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Old 01-10-2018, 09:12 AM
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Default Another Slow 2nd Gen

Hiya fellas,

My name is Andrew and I'm in the process of continuing the 2nd stage errrr 3rd stage; I don't know. Regardless I'm continuing with the next phase of my build.

A little about me first I suppose. I'm 30 years old, joined the Army right out of high school and served 6 years in the Army with tours in Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan.

After I hung it up in the Army I wrapped up a bachelors degree in finance with a masters in economics. At the moment I'm living in little old Buffalo NY while my girlfriend of three years lands her dream job in NC, FL or GA (she's a pharmacist with her Doctorate). Once she lands that job we're selling the house and getting the hell out of dodge.

The car in question is a '76 Trans Am (400 / 4-Speed car) that my father ordered new in September of '75; after the Army my father sold it to me for $0.76 (plus state tax and filing fees).

Before I started the build it had 38,040 original numbers matching miles on it. It is rust free and straight as an arrow.

Prior to this current phase of the build I had already done quite a bit so here is a quick run down of what had been done prior to what is being done now and what will be done in the distant future:

Already done:
- 8 point cage
- Strange F body Dana 60 set up for a torque arm
- Ladder Bars
- Mini Tubs

Currently on the chopping block this winter:
- Detroit Speed Sub Frame (powder-coated with single adjustable shocks) - Delivered
- Solid body mounts via Pro-Touring F-Body - Delivered
- Detroit Speed Sub Frame Connectors - Delivered
- Holley T56 Hump panel/transmission tunnel - Installed
- Detroit Speed Firewall fill/smooth panel - Installed
- Media blasting undercarriage, interior pans, trunk - Done
- Putting everything in PPG - Waiting on paint shop for pick up
- Tanks Inc. 800+ hp EFI tank kit - Delivered

- Mast 427 Black Series SS (Dry Sump) with their front assembly kit
- Tranzilla T56
- Stop Tech 6 pistons all around
- Staggered 315 Front / 335 stance
- Stretching the rear fenders out 1 or 2 inches
- Arrow work (new front and rear spoiler work)
- Wheels: Something polished with a deep dish

I'm on a few other forums with sporadic posts / build threads. I'll start up a proper build thread on here as well.

Thanks for reading,

Last edited by 76TA; 01-10-2018 at 09:27 AM.
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Old 01-10-2018, 12:33 PM
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Welcome, Andrew. Definitely want to see pictures of another 2nd gen TA. Good luck with the build.

1979 Trans Am WS6: LT1/T56, Kore 3 C5/6 brakes, BMW 18in rims

Holy crap! I finally have a Lat-g Build thread: https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=46415
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:22 PM
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Welcome to Lateral-G

First of all, thank you for serving our country..,

Secondly, Love your project! 76 Trans Am? WOW! Very nice. Love the body style..,

Lastly, can you reply with pics?

jealous, 572Camaro
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Old 01-11-2018, 05:38 PM
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Just take your time and do it when you have the time and money to do it.Remember this is a hobby .It supposed to relieve stress not cause it ,Good luck to you.
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Old 01-12-2018, 03:43 AM
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Nice! I have a similar story. I'm running around in an 81 that I bought from my mom. It's a little different now from when I purchased it!

Good luck with your build!!!
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welcome and enjoy your bird. I also have a 69,79 and 99 bird. keep up the good work.
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