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Offline steve78ta

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1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« on: May 13, 2012, 09:41:16 AM »
Starting a resto ,its a all original,heavily optioned 78TA. Some of the options are,403 olds,power windows,locks and trunk popper,T-Tops,A/C, deluxe interior,decor package,automatic tranny.Came with Ralley2 wheels. Floor rot,small amount of body rot,none on the rear half. Floor pans will be going in soon and all body work done within a month. All interior will be new or redone,going back with stock suspension,replacing all bushings and of course cleaning and painting underside. This will be a driver to enjoy so I really do not want to go back with the gold..I love the black,guess that will be the only thing not original to the car.  I have a link to photobucket to see the car as it progresses. Looking forward to this journey!
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Re: 1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2012, 09:51:37 AM »
Cant figure out the pic posting here,put the link to photobucket in my profile that that didnt work either.
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Re: 1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2012, 09:52:09 AM »
Welcome to the 78ta.com site --- Steve.

We sure would like to see pictures of your project.
Hummmmm---- '78 Solar Gold just happens to be one of my favorite colors. Not the same as the '79.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2012, 09:53:41 AM »
One of these computer wizards will see the thread and give you the directions of posting pictures.

Again---- welcome to the site.
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Re: 1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2012, 10:02:33 AM »
Sounds like a fun car you have there. A rally II wheel'd car too. How refreshing! Was it mostly stock or did it get mildly de-flowered along the way in it's past life? Look forward to the pics!
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Re: 1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2012, 12:56:55 PM »
wrapping up a 79 here, and starting an 81. I have worked on all the parts you have above so if you ever need advice or opinions shoot me a message here or on FB.  Good luck, its a lot of fun and kinda addicting!  Not many of us have just 1 Trans Am :) they seem to be magnetic.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 11:18:45 PM »
Thanks for the welcome guys! This one is unmolested,am/fm 8 track still installed..lol  Its at the body shop now getting pans and a few dings fixed and then the fun starts!






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Re: 1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2012, 12:05:58 AM »
Looks like a good starting point. Good luck. You'll have fun!
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Re: 1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2012, 12:13:24 AM »
Yes very nice starting point.  she looks quite solid on the top side.  And I hope you keep the rally IIs!.  Keep the pictures coming!

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 09:13:01 AM »
I think I am going to keep the RalleyII,s and I have a set of Snowflakes also,will probably just swap them out every once in awhile..best of both worlds.. ;D
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Re: 1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2012, 09:37:04 PM »
Nice!!

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2012, 10:07:35 PM »
MONEY AND TIME my friend! Looking forward to the progress.

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Re: 1978 Trans Am Restoration starting
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2012, 04:09:18 PM »
Will be an awesome car when it's done :) Looks like a nice place to start as the others pointed out :) good luck with her :)
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