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Re: Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration

Post by mr71transam on Wed Nov 24, 2010 9:55 am

Doug it's looking GREAT. I enjoy following this project. It helps me see what I'm in for with my project. I'm hopping be mid January to be at this point with my TA. Keep the pictures comming.

Again thanks Doug>

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Post by 4SPEED on Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:47 pm

trunk is done, I think.. I dont know. what do yall think. its a PITA painting every nook in there. pics show some mist spots.







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Re: Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration

Post by mr71transam on Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:22 pm

Great job on the Trunk, Doug.

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Post by blue81ta on Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:13 am

Very nice. Cool
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Post by rkellerjr on Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:41 am

I'd say that is coming along nicely!
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Re: Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration

Post by 4SPEED on Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:35 am

Martin wrote:Doug,
I can't wait to see more and the Finished product...


Great work
Martin Very Happy

me and you both , been looking at red epoxy and gray primer for a year now. Sad

I'm ready to see black and gold. :face:
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Post by 4SPEED on Sun Jan 02, 2011 12:48 am

the shaker's center line was about all sanded off. it had 4 paint jobs on it I stripped off. I made a new line with duraglass filler , and a polly filler over that to feather it to a sharper line.






the fenders, doors and trunk lid are DONE and ready to go on the car to check body lines.


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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:02 pm

Doug,


Nice work on the shaker. I like how you made a new center line with duraglass filler....looks like original...precise work.

It is amazing how you can work with plastic, steel, pot metal and fiberglass and get great results.

Is there any material that you don 't do yourself and send out?

I assume chrome?

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Post by mr71transam on Mon Jan 03, 2011 3:10 pm

Great job Doug. What year did they add the centerline to the shacker?

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Post by 4SPEED on Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:05 pm

pic of the trunk parts. I still need to get all the trunk area decals. I also won a nice used Hurst hatch bag for 50.00, its not here yet.

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Post by 4SPEED on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:55 am

sorry its been to cold to do much, but have worked on her some.

I havent seen her with her clothes on in so long . I almost forgot what she looked like. ;D
once I sharpen the body line on the fenders and make sure all the lines look A+ it will come back apart for the P-word



it will get its first coat of paint before it comes apart. this one will be painted 2 times. the first coat will be wet block sanded , to look for the really small waves
I worked on the tail lights today. I took apart the one and cleaned and painted the inside with silver caliper paint. and on the lens I used s silver paint marker. the other lens is the original chrome, but will still take it apart and clean and paint the inside. and touch up the chrome
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Post by mr71transam on Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:07 pm

It's the small things you're doing at will make this Firebird stand out from the rest.


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Post by 4SPEED on Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:20 pm

picked up the paint , clear and reducer today Smile Smile

want to see what 700.00 gets ya? Im saving about 300.00 by putting a cheaper paint down for a bace. I wont used the hole gallon , it is just to cover the car. then we'll wet sand it and use the PPG black over that , then clear it. the 2 qts of black cost more then the gallon. ( both PPG urethane paints ) ( Omni is a PPG generic paint )
the plan is this weekend for the body. but if it rains we'll paint all the parts over at a friends paint booth.



also I got the front seat springs fixed and there ready for new covers



here is the link to the seat springs if you need them.
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=41421.0

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Post by 4SPEED on Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:22 pm

I just got a pic of my cluster for the 77. thanks Daniel

http://www.gaugemarks.com/




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Post by 4SPEED on Mon Mar 14, 2011 3:49 pm

here's some pics. most all still needs 1200 wet sanded and buffed. but it should look like a black mirror when its done

done








needs sanded, but still looks very good. no dirt or junk in it.


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Post by mr71transam on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:07 pm

Damn Doug that first picture of your trunk looks like it has been chromed.
When done right no color looks better than black. And there is no question but you have done it RIGHT.

I really hope you can make it to this year Lawn Show with this car. looks like a Best of Show Candidate to me.

PS I'll take the $100

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Post by 4SPEED on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:26 pm

sorry , that 100 is my allowance for the week.

when done , it should look like a pool of used oil setting in the sun.

black chrome would be cool too..

as for the lawn show , you guys need to not make it on the same week as my POCI show.
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Post by 4SPEED on Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:40 pm

the BROWN truck stoped Very Happy

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Post by 4SPEED on Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:58 pm

thanks Martin,, its that time in the build where the money flows right out . and quickly..
I just ordered all the new interior and weather stripping,,,, ouch...
new marker and running lights. bump stops , all the little things that add up quick. I'll get decals in 3 weeks. ( dont want them sitting around)
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Post by 4SPEED on Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:21 pm

yes all blk. in standard. I like standard over deluxe, I think it keeps the muscle car look. deluxe was to get the chicks to buy them.

here a few more parts for it.









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Post by 4SPEED on Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:25 pm

the fenders are in paint..



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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:41 pm

As they say the body is straight as an arrow and reflects like a mirror....

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Post by 4SPEED on Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:54 pm

69_RAG_TOP wrote:As they say the body is straight as an arrow and reflects like a mirror....

just wait till its color sanded Shocked
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Post by 4SPEED on Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:02 pm

this is the last time looking like this. paint tonight or in the morn.
the blue tape is spots I dusted some primer on where I wet sanded a little to far and found filler ( oops) a little touch up wet sand and it ready to seal.
going to try it with the doors on , I dont want to . but there a pain to put on without chips. if I dont like it , we'll pull them wet sand the jams and fix them.






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Post by 4SPEED on Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:29 am

in sealer



has a little dust in it , but it'll sand out. it feels smooth as glass. now for the hood and bumpers.





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