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Cars > Silver_Shark83’s Garage > Blog > 1983 Pontiac Trans Am (SilverShark~Original Owner) > Dude Where Have You Been?!

 

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Dude Where Have You Been?!

By Silver_Shark83

Filed under: 1983 Pontiac Trans Am (SilverShark~Original Owner)

Where Have You Been?!
Hey everyone, I’m still kick’n around and The Shark has another interior mod.
I was on the move with a new division at my company and just didn’t get around to posting much and along with that, When it stays light pushing 10:00 pm, and club members are in the cruise mode…well you don’t stay inside, you get out and take all the advantage you can here in the PacNorwest!
Now that the fine fall weather has hit, dark by 6, rain and more rain, wind and the basic yack, I will be back online again, and the work scene is under control as well.
This past September, the Shark and I celebrated our 27th year of Original Ownership that was truly a landmark, the pic for the blog post is the Shark & Myself 27 years ago on our first cruise!
I took a 400 mile cruise and it was outstanding, weather was perfect and the Shark ran with perfection!

Starting this spring 2010, I had decided to have the original upholstery redone.
It was a tough decision due to the fact that only my drivers seat, outside bolster was getting quiet tattered and the spring below beginning to chow up the foam.
The stock upholstery was OK but after looking at it for 27 years, it was time for a change! I opted to roll with leather bolsters and trim, and gray cloth insets. In addition I had my Shark logo stitched on the upper mid panel. I was just thrilled with the look and comfort lever, I also did new foam and had 2” of memory foam sew in to the upholstery back, and WOW what a difference that has made on those long cruises!

I had been on the hunt for a set of 88 GTA seats, and finally found a complete set of 4. I will be adding more pics to the album shortly.
The price was right the seats themselves were not in the best of shape, however all I was after were the headrests, which were mechanically sound, I didn’t care about the cover because I was going to have them redone in the same leather to match, and the gray plastic parts I had dyed black to match the rest of the interior.
I have posted some pics of the complete interior with the new headrests.
The GTA headrests are the MOST comfortable rests I have EVER had the pleasure of chilling back on. We also added 2-1/2” of memory foam on top of the stock foam and that did the job in regards to long cruise comfort!
In addition I also took the reclining seat tracks, cleaned them up taking them down to the metal, hit them with self etching primer, and then a nice finish of satin black.
I don’t think I can make them any more comfy!

Cheers to all, and thanks much to my buds who wondered if I fell of the face of the earth...LOL...not today at least!
Happy Cruises!!

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rhonda
Dec 3, 2010 at 6:15 pm
Good to see you back! Always lots of work to do.
 
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dragon_chick_99
Nov 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm
The Silver Shark is lookin HOTTTT!!!!!!
 
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Silver_Shark83
Nov 5, 2010 at 5:54 pm
Thanks much man!
 
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GMman
Nov 2, 2010 at 11:01 am
Good to hear from you Rich! Seats with the new headrest look Great!
 
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TerryO
Nov 1, 2010 at 6:44 pm
Awesome....it's great to see loyalty. And you've done right by that vehicle.
 
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stevo3364
Nov 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Sweet, looks like an original option, well done!!!
 
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1971
Nov 1, 2010 at 2:23 pm
WORTH THE EFFORT. KILLER SEATS!
 
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66Chevelle
Nov 1, 2010 at 9:51 am
Let's have a new picture with the same pose. I'll bet the car hasn't gained any weight.
LOL, Larry
 
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twhotrod1968
Nov 1, 2010 at 5:58 am
good job dude set in style
 
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JesupTransAm
Oct 31, 2010 at 10:19 pm
Nice seats!
 

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