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78 T/A Slow Build (90% done)
« on: February 24, 2011, 07:12:31 PM »
I bought my 78 TA in Jan and decided to start with the back of the car and move forward.  I removed the tank for inspection and paint the floor pan.  Also found the build sheet on top of the tank.
I noticed some of the factory welds at the floor pan and rear frame where less then desirable so I add a few stitches.

This is the day I brought it home.



Hopefully it will look something like this when done.


« Last Edit: April 22, 2019, 11:48:57 AM by silver78 »
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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 02:29:29 AM »
Judging by the look of that frame rail. The car looks in good shape.
Mop Mop Mop all day long, mop mop mop while i sing that song, Gonna mop that floor gonna make it shine, gonna take off the spraypaint with turpentine.

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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2011, 07:54:22 AM »
Inside the trunk was in pretty good shape just some light surface rust that formed under the trunk matt.





Here are some before photos.








This is after I cleaned the sheet metal with soapy water and a brush! Man I love Texas cars.





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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2011, 09:40:21 AM »
The shock bolts were broke off so I drilled out the remaining bolts and after ruining a tap making new threads I just welded in some studs for nuts and washers.





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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2011, 09:54:31 AM »
After cleaning, sanding and some welding I painted the trunk pan and rear frame section gloss gray.  I unbolted the shocks, swaybar mount etc....for easy access and will paint them black.  All the nuts and bolts have come off without much effort even the rear exhaust hangers came right off.












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Re: rust repair started
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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2011, 10:15:20 AM »
Under the rear seat area was not as nice as the trunk pan.  Here's some before photos of the exterior.





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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2011, 10:38:06 AM »
I pulled the seats, carpet etc.. to find a lot of added padding and the original heat/sound barier.  Water was getting in somewhere and the right rear seat pan had rust that had to go. Some was patched with metal and some pin holes where drilled out and welded up.  The left side was in nice shape.







The left side was good to go.




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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2011, 11:16:28 AM »
I welded in some patch pieces and filled some pin holes on the rear section under the seat.





I started welding on the RT frnt floor board.  I thought about buying a new pan but decided not to and just cut out the rust and patch the original floor.





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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2011, 11:31:13 AM »
I ordered replacement pans for the rear foot area.  They should be here by next week.  I bought them through Rockauto (sponsor on the site) I'll report on the fit and finish when I get them in.  I also bought new carpet through them.
Here's some pics of the pans before I cut them out.





The metal under the rear seat looks good to me.  No work required.



The metal under the left front was good too...Thankfully.

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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2011, 11:47:36 AM »
Got my girl in training.  She loves to get out in the garage and make some dust.



Found the build sheet...The other build sheet was under the rear seat but mostly gone thanks to mice.


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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2011, 07:17:17 PM »
Well the floor pans and carpet showed up today.  The pans have a sticker on them with Sherman and Associates.  I'm not real impressed with the stamping and how they have slices cut in them but they are at least 22 gauge thick.





Here is one of the the pans set in place over the old floor just for an idea of the rough fit.  It did not come up the rear side as far as I had hoped and the angles and shapes are not as prominent as the original floor.







The carpet is from ACC I ordered Carmine/bright red through Rock auto.





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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2011, 08:02:06 PM »
Cut out the old stuff.





In with the new piece.  I'm still fitting things.  I wish it came up over the rear hump into the rear seat area.  I'm making my own patch pieces for that area.

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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2011, 09:01:34 PM »
Man, you have some serious talents there.  Keep up the great work!!!
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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #13 on: February 26, 2011, 09:30:25 PM »
Very nice,but over all a clean car.


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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2011, 01:21:08 PM »
Man, you have some serious talents there.  Keep up the great work!!!
Thnx,  I may not be a "professional" per say but I like to do my own builds and very rarely pay to have something done.

How's your project coming along?
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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2011, 01:27:36 PM »
Very nice,but over all a clean car.
I was surprised at the rust in the floors.  It obviously had some leaks.  The underside was missleading when I looked at the car to buy.  It does still have the original wiring and vacum lines etc under the hood if anybody needs some pics for reference.
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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2011, 01:34:06 PM »
Man, you have some serious talents there.  Keep up the great work!!!
Thnx,  I may not be a "professional" per say but I like to do my own builds and very rarely pay to have something done.

How's your project coming along?

It's going, I think I've done everything I can as far as the interior goes, just got to paint a few minor things (horn cover, etc) but I'm still waiting for my car to be painted.  I'm suppost to get a few pics this week on the progress.  They've gotten the car all lined up and straight as an arrow (so they say), but still no paint. Also I think their still waiting on the motor to be finished.
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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2011, 08:32:13 AM »
Well It's been a few days, I have family in from Norway and had to go to the Goodguys event down to street on Friday.  Saturday we worked on the floor and drive shaft.  It was 80 degrees out and sunny couldn't waste the day.

My daughter in training...


I'm done welding the front floor patches.  A little grinding, seam sealer and paint is next.



I cut out...wait the wife cut out the left rear foot well.  Don't know what got in to her today??



Tac welding in the new pan.  I really don't care for the quality of these but I'm gonna use them.  Lesson learned right?



I was trying to figure out how to hold this odd shaped floor pan to trim it up.  I came up with this for a clamp.  50lbs of rocks in a bag held it down just fine and I was able to make my cuts.







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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2011, 09:15:55 AM »
Thats looking good, and nice to have all that help with ya'.  I think I'll be lucky to just get the wife to sit in the car when it's done, let alone get her to help fix anything...  :lol:... I like the bag of rocks, lol. whatever works...
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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #19 on: May 09, 2011, 02:47:23 PM »
Been slow going last few months.  Here's some updates.  I've welded in the floor pan replacements both inside and out.  Here's some pics of roughing in the body work to smooth the weld seams under the car.  Still have some sanding to finish before paint.





Here's some shots of the inside floor pan painted.  Not too concerned withe looks since it'll be under carpet and all.





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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2011, 09:43:16 AM »
I got tired of pushing this thing around so I decided to reassemble.  I need to get it outside with the garden hose to find any leaks before I install new carper and interior pieces. No better way to spend Memorial day right?

I replaced the original hose on top of the tank.  It was as hard as a brick. Still had GM codes on it.



slid the cleaned tank in place went in just like it belonged there.





bolted on the  shocks and ruber bouncer.



When I sort out the exhaust I'll reuse the original hangers they held up well over the years.



I used a lap joint when I replaced the pans so I welded the inside and outside of the joint.  Then I used body filler to smooth the exterior floor pan to hide the joint.  I sanded and painted the pans up to the seam under the front seats.  When I pull the front sub frame for cleaning and painting I’ll finish painting the floor then.





I installed the front half of the exhaust so I didn’t go deaf running the car.  Also cleaned and hooked up the e-brake cable, painted and installed the drive shaft. I attached all the fuel lines back in their factory locations.  This thing went together so easy.







I added a gallon of gas and primed the carb.  Hit the key and the car would only run on the fuel I primed it with.  OK…added more gas to the tank thinking 1 gal may not be enough….no deal.  Again, car would only run if I primed the carb.  Check the squirters and no fuel was getting to the carb.  There’s 4 gallons in the tank and a new fuel pump installed by previous owner.  So I slide under the corner and look at the fuel line I installed.  DAAHHHH crimped fuel line!  What a dumb ass.  It was 9 at night and I had to get up for work in 5 hrs so I called it a day and went in for the night with a big grin on my face cause I at least got to hear this sucker run for a few short bursts.







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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2011, 07:27:27 PM »
Man, that is looking really good...
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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #22 on: May 31, 2011, 07:49:04 PM »
Man, that is looking really good...
Thanks, turned out the rubber fuel line was not kinked.  When I had the tank out for painting and the fuel pickup tube on the shelf a dirt dobber musta plugged to line.  I dropped the tank removed the pick up tube and shot the dobber nest out like a snot rocket.  Reinstalled and she started and ran just fine.  Guess the water hose test will have to wait another day.  I did notice the negative battery cable was getting hot when hooked up WTF man! not another problem.
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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #23 on: October 19, 2011, 09:23:06 PM »
Been tinkering on the car over the summer but haven't posted on this topic.  I fixed the temp gauge, dyed some interior pieces, removed and cleaned the AC box, replaced the fan blower motor etc...all that was posted on the site under other sections.  Below are some pics of the rear window channel.  I had a leak so removed the glass and old seal. I scrapped the sealent with a putty knife it was as hard as a tire.  I couldn't get all the butyl tape off the window channel until I used my propane torch to heat up the old tape residue.  While it was still warm I used the wire wheel on my drill and that stuff came right off.

Check out the clean window channel....I love this car and the lack of rust!









I laid down some primer then painted the window channel silver and clear coated it.  I’ll install my new seal and replace the window and trim for now.  Later I’ll remove the trim pieces again when it’s time to paint the rest of the car but I’ll know this area is good to go.














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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2011, 01:59:19 AM »
you did seem to get lucky with the rust free car. the only rusty spot i am concerned with is my window channels. I sure wish mine looked as great as yours!!! oh well. I guess i will just have to work mine out. lol

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« Reply #25 on: October 20, 2011, 03:15:46 AM »
Nice work, car's going to be good and solid!
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« Reply #26 on: October 20, 2011, 06:18:48 PM »
Thanks, every time I take a panel off and find solid sheet metal I get this doo doo^ eatin grin.
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« Reply #27 on: October 21, 2011, 07:35:53 AM »
Coming along nicely - you are doing a great job!
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« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2012, 09:43:53 PM »
Been slow going so here some updates.

old package shelf.


One I made.


One I bought.  He one I made just wouldn't lay down right.


Started the seat rover job.
previous owner had some kinda 90's GM material on original foam.

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« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2012, 09:52:17 PM »
The original foam looked good but the covers were sun baked!




letting the new covers warm in the sun


started with the rear seats.


pretty straight forward.  First time I ever recovered seats.

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« Reply #30 on: February 01, 2012, 10:02:39 PM »
 Package tray looks good.  Back seats look awesome!!! It's not as scary as you would think it would be.  I was so glad I ended up doing it myself as I'm sure you are as well, keep up the great work.
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« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2012, 10:05:03 PM »
Got the seal for the rear window.(months ago)  Had the wife assist with setting the glass in. We set it several times without the seal to practice.  Then did the deed.  Ocne the glass is in contact with the seal theres no moving it!  It's been in the 70's here lately so I had no more excuses for not working on the T/A.  Also got the carpet in but not real happy with the fit.  Oh well its gonna stay,








 
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« Reply #32 on: February 01, 2012, 10:10:59 PM »
Package tray looks good.  Back seats look awesome!!! It's not as scary as you would think it would be.  I was so glad I ended up doing it myself as I'm sure you are as well, keep up the great work.
thnx...your right the seats were easy.  I started thinking I should do this for a living!  The package tray was the best $40 bucks I spent.  Got the headliner in and the rear plastics in today (man it was nice out today wasn't it?) but i'm still fitting them before I post pics.
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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #33 on: February 01, 2012, 10:19:16 PM »
Looking good, Yeah today was a nice day, when you get yours done me, you and Greg need to all get together for a cruise.  Hey is that carpet new?  If so, word of advice, pre mark your holes for all seatbelt and front seat bolts before putting in your panels and fisher door seals.  Also make sure you cut a small hole through your installation (that stuff will cause problems getting the bolt seated in the holes). 
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« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2012, 02:25:58 PM »
Looking good...always good to move forward with these cars.
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« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2012, 06:28:58 PM »
Looking good, Yeah today was a nice day, when you get yours done me, you and Greg need to all get together for a cruise.  Hey is that carpet new?  If so, word of advice, pre mark your holes for all seatbelt and front seat bolts before putting in your panels and fisher door seals.  Also make sure you cut a small hole through your installation (that stuff will cause problems getting the bolt seated in the holes). 
Thnx, yea the carpet is new.  The insulation that was glued on the backside was not installed correctly and I had to cut some off.  Not impressed with the quality.  Hoping to do some paint work this spring or early summer before temps hit 100's like last summer.
The Goodguys Spring Nationals will be at the Texas Motor Speedway next month so start making plans.  Friday the opening day seems to be best because its not as busy with spectators.  Thnx for the advice on the carpet.
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86 IROC sold
88 Formula 350 sold
92 Z-28 sold
93 9C1 Caprice sold
94 Impala SS sold

silver78

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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #36 on: May 10, 2012, 01:02:32 PM »
I know it's been awhile since I updated this.  I have worked on the T/A honsetly!!!  But this project got in the way...it's rust repair too so here's my amature metal working skills.

Since the wife is into the horse thing she got into the horse trailer rehab too!



Welded up the holes from the trim pieces and replaced the lower section of the front wall.


cut out some swiss cheese roof section and welded in a new piece.
MY BUILD THREAD:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=41850.0

Previous builds:
65 Galaxie sold
67 camaro RS sold
68 camaro RS sold
69 camaro sold
72 Nova SS
81 T/A 4 spd sold
86 IROC sold
88 Formula 350 sold
92 Z-28 sold
93 9C1 Caprice sold
94 Impala SS sold

ryeguy2006a

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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #37 on: May 10, 2012, 02:28:02 PM »
slid the cleaned tank in place went in just like it belonged there.






You will want to get some anti-squeek pads under the tank. I used a roll or 2" rubber that I had laying around that worked just fine.

Your work looks great. Keep it up.

Ryan

1976 Trans Am LS1, 6 speed, C5 12.8" Brakes, LS1 rear 12" brakes, 17" Aluminum Rims, and much more...SOLD
My Build: http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=24465.0

New project: 1968 Camaro with 6?.?0?  5.3 w/ Z06 cam/T56
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=74591.0

silver78

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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #38 on: May 10, 2012, 07:11:42 PM »
thnx, I should have known I'd be about 9 months behind schedule.
MY BUILD THREAD:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=41850.0

Previous builds:
65 Galaxie sold
67 camaro RS sold
68 camaro RS sold
69 camaro sold
72 Nova SS
81 T/A 4 spd sold
86 IROC sold
88 Formula 350 sold
92 Z-28 sold
93 9C1 Caprice sold
94 Impala SS sold

bluethunder

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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2012, 10:22:50 AM »
Gonna be an awesome car.. Especially satisfying when you build it yourself!

My build..
Part 1:
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=4907.0

Part 2:
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=74509.0

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Re: rust repair started
« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2012, 10:22:50 AM »
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