I checked out the other Trans Am today.
It is in worse shape than the one I have. interior is stipped. Only the torn up drivers seat remains. 4 flat tires on stock steel rims. It'* a 5.0 L auto 1981 model.
Air cleaner is missing and so is the radiator cowl.
There are a few parts I might be interested in.
The body looks good because it was recently painted but rust is coming through already. Even the front bumper cover is ripped.
I made so good progress on my T/A this weekend. It was sunny and 13* C both days.
Removed the hood and hinges. One hinge has to be replaced. I swapped over the spring.....that was hard.
Got the old rotten headers completely off. Took off the starter and cleaned it up. Took off the power steering pump and disassembled....need to build an O-ring kit and reassemble. It looks good.
Changed all the grease fittings cause the old ones were toast. The other guy had obviously not lubbed the suspension in a long time. I think one of the ball joints is bad.
Drained the engine oil....it was nasty. The headers were smashed up into the oil filter, so the filter could not be removed without removing the passenger header first. Wonder how long it was like that.
Can't wait to open up the engine and find out. :(
Have to replace the front sway bar 1 1/4" bushings. The previous owner wrapped one with rubber cause he was too cheap to buy a new one.
At least the end links are the good ol WS6 hard nylon ones in great shape.
Took off the door seal rubbers and prepping to install the new ones from NPD.
Prepped to remove the front cowl and bumper. That comes off tomorrow. As soon as the front end is off, I'll be able to stand directly in front of the engine easily for open heart surgery.
Replaced all the fuel and vacuum hoses. Every single vacuum hose was leaking.
The trani vacuum line was disconnected. Not any more.
Every part that I remove is carefully cleaned and sprayed with original GM paint so it looks new again.
Picked up some pretty good inside door skins, more window trim, side view mirrors, and a console at the boneyard. The console although for an manual trani car is in perfect condition. I plan on trading it for an automatic one next month.
I even robbed two Regals of there hood lights. Planning to adapt one for the Bonne and the other for my bird. They have the mercury switches built in.
I'm off to Las Vegas for a week of holidays during spring break so the resto will have to be delayed while I rest up for another burst of wrenching in April.
The new full core rad should be ready when I return.
The new interior carpet and dash kit should arrive this week.