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Trans Am Photos => Trans Am Photos => Topic started by: Jonnyscotti on January 03, 2007, 05:57:06 PM

Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Jonnyscotti on January 03, 2007, 05:57:06 PM
We did this last January and I thought it would be fun to do it again. Only last time there was only 200 members so it should be even more fun.

Okay this is how it works. Post a picture of your car, it has to be a recent picture in it's current condition. Don't make it too big or we'll take up too much bandwidth and that's bad. Then we'll nominate the top 5 from each category and vote. Submission starts right now until January 31. The categories are 70-73, 74-76, 77-78, and 79-81.

Brett, could you make a sticky explaining how to post a picture? The last one was deleted when the site got that virus.
Title: contest
Post by: 79 T-Top Delete SE on January 03, 2007, 08:51:03 PM
(http://[img]http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h14/my79tase/Driveway%20Pic/DSCN1050.jpg)

Here's mine!

79 TA SE T-top Delete

Yes - it's real!!

[/img]
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: kyledyr on January 03, 2007, 09:10:50 PM
(http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y94/kyles6700/kyles%20TA/87bf8f33.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: 78 T/A on January 03, 2007, 09:33:13 PM
http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k88/musclecar917/000_0188-1.jpg

Best pic of the car I have right now (no digital camera) :roll:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: 78 T/A on January 03, 2007, 09:35:59 PM
Ooops, I'll try that one again.

(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k88/musclecar917/000_0188-1.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: TA78 on January 03, 2007, 09:40:57 PM
(http://www.imagetex.com/albums/userpics/10114/TransAm6.JPG)
Title: contest
Post by: 79 T-Top Delete SE on January 03, 2007, 09:47:19 PM
78 t/a

Hey I know that car!!!!!

Nice center caps  :)  :lol:  :lol:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Pro71bird on January 03, 2007, 09:53:12 PM
Here's my 71 Bird.

(http://i11.tinypic.com/4icas0g.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: 78 T/A on January 04, 2007, 08:51:42 AM
Hey mike, those caps really make the car   :lol:
You gotta love the smooth roof lines of the hard tops 8)  8)

                                                    -Kyle
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: 78TransAm on January 04, 2007, 09:22:13 AM
Ok, I'll play...here is my 1978 Trans Am. I have had this car for 17 years and I am the 2nd owner. It is a base black T/A with the original L-78 400 and TH350.  I took this photo this past Tuesday getting ready to take her out on a nice countryside drive.

(http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h84/78TransAm/100_4369.jpg)[/img]
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: MacT/A80 on January 04, 2007, 11:31:53 AM
(http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p210/Quickbird79/Trans%20Am%20Pics/DSCN1262.jpg)
Heres my 80 T/A.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Solar78 on January 04, 2007, 02:03:15 PM
Wow.. does anyone own a FIXER UPPER??? haha

Heres what my fixer upper looked like before it was sent to the hitman.

(http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i28/Solar78/Y81/531cc23d.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Jonnyscotti on January 04, 2007, 02:33:46 PM
Wow, it's great to see your rides. Very pretty so far!
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: BanditRich on January 04, 2007, 03:28:05 PM
Here is a pic of my car.

(http://webpages.charter.net/rule25116/ta2.JPG)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Maryland Bandit on January 04, 2007, 03:50:47 PM
(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i268/marylandbandit/BurdettePontiac024.jpg)

I'm in!!
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: kyledyr on January 04, 2007, 03:57:43 PM
So who else thinks we should add categories:
Black Trans Am
Not Black Trans Am

Hahaha
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Maryland Bandit on January 04, 2007, 04:16:53 PM
You mean there are OTHER colors out there?
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Solar78 on January 04, 2007, 04:40:28 PM
Quote from: "kyledyr"
So who else thinks we should add categories:
Black Trans Am
Not Black Trans Am

Hahaha


I am a lock for the CLUNKER class!
 :D
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 04, 2007, 06:49:36 PM
Quote from: "Hammer"
Here's my girl.  She is a capricorn, she likes 80's big hair rock, her favorite color is black cause it makes her look slim, and her life long ambition is cruisin' by the Ocean.    And yes, her headlights are real!

(http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q252/mpty526/101A.jpg)


Any chance of a picture with the sidepipes?
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Jonnyscotti on January 04, 2007, 06:53:26 PM
^ That car is sooo sexy, I think I want to make love to it. :lol:  :oops:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on January 04, 2007, 06:54:13 PM
Quote from: "Maryland Bandit"
You mean there are OTHER colors out there?


Yes, and I have several of them all in one. :lol:

Quote from: "Solar78"
I am a lock for the CLUNKER class!
 :D


You've got some competition. :wink:

Here's my new baby. Can't wait for the delivery. 8)

(http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b230/SirLDragon/78%20Y88%20WS6/DSC01979.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Rick on January 04, 2007, 07:19:59 PM
Quote from: "SirLDragon"
Quote from: "Maryland Bandit"
You mean there are OTHER colors out there?


Yes, and I have several of them all in one. :lol:[/img]


Now you're just bragging, Larry! :roll:  :lol:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on January 04, 2007, 07:22:43 PM
Quote from: "Rick"
Now you're just bragging, Larry! :roll:  :lol:


:lol::lol:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: kyledyr on January 04, 2007, 07:24:49 PM
That's a fantastic tale of SirLDragon's car. For yall who havent heard about it, the boys over at TAC got together and got Larry a T/A to restore.  Lots of people are chipping in parts and what not.  It's a beautiful tale of human generosity  :D
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on January 04, 2007, 07:33:02 PM
:oops:  8)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Solar78 on January 04, 2007, 08:30:58 PM
Quote from: "kyledyr"
That's a fantastic tale of SirLDragon's car. For yall who havent heard about it, the boys over at TAC got together and got Larry a T/A to restore.  Lots of people are chipping in parts and what not.  It's a beautiful tale of human generosity  :D


Hey now how in the world did I miss that entire act of kindness???

Whats the string? That is GREAT!!!
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: indyta1989 on January 04, 2007, 08:32:23 PM
Here is my 1971 Trans Am.  :D

(http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p303/indyta1989/1971TA.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Hitman on January 04, 2007, 09:34:10 PM
Do I relly need to post photos of my car or do you guys know what it looks like already....  :roll:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: eroc022 on January 04, 2007, 09:43:39 PM
brett just doesnt want people to see the bad parts of his car????!!!!!! hahahaha
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Hitman on January 04, 2007, 09:44:35 PM
You can't see any bad parts on my car.... well, you can't see them if you close your eyes anyway !  :P
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: HughJass on January 04, 2007, 10:52:43 PM
Another for the "clunker" category!
(http://gophdesigns.com/ta/79-1.jpg)
(http://gophdesigns.com/ta/79-2.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: White Bandit on January 04, 2007, 10:57:59 PM
A picture of a WHITE TA in warmer times

(http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g152/whitebandit/CCFBG%20Pics/IMG_2839.jpg)

Summer cant come back fast enough :!:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: milly on January 04, 2007, 11:13:26 PM
Here is a pic of my "clunker":

(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e19/milly92/DSCI0013d.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Rick on January 04, 2007, 11:22:38 PM
Here's mine, ugly gen 3 wheels and all... :roll:

(http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g105/TACRick/75%20TA/75TAEngine_0387.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 05, 2007, 12:57:52 AM
The only way there can be a winner is if there is a loser. Here's mine! 1976 Numbers matching 455 4 speed  8)

(http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g142/tinindiansrule/1976%20Interior%20Before/314ee641.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: MacT/A80 on January 05, 2007, 01:01:32 AM
hey guys, take it easy callin' you're cars clunkers.  :lol:  a trans am is a trans am no matter what it looks like. if you take the time to keep clean what you got and make it look the best it can then who cares right? my car has scratches but i still have a bigger smile on my face when i drive it than some kid in daddy's corvette!! i like every single car posted on here!!! keep em' running guys!!!
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 05, 2007, 01:53:03 AM
Quote
This picture is just for you, enjoy!  

Hammer


You are too kind. Those side pipes are killer. I know it goes against everything holy since they're not original but I like 'em. If you had a buck for everytime I stole this pic of the net you'd be a rich man. Thanks for posting. RW
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: dblhh on January 05, 2007, 10:38:04 AM
Here's my 77. (It actually has the driver side headlights, too, I just got to close with the camera :oops: .

(http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i265/dblhh/1977%20Black%20TA/8bucket.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: AmFan on January 05, 2007, 12:36:40 PM
Here is my 78

(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m196/amfan1978/100_2341.jpg)[/img]
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: jiveturkey692000 on January 05, 2007, 12:54:19 PM
Quote from: "HughJass"
Another for the "clunker" category!
(http://gophdesigns.com/ta/79-1.jpg)
(http://gophdesigns.com/ta/79-2.jpg)


T first glance I thought that was my car :shock:  :lol:

Here is my "clunker" to :lol:
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/jiveturkey692000/79TAresize.jpg)
(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/jiveturkey692000/Picture037resize.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: eroc022 on January 05, 2007, 01:16:21 PM
okay heres some of mine......

the 01
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c192/er022/000_0408.jpg)

the 3rd 79 (2nd Esprit)
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c192/er022/100_1685.jpg)

the 80 work in progress
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c192/er022/100_1680.jpg)

and the last pic i have with me is the 77 S.E.
(http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c192/er022/Bandit/IM000569.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: stwrangler on January 05, 2007, 09:14:41 PM
Here's my bird's
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/stwrangler/project2.jpg)
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/stwrangler/inwork.jpg)
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/stwrangler/silverfirebird4.jpg)
This is my wife's 81
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/stwrangler/shondas81transam3.jpg)
This is my oldist boy's
(http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/stwrangler/bobbys2.jpg)
That's it for bird's
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: rkellerjr on January 05, 2007, 09:35:22 PM
Here's my jaloppy...

(http://members.cox.net/r.keller.jr/CAR/IMG_0427.JPG)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: fb_rider on January 06, 2007, 06:17:19 PM
I took this today - 70 degrees in January!  I couldn't resist the pond.  I couldn't find Fred swimming in there though!

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q182/fb_rider/IMG_1578.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: 78TransAm on January 06, 2007, 06:30:13 PM
Quote from: "fb_rider"
I took this today - 70 degrees in January!  I couldn't resist the pond.  I couldn't find Fred swimming in there though!

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q182/fb_rider/IMG_1578.jpg)


Now That is a Great Shot! :D
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on January 06, 2007, 06:36:55 PM
All you need is a little bridge to walk over with Frog.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: fb_rider on January 06, 2007, 07:51:57 PM
Larry - are you going to stick with the red interior - I might have some red interior stuff.  I know I have some red cloth seat covers in pretty decent shape.  Let me know what you need.  I'll have to check out the shed to see what else I have.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on January 07, 2007, 12:26:02 AM
Quote from: "fb_rider"
Larry - are you going to stick with the red interior - I might have some red interior stuff.  I know I have some red cloth seat covers in pretty decent shape.  Let me know what you need.  I'll have to check out the shed to see what else I have.


Thanks! But there's not really anything left of the red interior (which itself isn't original) to use anymore so I decided to go with black interior and white paint.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 07, 2007, 04:03:25 AM
Quote from: "Hammer"
Quote from: "Tin Indians Rule"
If you had a buck for everytime I stole this pic of the net you'd be a rich man. Thanks for posting. RW

Tin,
     I kept wondering why I was getting royalty checks in the mail.  I have more pictures of my car with sidepipes FOR SALE if you want them????  I've even got sexy shots of just the exhaust pipes off the car (they're more expessive because the kids can't see em').  
     Looks like you gotta good start on your ride and it's coming along well.  Your car will look very nice when you get done I am sure of it.  What color do you plan on finishing her off with on the outside?  I'm guessing you'll keep the firethorn interior?


Hey, Thanks for the flowers. The ol girl will get a coat or two of the original Starlight Black and the interior will be finished in the original White/Firethorn combo. Other than original components I'll only be adding all the power options (locks, windows, trunk, defog, courtesy lamp and trunk lamp). She was built with Rally's but I have a complete set of Honeycombs with NOS caps and bands that I'll run on her for awhile. I've heard that I'm doing this wrong. I've been collecting parts forever. I was told you buy as you build??? Maybe thats why I've hit a lull.  :lol:

I'm very fortunate to have some hard to find pieces like all 5 NOS GM Spoiler Pieces, mint am/fm console 8 track set-up, the NOS honeycomb stuff, mint 4 speed shift knob, perfect bezel, every single piece for the spare, jack, inflator bottle all mint, etc. I'm just really lucky that I've been able to scoop up some of this stuff.

If I could find a set of perfect lower white door panels, firethorn 4 speed console, wire protectors that go under the sills and a drain hose I'd be content. I think everything else will either be available or repop'd by the time I need it.

I really hope to have her in paint by the end of summer. Keep your fingers crossed and I accept CHARITY via Paypal.  :lol:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: blue81ta on January 07, 2007, 07:50:18 AM
Here's mine. Uncropped shows it's a recent picture.

(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/blue81ta/My813-06.jpg)(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g60/blue81ta/fls020.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: LOMILETA on January 07, 2007, 01:08:32 PM
Heres the blue beast, Its got a Buick 462 with 575 hp and 565 lb/ft of torque. It aloso has a 2004r trans with a 3000 stall, and will soon have 373's out back.  Its not all the way done yet but here she is.
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/lomileta/100_0541.jpg)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/lomileta/100_0540.jpg)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/lomileta/100_0539.jpg)
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q76/lomileta/100_0538.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: LOMILETA on January 07, 2007, 01:09:27 PM
sorry about the pics its my first time.   DEE DEE DEE
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Rick on January 07, 2007, 01:13:10 PM
The pics came out good -- all you need to do is to edit your post and put a "enter" between the links, so the pics come out under each other instead of on one line.

Sharp looking car, and one of the few with a Buick V8 that I've seen. :lol:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on January 07, 2007, 01:19:27 PM
I think you put the distributor in the wrong place. :lol:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Dr B Smith on January 07, 2007, 01:22:27 PM
(http://images.andale.com/f2/101/121/4921104/2006/9/17/DSC02011.JPG)

1977 W72 4 speed Formula 67k miles w/ original paint

Other links to pics below:
http://images.andale.com/f2/101/121/4921104/2006/9/17/DSC02019.JPG
http://images.andale.com/f2/101/121/4921104/2006/9/17/DSC02004.JPG
http://images.andale.com/f2/101/121/4921104/2006/9/17/DSC02023.JPG
http://images.andale.com/f2/101/121/4921104/2006/9/17/DSC02021.JPG
http://images.andale.com/f2/101/121/4921104/2006/9/17/DSC02008.JPG
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: noissesboyobyalp2 on January 07, 2007, 02:43:14 PM
heres my work in progress...  

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/noissesboyobyalp/trans%20am%20pictures/car003.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/noissesboyobyalp/trans%20am%20pictures/car013.jpg)
(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/noissesboyobyalp/trans%20am%20pictures/flintstones.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Pro71bird on January 07, 2007, 03:41:55 PM
Took some new pic's of the 71 today.......

(http://i3.tinypic.com/2emhkxg.jpg)
(http://i16.tinypic.com/43elnyu.jpg)
(http://i11.tinypic.com/4841ljt.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Joker (告r茺agon) on January 07, 2007, 03:46:16 PM
Hey! You mounted a giant chrome shotgun on your hood! Nice! :D
That's the same scoop I wanted to put on my old '78. My next Prostreet 'bird will definitely be getting one.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Pro71bird on January 07, 2007, 03:56:25 PM
Quote from: "SirLDragon"
Hey! You mounted a giant chrome shotgun on your hood! Nice! :D
That's the same scoop I wanted to put on my old '78. My next Prostreet 'bird will definitely be getting one.


Thanks.......I think it go's well with the  "RAM AIR" theme.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 07, 2007, 05:24:29 PM
Quote from: "Pro71bird"
Quote from: "SirLDragon"
Hey! You mounted a giant chrome shotgun on your hood! Nice! :D
That's the same scoop I wanted to put on my old '78. My next Prostreet 'bird will definitely be getting one.


Thanks.......I think it go's well with the  "RAM AIR" theme.


George, Is that spray on fake burnt rubber or some new compound to prohibit rust on the rear 1/4's?  :lol:

Just joking. I can't see you lightin the tires up on that sweet ride. But, I'm sure you do.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Rick on January 07, 2007, 08:20:49 PM
Quote from: "noissesboyobyalp2"

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b8/noissesboyobyalp/trans%20am%20pictures/flintstones.jpg)


You know, Jay, this picture is a classic! :lol:  8)  :wink:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Gold78Spc on January 08, 2007, 08:06:19 AM
Heres my 78 Gold Special Editon at Tipp city Cruise in after last years TA Nats.

(http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j195/sdragon555/Ohio%20Firebirds%20at%20Tipp%20City%20Cruise%20In/IMG_3543.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: 455dave on January 08, 2007, 12:45:01 PM
Sweating in the staging lanes:

(http://mysite.verizon.net/res03ax9/ta1.jpg)

Jetting the carb:

(http://mysite.verizon.net/res03ax9/ta2.jpg)

Last run of the day:

(http://mysite.verizon.net/res03ax9/ta3.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Bluebird on January 08, 2007, 01:54:54 PM
Here's a pic of my 80
(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p265/bluebird41056/IMG_0018.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Rick on January 08, 2007, 03:16:09 PM
Sharp looking car, Bluebird -- but I have a question.  The car is white with what appears to be a charcoal interior -- do you have another Firebird in the family that's blue? :?
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: brian c on January 08, 2007, 04:29:46 PM
Ok I'll chime in with my w.i.p........

(http://home.rochester.rr.com/cdjmcarter/1978-ta/images/10-8-06-2.jpg)


78 Y88 automatic PHS documented with Poncho 1970 469cui v8 providing motivation :)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Bluebird on January 08, 2007, 05:55:28 PM
Thanks Rick, actually the interior is dark blue.  Here a pic.  Its funny that you mentioned a blue firebird.  The first TA that I had was blue  :shock:
(http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p265/bluebird41056/interior.jpg)[/img]
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: LeighP on January 08, 2007, 06:09:43 PM
Gotta post two....so you can see the nice beach ..... taken around Christmas....
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m195/TA76400/General%20Pics/TABoxingDay20061.jpg)
(http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m195/TA76400/General%20Pics/TABoxingDay20062.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: WarbirdTA on January 08, 2007, 06:12:56 PM
 8)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Rick on January 08, 2007, 07:11:42 PM
Leigh's just looking for a chance to brag now... :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

Bluebird -- thanks for clearing the interior color up.  But I figured you had a blue TA someplace there in the past -- what year? :?
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: kentuckyyeti on January 08, 2007, 08:50:32 PM
70-73 category:  73 455 4-speed

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/kentuckyyeti/73Firebird010.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: kentuckyyeti on January 08, 2007, 08:52:09 PM
77-78 category:  78 Hurst Hatch SE (second owner)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/kentuckyyeti/theBandit018.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: kentuckyyeti on January 08, 2007, 08:54:08 PM
79-81 category:  81 Daytona

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y263/kentuckyyeti/NascarTA001.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Paul Kenney on January 08, 2007, 09:26:07 PM
I've whored out this photo!
But here's mine anyway!
(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o61/Bandit_079/79PaulKenneyW72Bandit04.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Paul Kenney on January 08, 2007, 09:30:37 PM
and here's my Formula...........
(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o61/Bandit_079/7a_3.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: HughJass on January 08, 2007, 09:59:45 PM
Paul, it's a shame your cars don't shine a bit more :lol:

Nice pics!
Title: contest
Post by: 79 T-Top Delete SE on January 08, 2007, 10:05:03 PM
my head is lowered......I love your car Paul and you know how much I used the pic's of your's to put mine back to stock.

OK - now I really want a 79 formula that is one pretty car......
Title: Re: contest
Post by: JasonD on January 08, 2007, 10:14:37 PM
Quote from: "Mike F"


OK - now I really want a 79 formula that is one pretty car......


Paul's Formula is definately looking good.  8)

I was never really into Formulas until I got "Crazy4my10th's" 1979 W72 4 speed Formula in the shop this year.....and now I'm kinda wanting one myself!

Formulas are really sharp cars when they are nice and new looking. You just don't see very many nice ones.
Title: jason d
Post by: 79 T-Top Delete SE on January 08, 2007, 10:30:39 PM
I may have a line on one I've been looking at for over a year. Ok WIFE, its just another car I added to the insurance plan ....;..yea right.

Hey Paul, what are the spec's on yours?

Thanks,

me
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Paul Kenney on January 08, 2007, 11:39:44 PM
Hey guys thanks for the kind words. I appreciate it.
As for spec on the Formula:
1 of 367, W72 400/4spd. 56k orig. miles. Aside from factory a/c and body side molding, its a stripper, it didn't even come with a rear spoiler! Although it has one now. :wink:
Body is rock solid and straight, paint is a weak.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: LeighP on January 09, 2007, 01:32:37 AM
Quote from: "WarbirdTA"
Looks nice Leigh!
I miss the beach!
I'll be back in Los Angeles in a week or so, for a few weeks.
You can bet I'll be hitting the beach there!
Any shark attacks this year down there?

George 8)


Yeah, but mainly over in West Australia.....actually, nothing this 'year" but seeing as how the year is only 9 days old I think thats not a good indication....lol.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Dr B Smith on January 10, 2007, 10:13:30 AM
Quote from: "Paul Kenney"
and here's my Formula...........
(http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o61/Bandit_079/7a_3.jpg)

Paul,

I love your 79 4 speed Formy.
I want one someday.  Not an easy find as I am sure you know!
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Flamn Chkn on January 11, 2007, 07:39:00 PM
(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y183/barbecueman/TransAm1.jpg)

Same Pic as my Avatar I am digitally challanged
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: LeighP on January 12, 2007, 06:00:36 PM
Gotta love those two tone Formulas.....just as cool as a T/A.....my favourite is the 76 W50 Formula 400.....nice.  8)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: REDDEVIL on January 13, 2007, 09:14:33 AM
I guess I have unusual taste in TA's. :) Here's mine in back last summer.
(http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/gallery/data/500/TAback_0718.JPG)


And in front with one of my "C" words.
(http://www.nastyz28.com/forum/gallery/data/500/brosinfront2.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: lawbreaker2 on January 15, 2007, 12:54:23 AM
Ok, her is my 80 Indy pace car
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j51/lawbreaker2/HPIM1494.jpg)
 And this is my 70 T/A
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j51/lawbreaker2/ebay500.jpg)
My 76 50th T/A 400 auto with hurst t-tops, And yes this is how she sit right now. "barn fresh" :roll:
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j51/lawbreaker2/100_0954.jpg)
The wifes 81 nascar T/A
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j51/lawbreaker2/Web100_5886.jpg)
And my 73 formula 400 4sp.
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j51/lawbreaker2/HPIM0544.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: lawbreaker2 on January 15, 2007, 12:57:01 AM
Heres a better pic of my 80 pace car.
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j51/lawbreaker2/HPIM1639.jpg)
 ANd here a cool one of the 73, I think it's cool looking. :lol:
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j51/lawbreaker2/DSC02901.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Tin Indians Rule on January 15, 2007, 03:04:18 AM
Did you recently have this car for sale somehwere? I've seen pics of it floating around the net but I can't remember where?
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j51/lawbreaker2/100_0954.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: lawbreaker2 on January 15, 2007, 11:18:43 AM
Nope, But I had that pic over on TAC and I think the pro-touring site. :wink:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: FRITZ on January 16, 2007, 03:19:19 PM
Hey Lawbreaker--

When are you going to restore that '76?  I'd sure like to see that drive past my house on a warm summer night!

Fritz
Title: 1980 formula
Post by: Eli80Formula on January 17, 2007, 12:43:47 PM
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/zswindler/Dsc00036.jpg)
(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/zswindler/Firefield.jpg)

This is my 80' Formula by a farm near where I live
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: MacT/A80 on January 17, 2007, 12:55:23 PM
thats a unique look, i love it!! are those GTA wheels??
Title: Wheels
Post by: Eli80Formula on January 17, 2007, 02:48:56 PM
Nope, they are'nt GTA wheels, they are American Racing wheels,  I know that they are american racing because when I got them they came with one center cap, however I do not know what they are called. Does anyone know?

(http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b87/zswindler/firebirdrims.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: lawbreaker2 on January 18, 2007, 12:22:40 AM
Quote from: "FRITZ"
Hey Lawbreaker--

When are you going to restore that '76?  I'd sure like to see that drive past my house on a warm summer night!

Fritz


 Hey fritz, how ya doing,  :lol: I hope to maybe start on it this year or the next, But soon, I dream every night about getting that car out and dusting it off, to see what I got to do, I know I have my work cut out for me. :roll:  All in All, She not that bad of shape for a midwest car, I got the car out od lakewood ohio, That is were she lived her whole live, till I bought it in 86 for $500 And drove it home in a snow storm. :roll: That was alot of fun. :roll:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: FRITZ on January 18, 2007, 01:22:00 PM
'86!! That's 20 years ago!!  You must really have patients!  I don't think I could do that.  Why don't you sell it to me?  I'll get started on it as soon as the Indy is finished!  You can come visit her any time you want.  :wink:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: lawbreaker2 on January 18, 2007, 09:48:32 PM
It's been 20 years areadly :shock: Holy crap batman!!!!, where has tme gone, and why are the kids still here. I graduated in 87 from buckeye high, and I was also at the joint.( JVS) :lol: Took auto body, So I could work on my own cars. :wink:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: lawbreaker2 on January 18, 2007, 09:50:44 PM
I wonder if the arrow is still in the celing in the auto body room. :roll:
 I did not do it, Nobody saw me do it either. :wink:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: WarbirdTA on January 18, 2007, 09:59:26 PM
 8)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Rick on January 18, 2007, 10:02:55 PM
Actually, while I was watching that video "Convoy" today I was thinking "lawbreaker2"... 8)  8)  :wink:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: pozarcar on January 19, 2007, 06:00:22 PM
My 78 Y-82 in Tipp City at 2005 TA Nats

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l277/pozarcar/TA%20misc/100_0871.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: lawbreaker2 on January 20, 2007, 12:52:37 PM
Quote from: "pozarcar"
My 78 Y-82 in Tipp City at 2005 TA Nats

(http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l277/pozarcar/TA%20misc/100_0871.jpg)


 Uh, which one, But I like the black one. :wink:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: lawbreaker2 on January 20, 2007, 01:00:25 PM
Quote from: "WarbirdTA"
Lawbreaker2,
You were in the joint?
No wonder you have that name for these sites. :wink:

George 8)
Trans Amless (trying to forget about having a joint, or going to the joint)


 It's a  sckool, we called it the joint, The medina county joint volcational sckool, then they took the joint out after I grad u ated, But I never smoke a joint in the paint booth with the other guy's, :wink: I just inhailed it. :wink:  Kids, don't do drugs, they are bad for you.

Speaking of drugs, I took my kids to see a old freind of mine who did wayyyyyyy to many drugs, and he don't know who he is sometimes, and he talks, but It's hard to keep up with what he is talking about, one min. it's about cars, and then he talking about cliff diving or something, and then back to something else, well my kids asked what was wrong with him, and I told them thats what drug do to you, they mess you up, I don't think I have to worry to much about my kids doing drugs now.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Tbird on January 20, 2007, 11:05:25 PM
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f242/TransAm1978/TA2.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: The_Terminator on January 21, 2007, 05:54:59 PM
Quote from: "lawbreaker2"

 ANd here a cool one of the 73, I think it's cool looking. :lol:
(http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j51/lawbreaker2/DSC02901.jpg)




Looks like it's just about to sneeze don't it?
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: rkellerjr on January 21, 2007, 06:20:03 PM
Quote from: "Tbird"
(http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f242/TransAm1978/TA2.jpg)


That's a sharp looking car!
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Tbird on January 21, 2007, 08:23:43 PM
Thank you, I wish my situation hadn't been such that it has sat for a little over two years. Now my torque converter pump seal is leaking. I have to find a trans shop that I trust to take care of that for me. But the one good thing in true Trans Am fasion a fresh battery and a couple stabs of the throttle and it fired right up.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: MacT/A80 on January 21, 2007, 08:28:10 PM
i love Pontiacs!! :D
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Yankee on January 22, 2007, 07:19:59 AM
For those that haven't seen it by now, here are a couple of detailed pics (let's hear it for the Formula'rs out there!)

(http://www.andromedahome.com/punch%20ebay/punch%20driver%20front.jpg)

(http://www.andromedahome.com/punch%20ebay/punch%20passenger%20rear.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Motleyfan on January 25, 2007, 12:07:33 PM
Here's a couple of shots of mine:

Motleyfan

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q86/Seslar/Tac%20Pictures/Dsc00426.jpg)

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q86/Seslar/Tac%20Pictures/Dsc00429.jpg)

(http://i134.photobucket.com/albums/q86/Seslar/Tac%20Pictures/Dsc00428.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 25, 2007, 12:30:09 PM
NICE car! Rear seat console??!! :shock:  Where'd you snag that? :D
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Motleyfan on January 25, 2007, 09:33:10 PM
I ordered the car with the rear seat console.  I bought it new in June of 1977.  That's 98% original paint including the pinstripping that was added in 1978.  The only thing repainted is the nose, the flares and the shaker.  The rest is all original.  Car has 46,500 miles on it.  Interior is original too except for the rear package shelf.

Motleyfan
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: RENOVATIONS on January 25, 2007, 10:23:51 PM
Ordered it new and still have it?? That's awesome!! I did notice the pinstriping wasn't stock but the car is a beauty to be all original. 8)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Rick on January 25, 2007, 10:38:02 PM
Jeff, you have to see it in person to truly appreciate it.  Nick had it at the Nationals last year and it really looks better in person than it does in the pics. :wink:
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: 455dave on January 25, 2007, 10:57:30 PM
I love that color Tbird!

I like the yellow too. My first T/A was almost a yellow 76 400 4 speed but the deal fell through and I ended up with a Red 75.

Terminator's 73 looks a lot better than my 71 Formula.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Yankee on January 26, 2007, 01:21:58 PM
Quote from: "Hammer"
Yankee, I never saw you car before.  I am a huge fan of Formula's!  What a nice ride you got.  Thanks for putting them out there.  I think I have a new screen saver with your ride.  Pretty car.

Hammer


(http://www.ls2.com/forums/images/smilies/bis.gif)

Why thank you Hammer!  Us Formula'rs are a small but devoted group, we know the T/As get all the glory and attention, but as long as I'm around there'll be someone around to proudly represent the red-headed stepchildren of the T/A!
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: 455dave on January 26, 2007, 03:57:48 PM
Hey, some of us Trans Am guys also have Formulas.  :)

Here's a odd thing. When we towed the T/A to Indy and back we didn't get a lot of reaction to the car. When I loaded up the beater Formula in Kansas and headed for Florida, I couldn't get back on the road for at least 20 minutes at every rest stop, people loved the car. The car even had a Fear This sticker in the back window.  :shock:

I have a friend with a 70 Formula clone and he routinely gets offers on the car. Everyone likes the twin hood scoops.
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: JUDGERAIV on February 06, 2007, 07:27:11 PM
Here is a pic of my 70!

(http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k303/JUDGERAIV/P1010159.jpg)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: milly on February 06, 2007, 10:47:04 PM
Good to see you post over JudgeRAIV. I still say that is a nice looking Firebird.  :D
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Z1 on February 08, 2007, 02:06:31 PM
know im late but just thought id post
http://xd0.xanga.com/edcb64022103243468822/b29456687.jpg
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: Z1 on February 12, 2007, 10:32:49 PM
Thanks for posting the pic for me  !!!
and thanks for the comment. :D
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: JUDGERAIV on February 23, 2007, 07:47:42 PM
Thanks Milly,You have a nice one too,Are you going with the gold bird on the hood.I think that will be nice! 8)
Title: The Annual 78TA.com Contest
Post by: chuffchuff on February 24, 2007, 05:18:02 AM
Lets here it for the Formulas.
Here's mine waiting for a 91 GTA to arrive

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c138/chuffchuff/Firebird%20formula/Christine.jpg)