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Old 03-06-2013, 10:51 AM   #1
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2013 Pontiac Trans Am

I'll track the build happening now at Trans Am Depot in FL. Hope to see the car completed in a few weeks. I am waiting on the t-tops until later this year as their new 2.0 version becomes available.

Started with a '13 2SS with Mojave interior. Hate to blaspheme for the TA faithful, but I am opting not to go with the bird on the hood.

Very early shot of progress. Fender extractors on, nose test fitted. Nearly every panel on the car will be altered or replaced.

Mild performance upgrades will be done here in Phx at Cordes Performance.

I'm a Pontiac guy at heart - had a couple of TA's back in the day and recently owned a G8 GXP as well as a 630 hp Solstice Coupe.

Stay tuned.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:02 AM   #2
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630Hp Solstice has to be a mean SOB. I will be watching the process of your build. I too love Pontiac.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:08 AM   #3
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It was too mean. That's why I'm not going FI on the TA.

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Old 03-17-2013, 08:36 AM   #4
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More pics this week.
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Old 03-17-2013, 09:42 AM   #5
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it's going to be awesome , I too love the TA's have two right now
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:45 AM   #6
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Just a glance, but mine's on the bottom right...
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:09 PM   #7
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New steering wheel piece...
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:32 PM   #8
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I didn't like pictures I had seen. But after seeing one for real this weekend, HELL YEAH! This conversion looks great..
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Old 04-17-2013, 05:57 PM   #9
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Where did you see the Trans Am? I have not seen one in person -- the first one for me will be when mine rolls off the truck. Also, I have decided to have the t-tops added asap, even if it pushes the build longer. Gotta have the t-tops, right?
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:22 PM   #10
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I'm interested in seeing this conversion. I had a few Trans Ams back in the day.
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Old 04-17-2013, 06:46 PM   #11
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Saw a couple of those at the F-body Gathering last year, they are NICE !

Great choice, can't wait to see it done
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:30 PM   #12
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was at the Texas Camaro Revolution and it was awesome
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Old 04-17-2013, 08:07 PM   #13
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #14
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Interior is supposed to wrap up this week. With most exterior panels coming out of paint, progress should happen quickly going forward. T-Tops will be last and add 2-3 weeks. Hope to see car in June.
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Old 04-18-2013, 08:53 AM   #15
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Interior is supposed to wrap up this week. With most exterior panels coming out of paint, progress should happen quickly going forward. T-Tops will be last and add 2-3 weeks. Hope to see car in June.
Out of curiosity, how long do they warranty all the work for?
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:32 AM   #16
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Dude, please post more about that solstice. Its was always a dream to build a beastmode solstice or sky
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:35 AM   #17
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Nice build. We had Trans Am Depot out at Pony Wars last year. They brought several cars and turned a lot of heads. Keep us updated as this is going to be sweet!!
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Old 04-18-2013, 09:49 AM   #18
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Old 04-18-2013, 01:16 PM   #19
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A walkaround on the Solstice. I donated it to the Phoenix Children's Hospital and it was auction at Russo and Steele in January.

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:43 PM   #20
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Beautiful Solstice. Can't wait to see the finished T/A
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Old 04-18-2013, 02:41 PM   #21
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Old 04-18-2013, 03:49 PM   #22
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I'm surprised no one has built a ZL1 based Trans Am labeled as WS6 or anything.
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:09 PM   #23
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want to see more!
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Old 04-18-2013, 04:27 PM   #24
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sbindley,
Outstanding idea..can hardly wait for the final product...TAs were always one of the coolest cars....friend of mine has a 69 TA....He was the bodyshop instructor at IVY TECH that painted our 68 Camaro as a class project in 1988!!..

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:55 AM   #25
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I believe they have a ZL1 in the shop now undergoing the Transformation. Most of their TA's leave with more power than the ZL1 anyway, and it is a lot of money for pieces that get removed - hood, most body panels, wheels, etc.
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