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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #80 on: March 02, 2018, 02:53:35 PM »
100% better! Good thinking and great execution.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #81 on: March 02, 2018, 08:39:36 PM »
Thanks for the compliments guys!

The final wiring is all cleaned up on the gauges. The only wires left are the sending units and leads for the volts. Those will be hooked up during the final installation. My new radio arrived today so that's going to be tomorrow's project, and the new rear speakers arrive Monday. I'm going to have to pull the package tray to cut holes for the speakers since it's a solid tray. It's gonna be a fun weekend!

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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #82 on: March 04, 2018, 12:15:50 PM »
So I got my Retro Sound Redondo RS radio and rear speakers. I worked on it all day yesterday and really wish I took more picture right from the start. The radio is like nothing I've ever installed before. I was expecting a single unit that fit right in but that's not the case. This radio comes in pieces, literally! The radio box and wiring is one piece, the display face is another piece, the push buttons are another piece and the shafts are 2 other pieces. It comes with brackets to move everything forward, backwards, left, and right to custom fit. I have a set of Firebird radio knobs on order from Classic Industries since Retro Manufacturing didn't have a set to match the original. The unfortunate thing about it is that the best and easiest way to get everything to line up and fit properly was had to remove the dash panel yet once again. But it's well worth it to get that original fit. And it's easier to do the wiring and hook up the front speaker. There's a lot of wiring behind the radio. It has wires for Sirius XM, 2 USB ports, 2 Aux ports, a bluetooth speaker, and all the power and speaker wires. It's gonna be a mess back there!...LOL. But it's well worth it and it looks awesome once everything is in place.

I got some work to do for the rear speakers since there are none in there now. The package tray is going to have to be removed to cut the holes for the new Pioneers and speaker wire is going to have to be run. So that means it's time to remove the rear interior. I ordered some reproduction rear speaker covers from Classic Industries that should be here Tuesday with the radio knobs. It should all be finished, installed, and complete by next weekend.



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« Reply #83 on: March 04, 2018, 09:37:04 PM »
So the rear speaker installation begins. Since the package tray didn't have speaker cut outs the first thing I had to do was to remove it. And that meant pulling the rear seat and 2 panels. It was easy to run the speaker wires with the dash panel off and the speakers will go in easy with the seat out.







I was please to find that there were already holes in the speaker shelf for the speakers. I punched holes up through the sill plate and removed it. The speakers came with a template that I traced and cut out. They fit and look great. I have to get some spacers to mount them because the speaker shelf doesn't have full cut outs which I think is weird. You can see what I'm talking about in the pictures. So instead of cutting the shelf I'm just going to put spacers between the shelf and speakers to lower them about a half inch.






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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #84 on: March 07, 2018, 06:30:52 AM »
Looks great. Also looks like better reach through access from the back seat vs. the second gen set up making it an easier one man job. I will be doing the same. It's hard to believe that when these cars were built rear speakers weren't really a thing yet.

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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #85 on: March 08, 2018, 11:28:02 AM »
Looks great. Also looks like better reach through access from the back seat vs. the second gen set up making it an easier one man job. I will be doing the same. It's hard to believe that when these cars were built rear speakers weren't really a thing yet.

Thanks. It's was very easy to install being able reach through into the trunk. Rear speakers might not have been the thing yet but the holes were drilled out to install them. That was nice.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #86 on: March 08, 2018, 11:44:05 AM »
So while waiting for missing brackets for the radio to be delivered, and looking at the radio for a few days, I realized something was missing. Then I realized what it was. It was the dial and numbers. There are a few places that sell "screen savers" with the numbers but none matched a 1969 Delco Pontiac face. So I decided to make my own and it don't look too bad!





I printed it with a black face but when I take it to be printed on vinyl it'll be white numbers on a clear background and adhere to the back of the supplied faceplate. I even added a little drop shadow behind the dial indicator to give it that 3D look. When the radio is on and the screen lights up you won't even see the numbers. I found some original dials and tuning knobs on Ebay so it will be an all original look. I'm hoping to get it all together this weekend. It's gonna look awesome!
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #87 on: March 10, 2018, 03:32:18 PM »
Very nicely done....great detail work.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #88 on: March 11, 2018, 09:27:28 PM »
I got the missing pieces for the radio and had to take it apart to switch to the correct face and button bracket. I snapped a quick pic of it disassembled. You can see the old brackets on the radio box. The correct ones have an extension so the push buttons mount further forward than the radio faceplate. This allows them to stick out further when it's mounted. The original radio buttons weren't flush with the dash panel, they were extended out for easier operation. It might be a little hard to tell, but if you look at my previous pic of the radio mocked up in the dash panel with the old brackets, you can see that the buttons are flush with the trim. There's a lot of extra wires back there! 2 USB ports, 2 aux input ports, power antenna plug, plug for a bluetooth microphone, sub woofer plug, and amp plug.



The trunk divider came in and is installed, the speakers are installed, the repro speaker grills are painted and installed (they were bare metal), and the rear seat is back in. I had a little issue with the radio dial sticker I made up, the ink smeared off so I have to have those re-done. I'm waiting for the dash pad mounting plugs to come in so I can completely secure the dash panel to the dash pad. There's nothing for the upper screws to screw into without them. I though I would have it all together this weekend but it looks like It's gonna be another few days. It gives me time to fit he original radio dials and knobs I found on eBay. It's gonna take some filing the hole for the the "SELECT" knob since it don't fit the new shaft. It needs to look like the hole in the "TONE" knob.



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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #89 on: March 15, 2018, 09:12:16 PM »
Well tonight was radio night. It took me a while to find a file to file the hole on the select knob to fit the shaft. I found a nice little hobby kit with several files from flat to half round. It took a while but they were perfect for what I needed and the knob fits perfect!



The next thing to figure out was what to do with the volume and tuning dials since the shaft was round and the holes in the dials were "D" shaped. I was going to drill out the holes to make the round but it was actually easier to flatten out one side of the shaft to make it fit the dial. It's very soft and took a few seconds to flatten it out. Now the dials fit nice and snug. Another perfect fit.



Then I moved to the face. I had to have the stickers made a few times to get it right and get the right look with the red dial indicator. I finally decided to make the face sticker without the dial and use a piece of red pinstripe vinyl for the dial indicator. The numbers went on the screen, and the dial went on the clear face plate. Now it looks like a real radio face with the dial in front of the face. The numbers scratched a little bit but it gives it a bit of a warn look, not sure if I'll keep it like that of replace it a little more carefully.





Here's the complete radio...







I'm waiting for a new gauge light socket to be delivered since I broke one when I removed the dash. They're being discontinued from Classic Industries so I ordered several of them. They're being delivered tomorrow so everything will go back in this weekend for the last time.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #90 on: March 16, 2018, 04:42:15 AM »
Radio looks awesome! Great job, love the detail.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #91 on: March 16, 2018, 08:11:38 AM »
Radio looks awesome! Great job, love the detail.

Thanks! Can't wait to get it back together this weekend.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #92 on: March 17, 2018, 04:04:13 PM »
Well, it's done! Got the radio and gauges installed today and the dash is all buttoned up for the last time. There's nothing left to do back there. It was a long project and the results are well worth it, and it was fun!









Just one more little interior detail...

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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #93 on: March 18, 2018, 07:54:40 AM »
Looks great...you'd think it was stock.  :cool:
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1976 Pontiac Trans Am
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #94 on: March 18, 2018, 09:04:37 AM »
Radio looks fantastic!  And, I'm glad you got a new wheel.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #95 on: March 18, 2018, 10:24:24 AM »
Thank you. I was going for that stock look and that's why I got the wood wheel. I actually found it on eBay, it's an exact replica. The guy was selling it because he found an original for his show GTO. I snagged it for $170.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #96 on: March 21, 2018, 08:06:31 PM »
One more detail checked off. My interior is almost complete.



...and one complete Grant steering wheel going on eBay for sale.

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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #97 on: March 21, 2018, 08:42:13 PM »
Wow! What a transformation! I think it looks fantastic. Great job.
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« Reply #98 on: March 22, 2018, 11:24:11 AM »
Turned out nice. I know you have things stock, but me being a woodworker by trade, would have thought that Pontiac should've used the same type of wood for the wheel and the console. You have made a great improvement though.
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« Reply #99 on: March 22, 2018, 08:07:29 PM »
Turned out nice. I know you have things stock, but me being a woodworker by trade, would have thought that Pontiac should've used the same type of wood for the wheel and the console. You have made a great improvement though.

Thank you. You would have thought Pontiac would have done that. My console is currently covered in vinyl. It was a quick cheap fix for the 3 different color console pieces that were put together. It's on my "fix it" list when I figure out what I want to do. I want the dash to match the console so that means I'm going to do them both at the same time. I've seen vinyl kits online but I don't know if I want vinyl. I've been playing around with hydro dipping and found a good film and paint combination that looks really close to the original. The problem is masking and dipping the dash carrier. On top of that, it would retain the pebble finish. I have some ideas I'm gonna play around with though. I think it's gonna work out beautifully once I start working on it.
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« Reply #100 on: March 23, 2018, 06:52:06 AM »
Hydro dipping is pretty awesome, I would love to have something done, just haven't found the right thing to do.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #101 on: March 23, 2018, 08:05:13 AM »
My intention was to hydro dip the console from the beginning. I've been practicing on anything I can find from a model car body to the pick guard on my bass guitar, both are now a burl wood finish...lol. Once I get it perfected and get a big enough bin or tank to do the dash I may keep going with it and offer my services if anyone else wants their console updated, or anything else. I don't know of anybody else doing it where I live.
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« Reply #102 on: March 23, 2018, 09:18:38 AM »
That's pretty cool that you can do your own. There is supposed to be guy about a mile down the road from that does it but I have never talked to him. The next closest place I know that does it is my powder coat guy about an hour or so away. He has done some crazy things with it.
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« Reply #103 on: March 24, 2018, 09:06:32 AM »
I always like to try something myself first just as long as it's something that can easily be done over if I screw it up...lol. Hydro dipping is actually easy and I found a place online the sells kits with the film, activator, paint, and clear coat. Plus I watched a lot of different youtube videos which really helped.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #104 on: March 24, 2018, 05:02:27 PM »
just took that same grant steering wheel off my 76 mustang cobra ii and installed an original oem unit. 

really makes a difference.  good work.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #105 on: March 25, 2018, 05:49:26 AM »
It all looks very nice and the PMD wheel sets it off. Anything complicated about the steering wheel swap? Mine has the deluxe 3 horn button style and I'd like to do that too.

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« Reply #106 on: March 25, 2018, 09:37:12 AM »
It all looks very nice and the PMD wheel sets it off. Anything complicated about the steering wheel swap? Mine has the deluxe 3 horn button style and I'd like to do that too.

There was nothing complicated at all, it was pretty straight forward. I had to get some replacement parts from Classic Industries like the turn signal cancel switch, horn contact and the wheel cap. The swap took about 20 minutes once I had everything.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #107 on: March 29, 2018, 11:44:35 AM »
I'm on to my next project, that is to get rid of the vinyl on the console and replace it with the correct color burlwood finish. I'm going to do the dash too. The problem with the dash is that a vinyl covering would show the pebble finish through it. The correct way to do it is to use a metal backing and adhere it to the dash, that's how the factory did it. The only way to get the factory piece is to try to find an original dash with the burl wood finish still in tact. Then you'll pay a few hundred dollars for it. No thanks. It's taken me some time to figure out the best way to make a template to transfer to metal. I tried making a paper template to transfer to cardboard, then to metal and it just wasn't working.The biggest issue is that the face is recessed in the panel making it hard to trace it. Then I realized that the dash itself can be used as it's own mold. I picked up some resin and did a test on my old dash carrier to see if it would work, and it was perfect! no tracing, no trying to make it fit, and no guesswork. I could have used the resin template as the actual piece but it was way too thick in some areas and way to thin in others. So I traced it onto sheet metal and began cutting it out. Now I have the backing I need to hydro dip. Got a car show this weekend but it won't be done in time so I'm going to work on it next week after the show.

Ain't no better mold than the piece itself.





Here's the fit after the excess was trimmed off...





A perfect fit.



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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #108 on: March 29, 2018, 12:58:51 PM »
That is genius! What kind of resin did you use? and mold release? Nice work.

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« Reply #109 on: March 29, 2018, 02:05:59 PM »
That is genius! What kind of resin did you use? and mold release? Nice work.

I got the resin through a company called Alimilite. I would recommend the slow set 7 which takes a little longer to set and gives you more work time. I used the regular and it literally set and dried as I was pouring it! They have a release called Stoner which is what I used. It came right out with no problems.
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« Reply #110 on: March 31, 2018, 07:01:05 AM »
That is a cool idea...the aquadip will work well on it!
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1977 Pontiac Trans Am
1976 Pontiac Trans Am
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #111 on: April 03, 2018, 08:11:08 AM »
A couple quick fixes...

POWER BRAKES!!!  :D



Original valve covers that look so much better and cleaner than the aftermarket finned ones...





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« Reply #112 on: April 03, 2018, 10:17:39 AM »
I like what your doing. Cant wait to see the dash when its done. I wonder if the release agent "stoner" is a corporate name. There is a company about half hour away in the amish country side that makes chemical products, and windshield cleaners. Stoner is the brand name/name of the company.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #113 on: April 12, 2018, 08:14:09 AM »
Big ticket items are starting to arrive. There's still some pieces on back order and some pieces that I have to find. I have to have the underside of my hood painted black before I can install it.



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« Reply #114 on: April 12, 2018, 02:57:11 PM »
Nice and shiny engine bay... looking real good.




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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #115 on: April 12, 2018, 03:53:36 PM »
I'm surprised the Craftsman stool was a big ticket item.  Sears is going out so I'd expect it to be pretty cheap.   :grin:

j/k  The parts look very nice.  it'll only improve the already great looking engine bay.
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« Reply #116 on: April 12, 2018, 05:19:40 PM »
I'm surprised the Craftsman stool was a big ticket item.  Sears is going out so I'd expect it to be pretty cheap.   :grin:

j/k  The parts look very nice.  it'll only improve the already great looking engine bay.

It was a big ticket addition to my garage! Now my lazy ass don't have to stand in front of my work bench all day long...LOL

Thanks. I always loved the look of the Ram Air IV set up. It has such a unique look and really dresses up the engine bay. Not to mention it's performance benefits.
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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #117 on: April 13, 2018, 06:05:39 AM »
Two follow up questions:

1) do the dash LEDs dim? and if not, are you okay with the brightness, and,
2) where did you get them / do you have bulb number?

Thanks, DD

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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #118 on: April 13, 2018, 07:58:01 AM »
Two follow up questions:

1) do the dash LEDs dim? and if not, are you okay with the brightness, and,
2) where did you get them / do you have bulb number?

Thanks, DD

The LEDs do not dim, they are either on or off and they're no too bright for me. They're no brighter than a new car. I plan on changing the light for the heater control and shift indicator but haven't gotten around to it yet. I got them through Classic Industries because I placed a big order through them. Their part number is LE194W but you can get them at Autozone, Pep Boys or probably any other auto parts store. They'll be able to help you choose the right bulb.
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88 Trans Am 5.0 auto
02 Trans Am WS6 LS 6 speed (currently own)

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Re: 69 TA
« Reply #119 on: April 13, 2018, 08:25:17 AM »
Thanks a lot!!

Re: 69 TA
« Reply #119 on: April 13, 2018, 08:25:17 AM »
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