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Offline TxBandit911

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1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« on: February 04, 2012, 08:45:44 PM »
So, I finally got it home. I will put up more pics soon. I'm itching to get started.....

I'm happy to see it home.....

I'll get this done some day...

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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 08:56:43 PM »
Congratulations Sir
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 09:08:12 PM »
another quick one...

I'll get this done some day...

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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 10:08:04 PM »
Another 76'er! Yay! Sure looks like a solid car to start with. Is it numbers matching? Was the engine and transmission included? What options? You sticking with factory or ???
What's she wearing now? Come on!
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1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 10:23:54 PM »
Congratulations and welcome to the '76 club.  I started a thread somewhere for 76'ers to provide information about their cars - please join us.

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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 09:43:52 AM »
Another 76'er! Yay! Sure looks like a solid car to start with. Is it numbers matching? Was the engine and transmission included? What options? You sticking with factory or ???

Yes, its #'s matching...Engine and Tranny included. The Options are, Power Windows & Locks, Rear Defroster, Deluxe interior. No go on the factory 8 track tho (bummer). Someone put Snowflakes on it and a white fender. The Driver's side fender is ruined and I also have to find a hood. The Owner also gave me a extra set of doors and window glass. I'm going to have to replace the floors, truck pan, and part of the quarters. This will take some work, but I got to this before it was too late...
I'll get this done some day...

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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2012, 10:09:53 AM »
awesome. Sounds like she's well optioned. I can't wait to follow along as you start on her.
What's she wearing now? Come on!
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2012, 11:57:21 AM »
I'll be following this. What a cool car. 455 4 speed
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 07:37:10 PM »
Unloaded it today....I have a small garage, but it will be good enough. Here at Ft Riley there is a HUGE shop for us soldiers to use with lifts, paint booth/ body shop, parts store, and even a full engine machine shop. So, I'll be set up...





I cant wait to tear into this beautiful car....
I'll get this done some day...

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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2012, 04:06:59 PM »
Nice to see another 76 being saved. Good luck man. Nice that you have all of those services available to you.

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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2012, 06:10:55 PM »
There's no front lic. plate frame. ;D
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2012, 06:44:46 PM »
Dang Burd. I had to scroll back up to see. When I seen the pic missing the whole front bumper I snorted! LOL  I have an NOS holder if he needs one.
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2012, 07:44:18 PM »
have a 76 locally here in southwest florida for $6200 supposedly all original California car, he says absolutly NO rust and has original paint. i may go look at it, but looks a bit rough in photos
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2012, 08:59:42 PM »
There's no front lic. plate frame. ;D

There will be!!! Until then, I will hang them on the wall with pride 8)


Today I went out and got a few things I will need...it's been a while since I've done this kinda work and I dont have much left in the equipment category. I picked up a new paint gun, a media blasting kit (cheapo, but it will do me), angle grinder, and a couple of new air tools.

I have found out that the price of paint has gone WAY up in the last 12-15 years...whats up with that? Thank you EPA.  ::)

I still gotta pick up a compressor, but that will be next week I think...untill then, I will be working on tearing the car down...
I'll get this done some day...

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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2012, 09:03:23 PM »
Your restoring this to factory condition right? What's the original colors?
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