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clayton

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Year One Trans Am restoration?
« on: September 24, 2008, 09:20:36 PM »
Does anyone out there know if year one does the trans am restoration for any 79 trans am? and if they offer different restoration options? and if they do, does anyone know about what they price their work?
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Re: Year One Trans AM restoration?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2008, 10:46:24 AM »
Right now, they are only doing the restorations on the 77-78 model for their BRE Edition cars.  The cost of those starts at about $165,000.  I am sure they can do one for you with a 79 front end for the same price if you ask them.
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Re: Year One Trans AM restoration?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2008, 01:29:51 PM »
i guess what i meant to ask is if they would take a car from a customer that wanted a cosmetic only restoration, like if i had already had a new engine, transmission, etc.? im jus lookin for someone who would do just the body and paint and interior.

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Re: Year One Trans AM restoration?
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 10:37:39 AM »
I don't think Year One Does that.  What area of the US are you located?
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Re: Year One Trans AM restoration?
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2008, 07:33:04 PM »
the Houston, tx area... ive got a budget of 5,000 to get this 79 t/a street legal for my daily driver by march. or ill have to go out and buy a new car which i dont want to do. this trans am has partially been restored, mostly the engine, trans, rear end and brakes etc. it needs paint and body and some interior work....im looking to have it done professionally since i work alot and i want it to last awhile cuz im wanting to use if for my daily driver.

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Re: Year One Trans Am restoration?
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2008, 07:56:13 PM »
Typically the paint and body work will cost you about $3500 - $4000 if you don't have any rust issues to deal with.  Then you can spend the remaining $1000 to $1,500 on the interior.
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clayton

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Re: Year One Trans Am restoration?
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2008, 08:11:02 PM »
ok cool, there arent really any rust problems on the car. but can i ask you a couple of other tech questions?

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Re: Year One Trans Am restoration?
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2008, 12:27:33 PM »
Sure can.  You can also send them by email to me at hitman@78ta.com
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Re: Year One Trans Am restoration?
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2009, 06:52:51 PM »
More people get a benefit from asking and answering here though.. :) Still email often gets replied to quicker, except for mine since its filled with spam twice a day.
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