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Offline YELO_TA

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My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« on: June 03, 2007, 01:56:29 AM »






Can somebody tell me how rare is my yellow Trans Am is? How many were made in 1979? If anybody knows anything..Please post I am very curious...Thanks
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Offline rkellerjr

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007, 07:18:42 AM »
Looking good, appreciate the pics.  Where are you located?
Rich

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007, 07:51:30 PM »
What a nice T/A....my ex husband had a car like that. It seems your is much more cleaner.

Sara

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2007, 03:47:11 AM »
THANKS.. I am out of Fremont California which is about 20 miles north of San Jose

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2007, 04:27:33 AM »
Really nice car. Are those real ceterlines? My  had some on my first  Trans Am. Also, is that the orignal paint or a re-paint?
I have never seen such a rich color in yellow on a Trans Am.

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2007, 05:58:03 AM »
Love those center lines.  I had a set on my Chevy S-10.
Rich

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2007, 11:41:46 AM »
thanks for the comments Trans Am Guy...to answer your question, The paint job is new. Even though my 79 was a birthday gift from my wife, I found out some history from the other owner before myself. The guy was doing a complete restoration on the car, then he got a job working overseas, so he put it up for sale. My wife and son checked out the car and bought. Seems the car was brown with tan interior, but the guy had it repainted.To make a long story short, He was about 70% finish with his restoration before he decided to sale.

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2007, 12:41:29 AM »
So will u be finishing the restoration? I just bought a 1980 T/A with a blown engine. It should keep me busy all summer. Oh by the way, what part of the bay area are you at? I am in Napa California. Is that south of Napa county? Let me know.

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2007, 10:04:31 AM »
Nice i got a yellow bird just like minus the great looking body. Mine has the typical rust around the rear passenger 1/4 panel. But i really like the color. Stands out amongst the trest. You got the 400 or the 403? But great looking car!

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2007, 06:18:05 PM »
Niiiiiice!!!!

Me & hubby are luvin' those pics!!!!

What's the name of those rims, if you please ?????



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Haunter

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #10 on: June 26, 2007, 06:48:46 PM »
Ohhh ...ok...Center lines...got it...10- 4 on the rims...good buddy.



Our T/A is yellow too....got some cancer spots & tree sap stains; nevertheless, me & hubby took "Haunter"  to: "Ace Auto Body Works" in Petersburg,VA <we reside in Colonial Heights, VA *a couple of miles outside of Petersburg*> on 5/ 2/ 2007 & "Doug" gave us an estimate of $4,000.00 to restore body<in writing>. Paint guaranteed for 5 yrs. No guarantee on rust. We want to go "Stock"....I want the S & the Bandit look.

I'm wondering if it'll be worth it all in the end, since we bought a house with no garage. :'( <On "quiet" street parking>.  Can you advise me on a proper car cover?

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Haunter

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2007, 06:51:51 PM »
Really nice car. Are those real ceterlines? My  had some on my first  Trans Am. Also, is that the orignal paint or a re-paint?
I have never seen such a rich color in yellow on a Trans Am.

I don't know if it was offered on T/A's, but my mother's '74 Formula was Chartreuse Yellow from the factory.  I'don't know if that was the "proper" name for the color, but it gets the point across.

Great looking T/A by the way.
Shawn
1972 Chevy C-10
1980 Trans Am Pace Car - 428 ci Poncho in the works
1992 S-10 2WD- Work Bomber/Gas saver
1997 Chevy X-cab 4x4 - Vortec 350

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2007, 08:56:33 PM »
WOW!!! that looks really good!!!!!!!!!

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2007, 07:58:38 AM »
its a 403...with 110,000 miles......stills sounds like the day it was driven out of a show room

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Re: My 1979 Yello Bird Trans Am
« Reply #14 on: June 27, 2007, 12:17:20 PM »
The actual name for that yellow for 79 was Sundance yellow made by PPG. Now only i could come across the funds to ge the body work done on my car. Lord knows i dont have the patience for that stuff.