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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #83 on: January 22, 2012, 01:09:30 PM »
That dash looks beautiful.
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #84 on: January 22, 2012, 06:36:23 PM »
car is lookinjg great.
a few pics of the dash finished. now just got to wait for randy combs to finish my steering wheel can't wait to see it he does excellent work


81 se should have a black wrinkel finish wheel if i remember correctly

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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #85 on: January 22, 2012, 08:05:28 PM »
You are correct, 80,81's did not have the aluminum gold spoked wheel...not sure what the metal is, but it is much heavier on the 80,81's...Don's wheel is going to be "reblacked" and then Greg at Hoosier Trans am Specialists is going to tackle the grip restore...

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« Reply #86 on: January 23, 2012, 08:26:37 AM »
Interior is looking fantastic Don
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #87 on: January 23, 2012, 08:43:47 AM »
Car is looking amazing! Your shift knob.... I like that. Is that an auto shifter bird glued to the 4 speed knob? Looks really cool.
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #88 on: January 24, 2012, 07:06:07 AM »
not sure about the shift knob it was on there when i got the car
thanks for all the compliments still alot to do waiting on snake oyl to finish my seat belts so i can finish the interior

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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #89 on: January 24, 2012, 09:24:59 PM »
Man, that dash looks so nice, I wish mine looked that good.  I can't wait to see the steering wheel when it's finished.
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #90 on: January 25, 2012, 12:50:41 PM »
Car is looking amazing! Your shift knob.... I like that. Is that an auto shifter bird glued to the 4 speed knob? Looks really cool.

I agree, stock or not, that looks cool!  :cool:

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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #91 on: February 04, 2012, 06:48:35 AM »
just found these pics of when i first got the car running in who knows how many years
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
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« Reply #94 on: February 18, 2012, 08:13:06 AM »
a few pics with the console in


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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #96 on: February 18, 2012, 05:40:42 PM »


Where's the CCC?

CAr is looking awesome!
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #97 on: February 19, 2012, 04:58:10 AM »
left the ccc off for now will hook it back up later down the road will also so hook back up all the smog stuff to. right now just trying to get it back on the road after 3 years of working on it all most there 
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #98 on: February 20, 2012, 11:48:46 AM »
ok, thats cool.

On your console, the little door flap on the drivers side, Was your slide in clip that holds the flap closed ok? On mine the top part of the clip is broken so the flap keeps opening up on me.

Going to go on the bandit run this year?

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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #99 on: February 21, 2012, 06:50:55 AM »
right now all that is holding the driver side console access flap/door is a piece of painters tape i have been looking for that clip they are hard to find. i doubt i will be doing the bandit run this year
ps if anyone has one of these clips that they would like to sell let me know
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #100 on: February 21, 2012, 09:18:35 AM »
What's going to be hard is this piece is a 1 year only part so to get this tooled up will be costly if anyone decides to offer it.
I commented on someone elses post a while back about needing one as well!

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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #101 on: February 21, 2012, 09:38:05 AM »
Don,
  Where did you get your carpet?  Looks nice...I am looking for something nice for my 76 AE...RC

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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #102 on: February 22, 2012, 06:51:23 AM »
Randy
it is acc carpet try pete @ fbody he can get it for you
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #103 on: March 03, 2012, 05:44:38 AM »
here are a few pics of the steering wheel redone by randy combs and greg at hoosier trans am specialists it was in very bad shape when i sent it to them the person that had the car before me wraped it with elc.tape

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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #105 on: March 03, 2012, 05:47:50 AM »
now just waiting on the horn button to finish it up

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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #106 on: March 03, 2012, 09:03:59 AM »
Very cool, The formula wheel is one of the best looking steering wheels ever, in my opinion
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #107 on: March 05, 2012, 07:47:19 AM »
Very nice looking Trans Am.
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #108 on: March 06, 2012, 06:56:36 AM »
thanks for the compliments the steering wheel that i had redone was not the formula wheel that was just an extra one i had so i could move the car around till mine was done

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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #109 on: March 10, 2012, 11:42:11 AM »
i have got two opinions on the steering wheel may be some one has a pic of and original sterring wheel some say that the se had a wrinkle finish grip and others say the smooth grip the pics above page 7 are the wrinkle and these are the smooth just trying to get it right
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #111 on: March 12, 2012, 07:57:34 PM »
Never had the chance to see what they looked like up close ,but i really like the smooth look myself its just nicer.


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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #112 on: March 16, 2012, 06:08:54 PM »
Don I am going to spoil your surprise tomorrow and post up a sneak peak. Don sent us his seat belt parts strapless to have us and Snake Oyl work together on a restoration of them for him.

The service on your belts included
* Rechrome of some of the units
* Disassemble of the buckles and blasting + redye of the black portion of the female buckles
* Redye of other parts including bases
* New belts on all pieces
* Replace of one of the retractors
* Polish and replace of front male buckles.

We will now offer this as another one of the various restoration services we offer.

Don has been great as we worked through the first batch of belts.

So here ya are Don I hope ya love em!

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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #113 on: March 17, 2012, 06:07:12 AM »
here are a few pics of what pete had to start with and thanks for ruining my surpise lol


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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #115 on: March 17, 2012, 06:10:05 AM »
Pete, all kidding aside, it is always a pleasure doing business with you. Your knowledge of Trans Am's and your availability of parts has made this restoration so much easier than it could of been.
Thanks again
Don

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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #116 on: March 17, 2012, 10:07:59 PM »
I've seen Snake Oyl restored belts before, they do an awesome job!
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Re: 81 5.0 restoration
« Reply #117 on: March 26, 2012, 05:52:18 AM »
a few more pics t top trim and seat belts hopefully i will have all the seats and belts in by this weekend


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