1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
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Re: 1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Post by bmwmaniac » Sun 28 Feb 2016, 21:22

man oh man, that looks good
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Re: 1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Post by Chevy-SS-Stroker » Mon 29 Feb 2016, 07:19

Realy sweet lookin!!
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Re: 1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Post by Picard » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 07:46

I didn't update the thread, but about 2 weeks or so back I dropped the car off at Greenstone Autobody.
It was nice to see it out of the garage.

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Hopefully all the niggles can get sorted and I can get the car back so I can finish it off. Dying to get it started up.
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Re: 1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Post by Picard » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 07:47

Popped in at Barry to check out if he had sold off the Trans Am for spares. :D

He decided the Trans Am wasn't looking how he wants it and is basically redoing the whole car.

The bumpers are made of a rubbery material and over years tend to get a bit warped and wavy. The back bumper seemed to suffer quite a bit from this waviness and I see this is being sorted out.
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The front nose on these cars also tends to develop tiny cracks as the material flexes. Hopefully it won't happen any time soon.
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Will check in with Mr B later in the week to see how it's looking. Can't wait to get it back and try get to the finish line.

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Re: 1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Post by KSF » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 10:06

I keep looking at this thread and the car and think: Wow, how far it has come since all those years ago when you first pulled the 350 after it gave up. Looks great, good luck with this very important finishing phase of the build.

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Re: 1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Post by Picard » Wed 06 Apr 2016, 10:18

KSF wrote:I keep looking at this thread and the car and think: Wow, how far it has come since all those years ago when you first pulled the 350 after it gave up. Looks great, good luck with this very important finishing phase of the build.
Thanks man! Wow...I still remember you giving me a lot of good advice when the 350 died. 8)

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Re: 1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Post by Picard » Fri 08 Apr 2016, 10:08

Went past Barry last night and the car was being taped up and getting ready for paint. If all goes well, the car will be getting it's new paint job this morning.

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The spoilers have all been secured on to the car and I asked Barry to do the join to the body with Sikaflex instead of with the horrible rubbers you see on some of them. I'm super excited to see how they come out. :cool:
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Everything else has been covered up.
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Whoop whoop

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Will check in with GSAB a bit later and see how it's all worked out. If all goes well, tomorrow she can come home and the build can continue!

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Re: 1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Post by Picard » Mon 11 Apr 2016, 13:09

Ok, I'm ready to go home now. Barry just finished with the Trans Am and sent me these pics.
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Can't wait to get it back and get going!

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Re: 1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Post by RASSIE » Wed 13 Apr 2016, 07:05

Black is the colour to be on a T/A. Plenty work went in that car.
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Re: 1981 Pontiac Trans Am

Post by Picard » Wed 13 Apr 2016, 21:28

Very nice Rassie. Love seeing South African Trans Am's.

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