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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #45 on: December 27, 2011, 09:58:13 AM »
how about some black chrome splitters (to match wheels) on this bird?



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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #46 on: December 27, 2011, 01:17:04 PM »
70 firebird on 19's in the front and 20's in the rear. Here the link for this project check this car out!
http://www.pro-touring.com/showthread.php?70621-1970-Firebird-Twin-Turbo-Build&highlight=trans+am









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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #47 on: December 27, 2011, 02:00:50 PM »
Man that car is SICK. Damn they did a nice job. I like the rocker panel addition. Always thought they needed something there.
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #48 on: December 27, 2011, 02:08:55 PM »
Wow that is nice, I think I messed myself
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #49 on: December 27, 2011, 10:13:38 PM »
or this one.....













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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #50 on: December 28, 2011, 12:43:31 AM »
is that the Ban3 without the brown/black interior?
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #51 on: December 28, 2011, 05:33:08 AM »
Where is the back window?  That ones too low and the seats look like something out of a 1970's Dodge van.
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #52 on: December 28, 2011, 12:47:06 PM »
is that the Ban3 without the brown/black interior?

no its a custom build.... done here
http://www.pro-touring.com/showthread.php?78263-trans-am

and its an adjustable suspension on a full frame....  I wish I had that money
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #53 on: December 28, 2011, 12:51:01 PM »
thanks. That console sure is sick. Doesn't look so flimsy or cheap
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #54 on: December 28, 2011, 01:02:28 PM »
check this one... even though its not a t/a I have LOTS of ideas....

http://www.pro-touring.com/showthread.php?76909-Ringbrothers-1970-Camaro/page5
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #55 on: December 28, 2011, 05:34:23 PM »
The problem with alot of Pro-Tourers is they try to reinvent the wheel when it comes to the bodywork- the Formula hood injected with the Hulk's DNA just doesn't do it for me- it seems overcooked and almost comical in appearance. The ground effects on that car look they got stripped off of a 90's ricer Acura sedan- they do nothing for the classic lines of a 70-73 firebird.

I will give props to the builder for the engine, wheels, suspension, and drivetrain- typical $200k Pro-tourer hardware.

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #56 on: December 28, 2011, 05:39:45 PM »
The problem with alot of Pro-Tourers is they try to reinvent the wheel when it comes to the bodywork- the Formula hood injected with the Hulk's DNA just doesn't do it for me- it seems overcooked and almost comical in appearance. The ground effects on that car look they got stripped off of a 90's ricer Acura sedan- they do nothing for the classic lines of a 70-73 firebird.

I will give props to the builder for the engine, wheels, suspension, and drivetrain- typical $200k Pro-tourer hardware.

Geno

I agree, they also end up looking like new cars, which I find ironic.  If you want it to look like a new car design, go buy a new car.
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #57 on: December 28, 2011, 06:49:34 PM »
The problem with alot of Pro-Tourers is they try to reinvent the wheel when it comes to the bodywork- the Formula hood injected with the Hulk's DNA just doesn't do it for me- it seems overcooked and almost comical in appearance. The ground effects on that car look they got stripped off of a 90's ricer Acura sedan- they do nothing for the classic lines of a 70-73 firebird.

I will give props to the builder for the engine, wheels, suspension, and drivetrain- typical $200k Pro-tourer hardware.

Geno

  I have to firmly disagree with you on the body work and look of the car. I see functional parts and being different. Sticking a built motor in someone else car design from 30+ years ago is just so typical and common and over done that it is comical. I appreciate both side of original and modified. Big line separating them but still similar enough to appreciate them.
 
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #58 on: December 28, 2011, 07:05:38 PM »
Where is the back window?  That ones too low and the seats look like something out of a 1970's Dodge van.

Looks like the window is missing because he cant find the flush mounted window weather molding to work for it....
i went through the same thing (I have pics if needed) that angle on the lower rear glass is hard to work the molding around without it wanting to fold up or open........im guessing this because he put the flush mounted molding in the front windshield.....brings back bad memories for me...... :'(  (it was like cash just blew out my hands)
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #59 on: December 28, 2011, 09:54:08 PM »
Wow Laval Canada, we used to have a plant in Laval
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