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my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« on: April 03, 2016, 07:47:28 PM »
So yesterday I finally picked up my very first... introducing the 2001 Trans Am WS6 Ram Air T-Top 6-speed. Got close to 200 miles in the seat already, drives and sounds strong. Today I spent a big amount of time cleaning inside and outside, looks great and have had many complements already in the neighborhood. Without further ado, here it stands from a birds eye view.



...more to come shortly  :D
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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2016, 07:53:10 PM »
Looks very nice, congrats, whats that on the hood? looks like mini air scope.




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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2016, 08:19:43 PM »
thank you and yes, this is actually an after-market hood from what i was told by the seller.

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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2016, 11:04:06 PM »
B.A. T.A.

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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2016, 11:04:33 PM »
Car looks great.  I like how you have the tops out but the windows up. :P

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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2016, 11:08:48 PM »
car was just washed so didn't want to roll them down and didn't want to wait any longer before taking some photos :lol:

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2016, 12:14:50 AM »
Btw, speaking about washing the car....after I washed and dried the whole car, made the mistake of opening up the trunk :( and all this water came out from the grooves that I missed our what not, haha.

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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2016, 03:47:06 AM »
Congrats on your first TA.   8-)

Looks like a really nice, clean example.
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2016, 05:32:41 AM »
Your car looks great - congrats!
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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2016, 07:40:18 AM »
Thank you guys, it isn't perfect but in great shape for the years it's been on the road.

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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2016, 10:21:15 PM »
Here are some more pics from yesterday...









And, today i fixed the driver side mirror, which was loose and also did a home fix on the arm rest (will do for now), plenty more to come and to do but will take it one day at a time  :shock:
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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2016, 11:12:26 PM »
here are a couple of short videos... first is a start and the second is of a couple quick rev ups to 2K and 3K RPM

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC90uurcLsI" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jC90uurcLsI</a>

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI2Z_eaBprA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI2Z_eaBprA</a>

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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2016, 05:39:17 PM »
Sounds nice.




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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2016, 06:11:45 PM »
Thank you Jack - have been wondering if the wind kind of noise is normal on these, it's not driving me crazy, but i'm going to have my friend check it out over the weekend. I'm probably just paranoid :shock:

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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2016, 06:30:37 PM »
So yesterday I finally picked up my very first... introducing the 2001 Trans Am WS6 Ram Air T-Top 6-speed.

Welcome to the wonderful life of Firebird ownership.

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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2016, 06:40:19 PM »
So yesterday I finally picked up my very first... introducing the 2001 Trans Am WS6 Ram Air T-Top 6-speed.

Welcome to the wonderful life of Firebird ownership.

yeah - thanks, love the car and it's 100% official today, went by and got it registered (title will be coming in a few weeks) and also it's fully insured too.

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« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2016, 08:14:40 PM »
Btw, speaking about washing the car....after I washed and dried the whole car, made the mistake of opening up the trunk :( and all this water came out from the grooves that I missed our what not, haha.

Yep, I have a 98 and learned the same thing.  It seems to drain forever.  I put a microfibre where the water drains out so to not splash it on the interior, or cause water spots on the outer fenders.  Another spot that seems to drain forever is under the reverse light on the passenger side.  I think it has stopped and the next day is the tell-tale water run down the bumper. :shock:

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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2016, 04:01:24 AM »
Using a leaf blower post wash will fix that issue.
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« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2016, 06:41:17 AM »
Using a leaf blower post wash will fix that issue.

Good call....for sure will do that next time  :cool:

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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2016, 10:38:24 AM »
took this one yesterday in the AM.... under 124000 miles as of now.

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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #20 on: April 17, 2016, 09:11:25 AM »
Lovely car.  Congrats!
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« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2016, 10:05:03 PM »
Lovely car.  Congrats!

thank you, love the car so far and am way glad i pulled the trigger!!! one day, I will get enough and possibly get a 74 or possibly any other 2nd gen!!! your white/blue bird looks fantastic and that color combo is way bad ass!!!!

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« Reply #22 on: April 23, 2016, 07:46:01 PM »
got the title last week and slowly going to try to get things done to the car. scheduled an appointment to get the windows tinted next saturday  :grin:  and going to see about a few things that i'm considering to replace/ad:

1. driver side visor


2. middle vent


3. arm rest, don't need the whole center assy, just the part that opens and closes, circled in photo


4. passenger side high beam lamp, looks to have water inside at this time and does not work


5. not sure what this part would be called, it's right below the tilt lever, and right behind the signal/cruise control/washer lever, circled in photo


if anyone knows or has any of these, maybe send me a PM with some pics and what you would like for the item...
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« Reply #23 on: April 23, 2016, 08:09:31 PM »
on the list to get next are also, sun shade for the front, dash cover, and also some seat covers - sun shade already have picked out, now need to decide on the material for the seat covers and dash cover, hopefully will be ordering this coming week!!!

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« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2016, 08:23:46 PM »
4. passenger side high beam lamp, looks to have water inside at this time and does not work

Weird.  My 98 WS6 has the same situation; passenger side high-beam has water in it, but mine works.  It is a Guide Halogen.  The two low-beams works and are also Guide Halogen, but do not have water.  The driver's side does not have water and works, but it is a Sylvania Halogen.  Strange coincidence with the same side and same light having water in it.

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« Reply #25 on: April 26, 2016, 09:08:43 PM »
yeah, possibly some design issue with it  :-?
but Box came to the rescue and i'm going to get a replacement for like $10 bucks and replace the high beam lamp in the near future!

here is a pic of the ride today, after a quick and nice wipe down
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« Reply #26 on: May 02, 2016, 03:14:55 PM »
That is a beautiful ride. I remember dreaming about getting one when they were new. Congrats!

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« Reply #27 on: May 03, 2016, 08:59:42 PM »
That is a beautiful ride. I remember dreaming about getting one when they were new. Congrats!

Thank you!!!

So it's been a month and a day since i got the car, so far so good - car drives strong, and i have yet to check anything under the hood or do anything to it other then tint the windows, also just today got the front window sunshade, so will be getting some updates pics soon.

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« Reply #28 on: September 02, 2016, 03:16:11 PM »
well..... it's been a while and tomorrow will be 5 months since i got this car, owe some photos of the tint and front window sunshade. car is way dirty but that's what i got for now! car has been good, have gotten the "service engine soon" light a few times now, once cleared, second time it went away on it's own, and most recently it came on and has been on last few days - same code each time and i was told not to worry about it, it's something that can be fixed at a later time and not something that is killing the car. i don't remember the code or the name, but have it written down somewhere in the garage. other then that i looked at the car in a bit more detail, got some of the squeaking out from the front of the car by spraying some AT-205 on the underside, now have to do the same to the rear of the vehicle (it did help with the squeaky noise), also got full synthetic mobil 1 oil and mobil 1 oil filter - that is all that has been done so far. Oh yeah.... went all crazy and ordered something the other day, all of $1.00 for the 4 pieces  :lol: :shock: :lol:



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« Reply #29 on: September 02, 2016, 03:57:54 PM »
I was beginning to wonder what happened to you.  I bought a shifter stick the other day that's for the factory shifter and factory Hurst shifter, it's an 1.5" shorter and is straight with no rubber bushing so it's supposed to improve the feel and shorten the throw some.  Will have to let you know how it goes once it arrives and is installed since it was only $35 shipped.  Really the shift feel is good, just the long throw and knob height that could use improvement so hoping this does it for me versus spending up to $300 for an aftermarket shifter.

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« Reply #30 on: September 02, 2016, 04:05:09 PM »
I was beginning to wonder what happened to you.  I bought a shifter stick the other day that's for the factory shifter and factory Hurst shifter, it's an 1.5" shorter and is straight with no rubber bushing so it's supposed to improve the feel and shorten the throw some.  Will have to let you know how it goes once it arrives and is installed since it was only $35 shipped.  Really the shift feel is good, just the long throw and knob height that could use improvement so hoping this does it for me versus spending up to $300 for an aftermarket shifter.

haha, yeah --- life sometimes gets crazy!

awesome, for sure will like to hear - the shifter doesn't bother me too much but might consider a change if it's worth it by your standards.

btw, will be looking to get the decals that go on the back of the car, the "Trans Am" text and the Bird, is there any place in particular I need to look for these decals/stickers?

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« Reply #31 on: September 02, 2016, 06:01:46 PM »
Between my Miata and then the Celica I put a short throw into I'm used to lower height and shorter throws.  The Firebird isn't really that bad, just feels like the throw is a little too long for the shift gate if that makes any sense.  Funny enough to me the Firebird feels more like an import of the same years than it does say a same year Mustang, and yes that's a good thing.

You can find reproductions on eBay, and is where I got my bird on the tail panel, which opens up possibilities on colour choices beyond factory.  Probably off Amazon as well.  If you want factory correct probably F-body Warehouse, Classic Industries, or Phoenix Graphics would be your best bet along with any other store specializing in restoration.

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« Reply #32 on: September 02, 2016, 08:23:00 PM »
the $1.00 item came in already and on the wheels  :D  getting some blue flavor... as to the bird Box, I might consider going blue if I actually decide to go with blue accents throughout the car, not decided yet but will search eBay and Amazon and hopefully see what I can see...

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Re: my very first Trans Am... 01 T/A WS6
« Reply #33 on: September 02, 2016, 08:59:03 PM »
Reminds me I need to find some blank center caps to replace my Corvette logo ones.

Seems like what's available has changed a bit, but here's one listing I found: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pontiac-Firebird-Trans-AM-Tail-Light-Filler-Decal-Graphic-1998-2002-/262586999718?var=&hash=item3d2367a3a6:m:mrhu86y6UfeHkFf9lyQxNhg&vxp=mtr

Then also this one, it's reflective which would be kind of cool at night: https://www.amazon.com/Trans-Rear-Panel-Overlay-Decal/dp/B002P8VR1G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1472871498&sr=8-1&keywords=trans+am+decal
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« Reply #34 on: September 02, 2016, 09:04:35 PM »
yup, did quick search and found the first listing you are referencing... will have to decide on color and will then get it ordered up :)

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« Reply #35 on: September 23, 2016, 04:20:03 PM »
here are a couple of photos of before and after on the mirrors, for now it will do but i will be taking the mirrors off the car and re-doing it down the line for sure!



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« Reply #36 on: September 23, 2016, 05:30:37 PM »
Looks good.  If it wasn't for the fact my car is black I'd probably do the same since the clear is chipped off around the front edge of the mirror.

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« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2016, 05:44:29 PM »
Looks good.  If it wasn't for the fact my car is black I'd probably do the same since the clear is chipped off around the front edge of the mirror.

Dip them black and finish with metalizer, maybe they have purple, as I think that is your color of choice  :-D

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« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2016, 06:01:37 PM »
Interesting that you have the service engine light going on and off.  Mine is doing that as well but I haven't had a chance to plug in a scanner yet.  Engine light has been off the past few days for me though. 

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« Reply #39 on: September 23, 2016, 07:24:00 PM »
Looks good.  If it wasn't for the fact my car is black I'd probably do the same since the clear is chipped off around the front edge of the mirror.

Dip them black and finish with metalizer, maybe they have purple, as I think that is your color of choice  :-D
If I had the money I'd have the entire car resprayed in Midnight Purple II that was used on R34 Skylines or Reflex Purple used on TVR cars, but those are some expensive paints.  I might look into purple Plasti-Dip though.

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