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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2012, 10:12:24 PM »
man you gotta post pics of everything here! Even tools. LOL Can't wait to see you get started!
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #16 on: February 06, 2012, 10:22:49 PM »
oops wrong thread.
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2012, 10:25:18 PM »
She has the nicest set of heels I've ever seen.  :o

Thanks Burd. Now my post looks silly! LOL
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2012, 07:36:43 PM »
Ok...tool pics...Tractor Supply is your friend....

I got this nifty Paint Gun, on sale for $89...SCORE!!



And here are a few small things I picked up while I was there...



And this is the cheapo Blasting kit I got...



I think I got some decent deals at Tractor Supply. Got away for $350 total, not to bad. I'm going to order a compressor soon, and I gotta pick up a welding machine, then I'll start ordering the replacement sheet metal I need.

Oh yeah, question for the experienced guys here.... I talked to a guy at a PPG dealer, and is the Omni line even worth looking at or should I stick to the real PPG products??? I have used Omni stuff about 12 years ago, and it worked out "ok"....but I have been out of the loop for so long, I'm not sure what to go with...

I'll get this done some day...

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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2012, 09:37:44 PM »
Ok, so I went out to the garage and put the Engine on the stand and poked around a little.....enjoy the pics...

Is this Beautiful or what????




This is what I packed inside the car to get all this stuff home..




The front subframe...



More parts stuffed in the trunk....



The Crank and the Carb...



Heads, Tranny, and other misc parts that were included...



I wish I had more time to work on this car, but the Army keeps me pretty busy and the wife and kids take up almost all thats left. I believe I can get tho, all I gotta do is make the most of the time I have....wish me luck guys...
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1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2012, 12:43:43 AM »
She's definitely beautiful and waiting for you to make her shine.  Good luck!

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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2012, 03:08:26 AM »
wow. What a big bunch of goodies. Looks like you got everything needed basically. So was it a project that someone unbolted everything and then lost the fire to finish?
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2012, 10:05:27 AM »
wow. What a big bunch of goodies. Looks like you got everything needed basically. So was it a project that someone unbolted everything and then lost the fire to finish?

Well, what the seller told me was that he started tearing it down, and he went looking for a parts car, and by chance he found a better body, so he said this one was too good to cut up, so he figured he would just sell it to someone that wanted to save it. I looked at his new project and its a super nice body, I would have done the same thing. This guy has a good sized shop with a lift and few projects in the works...
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2012, 12:39:54 AM »
Sweet. So is he going to be a good place for you to go if you are needing anything? Do you have any immediate plans for yours yet?
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2012, 05:33:14 AM »
Thats a really nice score of parts too. I'm curious about something. You're seats appear to be 1975 deluxe seats in oxblood and I think the 75 seats and that color are the best looking seats available for the 2nd gen lineup. My question is what is the color code on the cowl tag for the interior? I've heard oxblood was not offered in 76 but yet I've seen one other 76 Trans am with Oxblood interior. Thanks and I can't wait to see you start saving this ol girl.
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1976 White 400 Auto (original)
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2012, 09:20:07 AM »
I also noticed the seats were not '76 seats. But the frame is the same, so when I recover them, no worries. If I recall, the cowl tag shows my car to be firethorn interior, but I will check again when I get home.

I do love the look of the '75 seats, better than the '76. I don't know what to do with the car really, I like the idea of a factory restoration, however, I got this car to build a L/E clone, because there is no way I could ever afford a real one. Not to mention, I want a few minor upgrades, like 4 wheels disk brakes, heads/cam/intake, true dual exhaust, you know little stuff, and I for sure don't want to do that to a REAL '76 L/E.

At the same time, I don't want to be disowned by the Pontiac guys...
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2012, 05:29:05 PM »
I also noticed the seats were not '76 seats. But the frame is the same, so when I recover them, no worries. If I recall, the cowl tag shows my car to be firethorn interior, but I will check again when I get home.

I do love the look of the '75 seats, better than the '76. I don't know what to do with the car really, I like the idea of a factory restoration, however, I got this car to build a L/E clone, because there is no way I could ever afford a real one. Not to mention, I want a few minor upgrades, like 4 wheels disk brakes, heads/cam/intake, true dual exhaust, you know little stuff, and I for sure don't want to do that to a REAL '76 L/E.

At the same time, I don't want to be disowned by the Pontiac guys...

It's your car man, do it up the way you want  to.  Nothing disrespectful about a quality restomod IMHO

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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2012, 05:48:13 PM »
I think this car should ascetically be factory. A SE clone is one thing but a #'s matching 455 4 speed in factory colors would be more special in my opinion. Do aa you want with it, but I think the car is too cool to make a clone out of it
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #28 on: February 10, 2012, 06:05:31 PM »
I just like how you are fired up about it.
That's the "crap" I like  most.
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Re: 1976 Trans Am 455 4spd...Finally...
« Reply #29 on: February 10, 2012, 08:29:38 PM »
Awesome car! Welcome to the 76er club X2.  I agree, a nice original is always cool no matter what it was from the factory. But you gotta be happy with what you're doing to keep the motivation up during those times when the project seems overwhelming. You make a mental picture of the finished car, maybe even have a rendering drawn and tack up on the garage wall, and keep trucking till you have the car finished. Good luck, we'll be here rooting you on.
Side note, if nobody else told you. You need to stand that crank up on it's end, hard on them to lay like that. same with the heads and flywheel. ;)
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