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Old 01-02-2016, 05:21 PM
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Alright guys its been a grueling 4 months working every off day/researching and applying the knowledge I learned here. I had a 1993 bought brand new, wife and kids later it was gone. Now wife and kids are gone (lol) I got the fever and purchased a 1995 T-Top Trans -Am off Craigslist. Flew to Savannah Ga and drove it 8 hours home. The motor and trans passed the test but it was a mess on the inside. I'll post as many pics as this site will allow. Hope you enjoy viewing as much as I am now enjoying rolling up to the Hot rod meets on Saturdays at Whataburger!

This will be my last attempt to post pictures. I've done it twice now in whole shoot but it wont post so gonna do 10 at a time now................................here goes

What a mess. I gotta lot of work to do.




An ugly stained mess!




Got her down to bare metal.




Rebuilt headlight motors with BFrankers aluminum gears.




New window motors installed. Used the through door panel method. A lot easier than I expected.




Moog springs and Bilstien shocks installed on the rear.




After painting all my plastic. SIMS plastic paint doing its thing nicely.




All old plastic in a pile waiting for paint.




New racing seats arrived. Taking rears to be matched and covered. Guy did a fantastic job of matching them up.




Seats with painted door panel and color matched speaker grills.
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New dash cap installed. Looks great.




Before painting headliner.




After painting headliner.








Thanks 97ramsst for the killer tail lights!




Crutchfield system is ready for install. Waiting on my 10" sub in custom box then its on.




Head unit installed with my color matched bezel.




Everything hooked up by my stereo guy. Now its my turn to get everything tucked away nice and neat.




Mounting my amps on rear hatch wall.




Mounted amps with sub. Still kept my T-Top holder functional which was my goal.

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Outer weather strips, window sweeps installed. Inner sweeps already installed on door panels.




Nose media blasted for painting.




Paint done. Now on to wet sanding and polishing the rest of the car to match. Paint job sometime in 2016




New Pilot fog lights installed. Compared with the old one I had a slight modification to do but those suckers are bright.




Fog lights are kicking.




My crown jewel. Custom made gear shift plate. It should turn out cool once installed.




Yes, it is as cool as it looks! lol




Sound proofing installed.




Heat shield installed along with front and rear LEDS.




Carpet installed. What a bitch! 48 degrees with mass backing carpet did not want to co-operate! 14 hour job, forearm pump out of this world.lol
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The old rear look...................




After rear look.............nice and clean.




rear seats installed. Coming together nicely!




rear seat different angle.




Front seats installed! I can see the finish line.




Heavy duty moisture barrier installed.




Door panel fitting in snug and tight.




The final look. Red outline on seats sets it off and flows nicely.




Daylight view looks even better.




One more shot...........i'm happy
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This is the last grouping. i have some more items to do but for now enjoying the head turning and dragging light to light in downtown. Fun stuff!
Hope you enjoyed the view!



Thanks Amazon............they finished the inside!




Nice sunset view with my old rims and tires.




THIS is the way you cruise. Those fog lights set it off. Killer look for a '95




Thanks Atomic02 for the wheel and tire package! I love chrome and this is what I wanted.




Ready for the streets!
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Here's my to do list.................
- fix that cursed T-Top leak. I know just buying new weather stripping is the way to go but cant justify dropping a grand right now
- fix A/C
- fix "ABS not working" light staying on
- front shocks and struts
- all wheel bearings
- front end overhaul- replace it all
-windows tinted
- after market steering wheel (smaller)
-Painted
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Looks really good! Looking forward to seeing more stuff done to your car on here!
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I like the gear indicator letters! I've never seen that one before. Good way to keep a TA alive.
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Thanks guys! I love cruising in it!
The gearshift plate was real easy to make too!
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Would you mind posting details on your dash cap? The one in my 94 is destroyed and I'm not too crazy about the high prices for a GM replacement.
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Sure , what would you like to know? Where I got it or install method?
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Originally Posted by Smoove View Post
Sure , what would you like to know? Where I got it or install method?
Mainly where you got it from. Did you use any of the original dash to install the cap?
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I got it and my carpet from stock interiors.
The instructions say to use original dash but mine was so busted up there was no way I was gonna cover all that rattling plastic. I removed all the loose pieces and left the ones that were sturdy. You just silicone around the edge. They give you a tube of clear but I bought a tube of dark gray. I dry fit it and made sure it fit then clobbered the silicone on, jammed it in place and covered the dash with Dumbbells to weight it down. Left it overnight and she was ready. No issue. Well worth the $114 bucks IMO
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Nicely done!
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Originally Posted by Smoove View Post
I got it and my carpet from stock interiors.
The instructions say to use original dash but mine was so busted up there was no way I was gonna cover all that rattling plastic. I removed all the loose pieces and left the ones that were sturdy. You just silicone around the edge. They give you a tube of clear but I bought a tube of dark gray. I dry fit it and made sure it fit then clobbered the silicone on, jammed it in place and covered the dash with Dumbbells to weight it down. Left it overnight and she was ready. No issue. Well worth the $114 bucks IMO
Awesome, thanks for the info!
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Thanks for the props MichaelHawk and you're welcome. Post up when you put it in Techcam
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Car came out bad a$$!! Congrats man
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Thanks Maguyver, great first post!
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Ebay also has dash caps, but they cost more. Another member has one and it looks pretty good.
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Great job! Looks great, I did something similar with my camaro. I didn't go aftermarket just replaced with OE stuff but I know your pains. Its a great feeling when you're done and get to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
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