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« Reply #80 on: November 30, 2011, 01:13:33 PM »

Heres a link to the Master Cylinder hes using for everybody interested.

http://www.ssbrakes.com/commerce/detail/index.cfm?nPID=8846
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« Reply #81 on: November 30, 2011, 06:42:07 PM »

Heres a link to the Master Cylinder hes using for everybody interested.

http://www.ssbrakes.com/commerce/detail/index.cfm?nPID=8846

Thanks ,,wow very exp,,,,,,almost 6 bones. Shocked
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« Reply #82 on: December 01, 2011, 06:41:49 AM »

I love it....don't know if I can afford it (or justify it to myself), but I love it!
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« Reply #83 on: December 27, 2011, 02:57:43 PM »

Update,

Kinda took a bit of a break from the T/A over the holidays but did hang one fender and get the new dash painted.

Still have to go back and loosen the suspension with more weight on the nose, then drop it like a rock!

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« Reply #84 on: December 27, 2011, 04:14:18 PM »

Update,

Kinda took a bit of a break from the T/A over the holidays but did hang one fender and get the new dash painted.

Still have to go back and loosen the suspension with more weight on the nose, then drop it like a rock!




Looks really nice! You do great work,
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« Reply #85 on: December 28, 2011, 12:28:17 PM »

Very sweet.
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« Reply #86 on: January 02, 2012, 06:12:25 PM »

Well got the other fender on and the Nose!!

Slowly but "Shirley"  Laughing




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« Reply #87 on: January 03, 2012, 05:55:54 AM »

Looks Great!!!

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« Reply #88 on: January 13, 2012, 01:30:00 PM »

Finally got the grilles on and also forgot to post a photo of the Mark 7 aluminum radiator we're using.


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« Reply #89 on: January 13, 2012, 02:33:53 PM »

Very nice. I like that radiator a lot.
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« Reply #90 on: January 14, 2012, 07:33:44 PM »

I like everything that was done. Got several ideas on your project. Dont think I can beat it but Ill try to get close Very Happy
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« Reply #91 on: January 24, 2012, 10:33:07 AM »

Not much in updates at the moment.

Been building a SBC AND maybe another Firebird may show up this weekend to do. '67 Firebird 400 with 34,000 miles!

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« Reply #92 on: January 24, 2012, 11:58:49 AM »

That firebird looks solid from the pictures.
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1976 Trans Am LS1, 6 speed, C5 12.8" Brakes, LS1 rear 12" brakes, 17" Aluminum Rims, and much more...SOLD
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« Reply #93 on: February 08, 2012, 02:33:05 PM »

Slow progress.

Was able to restore the glass T Tops and rear glass buffing with Cirium Oxide.

T top polish


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« Reply #94 on: February 09, 2012, 05:12:54 AM »

Mate what can't you do??
with the t-top are you buffing out the scratches? and what tool are you using?
Ed
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« Reply #95 on: February 09, 2012, 05:19:31 AM »

MMMMM how did it work out for you,that glash polishing stuff didnt really work out for me as i hoped.i bought a set of t-tops for my car beacuse my others were toast,i noticed the had a part of the vin etched into one corner of the glass for theft safty,i removed it the best i could but i also tryed polish all the glass on one and its ok but i think i should have taken more time,i windex the other no polish and side buy side they look real close to the same ,scratches and all,i wish i could remember the name o that polish i used .
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« Reply #96 on: February 09, 2012, 09:11:40 AM »

mor info on how you restored the tops please Smile  I have a gold top that needs resto Sad
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71 formula 455 HO auto (little bros)
73 SD 455 auto
74 SD 455 auto (pop's)
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78 Y88 ws6, w72 4speed 79k
79 TATA 400 4spd 38k orig (pop's)
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80 y84 455HO doug nash 5 spd
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« Reply #97 on: February 09, 2012, 10:04:27 AM »

Hey Richduty.I see you have gold t tops.Did you by chance pick up that y88 4 spd that was priced to sell on here about a week ago? I saw it listed and then it disappeared.Just curious as it is on my list when time and money align. 
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« Reply #98 on: February 09, 2012, 11:57:49 AM »

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70 Ram Air III auto
71 455 HO T/A auto white (pop's 1st car)
71 455 HO t/a auto blue (pop's)
71 formula 455 HO auto (little bros)
73 SD 455 auto
74 SD 455 auto (pop's)
77 T/A
78 Y88 ws6, w72 4speed 79k
79 TATA 400 4spd 38k orig (pop's)
79 trans am 350
80 y84 455HO doug nash 5 spd
80 T/A 400 pont auto
84 L69 auto areo T/A
94 firebird 3.4 t-top daily
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« Reply #99 on: February 15, 2012, 04:11:14 PM »

Mate what can't you do??
with the t-top are you buffing out the scratches? and what tool are you using?
Ed

I'll try my best to answer this. The product is Cerium Oxide and I think the polishing pad comes with it. Try googling the company C.R. Lawrence which may have it. The product is a powder. You dip the polishing pad in water, then in the Cerium Oxide, then go to town on the glass.
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« Reply #100 on: February 19, 2012, 05:37:19 PM »

Well our glass guy came back out to reinstall our glass.

We had him remove the windshield for replacement and the rear glass for restoration.

We buffed the heated rear glass with Cerium Oxide to save it and it turned out great.

Shown below is the before, the buffing process and the after.

Before

Cerium Oxide

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« Reply #101 on: February 20, 2012, 07:41:52 AM »

Man, that cleaned up a treat...looks new!
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« Reply #102 on: February 20, 2012, 07:58:53 AM »

I'll say, that looks fantastic!
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« Reply #103 on: February 20, 2012, 09:53:24 AM »

What looks fantastic is our dash bezel we just got back from Randy Combs! Looks great! Thanks Randy!




What it looked like BEFORE!


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« Reply #104 on: February 20, 2012, 10:59:15 AM »

Yes, Randy does Great Work. He also restored mine. Looks Great!
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« Reply #105 on: February 24, 2012, 02:44:08 PM »

what did you use to redo all your parts that where yellow zinc plated like the brake booster? the car look awesome great work you do
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« Reply #106 on: February 25, 2012, 08:08:18 PM »

what did you use to redo all your parts that where yellow zinc plated like the brake booster? the car look awesome great work you do

Thanks.

We used Eastwood products to restore the Booster. It's kind of a 3 stage process and just takes some patience to spray on.

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« Reply #107 on: February 25, 2012, 08:43:25 PM »

I used their kit back in 99 on my brake booster and it still looks like new.I keep the car garaged but its durable stuff.
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« Reply #108 on: March 04, 2012, 08:33:52 PM »

Took a break from the Trans Am project but figured it was time to start putting the dash back in.

New going in




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« Reply #109 on: March 05, 2012, 07:46:41 PM »

Did today get the dash bezel restored by Randy Combs in today.

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« Reply #110 on: March 06, 2012, 07:35:41 AM »

Did you find a NOS defog switch?
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« Reply #111 on: March 06, 2012, 10:34:12 AM »

Did you find a NOS defog switch?

No, the switch was there already with the car.
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« Reply #112 on: March 09, 2012, 05:20:39 PM »

Our upholsterer finally got around to working on the front seats and the door panels which were supplied by "Legendary Auto Interiors". Our guy told us it's the "Best" trim he's ever seen for these cars and was very impressed with the product!

Here's the front seat.


With regard to the door panels, we were able to do fiberglass repairs on the upper plastic reinforcement and the well priced door panels came out great!!!
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« Reply #113 on: March 11, 2012, 06:42:16 AM »

They look really nice!
reminds me to go and monster my upholsterer as well....he's dragging his feet!
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« Reply #114 on: March 12, 2012, 07:54:29 PM »

Nothing beats new stuff ,great looking seats.
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« Reply #115 on: March 17, 2012, 01:54:21 PM »

Took a little break from the Gold TA to make a mess of a '67 Firebird  Laughing






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« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2012, 05:33:47 PM »

You need to start a new thread on the 67.  It looks like it will be a great project on its own.  And where can I get one for me? Smile
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If it was a Bandit, my build sheet would have said so.

Ok so is the car ever really finished?  I already started a list or stuff to do to my "finished" TA.
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« Reply #117 on: March 17, 2012, 10:05:54 PM »

That car is so cool, being so original.....I'd detail restore it, but add factory RA repro pieces...couldn't help myself!!!!  Laughing
Though, being as how its a correct California only spec 400 car, might be better to keep it all original, eh? Rare car...you hardly ever see them with all the correct parts like that!
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« Reply #118 on: March 20, 2012, 08:36:07 PM »

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« Reply #119 on: March 21, 2012, 06:59:33 PM »

Leigh,

There's more to this car than meets the eye.

Here's a few more days worth of work. Things have to move fast!





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