1977 Pontiac Trans Am (Smky&Bdt)
Last updated Oct 20, 2012
Purchased in 1986 with 86K miles. Now has 109K. Partially restored in 1990 with new paint. I have been adding bit by bit since then. I still need to rebuild the suspension and clean up the underside. Paint still looks fantastic to be 17 years old! Of course she stays inside! :) Paint is PPG base/clear.
4 Speed, A/C
This is a SE Clone. In 1990 all the repro decals were not available and the factory GM ones were not all available either so all the stripes I painted on. Talk about patience!
T-Tops are of the Cars&Concepts variety. Yes, aftermarket. I HAD to have them then, but if I had to do over, probably wouldn't because I didn't realize that they were that much different from stock. The tops actually are similar to the later Fbodys where the 2 glasses almost touch each other. There is no "painted" roof between the glasses. On the other hand, they definitely don't give the leaking trouble the factory ones's did because of the way they are designed. I purchased extra replacement parts for these in case I ever needed them down the road. I still have them!
I also added FACTORY power door locks, power windows, power trunk release and rear defog from another TA years ago I found in the salvage yard.
The upholstery is also factory cloth deluxe interior from a 1977 SE Trans Am....not redone..these are the factory seat covers, door panels, etc. from '77. They are in great shape!
Gold dash plate is factory GM which I purchased new in 1989 also...when it was still available. It has been stored inside all these years so the plate still looks new. Of course the turn signal indicators are "round" instead of the "arrows" which it should be for 1977.
Also added a rear seat console I found back in 1990. I work at a GM dealer so I had the luxury of hunting weird parts. Still work at a GM dealer today! Wow time flies!
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Oct 20, 2012
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