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Post by mr71transam on Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:42 am

Very Very Nice.

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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:43 pm

She looks as straight as an arrow and as relective as a mirror.

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Post by 4SPEED on Tue Apr 05, 2011 6:27 pm

update. ME LIKEY ;D I love this part.






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Re: Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration

Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:09 am



Top quality on this car.

Nice update on the progress.

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Post by 4SPEED on Wed Apr 06, 2011 11:27 pm

wet sanded with 1000 grit. and going to go over it again with 2000 grit to take the 1000 marks out of it. it could be buffed now but to take the 1000 marks out it will buff that mutch better.



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Post by hdebo on Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:55 am

very nice work
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Re: Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration

Post by 4SPEED on Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:27 pm

a few pics at sun set today.





boot lid painted and cleared an hour before this video. it still needs sanded,buffed and polished.



sorry for all the dust on the quarter. ;D

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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:41 pm

"Looks like a mirror"

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Post by 4SPEED on Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:25 am

I had some problems with the clear and had to re-paint the car.

tested the new paint /clear . :o ;D 2000 wet sand, buffed and polished.

should be done Sunday. then start putting Humpty Dumpty back together. also got my seat cover from Hitman today.




the rest of the parts got fogged today Smile the body tomorrow.


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Post by rkellerjr on Fri Jul 01, 2011 1:38 pm

WOW!!!!!
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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:54 pm

I am not sure why you needed to repaint the car.

But the new paint and clear coat looks like a mirror

Can you post a video on how you wet sand, buff and polish to get that finish to look like glass?

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Re: Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration

Post by 4SPEED on Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:32 pm

I will do that the next time , Im about to start on a 76 50th LE

I'll get into some detail on some how to's on it..

I had the same problem with the clear on the trunk lid I repainted.

it looks really good inside in the lights but outside it looked like it had metal flakes in it.
so over the last month it got sanded down and blocked again and painted Marty Blue



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Post by 4SPEED on Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:34 pm

let me know what y'all think of this color.... Lori and I wanted it blue from the start. just thought when I sold it , a Black ta would sell alot quicker then any other color. so now that its not for sale and when I picked up the new paint I got the marty blue and added pearl into the color. the pearl really makes the blue pop and change colors as you walk around the car. we really like it.
here is a few pics. I really hope I dont get doged for a 78 color on a 77.





just paint no clear



cleared







wet sanded


first buff not polished yet.



started getting it back together



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Post by 4SPEED on Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:48 pm

and the wheels




the bird kit



miss pics

light bezels chromed


in-line tube brake lines


started the engine bay harness

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Re: Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration

Post by mr71transam on Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:45 pm

Doug that blue is beautiful. Who care if someone doesn't like your choice of color. It's your car. Enjoy it.

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