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What did you do with your Trans Am today?

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyWS6 View Post
    Hmmmmm

    Had an Auto electrician around today to track down a weird fault with the lights.

    This is something you guys would never encounter as when a car is shipped over it has to have
    a lighting conversion so the rear turn signals flash amber instead of red. Also a fog light has to be wired
    in to make the car comply with our daft rules and regs. The car looks all red lenses though when not signalling.

    The car was showing solid amber at all four corners whilst driving and it was down to the DRL box
    behind the Monsoon not being disabled and the parking brake, it seems, "enables" the DRL box when
    you release the handle.

    Still.... i had the horror of watching the guy completely strip the dash apart and start probing and
    poking to track this fault down.... more money but only about $100 so not too bad. Could have done
    without it though!!

    I pick up the fourth and final wheel for the car from the wheel specialist tomorrow after having the
    back painted bright silver for ease of keeping clean whilst having the full strip and polish on the front.

    Due to Dave (Nutball) shipping me over a fifth Speedline i have a spare so just wait 'til you see what
    i am going to do with that!!!


    Any ideas, anybody??


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    ^^ Win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theorangeguy View Post


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    Run for your lives!!

    Absolutely not.........

    It's gonna be a table but WHAT a table.... wait and see!!!

    I will be able to start it later this week once the fourth re-polished Speedline is installed.

    And Jeff...... It has been a waiting game because of the atrocious winter we had with
    storms and flooding everywhere but it's all on the turn now and a nice spring at the
    moment so it will be getting her legs stretched, that's for sure!

    Trev

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    Quote Originally Posted by speedyWS6 View Post
    Run for your lives!!

    Absolutely not.........

    It's gonna be a table but WHAT a table.... wait and see!!!

    I will be able to start it later this week once the fourth re-polished Speedline is installed.

    And Jeff...... It has been a waiting game because of the atrocious winter we had with
    storms and flooding everywhere but it's all on the turn now and a nice spring at the
    moment so it will be getting her legs stretched, that's for sure!

    Trev
    haha I had to post something like that...its the first thing that came to mind! I like the table idea...i've got a table that is sitting on the wheel and tire from Dale Earnhardt Jr's car from his Pepsi 400 win @ Daytona the year his dad died. Couldnt give me any amount of money for that table...

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    Good to hear -- you went through quite the ordeal so now it is time to enjoy the ride.
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    Well I finished taking it my A/C components out of the car. Should save me a little weight. I wasn't going to but it would only blow out at the feet and defrosted. Plus I only use the car at the track so I thought might as well.

    I also bought my MSD 2 step.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RONS98TA View Post
    I have never removed an entire door before, but from my many years of watching car shows, I know your gonna have to remove the front fender to get to the mounting bolts for the door and also to properly align it with the lines of the car and lock mechanism. The inside door panel is also going to be removed so you can unplug the window motor, door lock switch, and speaker wires.
    The door came off easy after removing the door panel, disconnecting the electrical harness, and feeding it through the grommet hole, leaving the wiring with the donor car. Two 15mm lower bolts and two upper 13mm hinge bolts, and the door was off. I got a god door shell, window, regulator, tracks and new window motor for $125. Now I need a passenger fender.

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    My new donor door. I still need a passenger fender.

    There are cheap aftermarket fenders on ebay and elsewhere on the internet for about $150 or less. Are these aftermarket fenders any good? Or should I avoid them? I bought an aftermarket trunk for my 1969 Firebird back in the nineties, and it was a POS, so I sent it back, but that was 15-20 years ago. Maybe the new plastic fenders are better?

    I'm looking FOR feedback on the cheap aftermarket fenders.
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    Some aftermarket stuff is okish and can be fiddled with enough to fit. Some of it is junk and will never look right. I'd prefer OEM anyday. You should be able to remove, install , and adjust the door with the fender on.
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    My new donor door. I still need a passenger fender.

    There are cheap aftermarket fenders on ebay and elsewhere on the internet for about $150 or less. Are these aftermarket fenders any good? Or should I avoid them? I bought an aftermarket trunk for my 1969 Firebird back in the nineties, and it was a POS, so I sent it back, but that was 15-20 years ago. Maybe the new plastic fenders are better?

    I'm looking FOR feedback on the cheap aftermarket fenders.
    Rock Auto has the fenders for $120 using the same part numbers that GM Parts Direct lists. Shipping would probably be a little pricey but likely be under 200 for the whole deal.

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    Washed the car and then the ups guy was nice enough to drop off my new wheels. Spent the rest of the night claying, sealing and waxing them since they are clear coated. Ordering tires tomorrow. Hopefully have them on by next week.
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    Drove the beast to work yesterday. Man how much I miss the nice driving weather. Got on the beltway and mashed to GO pedal about 1/2 way going 50, and the back tires broke loose. That just puts a huge smile on my face!! I cant wait to get down to frost and get her up on the dyno to get a lil more power from it.
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    Changed oil yesterday, checked tire pressure and drove to a store that is about 10 miles away. God, it feels good to drive this car again - its been in the garage all winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 024mula View Post
    Changed oil yesterday, checked tire pressure and drove to a store that is about 10 miles away. God, it feels good to drive this car again - its been in the garage all winter.
    I was the same way about 3 weeks ago...it finally stopped dipping down into the 20's. Now we're in the 70's and 80's just about every day.

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    Until our yard dries out, no chance of getting our car out and up to the road.

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    Hmmm, I say go with OE stuff also. I had a fender replaced, and it waves at me if I look at it just right, on the top by the hood. I think I am the only one who notices, so I never wave back!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    Until our yard dries out, no chance of getting our car out and up to the road.
    The weather man just said the S word again for Saturday morning! Nothing to talk about but man this is spring dammit........
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingls1 View Post
    The weather man just said the S word again for Saturday morning! Nothing to talk about but man this is spring dammit........
    LOL Very Funny!

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    I jinxed myself... Possible tornados tonight and tomorrow. I'm supposed to hit a car show Saturday so hopefully it'll be gone by then. The show last weekend got rained out.

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