Topic: What's new in the car for the 2010 Bandit Run?

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    #51
    Mar 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm
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    Originally posted by BlackGold82  Cant wait to see this car tinman


    Thanks, Brad. I'm really looking forward to having it on the 'Run this year.

    I bought it from the brother of the original owner (who had passed away several years earlier in a motorcycle accident) back in 1988 while I was living in California. I almost passed on the car as it was well worn and every single part needed to be repainted, replated, repaired, refurbished, or replaced. The after-market American sunroof t-tops didn't help.

    I decided to go ahead with it because it was 95% complete, numbers matching, and a Brewster green car. I was able to save up enough money and I had a restoration done in 1995-96. I was always concerned at car shows when I saw restored Brewster green cars as I always thought the color was too bright...almost like it had a bit of candy in it. We carefully color-matched the original paint on the inside front cowl underneath a fender and went with single stage instead f base coat/clear coat. Here's a shot a few months after the restoration (the wheels looked so nice, I couldn't bring myself to put the trim rings back on it).



    It's showing it's age but still turns a few heads!

    Tinman

     

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    #52
    Mar 20, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    I just ordered some Kooks headers and true dual exhaust set up for my Firehawk.

    Can't wait to get them on the car so I can make loud noises like the rest of the Runners out there. wink image

     

    -Drew

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    #53
    Mar 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm
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    Originally posted by Tinman5  Thanks, Brad. I'm really looking forward to having it on the 'Run this year...

    Here's a shot a few months after the restoration.



    It's showing it's age but still turns a few heads!


    Sounds just like my wife. lmao image

     

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    #54
    Mar 20, 2012 at 9:41 pm
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    Originally posted by Shaker  Sounds just like my wife. lmao image


    OMG, I'm going to steal that one liner for sure! Just as soon as I get the Diet Coke off my keyboard and out of my sinuses! lmao image

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    #55
    Apr 1, 2012 at 8:16 am
    Well, I finally sat down and added up the cost of the Bandit Run. Between fuel, hotel rooms, food, and miscellaneous, there's no way I can justify driving both the '73 and the '76 Trans Ams.

    As a matter of fact, I've had to make the heartbreaking decision not to take either one. After all of the work done up to this point, it's really disappointing but I must face economic facts.

    I'm still going but will take one of my more fuel efficient rides:



    April fool!!

     

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    1976 Trans Am (50th Anniversary)
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    #56
    Apr 1, 2012 at 9:08 am
    Tinman,
    you beat me to it... I was thinking 'bout driving the TT Convertible. biggrin image

    Oh well... gotta log off and get ready for church.

    Happy April 1st everyone!!

    Shaker

     

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    #57
    Apr 2, 2012 at 8:10 am
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    Originally posted by Special76TA  I just ordered some Kooks headers and true dual exhaust set up for my Firehawk.

    Can't wait to get them on the car so I can make loud noises like the rest of the Runners out there. wink image



    Nice going---my guess is permanent hearing loss will be associated with this project.

     

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    #58
    Apr 2, 2012 at 10:25 am
    Hey Stan,

    I guess we'll have to put the Firehawks together and play a little game of which Hawks louder.

    I think everyone wins that game in the end. biggrin image

    Now I just need to figure out a mount for my CB antenna... scratchchin image

     

    -Drew

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    #59
    Apr 2, 2012 at 1:02 pm
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    Originally posted by Special76TA  Hey Stan,



    Now I just need to figure out a mount for my CB antenna... scratchchin image





    Heres your bracket bro...i just made1 and so did bobby from ny

    Click here>>>>>>>>>>>> http://www.mo...b-mount-28916

     

    Brad
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    #60
    Apr 4, 2012 at 7:06 pm
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    Originally posted by Special76TA  Hey Stan,

    I guess we'll have to put the Firehawks together and play a little game of which Hawks louder.

    I think everyone wins that game in the end. biggrin image

    Now I just need to figure out a mount for my CB antenna... scratchchin image


    And so another seemingly innocent adventure begins. The last time this happened was about 2:42 am in Daytona. The hotel folks weren't real happy. I think some other folks might like to play along with us. Is this standing still or driving by? Who will be the judge?

     

    GTO Stan
    '65 GTO Conv
    '02 WS6 Trans Am Conv
    '02 Black Firehawk
    '07 Grand Prix GXP