1979 Trans Am - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2003, 04:59 PM
octane's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: kansas
Posts: 0
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post 1979 Trans Am

I have some questions about the 1979 Trans Am. i am curious if anyone has had any trouble ordering parts with their trans am? i am looking at a 1979 Trans Am that needs a lot of work and was wondering if it was worth my time and money. like are the parts hard to get ahold of or are expensive. have any of you had any problems in the past? anything at all. please tell me these things in great detail please. i am an interested buyer in this particular model. thank you very much. Also if you would reply to octane1988@hotmail.com. thanks again
Chris Casey

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2003, 05:07 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: denver, nc
Posts: 79
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

There are alot of guys selling parts. E-mail me and I'll get you some of the numbers I found. The 79 birds have alot available. If you look in Year one, Ames Performance, Performance Years, etc, I had a hard time getting anything for my 75. It's almost like everyone skipped that year, really. I'll do what I can, there's a guy in Texas that has a firebird graveyard, I'll see if I can get his number.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2003, 05:08 PM
Weimer's Avatar
Kenneth Howard hates you...
 

Last journal entry: door pics smaller
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Bellefontaine,Ohio
Age: 39
Posts: 572
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Wow...this is like Deja Vu.I coulda swore that I posted a reply to this earlier.
I didn't think that I was going crazy...here it is<a href="http://www.hotrodders.com/cgibin/ubb/19/000689/4" target="_blank">my reply</a>
Later,
WEIMER
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 01-09-2003, 07:48 PM
crazy larry's Avatar
Member
 

Last journal entry: better comparison before and after shots
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: East Texas
Age: 43
Posts: 2,298
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

lmao pretty good weimer <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 01-10-2003, 06:57 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: TEXAS
Posts: 5
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

I VE BEEN TO THAT BIRD GRAVE YARD IT IT NEAR DALLAS IT IS TRULY A WASTE BUT HE HAS A ******* LOAD OF PARTS IS THIS BIRD YOUR LOOKING AT A 403? IF IT IS PERFORMANCE PARTS ARE PRETTY EASY TO COME BY ........IF IT IS A FORMULA IT WOULD BE WORTH IT IN ALMOST ANY CONDITION THEY ARE BECOMING DESIRABLE...FORD MAN
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2003, 10:27 AM
octane's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: kansas
Posts: 0
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

[quote]Originally posted by 455poncho:
<strong>There are alot of guys selling parts. E-mail me and I'll get you some of the numbers I found. The 79 birds have alot available. If you look in Year one, Ames Performance, Performance Years, etc, I had a hard time getting anything for my 75. It's almost like everyone skipped that year, really. I'll do what I can, there's a guy in Texas that has a firebird graveyard, I'll see if I can get his number.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Man that would be great. Well don't give me the #s but if u had a webpage that u found that has info. on parts then that would be great! thanks a lot. i can't the car i was getting but i am still looking. if anyone has a Trans Am 1979-81 that is in good condition but needs some work. has a good body and compatible with the chevy 350. Thanks for your time.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2003, 12:28 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: denver, nc
Posts: 79
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

FYI - I just saw a white firebird not a formula or ta, for sale in a used car lot up the street. Has to be 77-80 bird, I'm not sure as I drove by and only got a quick look. It appeared to be pretty straight. Would you consider a stock bird and possible conversion??? If so, let me know and I'll stop and ask about it. Also, with a standard bird, you don't have to worry so much about decreasing the value with aftermarket add ons.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2003, 12:29 PM
Halloweenking's Avatar
Fantastically cannibalistic!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Spooksville
Posts: 1,353
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Octane, look on the traderonline.com under classics you can find anywhere from 10-50 for sale every week. These cars are plentiful, parts are the same. I had an '80 bandit now a '77 Trans Am in construction. the '79-81 are the best for plentiful parting. '77's have many exspensive and discontinued parts.

HK
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2003, 12:42 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: denver, nc
Posts: 79
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Halloweenking, ever hear of Spring's & Thing's ?? They are located in Penn., got new rear springs, bushings, hangers, shock brackets, etc., for my car for $220.00. I know this isn't the suspension section, just thought it might help both you guys.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2003, 12:48 PM
Halloweenking's Avatar
Fantastically cannibalistic!
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Spooksville
Posts: 1,353
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

455, no I've never heard of them, do they have a website?

Nevermind, I found it, thanks for the tip <a href="http://www.espo.com," target="_blank">www.espo.com,</a> they are a bit exspensive on the poly bushings considering you can get a whole kit (front and back) for $160, but they want $200 for just the front end.

HK

[ January 11, 2003: Message edited by: Halloweenking ]</p>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11 (permalink)  
Old 01-11-2003, 01:21 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: denver, nc
Posts: 79
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

Yeah, I didn't but the front end stuff from them, but the price on the rear spring set was pretty good. Good quality, car sits at correct height, handles well. Also, just another thought, Ames Performance seems to have the best Quality and closest to original parts on alot of things. I ordered some stuff thru Year One and ended up sending most back - poor quality, part didn't match, etc. So far, Ames has been right on with every part.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12 (permalink)  
Old 01-13-2003, 03:35 PM
octane's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: kansas
Posts: 0
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

[quote]Originally posted by Halloweenking:
<strong>Octane, look on the traderonline.com under classics you can find anywhere from 10-50 for sale every week. These cars are plentiful, parts are the same. I had an '80 bandit now a '77 Trans Am in construction. the '79-81 are the best for plentiful parting. '77's have many exspensive and discontinued parts.

HK</strong><hr></blockquote>
Thanks this really helps.!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13 (permalink)  
Old 01-16-2003, 06:32 PM
octane's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: kansas
Posts: 0
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

thanks for your help. i found out that the things that the car would need for it won't cost much. i went to ames, the magazine, and found really good deals. the decals,such as the bird on the hood and the 6.6 Liter stickers and stuff, would cost around $210. also the broken handle would cost $15 to replace it. i would need a paint job, i would do it myself and would only have to buy the paint and the spray gun. i figure that everytyhing to make it look almost brand new from the outside, would cost in the neighborhood of $1,500. i also found that the suspension is almost new and the window would need to be redone, as in take the old tint off and put on new, and that would cost like $20. it has a 400ci pontiac engine in it with a new edelbrock carburetor. The guys is asking for $1,500 cash. Now tell me if this is worth buying!!

[ January 17, 2003: Message edited by: octane ]

[ January 17, 2003: Message edited by: octane ]</p>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2003, 03:40 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: denver, nc
Posts: 79
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

That depends on the price and how much you want the car. If you can do most of the work yourself, and look up comparable cars in Hemmings and see that you're getting a good price, buy it. Careful with the decal though, they are a b***H to get on correctly if you have never done it before. My suggestion on that would be to look up a local vynl sign shop and ask them what they would charge to place the decal on the hood, it just may be worth the $50.00. Good Luck!!!!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15 (permalink)  
Old 01-17-2003, 01:05 PM
octane's Avatar
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: kansas
Posts: 0
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Post

i really want this car. thanks for the tip. do any of u guys happen to know if the 350 chevy is able to bolt into the chassey for the trans am?? or do any of u guys know where i could find this out. also if the chevy parts are compatible with the 403ci olds??Thanks!!

[ January 17, 2003: Message edited by: octane ]

[ January 18, 2003: Message edited by: octane ]</p>
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.