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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by battmann » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:50 am

Matt was telling me about all the progress at the club dinner. Can't wait to come check it out. Maybe I'll be able to help out some Saturday in February.

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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by petegee77 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:54 am

battmann wrote:Matt was telling me about all the progress at the club dinner. Can't wait to come check it out. Maybe I'll be able to help out some Saturday in February.
That would be great, let us know when so maybe we could all grab a bite to eat together.
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Post by twomanymontes » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:27 pm

That sounds like a plan! But The 20th is out, We will be at the Train and Toy show in Hamburg
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by Bloodhound1958 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 8:45 pm

Into trains Dave? I have a few vintage sets myself. Complete marx set in original box from the 1940's and several Lionel from the 1950's.

I'd be happy to join you guys and work on any of your projects. It's the least I can do to pay back Dave and Pete for helping me with Christine's drivetrain. :)
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Post by twomanymontes » Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:18 pm

I'm more into slot cars Wayne. Although there is a whole HO track layout at my mom's. My Brother and I used to work on it with Dad when we were younger. I don't think it's been used since Matt was in his early teens.

And Your more than welcome to join us over at the garage anytime.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by petegee77 » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:25 pm

twomanymontes wrote:That sounds like a plan! But The 20th is out, We will be at the Train and Toy show in Hamburg
We'll cross that off the calendar.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by twomanymontes » Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:38 pm

Actually, Put it back on the calendar. The Toy show is Sunday the 21st. I just looked it up.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by petegee77 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 9:19 am

twomanymontes wrote:Actually, Put it back on the calendar. The Toy show is Sunday the 21st. I just looked it up.
Is it a 1 day show ? If it is you'd think with all the time to set it up they'd run it thru the whole weekend. When the kids were little we'd go all the time to shows. Especially at the Keenan Center in Lockport. I had my old 027 Lionels and the kids were into the HO sets. Now I have a N scale layout too. Takes up a lot less room. lol
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Post by twomanymontes » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:53 pm

Nope, it's a 2 day show. Tim and Matt will be coming in on Sunday not Saturday like I thought. They do put on a cool set up, all different scale trains. We go for the cars and Slot car stuff.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by petegee77 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 10:34 pm

twomanymontes wrote:Nope, it's a 2 day show. Tim and Matt will be coming in on Sunday not Saturday like I thought. They do put on a cool set up, all different scale trains. We go for the cars and Slot car stuff.
Both days makes sense. There's a ton of set up.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by battmann » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:18 pm

bought another 1984 Trans Am parts car last week. I found it on Philadelphia Craigslist. supposed to have 80K original miles on it, but doesn't currently run. car is same color combo as mine so i should be able to use quite a bit. looks like the hatch and hood struts still work, still has the original radio and the front driver seat has power (pretty rare option). i actually have enough parts laying around that i could probably put this thing back together and drive it for awhile or sell it. i'm planning to go pick it up sometime later this month with Dan.

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Post by petegee77 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:37 pm

If you can use a lot of it sounds like a great deal. Looks decent.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by twomanymontes » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:13 pm

Cool!! Looks like it's in decent shape, should be able to swap out the good stuff with some old stuff and get it running to flip. Hope you didn't pay a lot for it.

By the way Clint, have you ordered the door handles? Matt's going to be at a stand still soon.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by battmann » Wed Feb 17, 2016 6:03 am

I only paid $850. I'll need to cover Dan's gas for the trip but that's only another $100.
I'll call Kindig today for those handles.

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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by petegee77 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:32 pm

battmann wrote:I only paid $850. I'll need to cover Dan's gas for the trip but that's only another $100.
I'll call Kindig today for those handles.
$850 seems like a real good deal Clint.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by twomanymontes » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:12 pm

petegee77 wrote:
battmann wrote:I only paid $850. I'll need to cover Dan's gas for the trip but that's only another $100.
I'll call Kindig today for those handles.
$850 seems like a real good deal Clint.
Yeah, could make for a quick flip with a small profit
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by battmann » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:45 am

Tried calling and emailing Kindig to buy those handles & no one has got back to me yet. That's a little frustrating.

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Post by twomanymontes » Sat Feb 20, 2016 7:31 pm

Sounds like they are not interested in selling products. I know Dave Kindig is going to be at the Motorama next month. Maybe he's traveling to other shows???
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by twomanymontes » Mon Apr 11, 2016 7:41 pm

So Matt and I figured out the new door handles this weekend. With Matt's welding and body work, and me with a little tweaking with the linkage, we got the driver's one working pretty good. Still need to get the handle part to sit level and flush with the body. We also added a rubber stopper to the handle to keep it from making a clunk noise when the handle is released and it slams back. Now I need to swing by Praxair and grab more gas for the welder so Matt can finish welding up the door handle and lock holes. Clint has a video, hopefully he will post it up.
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Re: 1984 Trans Am

Post by battmann » Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:37 pm

here's some recent pics of the progress. matt's been working on getting the hood straighter and installed the door handles I bought from Kindig-it Design. they look awesome! from the pictures, it looks like dave and matt got the handles to work pretty good. unfortunately, the video matt sent is really grainy so i didn't upload it to share.

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