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« on: February 04, 2007, 06:37:22 PM »
Here is where I will keep yall updated on Triggers progress.  8)


She is gonna need alot of TLC and more. But I can get it done with the 2 parts cars I have to donate body panels to her. I got down and decoded the motor. As you can see from one of the pics she has the Y6 code to show she is infact a W72 and the VIN numbers below the Y6 match the VIN tag on the cowl and buildsheet. This is one of the Y82's that didnt get the Y82 stamped in the cowl tag. The cowl tags numbers match the VIN and motors numbers, but there is no Y82 code on it. However her original buildsheet has Y82 all spelled out in nice form using the Y, 8 and 2.  :wink:

The pass. top is delaminating, so it will have to be replaced. I went tonight and got my tops back from the 78 Hurst T/A I parted out.

She has a high rise Edelbrock intake with a Holley carb on her. So Im gonna have to get that aftermarket air cleaner assembly to make the shaker work with the hood or else change the intake. The nose cap and hood are in my backyard. The fenders are at a friends house being worked on. They had some minor rust issues on the insides.

Anyways, enough babbling, here are the pics I got tonight. There are more to come when I get the chance.  :wink:



























The hood with its tired bird.  :(



Trunk with only two holes. You can see where the water was standing in it before I sucked it out today.







Nice solid drivers floors.



The access hole cut to get to the sub frame bolt.



Nice solid pass. floors.



Rust in the upper part of the inside door jamb on the drivers side.



Drivers upper 1/4.



Pass. upper 1/4.



Trunk lid with nice shiney original paint. :lol:



The ole German lettering.  :wink:

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2007, 06:42:29 PM »
This is not the dash from the 77. This is a dash I got out of a 76 50th Ann. SE.

This past week I fixed the broken spot in the dash with some 3M filler and redyed it. Didnt want to have to put a dash cap on. I really like how it came out. Cant even tell where the damage was unless you sit and study it REALLY hard.  8)

The really close up pic is where the damage was. It was on the edge of the dash pad right in the middle above the gauges.











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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2007, 06:47:14 PM »
awsome! i cant wait to see the process begin!! :D

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2007, 07:58:17 PM »
Great job on the dash!!

Make sure you take plenty of pitures during the restoration progess for us to see :D .
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2007, 08:26:52 PM »
Thanks guys and BAN ONE, I will do.  8)

Here is the horn button and Im sending my dash bezel off to Randy this week.

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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2007, 08:33:33 PM »
BLURR, that turned out nice. What brand paint did you use? This might have to go in the Tips and Tricks forum.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2007, 08:35:06 PM »
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BLURR, that turned out nice. What brand paint did you use? This might have to go in the Tips and Tricks forum.


Thanks man  8)

I used testers Gold model paint.  :D
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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2007, 10:10:34 PM »
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BLURR, that turned out nice. What brand paint did you use? This might have to go in the Tips and Tricks forum.


Posted in the tips and tricks section.  8)
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2007, 11:06:15 PM »
Good stuff. :D
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2007, 10:26:50 AM »
Randy has my dash bezel as of Friday.  :D
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2007, 12:43:22 PM »
Dash looks great :lol:
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2007, 05:19:10 PM »
Well this weekend we refinished some of the interior trim panels and took the A/C lines off the car.

Today I dropped the old beat up gas tank out of the car and found this nice pretty trunk pan after I cleaned it off of dirt and spider webs.  :lol:




Also found these rotten rear frame rail ends. Gonna have to replace the frame rails on the ends where they meet the tail panel.  :(



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« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2007, 08:55:24 PM »
Well I got alot done this weekend with the 78 now gone.  :D

My fenders are almost done and ready for me to pick up and I dropped my doors off today. The original doors are in very bad shape, so Im having to use a set I had from a 75 T/A parts car.

Check out this tail light panel. :shock:







Everytime I hit the rear spring it moved side to side in the rotted frame rail.



It rained rust on me and chunks of tail panel. This is just from the pass. side.



Only 6 tiny holes in the pass. window tunnel.



Only 2 in the drivers window tunnel.



The doors Im using on the car.



Stripped of her seals and doors.










Check out this GM paint job. The car still wears its factory paint and look how they missed a huge spot when spraying the underside of the trunk lid.  :lol:

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« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2007, 09:31:01 PM »
oh my gosh! thats a pretty big hole! lol.  i hope getting rid of the 78 works out for ya. who doesnt love a black trans am  :D
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« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2007, 07:27:14 AM »
Wow, and I thought the tailpanel on my 78 was bad! Be well worth it when it's all done though. Good to see you makin some progress.
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« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2007, 08:49:10 AM »
Glad to see this...I was curious how it was coming along.
Those frame rails are toast...are you sure this is worthy? (no offense)
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2007, 07:36:19 PM »
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Glad to see this...I was curious how it was coming along.
Those frame rails are toast...are you sure this is worthy? (no offense)


Its worthy of the resto. My body man said it wont be a problem to fix seeing how I have the parts.

Now worthy of the price I paid for it, eh Im not so sure anymore.
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2007, 07:36:52 PM »
good thing they repop the tailpanels, those framerails are gonna need some work :shock:
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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2007, 07:43:29 PM »
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good thing they repop the tailpanels, those framerails are gonna need some work :shock:


Im hacking the tail panel off a 76 T/A along with the rear parts of the frame rails.  8)
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2007, 08:08:27 PM »
Yeah, I know you can patch them and they make frame sleeves repro...just curious how they come out after the work. Repairing a sub frame would be cake, just curious how these will turn out. Keep us posted (like I had to tell ya' that... :wink:  :lol: )

BTW  more pix!!
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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2007, 10:38:54 AM »
Just got the intake back from beed blasting and it looks brand new.  8)

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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2007, 02:32:22 PM »
That DOES look brand new!  How do we know you're not just pulling our leg telling us it's not? :?  :?

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« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2007, 02:37:47 PM »
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That DOES look brand new!  How do we know you're not just pulling our leg telling us it's not? :?  :?

Cause he's cheap :lol:  :wink:  (joke)
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« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2007, 05:15:04 PM »
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That DOES look brand new!  How do we know you're not just pulling our leg telling us it's not? :?  :?


Cause I'm not gonna spend several hundred on a new intake when it only cost me $30 to have the old one beed blasted.  :P
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« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2007, 06:51:51 PM »
That intake does look GREAT good job! :D

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« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2007, 07:11:53 PM »
DING! DING! DING!  Jeff gets the prize!  (Kidding, BLURR!) :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2007, 09:56:31 PM »
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DING! DING! DING!  Jeff gets the prize!  (Kidding, BLURR!) :lol:  :lol:


I'll get you, you scum bum!!  :lol:
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« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2007, 09:57:08 PM »
:P  :P  :P  :P

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« Reply #28 on: March 01, 2007, 10:32:01 PM »
The intake looks great Blurr.  8)
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« Reply #29 on: March 02, 2007, 12:26:12 AM »
I always thought the RPM would not fit under the hood with the shaker on, were there some mods made?
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« Reply #30 on: March 02, 2007, 09:33:03 AM »
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I always thought the RPM would not fit under the hood with the shaker on, were there some mods made?


It wont, thats why I had to buy a high rise air cleaner that works with the shaker so it will clear.  8)
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« Reply #31 on: March 04, 2007, 10:04:42 AM »
Sounds cool.  I've always wanted to run that intake, but never really got around to trying it.  The car is coming along nice, good luck with the rest of it.
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« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2007, 06:10:02 PM »
Got a little bit done this weekend, things kept interferring.

So I will post pics at the end of this week, we will continue on it during the week. I dont like to post one pic here and there.  :lol:
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« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2007, 12:58:28 PM »
Progress from this past weekend.  8)

Cleaned the floor pans and primed them in with the red oxide primer. Gonna let the black overspray do its job when painting.  :D

Found a few TINY holes here and there that can be cleaned and welded up. The front pass. floor pan is rusted up worse than I thought and is covered with fiberglass. Gonna have to replace it, my guess is it had a leakie heater core at one time.







Front frame rails cleaned and painted.





Getting the motor stripped down, replacing a few things and then painting it.



My doors and fenders are fixed, primed and ready to go back on the car.





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« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2007, 02:56:58 PM »
You've been busy, Joe.  Lookin' good! :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #35 on: March 09, 2007, 03:08:31 PM »
Yes I have Rick.  :lol:


Lookie here, the UPS man just dropped off my interior and some other things. Called Classic cause my carpet wasnt in the order I got today. They said they had it in stock and it left with all this stuff. So I guess the UPS man just over looked it. The guy at Classic said if I dont have it by Tuesday to give them a call back. Also I had 5 Back ordered items and 2 of those ave shipped out and they are still waiting on the other 3. It felt like christmas today, only that I had to pay for all this stuff instead of it being given to me.  :lol:

Oh and to those that are looking at the repro grills, They are freaking awesome looking, I got an excellent beautiful pair. Its almost a shame I have to paint over the black with gold.  :lol:










And here is SOME of the parts I have stocked up in my room. Beware of Bandit, he gaurds my parts well. :lol:



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« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2007, 03:13:53 PM »
Wow Joe!   :shock:   Cruisin man, your just cruisin!

It's certainly lookin good.

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« Reply #37 on: March 09, 2007, 09:58:02 PM »
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Wow Joe!   :shock:   Cruisin man, your just cruisin!

It's certainly lookin good.


Thanks,

Right now Im trying to figure out where to put all this stuff.

Oh and the UPS man didnt come back tonight. So I guess my carpet is lost.  :(
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« Reply #38 on: March 09, 2007, 10:55:22 PM »
Great progress so far :D .

As far as where to put the parts..wait till you need to put the stuff back on the car..then it is which box was that in again :? .
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« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2007, 11:07:35 PM »
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Great progress so far :D .

As far as where to put the parts..wait till you need to put the stuff back on the car..then it is which box was that in again :? .


Yeah I have parts stashed away all over the house. Its gonna be a scavanger hunt for everything. :lol:
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« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2007, 11:07:35 PM »
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