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Offline jonathonar89

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2009, 08:40:27 PM »
My goal was to keep all the changes on the car very subtle looking.  I think the rim tire setup give it a nice factory appeal to it, the radio was upgraded but the dash wasn't cut and the engine has a cam, intake, carb and exhaust.  I did other little things like smoke out the turn signals, if anyone noticed that, and bought a functional shaker kit (looks factory). 

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2009, 10:14:46 AM »
I really like your car especially with the 17's on it.
If I saw your car before I bought mine I would have probably bought yours .
I like the heritage brown, rare color you hardly see. what size are the tires? 255/50/17?

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #32 on: November 17, 2009, 11:31:27 AM »
yea, 255/50 ZR17

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2009, 11:45:06 PM »
Hi everyone,
Yes I deceided to pass on this TA, and I know its beautiful but I just happend to find a project that fitted us on Craigslist. We bought a 1979 TA originally heritage brown but was almost completly disasembled and with alot of new sheet metal, an engine and trans rebuild, all new suspension, exhaust and cooling. The gentleman just got tired and run out of money. So my daughters 4 & 5 and myself decided this was the way to go and we went to the local custom shop and talked to the boys they checked it out for us and said Oh, Yeah this is a great deal, so for $2500.00 we bought this car and its now in their hands. They are so cool they have the girls come over and do a little sanding or pre loosend bolt removal so we can get some pics and they can tell daddy-man they wrenched on his ride. The guys at the shop really like the girls there and they really make sure they are part of it and see that the girls are involved in every decision. The car has been stripped down completely, interior, glass, trim, engine, drive train etc and it was sent out to the sandblaster and will be back tomorrow. So even though we had alot of it done for us we are doing a pretty agressive resto on the car and I hope he loves it when its done. If anyone would like to see pics we would love to post them.
I am really sorry that I didn't buy your car this just was the right thing to do when it popped up, and by the way thanks Dave you were really sweet.
Christine
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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2009, 01:50:04 AM »
Thanks for the interest Christine!  Your husband is a very lucky man and i hope he likes his gift.  I would really like to sell this thing so I can start funding the restoration for my other car I have.  It's hard being a full time college student, having a girlfriend, working and having two trans am's.  Anyways, post some pics on the forum, I'm sure that I and many others on here will be interested to see the transformation.  Don't feel the need to apologize, I would have done the same thing if I were you :)
Thanks, Jon

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2009, 02:14:48 AM »
RE: mewchat  WoW what a deal on the transam.I thank you for your compliment.I am allways here for my fellow/transam-firebird collector. If you need anything you both let me know,im here to help allways transam dave florida transams. ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #36 on: November 21, 2009, 12:16:39 AM »
you are very lucky to find a shop w/ guys that nice.    nowadays your lucky just to find people who know what theyre doing.   keep us updated.       and jon hang in there she will sell.                                   
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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #37 on: December 19, 2009, 04:21:51 PM »
Still for sale if anyone wants it.  I just replaced the alternator (looks nice when new) and hopefully now I will have time to try repainting the air cleaner base, a/c and alternator brackets with a new coat of black to do some "freshening up" in engine bay for the next owner  :)

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2009, 11:18:50 AM »
excellent xmas present for someone
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'76 T/A 455 4sp   sold
'78 T/A Y88 auto  sold
'79 T/A WS6 4sp
'70 Z/28 4sp

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #39 on: December 20, 2009, 11:31:06 AM »
Would you be willing to sell the rims and tires from the car?

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #40 on: December 20, 2009, 08:04:14 PM »
I would rather them see them go with the car, but I guess I can be open to an offer.

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #41 on: January 01, 2010, 02:30:51 PM »
I think that is a wize choice.I love the wheels on this no others will look like a transam.

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #42 on: March 09, 2010, 12:52:51 AM »
Still for sale on the forum only.  If any of you T/A enthusiast's are interested or know of someone who is interested, let me know.

Thanks,
Jon

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #43 on: March 09, 2010, 12:59:28 AM »
I still need to get to illinois soon. I then will give it my personal look see.

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Re: 1979 Trans Am $9,500
« Reply #44 on: March 09, 2010, 09:15:58 AM »
Nice, let me know Dave...I'm sure you won't be disappointed  ;D

Jon