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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #200 on: April 23, 2019, 07:04:31 AM »
I have no idea what Im looking at, but it looks like a serious piece of equipment!!
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #201 on: April 23, 2019, 07:39:51 AM »
Come on now.
 You know it's a transmission.
 It is a RTS 6 speed sequential gear box

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« Reply #202 on: April 23, 2019, 08:02:34 AM »
Which costs more then my entire car! Looks awesome. Should be a lot of fun!
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« Reply #203 on: April 23, 2019, 06:37:13 PM »
Yea, I figured it was a trans, but that's about it.
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #204 on: April 27, 2019, 06:15:23 PM »
Well I have got back to work on finishing the oil tank. He is the front and top panel for the oil tank


Here they are all polished up ready to bend.

I still need to finish the inside baffling and the vent system.

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« Reply #204 on: April 27, 2019, 06:15:23 PM »

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« Reply #205 on: May 10, 2019, 03:27:18 PM »
I lost a couple of weekends to fishing and the southern nationals so I want to get back going before I am off to INDY for another race.
Trying to get all the shifter bits finished 100%





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« Reply #206 on: May 13, 2019, 08:44:09 PM »
well I was fairly annoyed with my progress on the shifter this weekend. It seemed that I took one step forward and two backward. so I took the day off and finished the shifter. A lot more trouble than it should have been but what you going to do.




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« Reply #207 on: May 13, 2019, 08:47:22 PM »
I did find some cool carbon fiber I had been saving for just this kind of thing.
I will inlay the shifter on each side with some panels when I get the console finished.

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« Reply #208 on: May 18, 2019, 06:55:11 PM »
Got all the rest of the oil tank fitting and welding done




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« Reply #209 on: May 18, 2019, 07:05:13 PM »
Here it is in the car

and with the fuel tank

Got to build the mounts for both. the battery boxes and mount the fire suppression system.
I forgot to mention I still need to figure out how to fill both of these tanks. I have nice tanks but don't have a plan yet on how to fill them. Whoops ?
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #210 on: May 26, 2019, 11:05:38 PM »
Well the wrestling with the body has begun. It is not to bad out of shape for all the years it sat around.



I am trying to decide if I want to make the roof and quarter panels removable. it does make it easier to work on if you do a major service or update.

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« Reply #211 on: May 28, 2019, 08:39:14 PM »
So complex...so very cool

Removable panels are handy for sure. If it will look good then I say do it...last thing you want is for it to like an afterthought though, but judging by how the rest of it looks, it will look sweet anyway you decide!!!
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« Reply #212 on: May 29, 2019, 10:55:59 AM »
There can’t be very many things that would ever require you to remove the roof and quarters, I would not bother unless it was really fast and easy to get it done.
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« Reply #213 on: May 30, 2019, 05:06:40 PM »
Once again, I’m blown away.  Amazing progress.

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #214 on: May 30, 2019, 08:41:16 PM »
When I look at that trans and shifter I feel like I'm actually looking at the arm of the terminator.
79 Trans am 301 (work in progress) LS swap n progress
79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
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« Reply #214 on: May 30, 2019, 08:41:16 PM »

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« Reply #215 on: May 31, 2019, 05:06:50 PM »
THAT'S FUNNY  :-P

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« Reply #216 on: June 11, 2019, 07:06:36 PM »
Starting to get the body mounted to the frame and get some of the panels closed in.
I have both left and right side done

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« Reply #217 on: June 11, 2019, 07:09:21 PM »
Here is the rear window area and what I need to close up


and here is my panel to close it up

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« Reply #218 on: June 11, 2019, 07:18:15 PM »
finally starting to cut and fit the body




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« Reply #219 on: June 11, 2019, 07:23:50 PM »
since I am not going to be able to use the bumper filler plastic panel I need to fab a way to wrap the bumper around the rear quarter panel to make it look like the stock bumper





so here is my bumper closing part ??

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« Reply #220 on: June 11, 2019, 08:24:59 PM »
Great work! What CAD program are you using? Did you cut those parts out with a CNC plasma or just trace it onto the sheet and cut it out with ???

This is the exciting part where it starts to look like a car! Keep the updates coming.
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79 Formula 301 (Work in progress)
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« Reply #221 on: June 12, 2019, 09:25:45 AM »
I use our flaming dragon to cut out car parts. she likes car parts.
 As for a cad program I use Solidworks it is the best bar none.

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« Reply #222 on: June 12, 2019, 02:05:34 PM »
No wonder your car is in another league.   :shock:
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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #223 on: June 17, 2019, 10:25:22 AM »
Had a fender mental design section on Saturday for a few minutes

cant wait to get started

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #224 on: June 17, 2019, 10:29:04 AM »
I have started to nail the body to the chassis.




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« Reply #225 on: June 27, 2019, 01:22:10 PM »
Wolf, absolutely amazing! I've watched the guys on TV using English wheels, etc and told my wife I'd love to learn fabrication but you're in whole different stratosphere! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #226 on: July 08, 2019, 08:20:43 PM »
It's been a few days. I have been burning the midnight oil on this project. here is a little up date.
I am trying to get my body panel skills back up to par and I have started with the rear lower quarter panel.




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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #227 on: July 08, 2019, 08:28:42 PM »
After the outside panel I started with the battery box
I like the battery location one on each side of the trunk.
The only down side is you will need to remove the rear tire to swap a battery.




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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #228 on: July 08, 2019, 08:38:06 PM »
Then on the inside wheel well closing panel





I like the way it is staring to look.

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« Reply #229 on: July 18, 2019, 12:36:17 PM »
THAT.. IS.. AWSOME... NOW IF YOU COULD JUST DO MOST OF US A FAVOR AND MASS PRODUCE REAR FRAME RAILE FROM UNDER REAR SEAT UP TO MID REAR.. YOUD BE A MILLIONARE...
JUST GIVER

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Re: TRANS AM BUILD THAT LEFT THE RESERVATION
« Reply #230 on: August 06, 2019, 06:08:23 PM »
starting to get the back rusted areas fixed.
this turned out to be way more of a pain in my ASS that I would have everimagined.




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« Reply #230 on: August 06, 2019, 06:08:23 PM »
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