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Offline derekm658

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1978 T/A Restoration
« on: February 11, 2017, 07:06:18 PM »
Recently purchased 1978 Trans Am, no motor or trans at the moment(eventually going the LS route), seems to be fairly solid, needs a pair of quarter skins and rear floor pans, hurst t-tops, originally a Mayan Red car,  all in all should make a fun project later this spring/summer!

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Re: 1978 T/A Restoration
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2017, 11:18:16 PM »
Welcome! Post up project pics as you move forward on it.
John Paige
https://www.lab-14.com

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: 1978 T/A Restoration
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2017, 10:17:37 AM »
update- Got the car home and pulled the seats and carpet out of it, it had brand new carpet laid overtop the original, seats are in good shape considering how long the car has sat, once carpet was out the extent of the floor damage was a little more than I thought, the rear drivers side needs replaced and the passenger side is gone enough I'm going to replace the whole side, all the crossmembers on the underside are savable and floor sections are on the way. after going through the car pretty extensively pretty much all the outer sheet metal is junk and will need replaced, fenders, quarters, deck lid, trunk floor, passenger door has at one point had the latch welded to the door shell...drivers door is savable but needs a skin, plus side rockers, wheelhouses and rear frame rails are all in great shape, heres a few pictures of the floor sections I will be replacing

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Re: 1978 T/A Restoration
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 06:43:38 AM »
cant wait to see finished....

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Re: 1978 T/A Restoration
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2017, 08:54:36 AM »
got the floors in yesterday, after I tackle a few wiring issues with the garage its time to get started

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Re: 1978 T/A Restoration
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 10:09:21 AM »
dropped the floors into place and I'm pretty impressed on how they fit, hopefully next weekend ill get the old rusty sections cut out and spot blast a few areas before I get everything welded in

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Re: 1978 T/A Restoration
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 10:16:17 AM »
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