fitment.

The manufacture always list the details that will be important to determine if the part will fit your vehicle.

                          That was no help at all.

This portion of the thread is timely, as I will be doing a headliner install this winter (after my roll cage is complete).

I have a kit from Rock Auto on order and it should arrive within the next few days;  expected ship date is Feb 6.   I can report out what is included in the kit.

K

Here's what arrived today.

I don't have my old one out so I'm not quite sure what all is involved yet (other than what has already been posted here).

Not sure what the smaller separate square of material is for, unless it is sail panels.

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Keith, looks like pic shows you got the metal rods (bows) and the clips???
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Post by jpowen49 Sun Jan 29, 2023 10:47 am

Keith Seymore wrote:
Keith Seymore wrote:
jpowen49 wrote:I sent an email to service@rockauto.com with these questions;

This is the reply;
All the info we have is listed on the website.

If you don`t see the info your looking for we don`t have it.

That also means they are not important for fitment.

The manufacture always list the details that will be important to determine if the part will fit your vehicle.

                          That was no help at all.

This portion of the thread is timely, as I will be doing a headliner install this winter (after my roll cage is complete).

I have a kit from Rock Auto on order and it should arrive within the next few days;  expected ship date is Feb 6.   I can report out what is included in the kit.

K

Here's what arrived today.

I don't have my old one out so I'm not quite sure what all is involved yet (other than what has already been posted here).

Not sure what the smaller separate square of material is for, unless it is sail panels.

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Thank you Keith for the pictures, like others said the extra material is for sun visors . Is there any way you could take a closer picture of one of the ribs with clips ?
Do the clips look large enough to engage the T slots in the roof?
Thank you.
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Post by jpowen49 Sat Feb 11, 2023 6:24 pm

Received the headliner today (2-11) that I ordered from The Parts Place on the  (1-23). Only took 16 days, fantastic the one I ordered from Eckler`s took 6 months. I slid one of the hangers off and tried it in the  T slot , Think it`s going to work good.  76 Laguna parked in 2002 - Page 4 Thumbn41
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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Sun Feb 12, 2023 1:25 pm

That will look nice when installed. Same setup I received when I ordered mine from OPGI back about 12 years ago.
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Post by jpowen49 Sun Feb 12, 2023 7:12 pm

Thank you g3chevy, it will be awhile before I get it installed but at least I can quit worrying about a headliner.
I was going to convert the rear brakes to disk but decided to hold off for now. Instead I replaced the existing system; master cylinder,calipers, wheel cylinders and rubber hoses.
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Post by Mitchell Murphy Mon Feb 13, 2023 8:45 am

Good Morning. I am also restoring a 1975 Laguna S-3. If you haven't found the Sport Roof option trim, I have an extra one. The trim on the B pillar that divides the vinyl section from the painted one.. My number is (865) 924-1273. Mitch

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Post by jpowen49 Mon Feb 13, 2023 11:09 am

Mitchell Murphy wrote:Good Morning. I am also restoring a 1975 Laguna S-3. If you haven't found the Sport Roof option trim, I have an extra one. The trim on the B pillar that divides the vinyl section from the painted one.. My number is (865) 924-1273. Mitch


Thank you Mitch, I deleted my sport roof.
76 Laguna S3 (member) was asking about the trim , he may be interested.
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Post by Mitchell Murphy Mon Feb 13, 2023 12:29 pm

Thank you for your response. I also have a very nice set of Laguna louvers too. They are black. Have a good Laguna Monday.

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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Mon Feb 13, 2023 1:31 pm

Mitchell Murphy wrote:Thank you for your response. I also have a very nice set of Laguna louvers too.  They are black. Have a good Laguna Monday.

That should be made official! "Laguna Monday"
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Post by jpowen49 Sat Mar 18, 2023 3:15 pm

Trying to get my rear bumper ready for install, wish I could get it re chromed  but I can`t. Replaced the studs in the impact strip and painted the inside of the bumper. Also cleaned and painted the inner support and shocks. This bumper is heavy so I decided to weigh it.
The chrome bumper= 39.3 lbs
The inner support= 37.8 lbs
The shocks = 16 lbs  for a total of 93.1 lbs.
Has anyone lightened there bumper by cutting the inner support ?
Would it make any difference. This is just a street car. 76 Laguna parked in 2002 - Page 4 Thumbn51
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Post by g3chevy / Mr Pontiac Sat Mar 18, 2023 9:29 pm

Looking good Jerry! Here are a couple threads on inner bumper reinforcements. GM seems to have had different versions even on the same year vehicles. I'm thinking you can cut most of that inner support out without affecting how it mounts or looks from the outside.

https://www.g3gm.com/t11752-front-bumper-question?highlight=bumper+bracket

https://www.g3gm.com/t13140-wanted-73-77-elcamino-rear-bumper-brackets?highlight=bumper+bracket
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Post by Keith Seymore Fri Mar 24, 2023 7:58 am

jpowen49 wrote:Trying to get my rear bumper ready for install, wish I could get it re chromed  but I can`t. Replaced the studs in the impact strip and painted the inside of the bumper. Also cleaned and painted the inner support and shocks. This bumper is heavy so I decided to weigh it.
The chrome bumper= 39.3 lbs
The inner support= 37.8 lbs
The shocks = 16 lbs  for a total of 93.1 lbs.
Has anyone lightened there bumper by cutting the inner support ?

I have.

The first iteration was cutting the inner support so that there was just enough material to hold the bumper on (ie, save the area nearest the shock, and then flare out to pick up a few of the bumper bolts).  

I spent the whole summer between my junior year and senior year of high school riding the die grinder with a cutoff wheel, cutting away everything I could.  I wouldn't be able to manage that today (either physically, or timewise).

I eventually went to a fiberglass front bumper.  It now has 1/4" by 2" aluminum flat stock holding it on.  I still run the steel bumper on the rear.

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Post by jpowen49 Fri Mar 24, 2023 2:34 pm

Thank you Keith, I plan to cut it at about 50/50. My brother has an acetylene torch I can use if I get the bottles filled! I sure miss the benefits of working in a steel fab shop for 36 years.
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Post by jpowen49 Wed Mar 29, 2023 9:11 pm

Ended up using an angle grinder with cut off wheel to carve  up the inner support. It weighed 37.8 lbs before and 18.3 after cutting, lost  19.3 lbs just a little over  half. 76 Laguna parked in 2002 - Page 4 Thumbn59
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Now I`m thinking about tucking the rear bumper. I have searched and watched a few videos but seems no one shows good pictures of the finished job. No one mentions trimming the bumper fillers. Anyone ever do a bumper tuck and then wish  they had left it alone ?
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Post by 76Chevelle2Tone Wed Mar 29, 2023 10:35 pm

jpowen49 wrote:

Now I`m thinking about tucking the rear bumper. I have searched and watched a few videos but seems no one shows good pictures of the finished job. No one mentions trimming the bumper fillers. Anyone ever do a bumper tuck and then wish  they had left it alone ?
I found a picture of a 75 Laguna that had deleted the rear bumper. I wish someone made a fiberglass kit to do this.

I often say there are two kinds of cars: those with chrome and those without. If you are asking for opinions I would say it looks nice in a 80s or 90s kind of way but loses the G3 look for better or worse. Depends on whether you want to leave the 70s behind haha.
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