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Old 04-09-2012   #1
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89 GTA convertible just picked up

This is the one I picked up a few weeks ago.
Oil pan was JB welded because it was cracked and still leaking (Replaced with N.O.S.)
Leaking oil lines (Replaced with N.O.S ones)
Exhaust convtr bad (cut off) straight pipes, Flowmaster 40, Dual tails exiting driver side.
Struts & shocks gone (Replaced w/KYB's).
Brakes lines stock rubber (steel braided now). Rotors warped (new) pads (new) L&R outer tie rods gone (Replaced Moog new)
Wrong steering wheel 1988 Trans am (Replaced w steering wheel control GTA)
Shifter handle ripped (Replaced Leather used)
Radio aftermarket crap (Replaced Pioneer Din 1/2) works now
basic clean up...not so dirty & stinky anymore...more to come

1989 GTA 350 TPI AUTO Flame Red Metallic Tan leather #87 built
1 of 142. 50 GTA/Trans Am 350 produced in 89...1 of 8 in that color combo

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MY 89 TA350 convt is being torn apart
1of 142 #55 built
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...TAseats013.jpg

and the Formula 350 convt #30 built 1 of 42
http://i595.photobucket.com/albums/t...TAseats012.jpg

yes thats an IROC Z convt from Arizona no engine/trans next to formy
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Old 04-09-2012   #2
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

red one looks like it went through a Illinois winter
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Old 04-09-2012   #3
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

looks like you have a lot of work ahead of you.
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Old 04-09-2012   #4
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

Guy daily drove it for 10 years...and yes illinois
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Old 04-10-2012   #5
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

Screw the Iroc convt... Is that a MSE Trans Am I see?!?!? If so how the hell did it wind up over there!
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Old 04-10-2012   #6
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

WAIT....... 2 MSE's !?!?
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

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Screw the Iroc convt... Is that a MSE Trans Am I see?!?!? If so how the hell did it wind up over there!
What do you mean how did it wind up over here?
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

I bought the MSE. Little note the world doesn't revolve around the GTA source page or yhifdgen.org...
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

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What do you mean how did it wind up over here?
Those were all out of AZ and I have only seen one here in New Mexico in a body shop's yard down in a little hole in the wall town.... Is that 2 of them or is that one in the back a 83 Pace Car?!? Sorry, lol I am NOT by any means a Camaro enthusiast if that's what ya meant by the world doesn't revolve around this site nor 3rdgen's site lol. Believe me, I am a all around guy and own everything except a Ford haha. My truck is Chevy, My TA's are Pontiac, my DD is a Plymouth, and my Exotic is a Maserati

I WISH I COULD FIND A MSE HERE!!!

Any chance you do 2nd gen parts
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

Its a 83 MSE #60 of 150. The other is a 83 Daytona 500, which I have two of, both auto. Yes I do sell 2nd gen parts. I sold my 80 & 81 Recaro turbo Trans am. I fuel injected one. Im on the 301 garage also.
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

I stopped going to that site because the moderator staff is a load of crap. I was on there all the time too..... I could use some 2g turbo car parts lol. Looking for the hard water pipes that follow the fire wall....
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

wow. i will never complain about the condition of my gta again
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Old 04-26-2012   #13
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

Now there is a lot of work ahead, I can barely keep up with one.
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

I know its alot of work but its a GTA convertible w/350...not just a regular GTA or I wouldn't bother
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Re: 89 GTA convertible just picked up

^Turbo water pipes ???
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Water pipes...I dont have any right now
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