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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #30 on: December 01, 2009, 12:29:21 AM »
thats what I asked you. do they and where from. I am talking to a guy that made his own kit. as far as I no there is not any stencil kits on the market, to paint on your bird kit.
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #31 on: December 01, 2009, 01:07:47 AM »
Oh, I guess I worded that confusing, I have no idea if they do.  If you find one, or find someone who makes them you should let me know, Id love to have that bird on a red car.

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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2009, 01:11:23 AM »
working on it. I'll let you no.
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #33 on: December 01, 2009, 01:34:18 AM »
Okay thanks

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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #34 on: December 01, 2009, 09:48:43 AM »
I would also like to know if and when you can find

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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #35 on: December 06, 2009, 06:15:12 PM »
spent about 5 hours today on it. got the dog house off and the motor ready to pull. I need to cut the exhaust and that will be out. next weekend hoping to have the front frame off and broke down and ready to go to powder coat. my sub frame connectors came late last week and will go for powder coat to.



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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #36 on: December 06, 2009, 08:52:16 PM »
looks like me and you are at about the same place in progress it just took me 4 years cause I got my car when I was 12 and didnt know what I was doing. Bad thing is for right now I am putting a 305 or 327 SBC in it just to get it moving cause I have my fenders and the whole front end ready to put back on been off for a year, going back to the motor its just temporary til I get my 400 block built into a 461 Stroker like I want.

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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #37 on: December 08, 2009, 09:23:46 PM »
jsevans12  do you have any pics of it I would love to see your progress. I got my first one when I was 15. many moons ago.
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #38 on: December 08, 2009, 09:31:25 PM »
Well before long you will catch up and pass where I'm at with my progress...I'm wathcing
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2009, 10:00:03 PM »
Well before long you will catch up and pass where I'm at with my progress...I'm wathcing

nope. change of plans.  I'm going with the roof swap.  I pic up a Hurst top 77 next Friday.  it was (WAS) a #'s car, some guy took the drive line out to put it in another car. the body is in bad shape.
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2009, 10:13:06 PM »
jsevans12  do you have any pics of it I would love to see your progress. I got my first one when I was 15. many moons ago.

I have pics just need to upload and will post them tomorrow, Sadly for right now I am putting a 305 HO SBC or a 327 SBC in it just til I get my 400 Pontiac put together the way I want, making a pump gas stroker motor out of it.

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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #41 on: December 08, 2009, 10:21:10 PM »
if your doing a stroker, use a older block 1975 and older there a better built block and can hold a lot of HP.
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #42 on: December 08, 2009, 10:22:11 PM »
Looking good Doug.... :D
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #43 on: December 08, 2009, 10:30:55 PM »
Thanks Bub. I hope to have the body on stands by monday and the roof cut off and the paint stripped next week. I hope. 
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Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration
« Reply #44 on: December 09, 2009, 10:46:48 AM »
if your doing a stroker, use a older block 1975 and older there a better built block and can hold a lot of HP.

When I got the car it had the 481988 block I think is the casting number the orginial motor was blown up a long time ago.