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Offline Slowbird

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77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« on: October 20, 2014, 11:53:31 PM »
Where is my project, I been working on for some time now.. Figured it was about time to share my  build ...
Here are a few pics of what i started out with..

Car looked good on outside but was in pretty rough shape..





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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2014, 12:09:06 AM »
Left side floor pan replaced with patched toe board.


Right side floor pan replaced with patched toe board.


Got the old firewall cleaned up, old seam sealer stripped off. Painted with chassis saver then re-seamed sealed. Finished off with some Matte Black.



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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2014, 12:12:10 AM »
Moving towards the back of the car..
Rear end out, Trunk pan cut out..





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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2014, 12:21:13 AM »
Picked up a 80 Trans am parts car. Complete car that ran.. Kinda feel bad to cut it up but got it cheap with no title.



Passenger side frame rail was in bad shape, Replaced the whole rail from the parts  car..


Old rail next to the donor rail..




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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2014, 12:30:03 AM »
Replaced 9 inches of the end of drivers rail, Then trunk pan welded in place.


Tail panel all welded in place


Poor mans 2in mini tubs, cut the tubs out and added a 2in strip in place.


Underside of the car stripped, rust cleaned up,painted and undercoated.


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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2014, 12:36:06 AM »
Subframe from the donor car. All cleaned up and sandblasted,painted up with Chassis saver satin black. New Moog ball joints, Moog outer tie rod ends with sleeves, Eibach lowering springs, Prothane upper and lower control arm bushings with bump stops.New Rotors and wheel bearings





My step dad had a 1980 Trans am disk brake rear end.. So worked a deal out with him and picked it up.. Stripped, painted with Satin black Chassis saver, replaced seals and bearings, Prothanes pads along with Prothane leaf spring bushings, 2inch lowering blocks.





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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2014, 12:40:35 AM »
Sub frame installed with all new front brakes, Heater core and AC box..


Rear brakes finished, New rotors,Calipers, Morso Ext wheel studs. Gas tank installed with sumped and coated inside of tank with Red Kote.. Also comp engineering subframe connectors installed.



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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2014, 12:44:42 AM »
First coat of 2k prime.


First coat blocked out..


2nd coat of prime.

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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2014, 12:46:19 AM »
update more tomorrow..

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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2014, 04:22:37 AM »
Nice work, looking good
1976 T/A project
2009 Honda CRV
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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2014, 06:09:31 AM »
Good stuff man!  Subscribed

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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2014, 11:35:11 AM »
Looking really nice. How many man hours into it?Just sold all my cars this summer cause I just dont have the facilities to work on them anymore. I will now be living my dreams through youse guys!

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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2014, 06:52:34 PM »
Looking really nice. How many man hours into it?Just sold all my cars this summer cause I just dont have the facilities to work on them anymore. I will now be living my dreams through youse guys!

I have no idea.. All i know is way to many..lol

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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #13 on: October 21, 2014, 07:01:44 PM »
Trunk and tail panel sprayed black..


Dash and Windshield edges painted.


New windshield installed and back glass installed.


    
Trunk and back bumper finally on for good.. Underside of trunk lid painted..





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Re: 77 Esprit. Project to Trans am
« Reply #14 on: October 21, 2014, 07:04:05 PM »
Little dash repair and dyed black. Installed back into the car.