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Offline 17transam

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17transam"s 1978 Y88 T-top project
« on: March 10, 2013, 11:03:20 PM »
Just bought a 78 trans am from tom kober (thomas) He's on here to, So I bought a car from a member! And never knew it till we started talking bout everything when I met him in NJ, Car is in pieces but it saves me time being that way, left around 2 yesterday stayed overnight and got back today, MAN we had a bear of a time gettin it on the trailer but we did, got it unloaded and all parts in the garage and out of the weather, Now all I have to do is sell my car in order to start working on this, And for $1,300 Im very very happy with it. needs lovin and tlc but I got time and will hopefully have money soon. dont know if it will be stock gold Y88 or bandit (S&TB), could go both ways, I'll take some pics after work and some how figure out how to put pics up, I think I have to go to photo bucket right? then just copy from there?  ;D
ty
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Re: 17transam"s 1978 Y88 T-top project
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2013, 09:07:21 AM »
There are too many clone bandits out there! LOL

Keep it a nice Gold SE.

If you end up wanting a 77 S&TB I have 2, I could let a nice 4 speed go. I'll be having Muscle Car Alley taking care of the rust issues hopefully in a couple months after it thaws out.

Having to tell people it's a fake when they ask is not fun! It takes all the excitement away.

I think there is another member on here that has a black, 78 Y88. Maybe he'll chime in

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Re: 17transam"s 1978 Y88 T-top project
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2013, 05:53:52 PM »






Numbers matching car, got the origanal build sheet to, Just have to get a title, dosent have one, anyone know of any tricks or tips on how to get one I would love to know.
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Re: 17transam"s 1978 Y88 T-top project
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2013, 06:31:58 PM »
Looks like a nice project car. Good luck with it. Id keep it a y88, but its your choice. Just want to say that black and gold cars are everywhere. A y88 is more unique
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Re: 17transam"s 1978 Y88 T-top project
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2013, 07:24:01 PM »
There are too many clone bandits out there! LOL

Keep it a nice Gold SE.

If you end up wanting a 77 S&TB I have 2, I could let a nice 4 speed go. I'll be having Muscle Car Alley taking care of the rust issues hopefully in a couple months after it thaws out.

Having to tell people it's a fake when they ask is not fun! It takes all the excitement away.

I think there is another member on here that has a black, 78 Y88. Maybe he'll chime in

Idk I like both but I do like the black and gold alot to, so might go 88 dont know yet lol, yeah its got rust issues Im going to have to replace the right hand side rear frame rail, its rusted and broke so I think thats y its sitting low on that side.
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Re: 17transam"s 1978 Y88 T-top project
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2013, 07:26:24 PM »
Looks like a nice project car. Good luck with it. Id keep it a y88, but its your choice. Just want to say that black and gold cars are everywhere. A y88 is more unique

thanks, I do like both its hard decision lol,
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Re: 17transam"s 1978 Y88 T-top project
« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2013, 09:09:34 PM »
Tommy mentioned you bought the car. Congrats on the purchase. Know the car well.

Here's the rims for the car if you are interested
http://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/3675174792.html

If you need parts and what not, I can be of assistance.

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Re: 17transam"s 1978 Y88 T-top project
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2013, 02:05:22 AM »
I would have loved to buy that!!!

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Re: 17transam"s 1978 Y88 T-top project
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2013, 04:20:25 PM »
Tommy mentioned you bought the car. Congrats on the purchase. Know the car well.

Here's the rims for the car if you are interested
http://newjersey.craigslist.org/pts/3675174792.html

If you need parts and what not, I can be of assistance.

yup i was there lol, They look great but I dont have 600 plus shipping right now. hopefully somtime in the spring I'll be able to start on it and start getting all my parts togather. But thanks for the offer
ty
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Re: 17transam"s 1978 Y88 T-top project
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2013, 11:27:55 PM »
Tyler! Glad you got home safe and sound! Hope you enjoy the car as much as i did, if you need anything you got my number!


Enjoy!


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Re: 17transam"s 1978 Y88 T-top project
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2013, 07:17:15 AM »
Tyler! Glad you got home safe and sound! Hope you enjoy the car as much as i did, if you need anything you got my number!


Enjoy!


Tom

Thanks again!, I will never sell it or part it out, its ganna be a car again one way or another lol, I do and got your email to,
ty
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