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Hi Guys....Took a decade, but I finally started my project.
Basic info:
1980 Espirit with a 78 T/A front end clip....was that way when I bought it.
400CI w/ 6X heads, 4 speed (auto was removed), Flowmaster dual exhaust, MSD...& blah, blah, blah... :)
If you want to skip the normal stuff, & just see my Meltdown.....just scroll to the bottom!

Anyway, below is what I started with & its progression so far:




& the engine transformation:




Then onto the fun....



My Dog is visibly impressed:




My Dining Room table with my freshly dyed parts (from blue to white)....& BOY is my Wife happy her Dining room is now a parts store ;D






Back at home after engine & piant:


But wait.....theres more:
Now she goes off to be...well....enhanced.....

My Hood:


My Shaker:


The Rear:


Pass. Side:


The Front:


The Trunk Lid:







Back out to the shop to get clear coat:


Well I skipped allot of steps, but hey, we all know what they look like apart! ;D
& before anybody asks,.....NO, NOTHING is "stickers" or "vinyl".....Its ALL painted.

Hope to get her back in a few days & then start on the interior!
(Hope I loaded this thing correctly! I never posted here before!)

« Last Edit: December 22, 2016, 11:28:50 PM by meltdown »
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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2016, 11:26:05 PM »
No photos showing :(
Jeff

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1978 Trans Am
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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2016, 01:38:32 AM »
Thanks for letting me me know the pics weren't showing! :)
I THINK I have them fixed now!
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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2016, 01:47:15 AM »
Yes, they're showing now :)

WOW! It really looks great! ...nice work.
Can't wait to see it completed
Jeff

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1970 Camaro
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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....(Images Fixed...God willing!)
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2016, 07:21:36 AM »
very cool and unique.  great paint work.
1978 Chesterfield Brown TA
1977 Camaro 4 speed with t tops
1977 Mustang Cobra II

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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....(Images Fixed...God willing!)
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2016, 11:27:34 AM »
Thanks Guys!

Hopefully, I get it back today from the paint shop with clear coat on & buffed.

Will post more pics when she's home!
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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....(Images Fixed...God willing!)
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2016, 07:53:45 PM »
Like this machine!

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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....(Images Fixed...Update 1)
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2016, 05:15:40 PM »
On her way home:


Just got mirrors installed:



I put a Gold badge on the front to better match the the other colors of the paint job. Red didn't seem to match too well.


More pics as I have them... ;D

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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....(Images Fixed...God willing!)
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2016, 11:58:05 PM »
way to think out of the box... I like....

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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....(Images Fixed...God willing!)
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2016, 12:08:20 PM »
Cool idea! I like the concept. Where did you get the idea?
John Paige


Dear Not A TA,
This is Tin Indian's wife. Would you please stop posting pictures of your car? Especially ones with er, ummm, sidepipes. I'm dizzy already and have to get up early in the morning.  :-X

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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....(Images Fixed...God willing!)
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2016, 10:02:19 PM »
WOW!! Great work!!!!!!!

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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....(Images Fixed...God willing!)
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2016, 09:20:59 AM »
Well it is certainly different and unique.  :)
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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....(Images Fixed...God willing!)
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2016, 05:51:47 AM »
really cool and unique design, i like it!!
Good work!!

Markus

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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....UPDATED! New Images & 1st time out!
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2016, 03:00:23 PM »
Hi again All,

Here are images of My Meltdown FINALLY finished & her 1st time out!






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Re: My T/A....My Meltdown....UPDATED! New Images & 1st time out!
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2016, 10:13:43 PM »
love it and i am a stock guy.  has to be the coolest most unique build i have seen.
1978 Chesterfield Brown TA
1977 Camaro 4 speed with t tops
1977 Mustang Cobra II