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sCI

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #120 on: August 13, 2017, 07:53:33 PM »
This "car"(creation) is going to be nutz.

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« Reply #121 on: August 26, 2017, 05:36:58 PM »






right hand side pod almost done. have a few more access doors to cut for assembly and wiring.
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« Reply #122 on: August 26, 2017, 05:45:11 PM »
how about a little how to fix your screw ups.
Some of these panels need to fit a lot of edges very tight so they can be riveted.
I have been known to miss a edge, so how do you fix it

If you will clamp it up like shown and take your propane torch and warm it up to about 400 deg them you can hammer it down to the new position

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #123 on: August 26, 2017, 05:46:08 PM »

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« Reply #124 on: August 26, 2017, 05:51:26 PM »

here it is moved over to where it needs to be.

and here it is all fixed and fitting like it should
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #124 on: August 26, 2017, 05:51:26 PM »

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« Reply #125 on: August 26, 2017, 07:03:32 PM »
Makes me wanna get out to the shop and build something.
Finished!
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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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« Reply #126 on: August 27, 2017, 06:30:54 PM »
Looking great! Can't wait to see more. That re-bend came out great. Thanks for show us your flaws.
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???

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« Reply #127 on: September 19, 2017, 04:25:06 PM »
Well its been 2 years today since I restarted working on the car. I have put some 800+ hours in and a fair amount of money. My guess that I am another 2 years away to finish at this rate. I just keep making parts. I have got to run out of stuff to build sooner or later. I guess I will go to the shop and keep working.
More pictures soon.

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #128 on: September 28, 2017, 05:36:48 PM »







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« Reply #129 on: September 28, 2017, 05:38:44 PM »
Off to deer camp for bush hogging and stand prep for the weekend.

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #130 on: September 29, 2017, 12:22:59 AM »
Have fun and be safe!

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« Reply #131 on: September 29, 2017, 06:07:50 AM »
I love your work, and although on a completely diff. level, I felt the same way with my car. I figured there were a finite number of pieces and as long as I kept putting something on I would eventually get done.
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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
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
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« Reply #132 on: October 05, 2017, 06:17:41 PM »
I still can not believe what you are building here.  Absolutely crazy, you are talented beyond what words can describe. 

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #133 on: October 06, 2017, 01:32:40 AM »
Awesome, its like I'm watching you build an aircraft.
Regards,
Leigh

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #134 on: October 06, 2017, 04:56:39 AM »
Outstanding fabrication work, thank you for sharing. I always look forward to updates on this thread.

Regards
Ed

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« Reply #134 on: October 06, 2017, 04:56:39 AM »

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« Reply #135 on: November 12, 2017, 08:47:44 PM »
Got linked to this thread through another site and was just amazed at what you have done.  Eagerly awaiting more updates.

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« Reply #136 on: November 13, 2017, 10:26:17 AM »
Thanks. Just got back from SEMA. Spent the week shopping for the things that I need to finish the car. There is some exciting things coming to a shop near you guys soon. My main reason for going to SEMA was to get a transmission for my car. I believe that is going to happen in the next few months.

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« Reply #137 on: November 24, 2017, 02:34:46 PM »
Wolf--what a marvelous undertaking.  Your journey is underway...enjoy every moment along the way and the challenges you will meet and solve. Progress has to be measured in small increments...like the old joke about eating an elephant...you know 1 bite at a time.   :D

I have to ask, is all that fab work actually going to fit within the body structure of 2nd Generation Firebird.  I'm assuming you have taken critical measurements, as well as working off a drawing or two, correct? 

My hats off to you for resurrecting this very interesting project. 
"Dedicated to keeping the classic Pontiac engine alive."


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« Reply #138 on: November 25, 2017, 09:02:24 AM »
Does any one have a DXF of the Trans Am Decal?  I want to make a forming die and stamp it into my gas tank

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« Reply #139 on: November 30, 2017, 12:46:48 PM »
Does any one have a DXF of the Trans Am Decal?  I want to make a forming die and stamp it into my gas tank

I converted an image I found online to DXF 2010.  I can email it to you if you don't mind posting your email.
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #140 on: November 30, 2017, 04:13:01 PM »
info @ amk-mfg.com

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« Reply #141 on: December 08, 2017, 07:32:36 PM »
info @ amk-mfg.com

Sorry for the late response, I just saw this. The dxf file is on my work desktop. I’ll email it to you Monday. Sorry.
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« Reply #142 on: December 12, 2017, 03:10:06 PM »
Your email keeps coming back undeliverable  :(.

Any other address I can send it to?
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #143 on: December 12, 2017, 03:27:50 PM »

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #144 on: December 12, 2017, 08:38:41 PM »
I am in awe!  Just outstanding!

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #145 on: December 12, 2017, 09:49:01 PM »
How do you cut the sheet metal? Straight and radius cuts.
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???

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #146 on: December 13, 2017, 06:23:52 AM »
Absolutely insane build!

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« Reply #146 on: December 13, 2017, 06:23:52 AM »
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