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The Problems Continue...My new 1971 Trans Am
« on: February 16, 2012, 02:51:41 AM »
Here are a few pics of my 71 Trans Am I just picked up. Needs a few things, but one day it will be the car I want it to be! Just pulled it off the trailer so its really Dirty, and the interior is really dusty. I will upload more pics once I clean it!

What is the best way about getting the front bumper repaired? There are 2 big cracks on the top (see pic), then multiple little ones by the headlight bezels. The rest of the car is fine, its just the front bumper. Thanks in Advance!!



















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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2012, 06:00:27 AM »
that is a sweet ride, i still love the color on your other one, as for the bumper if you can find out from previous owner who painted it for the exact paint then any quality body shop should be able to repair those cracks, the matching of paint is the hassle as panel painting is always an issue the normally will have to blend in to fenders and hood
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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2012, 07:48:09 AM »
Wow that thing is SWEET
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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2012, 08:43:45 AM »
that is a sweet ride, i still love the color on your other one, as for the bumper if you can find out from previous owner who painted it for the exact paint then any quality body shop should be able to repair those cracks, the matching of paint is the hassle as panel painting is always an issue the normally will have to blend in to fenders and hood

Thanks!! I still love the Carousel Red, but I also Love the Blue!! Would they have to repaint the whole bumper, or just "spot" fix the problem areas? Thanks!!
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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2012, 08:56:05 AM »
love the blue on blue ta's in any year, would like to see some engine pics.  i think i like your garage better
than the car though, 8 car garage that clean is sick.  i like both of the ta's, that would be a very difficult
choice if you can only keep one.
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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2012, 08:57:29 AM »
love the blue on blue ta's in any year, would like to see some engine pics.  i think i like your garage better
than the car though, 8 car garage that clean is sick.  i like both of the ta's, that would be a very difficult
choice if you can only keep one.
I have garage envy
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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2012, 08:57:41 AM »
Wow, nice,nice car!! I read some of your earlier posts about you picking this up and your "dilemma" with your 76. What did you decide on?
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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2012, 09:47:02 AM »



very nice!
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2012, 09:53:16 AM »
HAHA Burd
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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2012, 10:06:55 AM »
Thanks for the comments Guys!!  Here are a few more pics after it has been washed...Engine pics coming soon!











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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2012, 10:19:50 AM »
[[/quote] I have garage envy

i was going to say the same thing
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2012, 10:20:37 AM »
as for spot painting the bumper i can not see clearly, but yes that would be best
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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2012, 10:27:36 AM »
My 73 is split in the exact same places and is now chipping. I heard that there has to be an additive added to the paint on the bumper to make it stick, because its rubber. More knowledgeable people will chime in Im sure.

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« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2012, 12:23:30 PM »
Both are very sexy. How are you going to choose between the two when it comes to take one out for the day? Oh and NICE garage.
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Re: My new 1971 Trans Am
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 01:43:52 PM »
Ryan!!!!!  That car is SIIIICK!  Good for you man.  Whether you keep one or both, you're still ahead with these beauties.  Weather is looking good for the next few days around here.  Taking 'em out for a spin or two?