Archive for the ‘Trans Am’ Category

Almost Done

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Gave the car a much needed cleaning.  Only a few things left to finish.  New wheels and tires, hood, hood hinges, console, and some minor interior work and the car will be just about done.  Some later projects may include a serpentine belt setup and fuel injection.


Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

More fiberglass work was done on the flush mount flares from YearOne.  Dynamat was installed on the doors in key places to control resonance.


Lizard Skin

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Lizard Skin brand spray-on sound deadening was purchased for the trunk.  JEGs supplied the 1 gallon container ($79.99) and spray gun ($79.99).  After about a minute of mixing with the included mixer it was ready to apply.


Prep work is minimal.  A quick wipe down with some glass cleaner  for water based contaminants and then wax and grease remover for oily contaminants was all that was needed.  Lizard Skin is advertised to adhere to any primed or painted surface with no mention of scuffing or sanding.


Lizard Skin is much easier to apply when compared to Dynamat.   It’s easier to spray into small areas which you may not be able to apply Dynamat.  A paint depth gauge comes with the kit which is very useful.  Though even with this gauge it’s still difficult to get a uniform coating all over between the recommended 15 to 25 mils per coat.  A total of 40 mils is the suggested coating thickness.


Overall I’m very please with how the Lizard Skin was applied and looks.  The trunk is  a nice uniform dark grey.  As far as the sound deadening I’m not sure I’m sold that it’s better or even as good as Dynamat.  You get less resonance from the panels when knocking on the outside of them but the panels don’t sound quite as solid as the areas with Dynamat.  Even so I would still recommend Lizard Skin as a great product to use.

Front Wheel Flares

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

The YearOne flush mount flares were fitted with some minor modification.  The holes in the fender were drilled slightly over-sized and the flare’s fiberglass edge trimmed to fit.  With a couple hours work the fit is ok.  A little more work and these should be looking good.



Mirrors and Fender Vents

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Both side view mirrors were sanded and painted.  A gold stripe to match the fender lettering was painted on the fender vent.  The square mesh screen in the vents were replaced with honey-comb style mesh from McmasterCarr and painted to match.  The gold accents in the vents really pop against the black.   Very pleased how these turned out.