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Background – Trans Am

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

This is my first post detailing the progress of my resto-mod ‘81 Trans Am. I’ll try to keep the blog updated each week as much as possible. First a little background on the car. I bought the car around 2001 for about $2500. I was lucky enough to find a Y84 Special Edition Trans Am (or Bandit Edition as some call it).  The car originally came from Florida and wasn’t in bad shape but not great either.  It had been painted within the last decade or so with a budget paint job.  The paint was faded and all original decals gone, except for some remnants which had started to bleed back through.  After a little exhaust work from a local shop, the clogged cat was replaced and ran decently for a couple of years. It suffered from leaky t-tops as most older Trans Ams do. All that water did a number on the interior over the years. With musky old car smell and tattered seats I didn’t have much money so I drove the car as is, even as my daily driver for about 6 months when my main car died. In ’05 I decided to move away from my hometown to finish my degree in Mechanical Engineering. The car sat idle and forgotten for the next two years.

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Our new site design…

Sunday, October 19th, 2008

Welcome to our new site design. My father and I started this website in September of 2004 to document his progress in restoring his 1967 Pontiac GTO. The site was very active in the beginning but it became stagnant as keeping it current became quite a chore. After bouts with forum spammers and other difficulties we decided to start over from scratch. You are currently looking at our work in progress.

This new version of our site should prove to be much easier for us to update and keep relevant. Using WordPress, we plan on making our site more dynamic than before. We will be able share more progress information easily and cater to more discussion. Starting with this redesign we will also be featuring my brother’s 1981 Pontiac Trans Am restoration. Both the GTO and the Trans Am are viewable from our Galleries.