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Offline jonathonar89

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« on: June 12, 2017, 10:13:37 PM »
Hello, is anybody out there on this forum? 

I've been logging on this forum lately and it's been very inactive as far as new posts go.

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Re: 78TA Forum
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2017, 06:06:53 AM »

i am guilty of this as well.  sometimes i cannot find what i am looking for right away so i just post the question, knowing someone will have the answer i need or point out the link.  i'm not very patient right now it seems.



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Re: 78TA Forum
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2017, 07:05:16 PM »
This was once a very rockin' site. Lot of good info and conversation. Things died done alot when social media on phones took over. ??? :-[ :'(
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Re: 78TA Forum
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2017, 09:13:10 AM »
This was once a very rockin' site. Lot of good info and conversation. Things died done alot when social media on phones took over. ??? :-[ :'(

I remember when this forum had new stuff everyday.  The social media sites are just a revolving door now.  Someone is always making a new 2nd gen page on Facebook and they don't go anywhere.  I guess builds and info on the forums have been tapped for a while now.

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Re: 78TA Forum
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2017, 02:16:07 PM »
Much quieter here for sure.....but still an indispensable library of information
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Re: 78TA Forum
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2017, 11:26:14 PM »
Definitely not as busy as it was back when it started.  But I still check in to see the latest.  Always a great site to find just about any thing you can think of.  And if you can't find it, just ask.

Hey, Jeff.  Glad to see a long time member.

Hi, Brett.  Long time no read, also.  Thanks for keeping this forum up and running.  It will always be my #1 go to for Trans Am.


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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 09:03:11 PM »
I check in and read; I rarely post anything.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 10:07:28 PM »
I check in and read; I rarely post anything.

I'm pretty sure you just did.  ;D :P
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 11:10:03 PM »
Hey, Larry!
"Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government that will require every citizen to prove they are insured... but not everyone must prove they are a citizen."

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Re: 78TA Forum
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2017, 01:39:46 PM »
I just signed up and have or will have questions. I bought my 17 year old son a 79 T/A 8 months ago. It's not a show car but not a pig either. We rebuilt the front suspension, if it could come off we took it off and replaced or rebuilt it and painted/POR15ed it. Did the timing chain and realized the nylon was GONE off the cam gear. We dropped the pan and then noticed all the nylon was in the catch can of the oil pump. We also changed the rear main seal while we were there. The sneaky Pete tool came in very handy.
 It's a 403 with a 2.52(?) diff.
  The plan is to start paint and body with in 2 weeks. If we are living right, I think we can have the top coat on in 6-8 weeks.
  We have to do door hinges. That'll be a new one for me.
 

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Re: 78TA Forum
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2017, 10:05:27 PM »
Every now and then I know it's kinda hard to tell, but I'm still alive and well.
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Dear Not A TA,
This is Tin Indian's wife. Would you please stop posting pictures of your car? Especially ones with er, ummm, sidepipes. I'm dizzy already and have to get up early in the morning.  :-X

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Re: 78TA Forum
« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2017, 02:38:30 PM »
Hey Sadler, welcome aboard!! Good Luck on the restoration and I hope you and your son are having some fun doing this.
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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 02:38:12 PM »
Thank you LWS
  I always have fun playing cars and trucks, him? Not so pretty much.
 We started disassembly starting at the back. Bumper skin, fins,marker lights, rear window trim and back glass is out. Guess what I found under the trim? Yep! Rust at the quarters AND at the roof line. I acquired all the sheetmatal to fix it, but I have never done THIS kind of patch job. Welding in patch panels is not that big of a deal to me. This one takes a lot more brain cells and planning. I'll try to post some pics. There is nothing on the interweb to help me along. I may have to make my first u tube video. I'll need the help from my kids for that one.  :)

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« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 06:14:01 PM »
There was a fellow on here that went by 4 Speed and he was very good with restoration work. He has a 79 that he has won several awards with. I know I last heard from him over on Trans Am Town. He lives by Greenville,Ohio.There should be plenty of guys here to help you.
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Re: 78TA Forum
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 10:34:16 PM »
Thank you LWS
  I always have fun playing cars and trucks, him? Not so pretty much.
 We started disassembly starting at the back. Bumper skin, fins,marker lights, rear window trim and back glass is out. Guess what I found under the trim? Yep! Rust at the quarters AND at the roof line. I acquired all the sheetmatal to fix it, but I have never done THIS kind of patch job. Welding in patch panels is not that big of a deal to me. This one takes a lot more brain cells and planning. I'll try to post some pics. There is nothing on the interweb to help me along. I may have to make my first u tube video. I'll need the help from my kids for that one.  :)

Depending on the rusted area you may be able to bond rather than weld your repair in the window channel. In many cases it's quicker, cleaner, easier, safer, and stronger than welding. The drawbacks are additional cost and repair should be within the channel.
John Paige


Dear Not A TA,
This is Tin Indian's wife. Would you please stop posting pictures of your car? Especially ones with er, ummm, sidepipes. I'm dizzy already and have to get up early in the morning.  :-X