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Offline 4SPEED

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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2010, 05:49:00 PM »
mine are @ 800x600 saved in photo bucket

you know doors are easier to strip and block sand on a set of horses.   it easier to do the jams of the doors and on the car jams.  the paint looks better to.
my doors ,fenders, hood, bumpers will not go back on the car until after paint.
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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2010, 09:20:37 PM »
thanks for the reply 4speed
they are easier and look better but I want them on the car cause they are not the ones I took off. So I am going to try and get them fitted then do the body and paint. I don't know how I am going to do it cause my dad and I are doing the paint and bodywork. I will be spur of the moment I guess.
Thanks for the advice, how is your 77 going?

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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #17 on: June 11, 2010, 11:18:01 PM »
well came into a dillema, order headers and ordering floor pan and bushings tomorrow. I have money still left after that and I cant decide if I want to spend 100 plus shipping on traction bars or buy coilovers that will lower the front 1 inch and the back to for 140 with free shipping, leaning towards coilovers cause I have a set of ladder bars already they were free my dad had them setting around and they fit my car. Is there any pros and cons on traction bars or ladder bars. Really need advice on this one cause I dont know.

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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2010, 09:00:29 PM »
Wish I could help, but I know I would spend money on a solid floor first and use the ladder bars.

Keep up the good work!!
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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #19 on: June 15, 2010, 01:45:17 PM »
Thanks for the help bud
I went ahead and just bought the floor just needs to get here now and then have to weld it in, then I ordered a set of Lakewood traction bars for 58 dollars. I like them cause there bright yellow and stand out.

Anyone think I should use subframe connectors, my car isnt a strict drag car just want to take it out and have fun with it every now anf then.

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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2010, 10:15:21 PM »
Well the car is in about 1000 pieces in my garage new floor is in but not finished, part of my floor is rotted that they dont make so it has to be fabricated from sheetmetal but I am learning and messing with metal is fun! The more I do the more it reminds me of a race car but its gna be a street cruiser. 4speed is rite stripping the doors on a sawhorse is easy one I stripped on the car and the other off the car. Like it better off the car its easier, so tell me wat u guys think bout me build
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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2010, 10:24:01 PM »
aahem....ummm....I'm looking all over but I don't see any pics of the work you've done....is it technical dificulties on my end or...

SOUNDS like you getting lots done, the more welding and fab work you do the better you'll get at it.

I think you made a wise decision to get the floor fixed up properly first. Better to have a solid platform to work with before you beef up the HP
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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #22 on: July 28, 2010, 12:51:43 PM »
Well sorry in the late reply but no pics yet as I always forget the camera DOH! lol
But I will get pics soon I know we are picture whores on here. I am one of them lmao

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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2010, 04:47:01 PM »
lol...ok well i'll be waiting
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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2010, 05:31:26 PM »
Me too... on with the pics.   8)
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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2010, 06:34:10 PM »
Here is a pic of the newest member to my collection of forget and abdoned Trans am's, this will be getting a make over. everything is pretty much solid except it has major rust in the floor. Oh how hard is it to convert a manual crank window car to a power window car? I have the doors and the eletrical stuff just not the know how.


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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2010, 06:51:59 PM »
Wow that car looks like what my car is going through right now!!  Good luck and keep us posted!!
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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #27 on: September 24, 2010, 07:54:19 PM »
Yes ma'am thats whats happenin, thank ya for the luck its much appreciated :)

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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #28 on: September 24, 2010, 09:20:40 PM »
whos that at the back of the car?

she looks stressed!!
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Re: 1978 Trans am tear down
« Reply #29 on: September 24, 2010, 10:02:00 PM »
Previous owners wife, i dnt know her just happened to be there. LMAO