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Here I Go Again!

By Crazyfast79TA

Filed under: 1979 Pontiac Trans Am (Blackbird)

I'm tearing into my Trans Am again. This time I don't have a wife complaining about how much time or money I put into it! Instead of fixing what needs fixed and letting a few things slide, I'm fixing everything this time. Instead of a plain-Jane firebird interior, I'm doing it like it's supposed to be. I've got NEW SE door panels, NEW Deluxe Upholstery from PUI for the original seats (not using left-over Moza buckets this time) New package tray, and GM Reproduction Decals (instead of painting the bird and stripes on). I got the rebuild kit for my Pontiac 400 so I won't be powered by a non-original Olds 350 next year! I got the hook-up with a guy that needs some of my extra parts and he has some I need. I'm sure I'll make out on this one because he needs more than I do. He's got an extra hood scoop that I plan on using. Here's my plan; I'm going to be running a Pontiac 400 (the scoop should read "T/A 6.6") but I want the "Bandit" look (the scoop should read "6.6 Litre"). I got both sets of decals with my decal kit. I'll have interchangable scoops to fit the reason! I'll also have interchangable exhaust tips. The Formula I stripped out had the splitter exhaust tips that I can use for everyday cruising, but I've got brand new restoration splitters that I can put on for shows and cruise-in's. I'll use the wrap around clamps instead of welding or standard clamps, that way loosen a couple bolts, change the tips and tighten the bolts back up! That's something that could be done during the pre-show shine job and easily changed back after I get back from the show. This is going to be such a sweet fake job! I'll never pass it off as an original '77 SE, but it will definately have the look! There's going to be plenty of pictures while I do it this time! I have a digital camera now, something I didn't have the first time. There were a lot of the "traditional" photos that didn't turn out and I didn't know it until I got the roll of film developed! Now I can see the pic right after I take it so if the lighting is wrong or something is blocking what I want to show, I can re-take it and make sure the pic comes out! I'll keep this project documented and up-dated as it progresses!

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Jan 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm
WOW!!! Have things changed since I did this blog-post!

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