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Offline Pacman

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1978 Trans am
« on: August 31, 2010, 10:59:51 PM »
Hey guys this is a car I got last september when I was 18 and I havent put any pictures of this car up in a long time but Im get done with it slowy...lol But I got this car for $1,200 and a set of rims off my 1995 trans am. But it came with the original 400 rebuilt. So I couldnt past up the deal a new motor and the dash look great! And I got a lot of paper work with car he already found two build sheets on the car. And you can see there is a plack on the console say built for the original owner from pontiac. Now what I found out he wanted white with tan interior with red and gray decals. So since I got the car I found all three build sheets got the car running and put some what of the interior in. And now I just got done painting the car. So when I get done with this one Im going to try and get me a 1998-2002 trans am. So tell me what you guys think!



































































































 

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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2010, 12:45:46 AM »
That turned out sweet dude!
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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2010, 06:52:45 AM »
nice color choice  ;)
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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2010, 06:58:11 AM »
Looks great.
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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2010, 08:46:01 AM »
Wow! THAT is too cool for school! Mine is going to look EXACTLY like that when I get done. Whats interesting is that is almost a carbon copy of my car as it currently sits. Rigth down to the interior and the rear window defog. I can't WAIT to see your finished product, as mine is probably going to end up looking exactly like it.

Anyway that is a VERY cool car.

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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2010, 08:54:47 AM »
GReat work! That TA looks fantastic. Good save.
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Offline PA Formula 78

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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2010, 08:59:56 AM »
Yeah, the car looks great.  I was pretty close to painting mine white, but went in a completely different direction and will be painting it Prowler Orange Metallic.
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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2010, 09:45:43 AM »
Hey Brandon, nice work, I noticed the fraser dante sign in the back ground, I live in Atlanta as well nice to see
another second gen in the area coming back to life!
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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2010, 10:17:08 AM »
Very nice project and a fantastic deal too $ 1200.00 did that include the 8 track tape too ;) and also who was taking pictures while the other guy is doing all the work? lol All kidding aside the car looks great continue to take pictures and keep us posted!
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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2010, 01:05:10 PM »
That's one awesome 78' you got there :) Turned out great :)
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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2010, 01:32:14 PM »
Yeah man I always sale parts around atlanta and the south. I use to have a lot more cars but yeah my dad doing a 1979 4speed T-A white and gold. And the 8-tack still works in my car!
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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2010, 02:09:45 PM »
Yeah here is a few pictures of my dad's 1979 4speed car. And my 1980 I had and my 1995 T-A.






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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2010, 03:26:04 PM »
what kind of paint did you use
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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2010, 04:01:55 PM »
My dad order it from a wbsite I can find out for you.

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Re: 1978 Trans am
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2010, 05:21:19 PM »
Please do because im looking at painting my car, and yours looks really good
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