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Offline RainMan

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #15 on: August 27, 2010, 09:57:15 PM »
I like your 2nd gen more anyways .SOrry to hear about your inccident . I forgot to tighten up the wheel nuts on my drivers front tire on my 80 turbo T/A and as I was going down the highway about 70mph it came off and went on its own . Well luckily I came to a comeplete stop with no more damage than a smaller brake rotor .Much better outcome than what you went threw ,maybe these 2nd gens handle better that the 4th gens' do with 3 tires?

Anyways looking forward to seeing this engine conversion done ,looks like its going to be nasty!

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2010, 03:10:14 PM »
The BMW rims look real sharp

I like it a lot
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2010, 01:03:38 PM »
Well, front subframe is done. I ordered the rear end housing yesterday and i need to get the DSE minitub kit coming so we can get started on the back end of the car.

here are the pics of the subframe





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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2010, 02:30:47 PM »
Very nice sub frame

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2010, 06:26:28 AM »
The steering is very interesting, can i ask why you have converted it to a Rack? rather than the box?

I also run Bmw rims, but mine are 19", theyre proably alot more common over here though.
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2010, 08:43:42 AM »
The steering is very interesting, can i ask why you have converted it to a Rack? rather than the box?

I also run Bmw rims, but mine are 19", theyre proably alot more common over here though.

First reason is simplicity of the rack since the subframe was custom made, it uses 2001 corvette a arms, spindles, and brakes. Other reasons is lighter, takes up less space, and has a tighter steering ratio. Plus the fact I came from 4th gen f body's, so that is what i know :)

The BMW wheels do look good, but they are just mock up wheels as these are just a buddies wheels that he has laying around. I will be running 18x12's on the back and that just isn't an option with the BMW wheels (unless i actually had them widened).
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2010, 01:53:02 PM »
Thanks mate, always interesting to see things done in a different way.

Are you Tubbing the rear?
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2010, 03:03:36 PM »
Thanks mate, always interesting to see things done in a different way.

Are you Tubbing the rear?

Yep. Ordered my DSE mini tub kit friday, should be here this week!
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2010, 04:03:52 PM »
WOW! I admire you guys that go the pro-touring route, especially with all of the unique fabs. It takes a special talent for that. I really like the stance of the mock up, makes me think about lowering mine.......

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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2010, 04:05:50 PM »
This is gonna be great! I can't wait to see the progress!!
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #25 on: September 14, 2010, 08:40:30 AM »
Yep. Ordered my DSE mini tub kit friday, should be here this week!

Id like to see pics of that mate !  ;)
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2010, 10:28:31 AM »
That looks like a sweet ride.  Cant wait to see more pics.
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #27 on: September 15, 2010, 09:49:27 PM »
great job on that front end.  it looks flawless.  Are you thinking about painting it or keeping it stainless.
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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #28 on: September 16, 2010, 10:46:03 PM »
DSE minitub kit is here!!! hopefully we can get to cracking at install next week. Little pricey for what they are, but they sure do look like they came from the factory.

Fab 9 should be here tomorrow i hope.



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Re: My 78 TA "pro touring" project
« Reply #29 on: September 16, 2010, 10:47:13 PM »
great job on that front end.  it looks flawless.  Are you thinking about painting it or keeping it stainless.

its actually just mild steel, probably will just get painted. I may spray it with POR 15 though as I plan on using it for the floorpan inside and out.
78 Trans Am - twin turbo iron block LS1, T56, 9"

http://www.78ta.com/HTAF/index.php?topic=25934.0