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Offline RENOVATIONS

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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #15 on: December 17, 2007, 04:36:34 PM »
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2007, 12:51:38 AM »
It is actually listed in the GM literature as Orange Metallic.  I'm afraid a previous owner used rubbing compound on my car and managed to diminish the luster of the metallic paint.  The paint is in good shape, but the hood bird is showing its age.

Orange was only available in '81 as a factory color, paint code 57.  I have no clue what stripes were available with Orange paint, but every place I've checked shows gold or orange stripes.  Funny thing is, mine's 100% original and has black stripes, identical to those used on the Pace Car and NASCAR SEs.  I think gold stripes would fit the peanut butter-and-chocolate interior, but that's the way it came, so I'm not changing it.

I have even more pics than I previously posted, if anyone's interested.
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2007, 12:59:13 AM »
We're always interested in pictures.   ;)
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2007, 01:23:59 AM »
^^^ What turbota400 said...:D ;)

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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2007, 03:52:24 AM »
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2008, 11:24:48 AM »
I live in a collage town in Indiana , I have seen one this color back in the mid 80s . It was a 80 turbo some guy from ohio had it . Nice looking car. Also I ve seen one that was a burnt orange color with gold wheels.

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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #21 on: January 19, 2008, 11:30:08 AM »
Welcome to 78TA jrayers1967 ...nice to see another Hoosier join the group ;D
What area of IN are you from?
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2008, 04:47:38 PM »
To 79ws6resto . I live in bloomington.  I see your in newburgh i've been by a time or two. I looked a t/a in nearby  Chandler ,In Last summer . Hard to belive we have to go so far away to find 2 gen cars now days. They seem to have dried up. We have a small group of us in Bloomington that all have 2 gen t/a and firebirds. maybe we can meet up at the nats this year.

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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #23 on: January 22, 2008, 04:54:40 PM »
We just gotta get Jeff to show UP at the Nats this year...  8) 8) ;)

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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2008, 03:40:21 AM »
To 79ws6resto . I live in bloomington.  I see your in newburgh i've been by a time or two. I looked a t/a in nearby  Chandler ,In Last summer . Hard to belive we have to go so far away to find 2 gen cars now days. They seem to have dried up. We have a small group of us in Bloomington that all have 2 gen t/a and firebirds. maybe we can meet up at the nats this year.

That sounds like a great idea...looking forward to meeting you in August. Did you get the bird in Chandler?
I may have to take a drive over there and have a look around  ;)


We just gotta get Jeff to show UP at the Nats this year...  8) 8) ;)

Reservations are in place....I'll be there for sure. I don't understand how you guys had any fun the previous years without me anyway... ;D

I would have been there last year (at least for Saturday) except "someone" gave me bad info regarding the swap meet :-X
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2008, 10:17:15 AM »
I would have been there last year (at least for Saturday) except "someone" gave me bad info regarding the swap meet :-X

Eh...you need better sources of intel and reconnaisance... ;)

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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2008, 12:35:40 PM »
Yeah don't trust the Yeti! He likes his man purse when going out hunting so that should have tipped you off Jeff ;)

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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2008, 03:18:58 PM »
I did't get that t/a it was a little to rusty for me. If you know were the dragstrip is in Chandler the guy lived just north of the track on the left. Last year at the nats we set up at the swap meet and had a good time. We sold parts left over form two t/a' s we parted out I had two turbo setup that kept luring people in.

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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2008, 03:14:32 AM »
Hey guys, I have an Orange 1981 TransAm!

...Course the only thing 81' left on it is the turbo light dimmer switch  ;D

And it used to be black lol. You can check it out at car domain if ya like (link at the bottom)


 
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Re: Orange Turbo Trans Am's
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2009, 08:59:38 PM »
Man I have always thought an orange T/A would be the coolest thing! BUT when I finally get one and get it painted it'll most likely be black.
But the orange is cool!