NFTAC website home page or NFTAC Photo Gallery or NFTAC Club Blog
Subscribe in a reader
Join or renew today and receive a free t-shirt or tech CD, see details in the join the club section at www.firebirdtaclub.com!

Author Topic: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)  (Read 59706 times)

0 Members and 18 Guests are viewing this topic.

cwi inspector

  • Message Board Member but not a NFTAC Club Member
  • *
  • Posts: 28
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2010, 11:53:38 PM »
Looks like quite the restoration. I,ve Started a restoration on a 79. I got very lucky today and bought a pair of rust free fenders for $125. I'm going back Sunday to get the quarters., They are solid and the guy only wants $150 for the pair. He said he bought this car to restore and then told me he's not very mechanical. This car was pretty much beyond the point of no return, except for the quarters. The fenders were from a donor car.

4SPEED

  • NFTAC Member
  • Message Board Member not current NFTAC Club Member
  • **
  • Posts: 342
  • Ohio Firebird Member
  • Firebird or Trans Am informaton: '79 white Trans Am
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2010, 10:29:02 PM »
Looks like quite the restoration. I,ve Started a restoration on a 79. I got very lucky today and bought a pair of rust free fenders for $125. I'm going back Sunday to get the quarters., They are solid and the guy only wants $150 for the pair. He said he bought this car to restore and then told me he's not very mechanical. This car was pretty much beyond the point of no return, except for the quarters. The fenders were from a donor car.

very cool. and a very good buy on the parts. I would like to see your progress on your bird.
if you need any help, that what we are all here for.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2010, 10:31:14 PM by 4SPEED »

cwi inspector

  • Message Board Member but not a NFTAC Club Member
  • *
  • Posts: 28
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2010, 03:29:12 PM »
Thanks for the help offer. I'm sure I will need it as I progress. I'm not getting as involved as you are with yours because I simply don't have the room and my budget is pretty limited. Luckily I won't have much to do to the interior, it's in excellent condition. I will only need to recover the drivers seat, ;D everything else is like new. If you have to be a member of NFTAC to post pics I will have to join, otherwise if you have an e-mail I can send you pics.

4SPEED

  • NFTAC Member
  • Message Board Member not current NFTAC Club Member
  • **
  • Posts: 342
  • Ohio Firebird Member
  • Firebird or Trans Am informaton: '79 white Trans Am
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #33 on: January 06, 2010, 12:36:52 AM »
llester3@woh.rr.com  for the pics.

4SPEED

  • NFTAC Member
  • Message Board Member not current NFTAC Club Member
  • **
  • Posts: 342
  • Ohio Firebird Member
  • Firebird or Trans Am informaton: '79 white Trans Am
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #34 on: January 06, 2010, 12:42:18 AM »
work on some more parts


took apart and sand blasted

painted and put back together. I like it.




and did some more work on the sub frame.


cwi inspector

  • Message Board Member but not a NFTAC Club Member
  • *
  • Posts: 28
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #35 on: January 09, 2010, 12:21:54 PM »
The ics of my TA are to large to e-mail. The setting on the camera was on the best setting. You can friend me on facebook, they are posted there. Bill Shadwick

4SPEED

  • NFTAC Member
  • Message Board Member not current NFTAC Club Member
  • **
  • Posts: 342
  • Ohio Firebird Member
  • Firebird or Trans Am informaton: '79 white Trans Am
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2010, 08:15:48 PM »
witch one there are 2 of you but look different

cwi inspector

  • Message Board Member but not a NFTAC Club Member
  • *
  • Posts: 28
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2010, 09:57:40 PM »
I'm the one with my wife in the picture and I'm wearing a blue striped shirt

gorin002

  • Firebird & Trans Am Club Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 340
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #38 on: January 10, 2010, 01:21:44 PM »
okay lets see we can track bill

ThunderChicken

  • Firebird & Trans Am Club Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 201
  • It's a sickness...
    • Firebird Fest of the Carolinas
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #39 on: January 11, 2010, 06:35:44 PM »
Thanks for asking!  Sorry I've been away for a while.  The 95 is doing just fine.  Runs like a top, although I need to clean the fuel system good.  I replaced the cracked tails, did a full tune-up, and will be doing the brakes here shortly.  Some other minor things to do, but for the price I paid, I've been really happy with her. :)
Bethany
1988 Flame Red GTA, 305 TPI--Bone stock heart, Flowmaster exhaust, Wonderbar coming soon!
1995 Medium Teal Blue Metallic V6 Firebird

Stock(ish) 1983 Black and Gold T/A, Edelbrock 600 Carb, Performer 2101 Intake-SOLD

4SPEED

  • NFTAC Member
  • Message Board Member not current NFTAC Club Member
  • **
  • Posts: 342
  • Ohio Firebird Member
  • Firebird or Trans Am informaton: '79 white Trans Am
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #40 on: January 12, 2010, 07:57:24 PM »
Thanks for asking!  Sorry I've been away for a while.  The 95 is doing just fine.  Runs like a top, although I need to clean the fuel system good.  I replaced the cracked tails, did a full tune-up, and will be doing the brakes here shortly.  Some other minor things to do, but for the price I paid, I've been really happy with her. :)

do you have a name picked out for the 95 yet, and are you going to make this one your driver?

gorin002

  • Firebird & Trans Am Club Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 340
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2010, 01:15:21 PM »
i tracked down bill
i saw thunder chicken
and in  a way of speaking i am jealous cause fair away from evrything
am happy to see other fellow member get his project read other trans am or firebird came to life

ThunderChicken

  • Firebird & Trans Am Club Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 201
  • It's a sickness...
    • Firebird Fest of the Carolinas
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #42 on: January 22, 2010, 09:38:10 PM »
Thanks for asking!  Sorry I've been away for a while.  The 95 is doing just fine.  Runs like a top, although I need to clean the fuel system good.  I replaced the cracked tails, did a full tune-up, and will be doing the brakes here shortly.  Some other minor things to do, but for the price I paid, I've been really happy with her. :)

do you have a name picked out for the 95 yet, and are you going to make this one your driver?

Yup...her name is "Ellie", short for "Elise".  She is indeed my daily driver as a V6.  The brakes didn't need replacing, they were just noisy...and still are.  >:( Oh well...she drives.  Now I get to have some fun with the EGR.  *sigh* ...but at least I get to drive a Firebird every day!!!  ;D
Bethany
1988 Flame Red GTA, 305 TPI--Bone stock heart, Flowmaster exhaust, Wonderbar coming soon!
1995 Medium Teal Blue Metallic V6 Firebird

Stock(ish) 1983 Black and Gold T/A, Edelbrock 600 Carb, Performer 2101 Intake-SOLD

4SPEED

  • NFTAC Member
  • Message Board Member not current NFTAC Club Member
  • **
  • Posts: 342
  • Ohio Firebird Member
  • Firebird or Trans Am informaton: '79 white Trans Am
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #43 on: January 24, 2010, 09:55:54 PM »
worked on the a/c box.  I think it came out better then new.  :o I hope,  you guys are the critics. let me no what you think.

I used paint stripper on it, only about 5 min. and presser washed it off. then put it in a sand blast cabinet ( low air presser) , then washed it with water.  and sprayed some clear on it.









well this week I got a little more done.
got the rocker done.







dash out of the car



sanded the old tan die off the black dash to re-die it black



ThunderChicken

  • Firebird & Trans Am Club Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 201
  • It's a sickness...
    • Firebird Fest of the Carolinas
Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2010, 09:43:23 AM »
Geez....no wonder your white '79 looks so good.  You have some serious talent!
Bethany
1988 Flame Red GTA, 305 TPI--Bone stock heart, Flowmaster exhaust, Wonderbar coming soon!
1995 Medium Teal Blue Metallic V6 Firebird

Stock(ish) 1983 Black and Gold T/A, Edelbrock 600 Carb, Performer 2101 Intake-SOLD

National Firebird and Trans Am Club Message Board

Re: 77 W72 trans am Restoration (roof swap)
« Reply #44 on: January 30, 2010, 09:43:23 AM »

 

NFTAC website home page or NFTAC Photo Gallery or NFTAC Club Blog