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ScottD3

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My Y82 Restoration
« on: December 28, 2007, 11:45:26 PM »
Nothing to do with the car but HMMMM!

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1978 Y88 4sp (sold)
1985 Trans Am TPI (totaled)

ScottD3

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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2007, 11:48:02 PM »
Ok now to the car. The day I bought it.
 






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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2007, 11:49:58 PM »
After I gutted the interior.





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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2007, 11:52:39 PM »
Looks like a good project...someone severly white-knuckled that steering wheel  :P :P
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2007, 11:53:54 PM »
The door panels were cut for speakers.

the only rust on the body


no headliner
cracked dash


trunk


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1978 Y88 4sp (sold)
1985 Trans Am TPI (totaled)

ScottD3

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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2007, 11:54:50 PM »
Yeah the guy said he laid back and cruised. Not bad after 13 years in the garage.
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2007, 11:57:48 PM »
More pix.








Dent on door he hit his van in the driveway

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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2007, 12:00:11 AM »
Looks very solid...what are your plans?

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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2007, 12:00:41 AM »




removing the motor





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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #9 on: December 29, 2007, 12:04:59 AM »
It has been blasted and is now at the paint shop. We are doing a sub frame off restoration. The motor is at the machine shop now the trans has been rebuilt. Waiting on the paint guy to do the body work and then we will get the sub frame redo all the front end and rear end all the bushings and on and on.
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #10 on: December 29, 2007, 12:08:40 AM »











Off to the body shop more to come.... :-P
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #11 on: December 29, 2007, 11:48:46 PM »
A little help with my wheels. I like the Year One wheels and the stock wheels between the two I don't know if I should have my original wheels redone or buy the YO wheels. Any suggestions? Oh yeah, the Cragar Centerlines will be for sale if anybody is interested.
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2007, 11:51:18 PM »
I'd vote for the originals...but I'm a stock kinda' guy  8)
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2007, 06:26:47 AM »
I'd vote for the originals as well, I'm not a stock kinda' guy however, I'm not impressed with the YO rims.

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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2007, 08:22:53 AM »
I vote for the YearOne wheels... I am impressed with them (see sig line).  :wink:

However stockers look great too.  Unless you're going to run big disc brakes you could always restore the stockers and get some YearOne wheels too, and swap back and forth to your hearts desire... of course, that's a bit of an expensive proposition, but what the heck it's only money!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2007, 10:16:25 AM »
That's what I thought about doing. Yeah 2100.00 and the then the cost of refinishing my stock wheels about 2500 total. But what else am I going to do with the money?.
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2007, 04:04:45 PM »
Just came back from the painter and removed the dash bezel to get it redone. He had started on some of the body work but said he will be on it heavy next week. The antisipation is killing me.
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2008, 07:39:24 PM »
scottD3
resto project look great 8), if you can afford both sets of wheels, how cool would that be to be able to switch back and forth. I can't wait to see someone put the yo wheels on a y81,82,84 just to see what it looks like and how it fits the wheel well, good luck on your project, I'll keep checking in, it looks like were at similar stages of restoration on our projects. :D
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2008, 02:07:31 PM »
Went by the paint shop today and the car is in prime.






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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2008, 08:44:26 PM »
Wento paint shop and took these today. Then took the car to have the motor and front end done.
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1978 Y88 4sp (sold)
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2008, 07:24:58 PM »
Very nice Scott, you have had alot done since... December? i feel like a slow poke now...  :lol: Take care man. Dave
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2008, 10:54:20 PM »
Update: We took the subframe out and dissmanteled it for soda blasting along with the rear end. I got the motor back and found out it has been balanced and will be blueprinted. It will  have a Ram Air lll cam along with the Ram Air lll exhaust manifolds with 2 1/2" pipes. Trying to decide on mufflers now. I will post more pics tomorrow.
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2008, 11:03:26 PM »
Looks like your project is coming along nicely!  8-)
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2008, 10:24:50 AM »
Just a few of the subframe, front end off going to soda blast. And the motor parts cleaned and ready to be put together. I don't know if you can see how they balanced the pistons I didn't know how they did this.







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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2008, 10:27:34 AM »
What should I go with shorty headers, full headers, or Ram Air lll manifolds?
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« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2008, 12:10:41 PM »
I'm a big fan of the RAIII style manifolds (RARE makes them now), but I wanted something for the long haul that didn't reduce ground clearance or such.  For street use I think you'd be hard pressed to find much difference between the performance they offer and what you'd get with headers.  But if you're going for the strip or just want absolutely all-out performance you might want to look at headers if you don't mind the problems that come with them. :-?

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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2008, 02:25:36 PM »
Car is looking Great!

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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2008, 05:37:54 PM »
Thanks. I like the Ram Air llls also for my application street, show ( I hope).
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #28 on: February 29, 2008, 09:09:51 PM »
I got the sub frame and all the other parts back from being blasted. I dropped off the sub frame to be  powder coated along with the sway bars the front upper and lower A frames, and rear leaf springs.


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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #29 on: March 01, 2008, 09:12:32 AM »
Really nice project you have going.  What part of town is the shop in that is doing the work....I am in Atlanta

It's coming together really well would like to see it some time.

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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #30 on: March 01, 2008, 09:57:12 AM »
Thanks Rick,  the car is in Loganville at Allie Cats, I hope to have it finished before some of the big car shows start up.
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #31 on: March 01, 2008, 10:24:08 AM »
Ah I know the place...my dad lives in Loganville so I am usually out there on the weekends.
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #32 on: March 10, 2008, 06:48:40 PM »
Got my sub frame back from the powder coater just a few pics ( not very good pics)



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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #33 on: March 10, 2008, 07:34:11 PM »
Looks pretty good! :) :)

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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2008, 05:12:01 PM »
Shiny is good....what all did you get powder coated?

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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2008, 07:00:51 PM »
I have dropped of the coil springs, leaf springs, sway bars, all mounting hardware, and the headers are getting ceramic coated. I will post pix when I get them back. The sub frame is in the car I will post those pix soon.
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2008, 08:31:52 PM »
Here is the sub frame back in the car cleaning and replacing and hooking up some lines and hoses.


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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2008, 05:37:07 PM »
Alright more stuff back from being powder coated.
Headers:
sway bar and leaf springs:

coil springs:
hardware:


the brake booster and stuff:


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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2008, 06:41:05 PM »
That all looks great Scott....did they coat the brake booster, too?
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Re: My Y82 Restoration
« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2008, 08:10:06 PM »
Thanks. We painted it with the 3 step cadmium paint what do you think?
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1978 Y88 4sp (sold)
1985 Trans Am TPI (totaled)

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« Reply #39 on: March 21, 2008, 08:10:06 PM »
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