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    Just found this 78 Trans am....

    Hello everyone, I have just come across this 78 trans am by chance and could not turn it down, it's been sitting in a small garage since 1991, I think the owner had maybe turned it over a few time, but he said the last time was around early 2000's.

    The body is in great shape, but it looks like its had some work in the past, maybe in the 1980's, all the under body is good apart from the rear chassis rails which have surface rust....

    I got the engine up and running, gears seem fine, clutch seem to work well, exhaust is shot...

    Now looking for some parts...exhaust, service, tyres etc.

    Its had around 7 owners in the 80's in UK, anyone recognise it??

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    Nice find,the lettering on the door don't leave any room for questions is'nt it...........?
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    I know what your saying....you can see its a trans am from a mile away.

    They don't look factory decals to me, the body looks to be original blue with blue interior.

    I will upload some more photos now its been cleaned up.

    Cheers

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    That looks a good find the body and general look of it is excellent especially for something that's been off the road for such a long time. Did the guy say why it was taken off the road?

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    That's cool. I think I'd lose the stripes though!
    Where abouts was it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20vT_pop View Post
    That looks a good find the body and general look of it is excellent especially for something that's been off the road for such a long time. Did the guy say why it was taken off the road?

    John


    Looks like the guy brought it in 1990 and used it for a year or so then left it in his garage until I saw it, from what I can make out he went through a divorce just after he bought it so maybe something to do with that....the date of road tax liability is 01 12 1991. I've had it up on the ramp in a friends garage yesterday and it looks solid apart from the rear chassis rails which have a little surface rust, there is rust on the suspension parts but nothing excessive.


    I am trying to de code the body tag, any help would be good.....











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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    That's cool. I think I'd lose the stripes though!
    Where abouts was it?

    I think the strips are a mid 80's add on....they have go to go....

    I found it just on the outskirts of Underwood near J27 of the M1

    Got it for a good price to....

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    Firebird VIN Decoding - Trans Am World

    Looks like it decodes as a Norwood built 400 car. 2nd Gens are super good value at the moment, can only go up. nice find

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    Quote Originally Posted by PONCHO View Post
    Firebird VIN Decoding - Trans Am World

    Looks like it decodes as a Norwood built 400 car. 2nd Gens are super good value at the moment, can only go up. nice find


    Thanks for that....I'm having a few problems I.d ing the engine, I have looked in the places where it says to look.....any ideas..???

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