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Offline Firehawk666

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A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« on: August 14, 2007, 11:19:21 PM »
So the reason why i went looking for T/A was because a car dealer was selling one near my house. I saw it about 3 weeks ago and i thought it was great until i started to look around on the net at others. Now can anyone tell me why the bottom of the car is GREY and does not match the rest of the cars color. Second did all trans ams in 78 come with louvers or was that extra?


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Re: A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 11:29:09 PM »
The rear window louvers were a popular gen 2 F-body addon back in the day.  Pontiac did not offer them as a factory option, although I guess it's possible some dealerships might have offered them as an addon (like rustproofing, different floor mats, and the like). ;)

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Re: A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2007, 06:56:51 AM »
To me, it looks like the spoilers are in primer.

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Re: A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2007, 10:22:07 AM »
To me, it looks like the spoilers are in primer.

tom

So you think they got replaced and they couldnt find the color match??

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Re: A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2007, 12:54:03 PM »
Looks to me like they painted the flares to match the grey in the bird decal, to offset them from the rest of the car.  Even the small ribbon between the body and the flare is grey.
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Re: A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2007, 01:51:44 PM »
I dont think there is any grey in the bird decal?


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Re: A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2007, 02:00:30 PM »
Are the "white" lines white or grey?  I can't tell in the pic, they looked gret in the first pics.  Anywho, it was just a guess on my part.
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Re: A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2007, 02:14:04 PM »
Yeah its strange because ive been looking on ebay and you tube and never saw a blue 78 T/A with the grey like that

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Re: A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2007, 04:24:10 PM »
Looks likre the replacments I got, grey primer.
Looks like the edging was not pinted either.
The owner proballt could not find spray paint to match.

I love the fiberglass repos from ames.  I found they actualy requier less finishing/fitting than the original GM replacments.

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Re: A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2007, 04:29:19 PM »
Those aren't correct front ones for that car. Those are for a '79 and later. Notice how they only come up to the midline? 1978 come up past the midline. They're also flatter, less sculpted.
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Re: A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2007, 04:54:00 PM »
Thank you for the info craig, i was very hesitant about buying this one and i looked around more! Also i went to another dealer asking if they have in any 78 trans ams and they said no, i told them i have only found one in my area and he goes " the blue one" i said yes he said the guy drove it into his lot looking to sell it and the guy told me flat out he didnt like the way it looked lol!

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Re: A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2007, 04:57:32 PM »
It doesn't look bad. It has WS6 rims. How much are they asking? What are the details? If that's the only thing that's wrong with the car it might not be a bad buy.
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Re: A 78 trans am manual for sale around my house
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2007, 06:04:16 PM »
there asking 12995.00
95,000 miles thats about all i know