TAC Central => Lobby => Topic started by: FormTA on November 07, 2019, 02:54:13 PM

Title: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: FormTA on November 07, 2019, 02:54:13 PM
Another post got me thinking about the really nice 1998 trans am that gave it's life so my 1979 trans am could live. I have owned for the 79 for about 25 years and it was about time to work on it.

This was a really,  really nice Trans Am that I picked up cheap from a friend who actually restored it to almost show room condition.  He fell I'll and had been bugging me to search for an LS to put in and restore my 79. He knew what I was going to do with it, he actually helped me cut it up. He also went to the swap meet where I sold it all in 2 days for more than I paid for  it. Anyway,  onto the pictures.  Feel free to post your non survivors. Hoghead's don't count  :grin: JK

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Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: Jack on November 07, 2019, 03:18:20 PM
That was a nice car, many would have kept it and found another to cut up.
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: FormTA on November 07, 2019, 03:43:01 PM
I bought it for $4800 or $4900. I couldn't pass up the price.

It was nice. Non cracked dash. Non cracked door panels.  Heck I got over $1000 for the door panels and rims. As you can see almost every piece was sold off to live again.
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: NOT A TA on November 07, 2019, 08:34:06 PM
This was a GTO Judge clone that was almost ready for paint in the early 2000's. Interior fire in the owners driveway caused by high school kid trying to install stereo who created an electrical short. I bought the car, parted it out, and put the mildly built Pontiac 400 in my bird. Used the profit from parting the car for road race oil pan, MSD ignition system, Speed Demon carb, Holley blue pump, and a bunch of other goodies. Set the T-400 aside and am putting it in my car this time around. I traded the body & frame to a buddy who owned a repair shop and was building a Lemans in exchange for towing it from the PO to me for parting out. Stripped and sold everything but a few trim pieces in 5 days. The body & frame got sent to media blaster.

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Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: FormTA on November 08, 2019, 05:54:31 AM
That fire did a number on the interior! You would think you could put the fire out quickly...
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: NOT A TA on November 08, 2019, 10:04:36 AM
That fire did a number on the interior! You would think you could put the fire out quickly...

The young man was messing with the stereo before school, went to school, and then the fire started. Mom saw the car smoking and called fire dept.
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: firebirdparts on November 08, 2019, 10:54:12 AM
Is that a Farmall B?  Super rare.
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: FormTA on November 08, 2019, 12:20:50 PM
Ya, I have 3 of them... This one now has a C engine and I took a power steering pump and welded up the contraption to create the frontend loader and live hydraulics. I have a 3 point, a hydraulic belly lift and remote hydraulics to run the lift on my disc (which I added hydraulic lift too).

Makes it more useful.  They hydraulics are stronger than the tractor!

Good eye!
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: roadking77 on November 08, 2019, 03:22:14 PM
What year is it? My grandfather was a dairy farmer and he had a couple of farmalls. I remember them from when I was a kid but have no idea what they were. I have seen many go through the auctions on tv and surmise the ones he had were from the late 30's maybe.
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: FormTA on November 08, 2019, 03:50:54 PM
All 3 are 1947s. One has the left side axle removed so it's 18" skinnier. Someone did that so it wasn't so wide and used it as a mower but it gets tippy on hills. This one and the other one are BN Cultivision models that used exhaust gas to run an air cylinder to lift the cultivator that mounted under and behind it. I bought this one from the original owner who drove home from the dealer.  It was in a barn that collapsed/rotted away on top of it. The engine was stuck so I got it for $500. In a few hours of getting it home I had it running.  Not much too these things.  Only later on I wanted more power to pull the disc and plow so I pulled the cylinder sleeves and swapped them out with the larger ones from the C tractor and changed the head and got larger pistons. It's been a great tractor,  I use this one 99% of the time. I've owned it for 15+ years. I home built the loader as you can't find anything but junk under 5K with a loader around here.
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: DeCaff2007 on November 09, 2019, 06:06:26 AM
Another post got me thinking about the really nice 1998 trans am that gave it's life so my 1979 trans am could live. I have owned for the 79 for about 25 years and it was about time to work on it.

This was a really,  really nice Trans Am that I picked up cheap from a friend who actually restored it to almost show room condition.  He fell I'll and had been bugging me to search for an LS to put in and restore my 79. He knew what I was going to do with it, he actually helped me cut it up. He also went to the swap meet where I sold it all in 2 days for more than I paid for  it. Anyway,  onto the pictures.  Feel free to post your non survivors. Hoghead's don't count  :grin: JK

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Lower right hand corner behind the beer bottle....  is that the factory Monsoon amp?  I hope you pulled the factory power antenna and sold that, too.  Those suckers aren't cheap!
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: FormTA on November 09, 2019, 10:23:12 AM
Yes, that was the monsoon amp. I think I only got like $25 for the antenna.... It was 4 years ago. I had a booth at the Norwalk Pontiac show. I think AMES puts it on. I was like the only guy with 4th gen parts. Everything went pretty quick. It was good. I heard people were looking for me the next year (a buddy went to the show the next year.
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: RamblerRacer on November 19, 2019, 04:57:53 PM
This is what was left on the donor I got back in July. The doors were great except for a small crease on the passenger door and I got a lot of hardware and small parts and a clean coupe roof to replace the t-top roof on my cousins bracket car. I almost had to pay to get it taken away.

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Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: FormTA on November 19, 2019, 05:16:19 PM
That's a sad sight. Quarters don't look too bad.
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: roadking77 on November 20, 2019, 07:29:45 AM
Yea, im still seein a lot of parts in that car!
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: FormTA on November 20, 2019, 10:29:32 AM
Oh, a heat only car too!
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: RamblerRacer on November 21, 2019, 08:43:03 PM
Wow, you guys are worse than me :D LOL

In reality; the lower quarters were shot, and I posted that a bunch of stuff that was available on the NJFBOA website  FOR FREE! but no one bought into it. I'm not sure at what point I took this pic but I did manage to cut out the perimeter around the lower part of the rear window in case I need it. The interior was gone >> it was not a TA it was a base v6 with TA parts glued on. I really just bought it for the doors and roof for $900.  I have to look but I think I saved the heater control and every bolt I could get at. I think the outer heater box  had a crack in it. The guy I bought mine off of switched the AC one out so I considered saving it >>> but alas.  I did get two floor pan panels if any one is interested. If your in NJ within driving distance >>> $24 each or a case of IPA each >>>your call.

I could use the beer because restoring wheels is very thirst intensive. At $250 per wheel for the restoration prices I see listed, I think I can get it done cheaper myself by buying the beer and putting the elbow grease into it. and if they do not come out looking as good as the professional restoration results >>> well there is always beer.

I really had a finite amount of time the car could sit there too as it was out front of my cousin's repair shop.
It really was roached, regardless of the way it looked in the picture.

JT

Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: roadking77 on November 22, 2019, 08:01:50 AM
I got my snowflakes restored for about $120 ea. They did a perfect job. I can post the info for you. The shop I used is in Baltimore but I think they are franchised may be one in  your area. I may be interested in the floor panels, I need a couple of small patches.
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: RamblerRacer on November 23, 2019, 07:51:15 AM
I saw your message. I thought I had a pic in my phone but I don’t . I’ll have to get one later  and I’ll text it to you. They have some surface rust from sitting in the car
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: RamblerRacer on November 23, 2019, 07:52:20 AM
I’d be interested in the wheel shops name
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: roadking77 on November 23, 2019, 08:27:53 AM
I will dig out the info. I dropped my wheels off at a local body shop that uses them. They restored all 4 wheels perfectly IMO in less than a 24hr turnaround. I dropped them off in the afternoon one day, got a call the next day around noon that they were back.
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: Nexus on November 23, 2019, 06:33:20 PM
Here are the cars that have all given me parts and been sent to Pontiac Heaven

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(https://live.staticflickr.com/7927/47040081021_46afe8f974_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eELHeF)P1040716 (https://flic.kr/p/2eELHeF) by Charles Marson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155880712@N06/), on Flickr

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And finally, the one car I had hoped I could get back on the road when I first picked it up but was way past her time!
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47982057423_660d1eb287_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2g71A18)20190601_151254 (https://flic.kr/p/2g71A18) by Charles Marson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/155880712@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Dedicated to the cars that lost their life.
Post by: roadking77 on November 27, 2019, 09:26:57 AM
Rambler, I sent you a PM.