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Offline KeePat

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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #15 on: January 21, 2008, 10:58:32 PM »
I could use that young man at my house!

Those snowflake wheels look great on that car.

I'm sorry to say the snowflake have to go! They look great on mid & late year T/A, but not on 73 down! Just Me! I have a buddy with a 78 T/A that's buying them. I'm going with 17" Wheel Vintiques http://wheelvintiques.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/page78.html
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #16 on: January 21, 2008, 11:11:51 PM »
Any time Kurt can use tools and the hoist, he is on it! The only thing as good as work all day on a T/A with one of my sons is playing pick-up basketball with my other son! (he's not into working on cars just sports)
Thanks for your post!
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #17 on: January 25, 2008, 07:03:35 PM »
Just picked-up my T/A from the soda blaster. Very little rust but a alot of dents! Time for some old school metal bumping.
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #18 on: January 25, 2008, 09:04:22 PM »
Nice, looks like my car now. I will take dents over rust any day. Floors look great. Do you want to sell the snowflakes? Let me know. Your car is going to look great when it's done.

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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #19 on: January 25, 2008, 10:18:16 PM »
I sold the wheels and tires to one of my car buddy who owns a 78 T/A, sorry!
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2008, 09:17:56 AM »
You have far too many toys.  Remember about the camel, the eye of the needle and heaven?  Well, perhaps you should take a vow of poverty.....and donate all your toys to me!

What a beautiful shop.....and a heck of a lot of great cars!

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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2008, 10:24:09 PM »
Kurt and I pulled some more parts off the 455 HO and worked some dents out of the body this weekend!
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #22 on: January 29, 2008, 10:54:38 AM »
Oh Master, great work.  Congratulations.

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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2008, 11:07:14 PM »
Iím teaching myself old school metal bumping, slow but rewarding. Sorry the picture donít show the work that well.
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #24 on: February 04, 2008, 11:31:44 PM »
Yeah, that's a tough art to get good at doing.  Persistence is the key! :) ;)

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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #25 on: February 05, 2008, 01:49:07 AM »
i nominate this guy for jerk of the year due to the fact that he makes all this look easy haha. car looks good so far, keep posting!!

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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2008, 12:27:34 PM »
This is my 1st attempt at welding & rust repair, not counting the chicken wire and bondo job I did on my 66 GTO back in high school. And working out the dent in right front fender
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2008, 06:05:47 PM »
That looks pretty good!  How long did it take you to do the entire cut/weld/grind job? :-\

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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2008, 07:01:00 PM »
Rick, Thanks! it took about 3 hrs.
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Re: 72 Trans Am restoration 1/9/08
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2008, 10:00:19 AM »
Nice!!, I think Trans Ams and Chargers are the best muscle cars already, this is just reaffirming it...again.
1979 T/A, 403 engine, posi tract, needs interior and body work, needs paint, an engine rebuild couldn't hurt, needs the nice weather of summer again, BTW, I have a 94 Chevy Silverado also