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Offline jsevans12

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1978 Trans Am
« on: May 20, 2009, 04:48:00 PM »
My father and I bought a 78 T/A for my first car in 2005. Four years later I am almost 16 and still restoring this car it is rougher that we thought. But it is my favorite car since I seen Smokey and the Bandit. It was in a barn when we found it sittin in mud up to the rockers. Hood off of it sitting beside, on top of the motor was a 80's top hat to a blower. Oringinally silver with red graphics and rally II wheels, and 400 Big block. The restoration is going good, the whole car is stripped down and I am painting back all orginal with a few things done to the 400 I think it is out of a 73 model Pontiac not for sure what model just know the year.
Here are some pics of the 78 Trans Am (my first car),and a 1981 Firebird I bought for 300 and stripped all the good parts. They are a few pics I drew the one is what the 78 is going to look like when done and the othe 'YES" that is a Van Halen Trans Am I drew and thought about painting one like that eventually.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2009, 04:58:07 PM »
nice car!
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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2009, 05:19:51 PM »
I don't see any other pictures, but thats great that you and your dad are taking time to do this together. Silver cars with red interior are lookers for sure, i think you will be pleased.

shhh, everyone seems to have a black one anyways.  ;)
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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2009, 06:09:33 PM »
Wow!  Nice find!  She'll be stunning when your dream is fulfilled & she's completely good!  Keep us updated on the process.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2009, 08:03:47 PM »
Welcome to the cite. that is one sweet looking trans am. i think you should go with the van halen paint scheme
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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2009, 10:55:29 PM »
I fixed the codes for your pix (they should all show just fine now):
























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Offline jsevans12

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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2009, 09:45:54 AM »
Thanks for all the comments guys
Thank u to 79WS6resto for fixing the links
I love the looks of the silver and red cars better than the black and gold, nothing wrong with black and gold cars just see to many of them.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2009, 10:41:37 AM »
Wait so which car do you have?
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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2009, 10:48:40 AM »
The black one with red interior was my first car and I bought that blue Firebird last year and stripped it and crushed the rest. The drawings the one is a silver n red car but color doesnt show up in my scanner and the Van Halen car is a idea I had and I want to do a pro touring car with that paint job.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2009, 10:54:08 AM »
Cool. As far as parts go, and I don't know if anyone has told you, but the places to check are Classic Industries, National Parts Depot, Ames Performance, and Hitman's store.
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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #10 on: May 21, 2009, 11:09:53 AM »
Yeah I have check every place imaginable some places are to exspensive for my budget. I talked to yetti and I am going to try to but a car from him hopefully i get the rest of the cash i have half the other half shouldnt take to long to get a hold of. I hope, the money deal is the only thing keeping my car from getting done real fast. I'm usually broke, or spent the money on another project which is a habit.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #11 on: May 21, 2009, 03:59:17 PM »
You've got artistic talent - you should hone that in art/architect school.  Consider 3D CAD, animation and simulation tools ... tie that in with Photoshop, Premiere and you'll be doing digital media production in no time.
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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2009, 04:00:13 PM »
Oh yeah, cars need major work but there are a ton of talented enthusiasts here to guide you on direction and comment on things.  You'll get there.
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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2009, 10:17:33 PM »
Cool project,  cant wait to see her all done
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Re: 1978 Trans Am
« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2009, 08:39:39 AM »
Thanks for all the comments guys, I would like to be a desinger of new cars, or just one for a living like Chip Foose or the guy from Orange County Choppers. My mom actually works at a printing shop and they have a bunch of things I could use to do all the stuff like photoshop and animation etc.