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Author Topic: 1979 Trans Am Restoration - South Africa  (Read 14250 times)

DeVilliers

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Re: 1979 Trans Am Restoration - South Africa
« Reply #160 on: March 23, 2020, 06:48:48 AM »
They did a great job with the nose. I think I would have them make about a dozen more now that they have the bugs worked out.

At least one for now, incase of a bumber bash
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DeVilliers

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Re: 1979 Trans Am Restoration - South Africa
« Reply #161 on: March 31, 2020, 03:41:49 AM »
So, I'm stuck at home during lockdown because of Covid 19.
Working from home, but I also have some free time.

My packages from the US did not arrive before the lockdown, so I really hope they are not lost somewhere.

Anyway, onwards and forwards. Not having a car to work on and not able to get some stuff from the store, (all parts stores closed), I had to work with what I have.
Decided to change up the wheels in the meantime.

So this is what I had.
2020-03-30_07-29-37 by DeVilliers Buys, on Flickr

Took out the centre caps and started on those.
IMG-20200326-WA0010 by DeVilliers Buys, on Flickr

It has an embossed emblem, so I sanded it down to a smooth surface. Gave it two coats black engine enamel (what I had). And bobs your uncle......
IMG-20200326-WA0012 by DeVilliers Buys, on Flickr

And now you ask..... "did he paint that???"
haha, no! A little short cut.
Got some vinyl stickers, had the Pontiac emblem cut out. Pasted it onto the centre caps and sprayed two coats clear.

So, on to the wheel.
I wanted to keep the chrome trim
IMG-20200327-WA0014 by DeVilliers Buys, on Flickr

In progress
DSC_1924 by DeVilliers Buys, on Flickr

The final product
IMG-20200328-WA0004 by DeVilliers Buys, on Flickr

I think it came out great, even if I have to say so myself. :)

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FormTA

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Re: 1979 Trans Am Restoration - South Africa
« Reply #162 on: March 31, 2020, 05:42:57 AM »
That is impressive! Love the center cap!
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79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
See the recurring theme???

Names, Luke. If I hear anyone telling me they're my father....

roadking77

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Re: 1979 Trans Am Restoration - South Africa
« Reply #163 on: March 31, 2020, 07:22:43 AM »
They did come out great! Love the centre cap.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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'39-BSA Gold Star
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Nexus

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Re: 1979 Trans Am Restoration - South Africa
« Reply #164 on: April 01, 2020, 05:15:23 PM »
What they said, it looks awesome!!
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(19 years and counting but still have her)

Picard

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Re: 1979 Trans Am Restoration - South Africa
« Reply #165 on: July 03, 2020, 06:19:17 AM »
Your car is looking fantastic! Super excited to see it! I'm really jealous on the Nose Cone. I should have made the effort to get it done in fiberglass. Mine's been painted for about 3 years now and it's developing the cracks etc in it.

Can't wait to see it one day hopefully when this lockdown ends.
Live long and prosper

Re: 1979 Trans Am Restoration - South Africa
« Reply #165 on: July 03, 2020, 06:19:17 AM »
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