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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2009, 11:12:39 PM »
two of my favorite pictures i found when i was looking for the ones above. just two pictures i had taken around the  time i started the restore


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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2009, 06:55:57 PM »
Thanks for sharing the pictures.  Good luck with the car!

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2009, 07:47:58 PM »
dads back up chrismas gifts came today. back up just in case i cant get enough money for the powder coating the rims

i figured since he got the ta because of the smokey and the bandit movies that he would like the BRE build

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2009, 09:18:33 PM »
Nice car and an even nicer story. Good to hear a young fella with such solid priorities. Best of luck!
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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2009, 08:22:12 AM »
thank you all for your support.

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #20 on: December 11, 2009, 10:17:05 PM »
i just found a picture that i did not post:
this part is my favorite part of the whole car

 another pic of the t/a out at my grandparents house


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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #21 on: December 19, 2009, 04:03:22 PM »
some more pictures i found:



door sticker still looks brand new

the highlight of my day today, i fixed the tach.. well i found the missing connector and now it works. it was a really good feeling. i really enjoy working on the T/A.

 but i did have some questions and wanted to see if you guys could help me with a couple of problems
was thinking about getting a dash cap, because $ a little low and i wanted to make it look better for the car shows. the only time i get to spend some real time with my dad


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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #22 on: December 19, 2009, 04:18:20 PM »
some more problems i saw when looking at the car today,very cold out and snowing


might need a new exhaust?

found a leak

the engine has not been running right,was rebuilt by my grandfather and friend and he said they could not figure out the timing,


i dont think the balancer has the making any more there is a small yellow smudged? is there any way to fix/mark to set the timing
P.S. i dont know what shock company this is i wanted to see if anyone could/knows

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #23 on: December 19, 2009, 06:13:16 PM »
From what I can see of the shock looks like a Monroe shock

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #24 on: December 19, 2009, 06:25:09 PM »
^ya i think those are the ones, i remember when i got a look at them when doing the oil change i thought they said mopar or something fram was in the way. thanks for the input. my dad had some type of air ride installed but he cant remember,around  30 years is a long time. thanks again.

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #25 on: December 19, 2009, 07:14:34 PM »
Ur welcome, what he might have had installed was Monroe air shocks, Two of my TA's have them they make a car look like it has attitude when rose all the way up

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2009, 06:33:35 PM »
well tomorrow is christmas and im giving my dad his gifts and i hope he likes them. happy holidays!
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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #27 on: January 03, 2010, 06:27:44 PM »
i dont know about you guys but i have already taken so many setbacks this year already. so many money and emotinal problems have come up in the last three days. my dads not doing that well 50+ and working two jobs and watching my sisters 2 and 1 year old. to top that part off he tore his rotater cuff? and hurt his back last week. than i got my wife, she needs a new car because the one she has now has some electric problem that not even the dealership could find and shes going to have to have surgery again, i can just feel it.($50,000) right there.
all i wanted to do this new year was get a head, bills are/was starting to come together nicely and i was finaly going to get working on the T/a, but i dont know any more. im stuck. im just so focused on getting this car done before its to late. i dont know what i would do if my dad past and i did not finish the car. im sorry for posting all this i just need to get that out, its been a tough couple of days.

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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #28 on: January 03, 2010, 06:55:05 PM »
That's not good.  Focus on the family first.  If you don't have your health, everything else doesn't seem to matter. Keep as positive as you can and keep taking the little steps forward ... it'll get better.
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Re: 1979 trans am
« Reply #29 on: January 03, 2010, 07:09:03 PM »
thanks for the input, im just having a hard time with family/health. the wife has to have surgery about every year, this last one was suppost to keep it away for a longer time but the last two days i can see her in pain. then i go over to my dads to see how his been doing (he lives on the other side of town works 8am-10pm. and with the snow i heardly hear from him) and my sisters kids are running around crazy, hes to old for that and with his injurys and heart problems. i wish i could do some thing. im sorry for going on like this i just dont really have any one to talk to. i work 8-5 and wife works 2-10 so i hardly get to see her, so i dont really get to talk to her. im just so stressed out. i was hoping the new year would be better, but it seems like it going to be harder than the last.