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  • Started by 76TARebel Dec 31, 2009 at 9:30 pm
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  1. #1 Dec 31, 2009 at 9:30 pm

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    I have a 1976 Trans Am and am running into rust problems... lots of bubbles on the rear quarter.. some have broken and it is like swiss cheese under there. I am wanting to go on the 2010 Bandit Run but I want my car to be in better condition. I watched the video posted from the Run and those cars just look like they are in real good shape... Anyone know what I should do first?
     

     

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  2. #2 Jan 1, 2010 at 7:59 am

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    Originally posted by 76TARebel  I have a 1976 Trans Am and am running into rust problems... lots of bubbles on the rear quarter.. some have broken and it is like swiss cheese under there. I am wanting to go on the 2010 Bandit Run but I want my car to be in better condition. I watched the video posted from the Run and those cars just look like they are in real good shape... Anyone know what I should do first?


    Well....according to JWF, don't worry about the car being perfect. He explained to me that a car doesn't need to be in "pristine" condition to be in this run. This run is all about having fun cruizin', not showing. That is what makes this so much fun! Mine is very far from perfect. Heck, I don't even have heat! I would like to get that fixed before the run in case I need the defrost for fogged windows, but I am planning on the tops being out most of the time! The tops might as well not even be on the car cause they leak so bad, also the felt and stripping in the doors for the windows is gone. (I will get that fixed in time.) I also have a few bubbles under panels and such. I have talked to a bodyman about fixing it, but that isn't gonna keep me from the run. If it gets done by then...great! If not, I will get it done afterwards. Let's face it, these cars are over 30 yrs old but they still catch looks and are a blast to drive! veryhappy image
     

     

    Mike and Marcia, Chattanooga TN
  3. #3 Jan 1, 2010 at 8:14 am

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    Originally posted by mmfryar  Well....according to JWF, don't worry about the car being perfect. He explained to me that a car doesn't need to be in "pristine" condition to be in this run. This run is all about having fun cruizin', not showing. That is what makes this so much fun! Mine is very far from perfect. Heck, I don't even have heat! I would like to get that fixed before the run in case I need the defrost for fogged windows, but I am planning on the tops being out most of the time! The tops might as well not even be on the car cause they leak so bad, also the felt and stripping in the doors for the windows is gone. (I will get that fixed in time.) I also have a few bubbles under panels and such. I have talked to a bodyman about fixing it, but that isn't gonna keep me from the run. If it gets done by then...great! If not, I will get it done afterwards. Let's face it, these cars are over 30 yrs old but they still catch looks and are a blast to drive! veryhappy image


    PS....We need to be mechanically sound above all!!
     

     

    Mike and Marcia, Chattanooga TN
  4. #4 Jan 3, 2010 at 5:14 pm

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    Originally posted by 76TARebel  I have a 1976 Trans Am and am running into rust problems... lots of bubbles on the rear quarter.. some have broken and it is like swiss cheese under there. I am wanting to go on the 2010 Bandit Run but I want my car to be in better condition. I watched the video posted from the Run and those cars just look like they are in real good shape... Anyone know what I should do first?


    mmfryar is exactly right. There are many different stages of condition for the TA's on the Bandit Run. Some are near perfect, some in good running condition but with faded paint, etc. Some are in the middle such as my red car. No matter, this is about cruising with the other TA's and it is a blast! You cannot describe how much fun it is until you do it! So don't worry about a little rust and few bubbles... you can repair those in time. In the meantime, enjoy the car by doing what it was meant to do... drive it! smile image

    Can't wait to see ya'll on the run! cool image
    Ron
     

     

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    79 WS6 TA, Mayan Red, T-Tops
    and a couple of others that will remain nameless!
  5. #5 Jan 4, 2010 at 7:35 am

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    It probably would have helped if I'd followed this discussion from the beginning, but is this the Bandit Run from Georgia to Texarcana Texas? I know there are a lot of little Bandit Runs around the country, I'm even trying to set one up from Edison NJ to Point Pleasant NJ for next July, so far though, no takers.
     

     

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  6. #6 Jan 4, 2010 at 8:41 am

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    Originally posted by bencar  It probably would have helped if I'd followed this discussion from the beginning, but is this the Bandit Run from Georgia to Texarcana Texas? I know there are a lot of little Bandit Runs around the country, I'm even trying to set one up from Edison NJ to Point Pleasant NJ for next July, so far though, no takers.


    This all began with D. Hershey and Dave Hall of Restoreamusclecar.com in 2007. The first run was from Texarkana, TX to Braselton, GA to commemorate the 30 anniversary of the Smokey and the Bandit movie in 1977. Since then, it has become an annual event and has grown significantly in the past three years. Bandit Run Routes:

    2007 - Texarkana to Braselton (Atlanta)
    2008 - Columbus OH to Braselton (Atlanta)
    2009 - Branson MO to Braselton (Atlanta)
    2010 - Atlanta to Jupiter Fl (home of Burt Reynolds)

    Stay tuned to the Bandit Run group on this Motortopia site for details on the upcoming 2010 Bandit Run to take place on May 15-20, 2010. Or simply follow www.thebanditrun.com for details.

    Hope you can join us! smile image
    Ron
     

     

    "Ready to Roll Roy?"
    78 WS6 TA, Original Owner, Martinique Blue, Coupe
    79 WS6 TA, Mayan Red, T-Tops
    and a couple of others that will remain nameless!
  7. #7 Jan 4, 2010 at 9:09 am

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    Wish I could, but I'll be lucky if I can afford the Edison to Point Pleasant NJ Bandit Run, IF we ever get enough participants to make that one even happen.

    Maybe you can carry a photo of my Trans Am, so I can be there in spirit. smile image

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    Originally posted by jwf  This all began with D. Hershey and Dave Hall of Restoreamusclecar.com in 2007. The first run was from Texarkana, TX to Braselton, GA to commemorate the 30 anniversary of the Smokey and the Bandit movie in 1977. Since then, it has become an annual event and has grown significantly in the past three years. Bandit Run Routes:

    2007 - Texarkana to Braselton (Atlanta)
    2008 - Columbus OH to Braselton (Atlanta)
    2009 - Branson MO to Braselton (Atlanta)
    2010 - Atlanta to Jupiter Fl (home of Burt Reynolds)

    Stay tuned to the Bandit Run group on this Motortopia site for details on the upcoming 2010 Bandit Run to take place on May 15-20, 2010. Or simply follow www.thebanditrun.com for details.

    Hope you can join us! smile image
    Ron
     

     

    Ben
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    http://clubs....om/nynjslant6
    Club Events Page:
    http://bencar...FAMERICA.html
    Club Discussion Board:
    http://www.al...ums/index.php
    Online Club Store:
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  8. #8 Jan 4, 2010 at 6:55 pm

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    I can say the same thing too! I hope mine is mechanically sound to make the trip! Body wize, believe me, mine is not going to be a looker! lol
    Don't get me wrong, it isn't in that bad of shape, but your right, when I reviewed some of the videos on the 2009 Bandit Run, these cars look mint!

    I think I am going to lag towards the back of the line! LOL
     

     

  9. #9 Feb 15, 2010 at 9:33 am

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    Hi all

    I Live in Jupiter not far from the B Reynlods Mus. Id like to get any uf us that would like to meet up for the last part of the Bandit Run into Jupiter, allso if there is any thing I could set up on this end just let me know..
    Bruce B
     

     

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  10. #10 Feb 21, 2010 at 7:44 pm

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    Originally posted by 76TARebel  I have a 1976 Trans Am and am running into rust problems... lots of bubbles on the rear quarter.. some have broken and it is like swiss cheese under there. I am wanting to go on the 2010 Bandit Run but I want my car to be in better condition. I watched the video posted from the Run and those cars just look like they are in real good shape... Anyone know what I should do first?


    come on i ran the bandit run last year. its a blast no one will look down on you.as a matter of fact we will all come together to help you
     

     

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