Author Topic: 12+ Year build, AKA a hole in the world to throw money: The 80 T/A Mutt.  (Read 47746 times)

bluethunder

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I've started uploading some pics to http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2644949

What I started with: (summer 2001)


(summer 2010)


Where I am now(ish): (Winter 2013)


Its been a long road, but its getting there!

* Re-added pictures from cardomain.
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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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Interior work on the 80
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2007, 11:05:32 PM »
Been hard to get motivated to work on it lately.. Just seems like a never ending list of jobs, and piles of crappy old parts to clean up and put in.

Any who, I got tired of looking at my sound deadner sitting on the shelf, i decided to put that in.

That lead to carpet going in, followed rapidly by being tired of having my seats sitting on the shelf too. The seats are old ones from my 79. Filling a hole until i can get something better.




Amazing the difference it makes.
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My build..
Part 1:
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=4907.0

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

Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

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My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2007, 05:50:27 AM »
I certainly understand your position.  I've got a ton of projects awaiting me also! 8)  :lol:  :lol:

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My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2007, 12:45:50 AM »
My interior work from last weekend...


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

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

Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

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My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2007, 09:05:01 PM »
Not much to report for this weekend. At least nothing worth taking pictures of!

Cleaned the garage, because I couldn't find one tiny part I needed for the glove box.. In the process, I found about 4 other parts I was looking for. Single car garage is too small to have a car torn down in!

Tracked down some electrical gremlins, got my tach working, and finally, gave my glove box a quick spray with krylon black plastic paint, and put it all in. Looks spiffy, and another pile o crap off the shelves.

As well, it turns out the gauge cluster circuit board between 1980 and 1979 is not the same animal! Things have moved, and alot of stuff doesn't work. I didn't realize this until I started ringing out wires (why the @&#$ doesn't my oil pressure gauge work).

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

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

Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2007, 09:05:01 PM »

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« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2007, 09:24:16 PM »
Looks like a darn solid car to work with.  :shock:

Any particular reason you chose the light blue seats over the dark blue? Was it something you already had?

Looks good though!  8)

'88 Conquest TSi Turbo 2.6L/5-Speed
17" Cobra R's, S16G @22psi, KDM intake, TurboXS RFL BOV, 284 Cam, 3" Exhaust
DDM 55W HID's
'99 Durango 5.9L 4x4
Superchips 3815, R/T Interior, Magnaflow Duals
5" Lift, 33" Kumho MT KL71's DDM 55W HID's, 12" Kicker CompVR's
'78 Trans Am 455
Too much to list.

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2007, 09:57:39 PM »
Quote from: logikfive
Looks like a darn solid car to work with.  :shock:

Any particular reason you chose the light blue seats over the dark blue? Was it something you already had?

Looks good though!  8)

The back end left alot to be desired, the trunk was rotten, as was the tail panel. Other than that, the shell was good. Been along time getting to this point (7 years).


Ya, the light blue seats are from my 79, just filling a hole until I can get something better. I was looking at the procar elites or elite lumbars, but they don't offer them in the color I need. I would love to have a comfy modern seat that bolted in.

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

Part 2:
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Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

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Cowl fun
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2007, 11:33:28 AM »
Got my cowl stripped, painted, and now bits are going back on!

My AC control head arrived, so I got that installed, put in my gauge cluster. My instrument panel is complete! (I'll add pictures when I get take some)

A tip for every one, if your cleaning stuff in your car, like yellowed lettering on switches, or the bezel. Those magic erasers, are magic!

Joe


« Last Edit: August 03, 2010, 11:34:08 AM by bluethunder »
My build..
Part 1:
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=4907.0

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

Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

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Long over due update
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008, 10:16:00 PM »
So, most of the interior is in, guage cluster, bezel (all spruced up, stripped, cleaned, and cleared).

New lenses, new circuit board. Now have the correct 1980 style speedo, and AC head. Oddly enough, most of the electrics work!

I damaged the heater core, so i had to pull that, with out pulling the entire dash.. While I was at it, I put the AC box together, with a new exchanger. I sanded the entire box, cleaned all the mung off of it, then clear coated it. Looks shiney new..

My Mega squirt EFI computer came in, and it is all assembled, and talking to the Laptop. If its nice, off to the junkyard for a TBI and other "bits".. Car might be a fuelie, before its even finished..

Pics later! Thanks for reading
My build..
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http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=4907.0

Part 2:
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Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2008, 10:29:32 PM »
Ah, come on man!  Don't keep us in suspense forever! :D :-? ;)

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2008, 10:30:20 PM »
Busy weekend.

Went shopping at pick-n-pull, and grabbed a tbi off of a chev 350 pickup, and the sensors, and a few harness bits. As you can see the tbi was filthy. Nothing a couple cans of cleaner, a tooth brush, and a rebuilt kit could fix


As promised, here are the pics of the AC box.


And the dash, all perdy-d up..

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

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

Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2008, 10:39:02 AM »
Nice job!

What speedometer did you have in it before?

'88 Conquest TSi Turbo 2.6L/5-Speed
17" Cobra R's, S16G @22psi, KDM intake, TurboXS RFL BOV, 284 Cam, 3" Exhaust
DDM 55W HID's
'99 Durango 5.9L 4x4
Superchips 3815, R/T Interior, Magnaflow Duals
5" Lift, 33" Kumho MT KL71's DDM 55W HID's, 12" Kicker CompVR's
'78 Trans Am 455
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2008, 11:06:57 AM »
Nice job!

What speedometer did you have in it before?

It was a pre 1980, 1979 or 78. The font was all wrong. Forgot to load this picture..

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

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

Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2008, 07:19:56 PM »
Wow!! Nice work!!! Im still waiting on a donor car for mine!!! Got to get my body fixed before I can do anything else!!!

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2008, 08:06:44 PM »
It was a pre 1980, 1979 or 78. The font was all wrong. Forgot to load this picture..



Actually that is a 80-81 speedometer. Looks like it is the Canada version, though with KMH and not MPH.

'88 Conquest TSi Turbo 2.6L/5-Speed
17" Cobra R's, S16G @22psi, KDM intake, TurboXS RFL BOV, 284 Cam, 3" Exhaust
DDM 55W HID's
'99 Durango 5.9L 4x4
Superchips 3815, R/T Interior, Magnaflow Duals
5" Lift, 33" Kumho MT KL71's DDM 55W HID's, 12" Kicker CompVR's
'78 Trans Am 455
Too much to list.

Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2008, 09:06:51 PM »
I've been debating on going with the TBI setup myself. Mine is out of a 1987 GMC truck. I have a whole harness, TBI, almost all the sensors. I need to get the spark control module, and figure out something to do with the EGR control since I'm not running an EGR. From what I've gathered on different sites and talking to people who have done the swap they run pretty decent in stock trim and they can be tuned for better peformance. Thirdgen.org is a great site for burning proms for the stock GM fuel injection. Keep me posted on your progress if you would.
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2008, 07:25:51 AM »

Actually that is a 80-81 speedometer. Looks like it is the Canada version, though with KMH and not MPH.

That is the new speedo, correct for the 80. My old one was a 79ish.

 And, yes, it is a canadian version (since I'm up here). Can you see the little toque and mittens it has on?  :D


Joe
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2008, 07:29:21 AM »
I've been debating on going with the TBI setup myself. Mine is out of a 1987 GMC truck. I have a whole harness, TBI, almost all the sensors. I need to get the spark control module, and figure out something to do with the EGR control since I'm not running an EGR. From what I've gathered on different sites and talking to people who have done the swap they run pretty decent in stock trim and they can be tuned for better peformance. Thirdgen.org is a great site for burning proms for the stock GM fuel injection. Keep me posted on your progress if you would.

I went with the mega squirt set up. I have a GM computer some place, but I decided to get something fully tunable, wide band o2, and be able to handle turbos and multi port at a later date. Plus, its nice to see what the system is doing, instead of guessing.

Joe
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http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=4907.0

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Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #18 on: March 11, 2008, 01:11:55 PM »
Yeah, these things get overwhelming fast! I have an 80 T/A too and it seems like every time I fix something I find a couple more things that need attention! The wiring harness is seriously hacked so I'm thinking about going with a painless wiring kit because I'm not gifted in the electrical area. Also just figured out that I have to pull the engine AGAIN because there is no dipstick! Is it ever gonna end?!!!

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #19 on: March 11, 2008, 02:36:06 PM »
Welcome to TAC, Scot!  Yeah, it's that way sometimes with these things -- do, do over, and do over again until it's right! :roll:  Hang in there and you'll get it!  How about posting up some pics of your ride?  We LOVE pictures! :) :) :)

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Holy flucking schnit
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2008, 10:22:22 PM »
I spent the afternoon, putting in my efi harness, finishing the wiring..

One thing led to another.. Testing inputs, testing injectors..

Why not wire up the fuel pump, and just do a leak check.. One injector was leaking. I had rolled an o-ring when I put it together. Easy fix.

Well, why not start it.. If the damned thing didnt fire up. It doesnt idle well,  but considering the technical leap of 30 years, its amazing.. woohoo..

Wonder if thats the gas fumes talking..

I'll post some pics tommorrow, of the setup.
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2008, 09:57:55 PM »
Well, the last week has been spent working the back end, that I have been avoiding for the last few years.

Dropped the rear end out, and begin cleaning. Removing all the under coat, paint, and rust. So the last rusty POS is at last out. Next week will be putting the referb'd tail panel in, welding, and maybe some paint on the last bit of under carriage.





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Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #22 on: March 27, 2008, 08:46:44 PM »
TBI Setup.


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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2008, 05:52:17 AM »
Looks great,  lots of progress!  What did you use to strip the cowl?  Did you also strip off the seam sealer?

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2008, 06:39:01 AM »
Looks great,  lots of progress!  What did you use to strip the cowl?  Did you also strip off the seam sealer?



Thanks!

I used a wire wheel, and a wire cup in an angle grinder. Yes, the body sealer was stripped at the same time, and put back before I painted.
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frame rot
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2008, 01:35:58 PM »

When will I learn to not poke screw drivers in to rusty places...

So, I'm patching the frame on the drivers side, just in front of the wheels. I'll have to see what the pass side looks like, I might have to repair that side too..
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2008, 08:33:23 AM »
Nice work with the fuel injection setup.  To me that would be one of the best bang for your buck
mods to make it a better driver. 

Any idea how well the shaker will work with it yet?

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2008, 10:27:15 AM »
Nice work with the fuel injection setup.  To me that would be one of the best bang for your buck
mods to make it a better driver. 

Any idea how well the shaker will work with it yet?

Rick

With the spacer, its about the same height as a q-jet. So, I hope its close. I haven't put any tin on the front yet, so it will be a suprise!
My build..
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http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=4907.0

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #28 on: April 19, 2008, 08:55:26 PM »
Last week, I pushed hard to get the tail panel back in.. Another crap job done.


Then I started the paint work under there.


Still needs its undercoat/truckbox liner to finish it off.

I really wanted to finish the paint work in the back end, so I could put the rear end back in the car, but the weather decided otherwise. So I converted my fuel tank to efi.

Tank baffles from an ninety something S-10 from PNP. very little modding required to make it fit!


Starting to weld in the new sender hole, and tin. I cut out the old vent line "bowl". The new sender has a vent built in it.


And with the sender in place.


Busy day..
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2008, 04:16:25 AM »
Nice looking work.....well done.  :cool:
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« Reply #30 on: April 29, 2008, 03:47:34 PM »
You've come a long ways since I last saw this. Looks pretty good so far.
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« Reply #31 on: May 11, 2008, 03:32:18 PM »
Nice work....wish I had welding skills.
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #32 on: June 22, 2008, 10:36:32 PM »
Beat the muffler this time. In place, and installed. Lots of other little nicknacks installed to. Brackets, brake lines, bump stops..





Now I can move onto other more interesting stuff, like the fuel system, install the tank etc.
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #33 on: July 02, 2008, 10:47:45 PM »
Lots of progress.. Tidying wiring, clippings lines down, finishing the exhaust work.

Got some more crummy jobs out of the way. Finished the exhaust mounting, tightened everything down. Installed the rear shocks.. Tidied up my EFI wiring.

Installed my wideband O2, and got it tied into the megasquirt controller.

Then tried to tune the engine. It was running pig rich, wouldn't accell, barely idled, and it if did, it was at 1500 RPM.. Ran a data log...

The vac line to the MAP sensor wasn't going to an active port on the TBI.. 87 kpa manifold pressure at all times. A vent I guess.

Got it running not bad.. Started to flood a bit on the end, I need to dial back the warm up enrichment a bit..

Even got it outside for the first time in months.. Which let me clean up the garage..

Getting it this good took me most of the weekend..
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My build..
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http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=4907.0

Part 2:
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2009, 10:23:49 PM »
So its been ages since i posted anything.. Some of the work i was up to this summer/fall

Painting fuel tank..



The tank has been installed, and alot of the plumbing is in.

Work continues on tail panel. repairs on some thin metal in the same area..

And finally, moved this fall, into the new roost.


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

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

Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2009, 09:59:14 PM »
Soo.. I'm way behind on my pictures and updates.. What have I been up to...

Stripped and re-shot the top of the rad support.




Installed my 4-core rad and massive 90 somethin crown-vic electric fan.






I also wired it up to my MSEFI computer, so it switches on and off at 190 Degrees. The car will sit and idle in gear all day like this.


Cleaned up and installed my AC Condensor. Alot of fin straightening, but it looks great.





Finished the exhaust welding..





Finally finished the rear brakes.. Had to replace both calipers with rebuilds, because they would not stop leaking from the ebrake stud.



And lastly, started doing my fender repairs. Starting with the drivers side. The internal support had completely rusted through, and took some of the
skin with it. So, I made a new support from flat sheet, and cut out the rotten skin.






And lastly, wearing some tin, as a test fit.



Not to mention, re-wiring the "new" electrical system for the MS-EFI. Something alot less cheeseball.. Putting in a new distribution block for all car power, and 3 big ass fuses (60A for the old car electrics, 40A MS EFI and Fan, and 40A for the heater blower, and stereo Amps/battery system in the trunk).

Whew... I'm pooped.
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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LeighP

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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #36 on: July 20, 2009, 12:25:08 AM »
Keep working at it.....you're getting there!  :-D
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2009, 12:54:00 PM »
WoW!!! You were not kidding! Pretty much the same process and cars! I really like the dark blue interior!! Keep on trucking through, i hope to get mine fired up tonight so i can put the front clip back on!! That TBI set up is pretty slick!! I will have to keep checking out your progress now that i know!!
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2009, 07:41:22 PM »
I wonder if the Megasquirt could be made to work with one of those old low-rise dual quad manifolds and two TB's ?
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Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2009, 10:20:05 PM »
Busy weekend.

Painted the inside of the fenders, and mounted the inner fender tubs Also finished my mount for the sanden AC Compressor. The brackets are vintage air, but required the newer style heads (1970 and newer I believe) for the 2 mounting bosses. I made a bracket from 1/8th plate, and some nuts welded on the back to support the bracket.




With tubs...



AC mounted...



Next week, finish the bracket (clean up and paint), and mount the fenders..

Starting to look like a car again...
My build..
Part 1:
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=4907.0

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

Outside a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read! Groucho Marx

Re: My 80 T/A Mutt
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2009, 10:20:05 PM »
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