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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2007, 10:26:39 PM »
the mix 77/78/79 was a car i created from several that i had. It was a cool creation. Also had the engine from the first car i ever owned!

OK -- so there's gotta be a story behind that one!  Spill it! 8) 8)

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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2007, 10:31:41 PM »
That is the nicest build sheet I've ever seen :o...no dirt, tears, mouse nibbles, etc...

That's because it was retrieved from his car the weekend we took it apart -- which was about a month after he got it!  He had the car for about 3 years and then blew the engine (spun rod bearing), so he picked up a 455 SD from a wrecked TA in Ohio.  The car ran great (pretty much like a factory SD, hahaha!) but he left it parked outside at his apartment complex.  Predictably it was stolen in 1979.  Surprisingly, the car was recovered.  Inexplicably, it had been stripped of everything BUT the engine and transmission.  Another friend of ours bought the engine from the insurance company (they thought it was a 400), then dropped that into his new 79 TA that had a 400/4 speed.  That's when we all quit the company where we worked and I lost track of them all. :P :-\

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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2007, 10:41:35 PM »
the mix 77/78/79 was a car i created from several that i had. It was a cool creation. Also had the engine from the first car i ever owned!

OK -- so there's gotta be a story behind that one!  Spill it! 8) 8)

Man that one is a long, long story! Haha! Tell you what... I'll abbreviate!

Started out as a 79 firebird that got hit 6 different times. Took an espirit and transplanted ta front clip, motor and tranny, disk rear end from a 79se and full power package from another. Add it all together and it turned out great! Except for the paint was a last thing that never completed before i had to move 375 miles north with no place to store it. So i sold it and more parts than i care to admit at this time for a measly $500. A treasure that can never be replaced! Now i'm gonna go cry for a while. Thanks for bringing back all those deep emotions! Hahaha!

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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2007, 10:46:52 PM »
Hahaha!  Well, where do you find true love without a little pain? ??? :D 8)

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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #19 on: November 03, 2007, 11:16:40 PM »
Okay, here's mine....in order of possession.....







and I know, I know.....a Cavalier Z24 doesn't spark much invy but hey, I kinda liked that car.....

1978 Trans Am WS6/W72, Auto (purchased Sep 00)

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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2007, 11:39:21 PM »
and I know, I know.....a Cavalier Z24 doesn't spark much invy but hey, I kinda liked that car.....

You know, my 77 Olds Starfire hatchback wasn't much to write home about but MAN did I have fun in it -- it's surprising what you can do in those front buckets when you work at it! ;D ;D


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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #21 on: November 03, 2007, 11:57:21 PM »
Rich -- you car appears to be a dead ringer of a friend of mine
Rick...You have a friend that IS a car??   :D :D

Good guesses on the years, Keith...you got 'em all right. I'd probably trade all I have now for that Charger back :-\

I feel your pain about the Charger. I love the 66-70 years. I looked at a 68 for sale this summer... a total resto... absolutely beautiful, but the guy wanted $35k. I figured I could buy the car I'm really looking for, a 98-02 WS6 T/A and save myself a good 10-15k at least.
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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2007, 05:59:27 PM »
Hahaha!  Well, where do you find true love without a little pain? ??? :D 8)

Hahaha! True....very true! Like with my family! 1 wife, 3 daughters, 2 dogs, 3 cats........and then the true love, my cars!

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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #23 on: November 05, 2007, 07:01:08 PM »
This true gold Y88 made its rounds through our town, owned by nearly every gear head around, including yours truely.  I actually bought it as a parts car, and saved it from the crusher.  I later sold it to guy on ebay who said he was going to restore again.
Hopefully he holds true to his word.
I even found the build sheet under the back seat.









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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #24 on: November 05, 2007, 08:17:20 PM »
Here are just a few of my 'past treasures'...  the two I miss the most are not pictured; a Yellow 76 Formula just like pictured above but not as shiney  ::) and a black/gold 82 X-fire Z28.

82 TA - 4 spd


84 GT, I know it's a Ford but this was really a nice fun car...


76 Type LT, this was actually one of my senior pictures


73 240Z, my wife traded my 76 Formula for this car behind my back, this is when I learned to always transfer title after purchasing a car  >:(

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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2007, 09:06:48 PM »
Taken in 1985 in Davison, MI at the park.  A 1975 Trans Am, silver on black.  I don't have a picture of my blue on black Formula w/455.  I've been trying to hit up some friends back then to see if they have a photo.  We'll see.




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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #26 on: November 05, 2007, 11:36:05 PM »
Yep, that car was nice and it took a beating from me and then asked for more.  When I got rid of it you could crawl through the hole in the floorboard and if I went fast enought eh rear quarters would flap really fast and lift the rear end!
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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #27 on: November 06, 2007, 07:49:10 AM »
Here is some of my past projects. I'll post the others once I get home and have access to my pictures.

This is a 1970 Mack I I restored a few years back.


This is a 1967 Fairlane I restored. This is a picture part way though the restore.

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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #28 on: November 06, 2007, 04:39:25 PM »
Here are some of my past cars:

1977 Bucaneer Red Trans Am


1979 400 4-speed


1984 Monte Carlo SS Limited Edition


1986 IROC Z28


1991 Cavalier Z24 (I am in with the Cavalier crowd above)

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Re: Past Treasures!
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2007, 04:43:23 PM »
So this trend to black is a more recent development then... ???