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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #45 on: October 13, 2007, 07:05:14 PM »
Cool, glad to hear you had no problems! ;)
I would imagine it does get plenty of looks, do people keep looking in their rear view mirror? :o
I find over here ( UK ) the ricers and Subaru drivers just move over for me!

So far I have stayed out on country roads away for any heavy traffic. I havn't encountered any ricers yet but I would think they wouldn't be dumb enough to try anything. Or would they.
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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2007, 07:05:57 PM »
Do you have a polishing fetish? lol

Its turning into a u and me thread this....... ;)
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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2007, 07:07:38 PM »
Cool, glad to hear you had no problems! ;)
I would imagine it does get plenty of looks, do people keep looking in their rear view mirror? :o
I find over here ( UK ) the ricers and Subaru drivers just move over for me!

So far I have stayed out on country roads away for any heavy traffic. I havn't encountered any ricers yet but I would think they wouldn't be dumb enough to try anything. Or would they.

No one could be that daft? could they? then again you always get the "David and Goliath" syndromers, problem is Goliath never had a V8! :o
Power is nothing without Control.

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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #48 on: October 13, 2007, 07:23:02 PM »
The polishing part is the bad part. Theres no chrome on it at all. It's all polished aluminum so I need to keep up on it. The front gasket on the blower leaked a bit and blew gear oil all over everything a week ago when I drove it. It took me two days to clean up the mess.
But all in all it's worth it in the long run. Looks much better at car shows.
It's OK if your interested in the car I'll chat with ya all night. :)
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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #49 on: October 13, 2007, 07:28:22 PM »
Around here the ricers would try to beat it all night.  Says something about the rice-logic here in MT.
Shawn
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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2007, 07:32:30 PM »
So i take it they have a pop at you ?
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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #51 on: October 13, 2007, 07:34:42 PM »
Anytime they see a muscle car or anything that runs on gas instead of rice.
Shawn
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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #52 on: October 13, 2007, 08:19:17 PM »
Here's something they don't want to see......whether they realize it or not.

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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #53 on: October 13, 2007, 08:59:17 PM »
I like it!  It would definitely give you an ominous feeling seeing that behind you!
Shawn
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1992 S-10 2WD- Work Bomber/Gas saver
1997 Chevy X-cab 4x4 - Vortec 350

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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #54 on: October 13, 2007, 09:23:22 PM »

Larry to tell you the truth I don't think many people would see that in their rear view mirror unless they are just about to get passed.
LOL

Good photo shop job there bud. 

Hammer

lol  I didn't say it'd be there long! ;)


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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2007, 09:38:31 PM »
Hey larry thats pretty good. How do you do that I have been playing with photoshop but can't seem to master it.
I wanted to make a nice banner for my sig.

Heres a real pic that was taken last summer when the car had the small block in it before the body work was started. We were on are way to a small car show. I likw what he did on his mirror. I thoought it was pretty funny.

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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #56 on: October 13, 2007, 10:27:02 PM »
No problem. That is a good picture. ;D
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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #57 on: October 14, 2007, 07:27:19 AM »
Photoshopping was excellent!
Talk about time to move over.
Sorry "xtrmeta" her in doors said that playtime was over......... but yes mate i love to chat V8's and Hp all nite long.
Anytime m8.
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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #58 on: October 15, 2007, 08:56:23 AM »
I was just going through the restoration threads when it hit me you guys might be interested to know this car is a 50th. 455 4 speed car.
A liitle bit on it's history. The previsous owner from Ohio bought it brand new. Drove it till 1983 then turned it into a race car. He raced it till 1995 then stripped it and left it for dead.
I found it on E-bay in 2001. It was not listed as a 50th. It was listed very basic. 76 T/A no motor trans or rear. Thats it with no pics.
I took the chance and bought it and when it got to my house I ran all the numbers to find out what it was. The car had no motor, trans, rear, wiring, gas lines, break lines or interior. It was pretty much just a shell. The car was cut up to much to put it back to stock. So I desided to build it my way and cut it up a whole bunch more.
So thats the story of my T/A. It starts out sad but ends with a Happy ending.
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Re: 76 Pro Street T/A XtrmeTA
« Reply #59 on: October 15, 2007, 09:58:17 AM »
When I read that first line I was going to come over there and smack you. lol Then I saw that it was already beyond restoration when you got it, so I forgive you. :P
Seriously, sounds similar to mine in that aspect, numbers say it's something that should have been restored but by the time anyone who cared got ahold of it it was too far gone.

You did a great job!
Larry