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Offline RENOVATIONS

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Re: '78 T/A
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2008, 01:57:00 AM »
It's pretty good info IMO...gives you a list of all the details on your car and the original options it came with.
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Re: '78 T/A
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2008, 09:58:25 AM »
Some people don't think it's worth it.  Of course, some people also don't check their oil unless the engine's making noise and if their tires will roll they don't check the air pressure in them either.  If I care anything about the car I'd want to know as much about it as I could, and PHS is the best way to learn what your car was when it was built.  It's got information that wasn't on the build sheet (assuming you find one) and it's correct because it comes from Pontiac's records.  I ran it on my car and don't begrudge them the money at all.  Of course, I also check my oil and tire pressures regularly too. ;)

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Re: '78 T/A
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2008, 12:16:21 PM »
79WS6Resto, it turns out it is not a Y88.  I looked at the cowl tag and didn't see the 'Y88' anywhere.  Which is weird because I read Hitman's write up on the Y88 Gold special edition and my car has most of those traits (Solar Gold exterior, Black tail lamp housing, and black windshield and backlite moldings, Gold glass in Fisher hatches (CC1) with black molding, Interior trim restricted to base or custom camel tan vinyl or cloth, Formula steering wheel in camel tan with gold spokes).  So I don't know.  If it was a Y88 I would have felt bad changing the interior and exterior to black because that's my plan.  Thanks for all of the help guys!!
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Re: '78 T/A
« Reply #18 on: October 03, 2008, 01:11:19 PM »
did you ger the phs papers?
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Re: '78 T/A
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2008, 01:33:18 PM »
No, I haven't ordered them yet.  On the to-do list.
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Re: '78 T/A
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2008, 03:14:15 PM »
The fact that "Y88" isn't stamped on the cowl tag doesn't necessarily rule out the option...PHS will confirm what it is for sure ;)
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Re: '78 T/A
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2008, 08:54:29 PM »
yea, dont dismiss it yet. Mine has the correct phs documentation but it is not stamped on the cowl tag either. The fact that you have the gold ttops, makes it sound likely that its a y88.
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Re: '78 T/A
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2008, 11:01:37 AM »
you may also have a build sheet on the gas tank or behind the back seat if they havent ben removed yet
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Re: '78 T/A
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2009, 11:14:00 AM »
  Just wanted to say one thing about your floor pans... I've found from working at a custom bodyshop and you really need to make sure you Seam Seal all your edges inside the car on the new floor pan and under it. We seam seal every line on the car  where metal was welded together when we soda blast them...it helps the car last longer rust free.....they used some when the cars where built but not in all the right areas and these days the seam sealer even has a rust inhibiter in it...You may already know that..
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Re: '78 T/A
« Reply #24 on: January 14, 2009, 03:39:38 PM »
Looks like you got some nice gold T Tops and a gold steering wheel. I think it might be a Y88. Did you chose to do the PHS?


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Re: '78 T/A
« Reply #25 on: January 14, 2009, 06:14:24 PM »
I think it's a y88 did you get the PHS papers yet?
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Re: '78 T/A
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2009, 06:46:23 PM »
i think you'd be suprised there are tell tales of your car being a y88 unless someone put that stuff on there. if it is, i'd be carefull to what you do to it but then again its your car and who am i to tell you what to do with it. nice car.
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