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My '86 Trans Am

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Hey guys, here's my latest on the workbench right now. I'm making my very own 86 Trans Am. :) It's a special build for me always wanted to do it and finally got the right kits and parts to put it together.

First, here's my car that I'm replicating so you have something to base the project off of...

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I'm using 3 kits on this build. A Monogram '92 Firebird as my main base, a Monogram '87 GTA, and a MPC 1985 Trans Am. My main problem was that I couldn't find a kit with T-tops like mine. After much back and fourth I decided to slice and dice my own out of the '92 body and use the tops from a junker Knight Rider that I bought off ebay.

Under the knife...

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Second side...


 

 

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Finished!!!

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All mocked up ready for paint! :D

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Building a car you owned is my favorite kind of build ... I'm working on many of mine.

You're off to a good start ... nice cutting on the T Top.

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Quite the project you have there Jordan. If I may ask, why didn't you just use the MPC '85 kit as it already has the tops seprate?

Looks like you'll need some 4th gen seats too. 

Nice looking T/A. 350?

I want to do a copy of mine sometime too. Was out working on the 1/1 last night. Have to put a new exhaust manifold gasket in the passenger side, snapped off a bolt.:blink:

If you still have the hi-tech wheels from the Monogram '92 maybe we could do some trading. They're the closest to the ones on my car.

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Thanks everyone for the comments and questions. :) Steve I was planning on using the 85 kit as my main base but didn't realize the kit was slightly smaller than the other 2 so parts wouldn't interchange. Plus the quality was poorer on it as well. The seats in my car are from an 88 GTA so I'm using the ones from the 87 GTA kit they match perfect! And thanks I really love my car it's my baby haha Yep a 350 and it 4 years now been a blast. That's funny I replaced my gasket this year too it blew right out. And yeah sure I'd be happy to trade those wheels were just going to go into the parts bin so I'd be glad if someone else got some use out of them. Very nice car too I like that blue a lot! B)

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Ok some more progress!!

The girlfriend is working her magic on the interior trying to get it as close as we can to mine. She even painted my custom gage rings!!!

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And the running gear is coming together nicely too...


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Looks like you're off to a good start with this one Jordan. Looks like you've got all the reference material you need for the build.:D

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Lol enough reference material indeed! Just have to look out the window. ;)

Ok so interior is now complete! now on to body and assembly!

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great start on the build man, nice 1:1 as well. im working on an 1985 t/a myself, had the same idea to make a model of what i want it to look like one day.  keeping an eye on this one!

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