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Offline Greenbird76

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #45 on: October 12, 2011, 10:04:58 AM »
Nice car dude.  when I was 15, my father gave me the old family car, a 1971 white Chevelle with black interior.  It only had a 307 in it, but dame it was awesome to me.  I got hooked on Firebirds in my early 20's.  Great looking foundation to an awesome restoration project. 

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #46 on: October 16, 2011, 12:54:43 PM »
When you get ready to do the rim's I have a email from justin on how he did his rims and they turned out amazing. Does take about 8 hrs a rim though. No offense to Brett's method my rims just had to much crap on them that the brass wheel didn't do any good. LMK if your interested.
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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #47 on: November 25, 2011, 09:14:40 PM »
Am update of a few things accomplished. You may have seen the dash my dad posted in another post.
dash pulled out and almost not worth fixing

But managed to pull it off

Rim before.

We cleaned the rim, sand blasted it with a sugar sand, painted, then ground off the paint with an air tool and sanding pad. I only spent about 60 minutes per wheel, so maybe not as well done as needed but certainly better than it was. Still need to do some polishing and then new tires. The center caps were siliconed on, guess it needs some retainer rings or something.

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #48 on: November 26, 2011, 10:04:02 PM »
Right on dude!!!

Keep up the good work

My son envies you right now because he too wants a TA as his first car!!!

keep us updated!!
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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #49 on: November 27, 2011, 05:00:00 PM »
Keep up the good work.
Nice to see you fixing up a Trans Am for your first car.
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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #50 on: December 04, 2011, 09:17:27 AM »
WOW Nice find, glad to see a young kid into this cars, I remember when I got my 80 pace car, was 17 only cuz my first car, 78 z28 350 4sp got stolen out of high school parking lot. ::)

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #51 on: December 04, 2011, 10:56:11 AM »
Thats ok Don the Pace car is a much better car then any maro j/k
Keep up the good work your car is coming out great. As for your rims they do look a ton better then they did, and know matter what anyone else says as long as your happy with them that's what matters.
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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #52 on: December 04, 2011, 09:19:15 PM »
Dash turned out wicked cool man.
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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #53 on: December 14, 2011, 02:44:39 AM »
Coming along Very nice! Wish I had mine at 15. I Bought mine 7 months ago at 22. Congrats man!
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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #54 on: December 31, 2011, 08:51:41 PM »
haha cool another 15 year old. Nice car man. :)
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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #55 on: December 31, 2011, 09:46:53 PM »
Nice car bro....take care of her and she will take care of you!! Reminds me of my first car...I took my driving test when I was 16 in a 1980 Turbo T/A SE. Black and tan, just like that one. It was beautiful. I miss that car, ALOT. I am working on getting into another 2nd gen bird, hopefully a 70-76, I just love these cars, they are amazing in every way. 
I'll get this done some day...

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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #56 on: January 02, 2012, 01:08:58 AM »
Thats a great first car! My first car was a 84 TA when I was 15. I got my 79 when I was 18 lol.
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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #57 on: January 02, 2012, 07:01:51 AM »
Things are progressing very well, nice job!
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Re: First post/first Trans Am and 15 years old
« Reply #58 on: January 02, 2012, 08:37:05 PM »
Amazing find for your first ride! I'm 41 and have just started looking for a TA for my 9 year old son and I to tinker on over the next 3-5 years.