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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #160 on: March 14, 2019, 05:42:45 PM »




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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #161 on: March 14, 2019, 05:52:47 PM »
This is an inside view of my down a dirty gas tank. It's going to be plumbed for returned and non return fuel injection



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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #162 on: March 14, 2019, 05:59:37 PM »
Mock up transmission
and new Wolf design shifter



New shifter housing and location
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #163 on: March 14, 2019, 06:18:28 PM »
here she is
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« Reply #164 on: March 14, 2019, 06:35:16 PM »
Glad to see progress on this crazy build. You need some narrative though.   :-P
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« Reply #164 on: March 14, 2019, 06:35:16 PM »

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« Reply #165 on: March 14, 2019, 07:04:06 PM »
Give me a few just trying to relearn how to up load pictures.

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« Reply #166 on: March 14, 2019, 07:06:32 PM »
finally got a bird dfx I was looking for and cut a few out of stainless to put on the build in a few locations


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« Reply #167 on: March 14, 2019, 07:35:19 PM »
A solidworks model of the oil tank some of the parts are shown




from design to laser cut and fabrication
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #168 on: March 15, 2019, 06:41:04 AM »
Its amazing at what the right skill set and proper tools can accomplish!
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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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #169 on: March 16, 2019, 04:29:39 PM »
Got the roof and quarter panels sanded and epoxy primed.
Now I can drop the body back on the chassis and try to figure out how to get gas and oil in the tanks
Got this body down to 85lbs



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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #170 on: March 16, 2019, 09:27:54 PM »
insane...very cool...just went through it front to back.

I will be getting my popcorn and watching this one come together
Charlie

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(18 years and counting but still have her)

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« Reply #171 on: March 17, 2019, 07:32:03 AM »
Oh wow! There is a trans am in there somewhere.  This is going to look and drive amazing!
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« Reply #172 on: March 18, 2019, 04:04:02 PM »
Made a jib crane to lift and install and remove the body as needed by myself and swing it out of the way.


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« Reply #173 on: March 18, 2019, 04:06:48 PM »
Now I can finish the gas and oil tank.
I had no idea how I was going to fill the dang tanks.
Now I feel like I can start knocking some stuff off the list.
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #174 on: March 22, 2019, 04:04:29 PM »
Good new more parts arrive. The alum blowproof housing has arrived 15.7 lbs set up to fit the transmission

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #175 on: March 22, 2019, 04:11:12 PM »
RUT-ROW
WHOOPS does not fit into the chassis. Going to need to cut the frame rail and reform. probably going to need to to modify the framerail for the starter anyway.
The frame was never designed for a blowproof housing anyway.


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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #176 on: March 23, 2019, 08:22:41 AM »
It's coming along very nicely!  GO, GO, GO, we may not chime in and every time you update but we're glad to see the updates.
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #177 on: March 24, 2019, 03:27:22 PM »
Finished the fuel tank Saturday. When I wen to install it and grab the dry sump tank it would not come out of the trunk with out moving the gas tank --BAD ---
 That set me off fitting the body all day today. So with the body mostly cut to it's location. I can see with just a little trimming I will be able to get the oil tank out.

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« Reply #178 on: March 24, 2019, 03:30:46 PM »
I am sure glad I used white epoxy primer on the inside.

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #179 on: March 24, 2019, 03:36:36 PM »
One more

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« Reply #180 on: March 24, 2019, 07:25:14 PM »
Looking killer. Do you have a shot from the front? Curious about the engine to on body height.
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79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
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« Reply #181 on: March 24, 2019, 11:22:24 PM »
I can't believe your cuts and fab meet up so perfectly. When I was doing bonehead sheetmetal repair for my Camaro and Truck, the hardest part was the fact that I had no idea how to measure over contours to get accurate cuts. This led to very poor fitment, but I don't know what to do.

You do great work, very cool to see it in action.

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« Reply #182 on: March 31, 2019, 07:15:24 PM »
Had to do a bonsai run to Charlotte Friday to pick up a pump for the lasers chiller. While up there I stopped by the Transmission guys and checked on my transmission. All parts look to be done and all the need to do is assemble it. should have it 2 week in April,  Cool shop and they do some real nice machine work. Those guys are big time in the drift world. Kinda odd to me but COOL. Left there and went to Competition Transmission and Gear the home of 9 inch ford rear ends. He made my 9 inch for my car he has about 400 of them he rents to teams all over the country.

 Left there and stopped by a buddy with a snap on tool box addiction problem . he has 3 of the things  packed with tools.

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« Reply #183 on: April 06, 2019, 06:34:49 AM »
Man. Even that pile of parts is beautiful! You do amazing work.
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79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
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« Reply #184 on: April 06, 2019, 07:46:52 AM »
Clean and sorted and put away tools is a sign of no progress....and dirty tools left everywhere is just lazy, I dunno...

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« Reply #185 on: April 06, 2019, 09:24:47 AM »
Cant imagine what you would think if you saw my work table!
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
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #186 on: April 06, 2019, 12:08:33 PM »
You guys have seen my shop, it's a disaster.
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #187 on: April 07, 2019, 12:44:49 PM »
mid day cocktail up date

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #189 on: April 07, 2019, 08:15:59 PM »
OIL TANK CARNAGE

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #190 on: April 14, 2019, 11:18:14 AM »
So I needed to  build some tools to help with making the body. I made a bag post

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« Reply #191 on: April 14, 2019, 11:24:16 AM »
I had shrinker and stretcher but no stand. I drew them up in solidworks to make sure they would work and went shopping in the scrap bin and put them together. I would like to thank my customers for having the scrap to allow me to make cool stuff.



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« Reply #192 on: April 14, 2019, 11:30:16 AM »

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« Reply #193 on: April 14, 2019, 07:19:42 PM »
Oh man, those are cool. My shrinker and stretcher are still in the boxes. I have been meaning to build a stand for quite some time.  Yours look awesome!
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79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
67 RS Camaro (Work in progress)
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« Reply #194 on: April 14, 2019, 07:24:36 PM »
I think all the dimensions are on the sketch I posted. They seem to work good. You can adjust for your height if needed. If you need anything else let me know.

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« Reply #195 on: April 15, 2019, 06:53:47 AM »
Are those powdercoated? They look awesome, you do first class work. I will throw stuff together to make things work all the time but my creations look more like Jed Clampett!!!
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
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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« Reply #196 on: April 15, 2019, 03:41:10 PM »
NA good old rust-oleum sun rise red

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« Reply #197 on: April 17, 2019, 05:03:20 PM »
What exactly do those tools do? Can you show something you made with them?

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« Reply #198 on: April 22, 2019, 03:54:38 PM »
IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HERE IT'S HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
D A M  N   I waited  a long time to get this!!!!!
Two years to find it
Now I am in go mode




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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
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