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Offline Tdub

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2010, 10:42:10 AM »
Cool car, I like the interior.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #31 on: February 06, 2010, 11:55:49 PM »
Weeell I've been spending some time putting the finishing touches on my TA. I fixed my backup lights, cleaned up my stereo head unit install, and today I installed the front spoilers. I thought the pics would come out better than they did but I guess there was less light than I thought and I forgot to put the flash up. But here are some shots of the front end.

Note: I can't seem to fix that drivers side high beam. It always wants to droop like that.











Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2010, 11:58:31 PM »
Nice Job Kevin

Love that colour
Charlie
1979 Transpit...(T/A Clone) (19 years and counting)

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #33 on: February 07, 2010, 12:14:33 AM »
wow she looks great i love the color.  you plannin on puttin a bird on it. what color bird if you are?
-1979 Trans Am Ws6, W72 400, holley 650, #62 heads (toy)
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #34 on: February 07, 2010, 12:33:26 AM »
Thanks! I will be buying this kit from Hitman shortly!

http://www.78ta.com/store/product.php?productid=16230&cat=106&page=1
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2010, 01:27:58 AM »
I 78 front end on the 79 REALLY looks sharp. Are you planning on putting the decals back on the the car, or are you going to leave it as is?

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #36 on: February 07, 2010, 06:07:14 PM »
Yeah it will be getting a full blue decal kit from Hitman this spring.
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #37 on: February 07, 2010, 06:55:46 PM »
Good job Kevin ,I can't wait to see the bird on . I think its going to look just awesome on a dark color like that

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #38 on: February 08, 2010, 06:03:51 AM »
Yeah it will be getting a full blue decal kit from Hitman this spring.

We MUST...........MUST..............Have pics when you get her completely up to speed. Be advised, that I plan on SHAMELESSLY stealing your ideas for my car ;D

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #39 on: February 08, 2010, 02:47:00 PM »
lol...that's funny...don't feel any shame...I too will end up with something that has similar ideas...don't think it can really be avoided
Charlie
1979 Transpit...(T/A Clone) (19 years and counting)

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2010, 04:15:21 PM »
COPY CATS!!  ;D

I can't take credit for anything really. I've spent hours scouring photos of what people have done to their cars and put together a car that looks relatively stock on the cover but will pin you in the seat on command. The only thing I dislike thus far is the front seats. I love how they look and they are pretty comfortable, but they don't hold you in the seat at all in corners. If I ever end up taking this car up to the autocross I will have to install a race seat on the drivers side.
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2010, 06:57:57 PM »
Spoliers look great bub ... 
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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2010, 07:45:02 PM »
That dark metallic blue is one of my favorite Pontiac colors (my GTP daily driver is the same color).

She's really coming to life with her spoilers on now, and your choice of the '73 blue/light blue/black hood bird is gonna JUMP off that hood!

I eagerly anticipate pics of the finished result with the decals in place.
GREAT looking car.
The familiar theme music plays, the clock and big eye fly by, & Rod Serling's voice chimes in - "Enter one ordinary man: artist, husband and father. A full-fledged member in the sorority of dreamers who's been driven to the very brink of The Trans Am Zone

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #43 on: February 16, 2010, 05:07:29 PM »
the trans am look lovly. i have a 79 and just got a 77/78 front cone. was it an easy job to fit also did the spoilers need any modifacation. i was told the spoilers from my 79 will not fit  with the 77/78 cone. cheers kev

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Re: My 79 TA
« Reply #44 on: February 16, 2010, 08:39:02 PM »
The nose has really nothing to do with 79-81 spoilers. They mount to the fender, and the lower spoiler mounts to the core support.

See this thread about what is needed to do the swap. As long as you have everything it is very easy.

http://www.78ta.com/smf/index.php?topic=20717.0
Kevin
79 Trans Am: (77 nose), WS6, M-21, 461, Hotchkis TVS, PTFB Contol arms. 
85 Trans Am: Vortec 350 w/LT1 cam/T56, TPI conversion w/Megasquirt II.