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My 80 Trans Am

Post by Bandit on Fri May 15, 2015 6:49 am

Just a few pics showing what i am up to.Car is in primer,again,lol.





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Post by Bandit on Fri May 15, 2015 6:51 am

Started putting rollcage in yesterday.


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Re: My 80 Trans Am

Post by BRYDENGTA on Fri May 15, 2015 8:30 am

Cool
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Re: My 80 Trans Am

Post by Transam Kev on Fri May 15, 2015 5:33 pm

thought you had already sprayed the car . nice rollcage
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Post by Terry-D on Fri May 15, 2015 5:55 pm

Rollcage looks good car looks very straight
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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Fri May 15, 2015 11:17 pm

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Post by Bandit on Sat May 16, 2015 7:56 pm

Car is not really all that straight terry but it's getting there,pretty solid though.I love the roll cage but was a bit uncomfortable lying in that tiny boot drilling holes.Cage don't seem to fit my car though,well the two bits in the boot don't,just got to decide what to do with them,a few washers between them and the floor or leave them out.
Just wondering if i have bolted it in slightly in the wrong place.Hopefully Kev will know from this pics,are they too far back?



Drivers side in boot.


Passenger side.
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Post by Bandit on Sat May 16, 2015 8:07 pm

Other jobs i have done so far is re wiring all front lights,fitted a relay for headlights,seem to be brighter now.Just fitted a new alternator from Rockauto,seems i ordered wrong one,it's smaller than mine so had to bodge a bracket,not sure if it's working though as when i revved it up voltage went down slightly,might be because battery wasn't fully charged.
Also fitted a brand new wiper motor,wipers still don't work.Nothing seems to go right with this car Rolling Eyes
Just keep plodding on with it though,money pit,lol.
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Post by thirdgen on Sat May 16, 2015 9:30 pm

Lol sounds like my cars 1 step forward then 2 back Laughing
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Post by Transam Kev on Sat May 16, 2015 9:35 pm





had no gap when fitted to mine this is the pics. I made the trunk bars after I fitted the cage .would be harder for you as you have to have it exactly how it was in my car. hope the pics help
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Post by Transam Kev on Sat May 16, 2015 10:04 pm

I do remember putting some packers under the main hoop where it bolted to the floor to get it to fit tight on the parcel shelf
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Post by Bandit on Sun May 17, 2015 12:28 pm

Thanks for the extra pics Kev,can't put anything under main hoop,it's pretty tight in there,had to use a hammer on it to get it in and it was rubbing against t top trim,although now it's bolted down the top clears roof easily.

Been trying to sort wipers this morning.Had switch off and pulled it apart and cleaned it up,got a clicking now when i switch them on but still don't move.Might have to get another switch.
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Post by Transam Kev on Sun May 17, 2015 4:48 pm

Bandit wrote:Thanks for the extra pics Kev,can't put anything under main hoop,it's pretty tight in there,had to use a hammer on it to get it in and it was rubbing against t top trim,although now it's bolted down the top clears roof easily.

Been trying to sort wipers this morning.Had switch off and pulled it apart and cleaned it up,got a clicking now when i switch them on but still don't move.Might have to get another switch.
yes was tight I had around 5mm clearance . I was concerned about ttop fitment but fitted great in the end
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Post by Bandit on Thu May 21, 2015 7:15 pm

Bought some harnesses,just cheapo ones,just got to decide best way of fitting them.I tried one bolted to roof with original seat belt bolt but as it's not central it pulls the harness to one side.



On the passenger side i decided to try it on the roll cage.Had to cut the mounting hook off the harness as they were sewn on,melted end of belt with a lighter so hopefully it won't fray.This is how i like them so will probably do same on drivers side.

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Post by Transam Kev on Thu May 21, 2015 8:19 pm

did the cage fit tight in the end
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Post by Bandit on Thu May 21, 2015 8:29 pm

Transam Kev wrote:did the cage fit tight in the end

No,still same,just left it for now as it's bolted down tight everywhere else.Just wanted to have a full interior again.Just need to decide on the side bars.Gonna be making new door panels so will have to decide on using original arm rest/door pulls and altering the bars or just use different door pulls.
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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Thu May 21, 2015 9:36 pm

looks sweet

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Post by BRYDENGTA on Thu May 21, 2015 9:43 pm

looks very cool mate
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Post by thirdgen on Thu May 21, 2015 10:16 pm

Who is going to paint it for you ?
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Post by Bandit on Fri May 22, 2015 7:49 am

thirdgen wrote:Who is going to paint it for you ?

Probably me again which means i will need to strip it down and do it again next year as it will look shit as usual lol!

Can't bring myself to pay for a paint job as i am still not happy with the door skins i fitted,although i know if i took it to a proper paint guy he would sort them, they just bug me so much though.
But would sooner have a rough looking car that i can drive whenever i want than have a mint one just sitting in the garage,scared to take it out when it's wet.
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Post by SUPERCHARGEDGTA on Fri May 22, 2015 1:07 pm

usable is good, would not want a £3k paint job. only worry me while sliding the back through verges
as long as you get a good thick coat of paint on then just flat it down with fine wet n dry, then polish up with finer grades of cutting compound. then wax. will come out perfect, just takes time

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