Author Topic: 77 Restoration  (Read 4322 times)

RAS

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #40 on: November 02, 2017, 06:19:52 PM »
Thanks Roadking and by the way your 77 restoration appears to have turned out fantastic. I have a while before I have to decide anything on the nose but just looking for some experiences that are out there to maybe save a little headache in the future, ya know? The aftermarket flares are another concern of mine. It's too bad that this seems shrunk as it is actually in very nice condition. Doesn't even have any checking or spider webbing on it. I am also not too sure how bad it actually is because when I was taking the bumper off of the car it was missing 1 of the 2 bolts holding it to the frame from each side. I'm sure that allowed the nose to drop some accounting for some of the gap to the hood.

FormTA

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2195
Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #41 on: November 03, 2017, 04:43:32 AM »
Need some pictures of the new tub.
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???

RAS

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #42 on: November 22, 2017, 06:28:19 PM »
Need some pictures of the new tub.

I'll get some on as soon as I can. It's sitting about 40 miles from me in the shop that has the rotisserie and will be doing the media blasting. Hopefully the first part of next month the Camaro will come off the rotisserie and I will be going up to strip out the interior, separate the tub from frame components and mount it on the rotisserie. Figure it's easier this way then dragging it around in the Northern Wisconsin winter.

On another note I am looking for a place to send out the grill inserts and parking light covers to have them re-chromed. I have tried to contact a couple of places that are online but have gotten no replies. Has anyone had this done anywhere or know of a reputable classic restoration re-chrome business to use?

RAS

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2018, 06:24:35 PM »
Sorry guys trying to put pictures on but Photo Bucket is a bigger P-I-T-A than the rust on the floor pans. Any easier suggestions I will try again.

Grand73Am

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 9363
Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2018, 06:46:24 PM »
Photobucket's no good anymore.

Flickr.com or Imgur.com are the ones I use, both free services.
Steve F.

Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2018, 06:46:24 PM »

RAS

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #45 on: March 11, 2018, 07:11:15 PM »
Well I took a door apart this weekend and the rear end apart to have it powder coated. I planned on using the rear end out of the 78 because of the lack of scale on it compared to the Wisconsin 77 car. I noticed that the gears are different between the two cars though. The 77 has 2.41 locking and the 78 has a 3.23 locking. The only transmission I have is out of the 77, which of I read the build sheet correct is a 3 speed cbc auto. I'm looking for any experiences out there with this combination. What can I expect for an engine rpm at highway speeds typically in the 60-65mph range? I suspect that it will be in the 2500 range?
 

RAS

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2018, 08:47:43 PM »
Donor
Donor
Donor
Blast Day
Blast Day
Blasted
Blasted
LR Qtr Damage
RR.QTR
And new panels going on, bout time
LR Qtr Damage Removed
« Last Edit: April 12, 2018, 06:56:29 PM by RAS »

RAS

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #47 on: March 20, 2018, 06:16:33 PM »
I am taking some parts to powder coat. Has anyone ever had the driveshaft powder coated? Damage from the high temp and messing up the balance are my concerns.

RAS

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
« Last Edit: April 12, 2018, 06:44:57 PM by RAS »

FormTA

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2195
Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #49 on: April 09, 2018, 04:55:37 AM »
Great progress, looks really good!
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???

RAS

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2018, 06:25:13 PM »


Good old T-Top cars. I don't know if this is possible or not, but when buying a donor tub, try to get price negotiable based on condition "after" blasting. Good bodywork can certainly hide a lot of crap. Oh well, is what it is and when finally complete it'll be one sweet ride. Problem is, that's happening about as fast as spring coming to northern Wisconsin, another snowstorm this weekend :-x
« Last Edit: April 12, 2018, 06:43:39 PM by RAS »

FormTA

  • Oracle Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 2195
Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #51 on: April 12, 2018, 10:30:56 PM »
Is the floor out now?!
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???

RAS

  • Active Forum Member
  • *
  • Posts: 54
Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2018, 04:49:58 AM »
Yep, out. The driver side only needed a small patch but the passenger side must have sat wet for some time.

Re: 77 Restoration
« Reply #52 on: April 13, 2018, 04:49:58 AM »
You can help support TAC!