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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #30 on: February 19, 2008, 08:37:22 PM »
You know that chrome spray paint that looks like shi$/silver? well it looks like the right color inside the tail light housing!
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2008, 03:21:59 AM »
A lil' rattle can makes a big improvement.... ;D
You're starting to motivate even me  ;)...very nice work.
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2008, 02:39:41 PM »
VERY NICE! I also have a 72 T/A  I powder coated all of the subframe and components and aim glad I did. good luck to you and your son, this will last a lifetime! I am restoring a 79 T Top car for my 16 year old and he works on it with me, by any chance are you going to sell tose snowflakes? We are looking for a set for his 79.thanks and good luck :)

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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2008, 02:46:56 PM »
I sold the wheels and tires to one of my car buddy who owns a 78 T/A, sorry!
Pat
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2008, 06:41:38 PM »
VERY NICE! I also have a 72 T/A  I powder coated all of the subframe and components and aim glad I did. good luck to you and your son, this will last a lifetime! I am restoring a 79 T Top car for my 16 year old and he works on it with me, by any chance are you going to sell tose snowflakes? We are looking for a set for his 79.thanks and good luck :)
Sold! sorry. But I would love to see some picture of your 72 T/A Thanks!
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2008, 11:08:31 PM »
Cut the rust out and weld-in new steel on the drivers rear 1/4, starting to get the hang of this welding stuff??
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #36 on: February 25, 2008, 12:21:49 AM »
I'm with you on that...I love my welder!!
It gets better/easier every time  ;D
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #37 on: February 25, 2008, 06:17:10 AM »
Nice, someday I just might try that myself :)
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2008, 01:52:11 PM »
Nice, someday I just might try that myself :)

Careful, Rich -- you've still got engine work to do! :D ;)

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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #39 on: February 25, 2008, 01:59:10 PM »
Rich, you can practice on my 80 firebird :) I won't mind but I will be a little picky on the results.

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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2008, 11:16:31 PM »
This is how I plan on working on the bottom of the car. Its not a rotisserie but I think it will work!
Pat






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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #41 on: March 03, 2008, 11:18:48 PM »
Pretty cool idea...nice wheel stand btw  ;)
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2008, 12:08:46 AM »
Uhhh...Pat?  I've got a question for you...

That's an I-beam running the span of your garage that the chainfall is hooked on, right?  It looks to be a 6" beam.  Is that used exclusively for shop purposes or does it carry the weight of space above the garage?  I only ask because I wonder about the deflection loading on that beam with the weight of the shell added to it right in the middle.  That's the point of maximum loading for the beam, and seeing as how you'll be *under* the shell I just had a little concern.

If the beam was installed exclusive for this purpose and doesn't carry any additional weight from overhead then that's a different matter.

Is there a reason you don't use the lift with jackstands to support the shell while working on it?

Not trying to be critical or contrary, I just look at the potential consequences of failures on about everything I do... :-\ :-\


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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #43 on: March 04, 2008, 07:45:43 AM »
Rick,
No problem! The beam is 18 and when we built the garage the I-beam was over sized for this lift by are architect. And when Kurt and I work under the car we will have a tall sailboat jack-stand as a safety! The upstairs of the garage is setup to hold 12 Harleys. I built an elevator out of a boat lift to get the bikes upstairs. Only two bikes up there now and T/A body parts!   
Thanks for your concern.
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #44 on: March 04, 2008, 08:59:44 AM »
Whew!  Thanks for telling us, Pat!  That is a *load* off my mind (pun in there :D )  I had a friend of mine get pinned under his RV when the jack slipped out and mashed his arm between the frame and some cribbing.  Fortunately it was only his arm and not his head, although he suffered a lot of soft tissue damage and had some nerve problems that went of for quite a while.  I just think "safety first" when I look at climbing under something.  You've got it under control! ;)