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Old 03-23-2012   #1
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Might get another GTA

Well my brother told me he saw a car like mine in a lot so I checked it out there was a truck near it with a number in it and I wrote it down. I'm going to see how much. It looks really nice besides the rust.
it appears to be a 88-90 by the wheels

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Old 03-23-2012   #2
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Holy Rust Batman!
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Old 03-23-2012   #3
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Yea I know! Such a nice car tell you see that! I will call tomorrow and update
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Old 03-24-2012   #4
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lookin forward to it, it does look amazing besides that
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Old 03-24-2012   #5
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I need some more opinions on the rot, it kind of worries me. Maybe use it as parts for mine?
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Old 03-24-2012   #6
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We need more pictures. The hatch is junk and the quarter panel would have to be replaced.
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Old 03-24-2012   #7
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I'm going thru a 'not rust' repair, but I wouldn't sweat it. If you gather the parts, you'd be surprised at how the right shop can fix, reasonably too.

Here my left rear qtr crunched in, and then they straightened it out ... I thought it was a gonner.

floor pans are the mother .... pull up some rugs.
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Old 03-25-2012   #8
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I called and got a answer machine, left a message too. We will see what happens. It's sitting in a lot with old cars. Theres to ford trucks parked along the fence by each other one was for sale and had a number in it. Then a space and there the GTA sits.
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Old 03-26-2012   #9
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Dude dont part it out i hate when people part out trans ams, gtas, formulas,z28s and irocs, heck dude it even makes me mad sometimes when people do it to a v6. i just think this cause third gens are so sweet and they look so sick even if you buy it and it sits for 15 more years and then you restore it it would be well worth it
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Old 03-26-2012   #10
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I haven't heard back from anyone, i'm pretty sure I called the right number...
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Old 03-26-2012   #11
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The worst thing I would do is use it for parts for mine, Shes pretty rotten in the back. It probably started where the taillights mount up. Theres a perfect spot for water to sit in. But I haven't even got a call back yet. I would love to save it. But the longer it sits the bigger the rust will get
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Old 03-26-2012   #12
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I searched the phone number on google, I guess the people who own the ford truck are contractors. it says xxx-xxx-xxx (messages) so that may explain why they didn't answer? The number comes up as the owners name is edward, but the contracting services website says jeff? maybe email this Jeff guy? ( haven't got a call back) You would think one person owns all the old cars, there is a row of 50's cars in the back then that white monte and along the front by the fence is the 2 ford pickups and that trans am. Since the trans am was so close to the fords and in the same row you would assume its forsale/one person owns all three atleast?
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Old 03-27-2012   #13
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emailed the jeff guys contracting email, lets see what happens
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Old 03-27-2012   #14
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Well, if I don't get an email back I give up, I will let this poor GTA rot in peace. I'm dying to save it but can't get an answer or call back so....yeah, I want that white monte in the back too. So sad to see those cars sitting there
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Old 03-28-2012   #15
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steal it!!
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Old 04-23-2012   #16
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Well its April 23rd and still no call back,maybe I could catch someone out there or talk to the owner of the place and see whose it is. I'll get my brother to find out since he told me about it.
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Old 04-23-2012   #17
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Re: Might get another GTA

Don't seem too interested or else the higher the price gets....

I found a 78 T/A in a field over here and spent a year trying to find who owned the land. Evidently a freight line carrier told me who to talk to at a local bussiness. Turned out the owner of the car was in Texas and hadn't seen that car in almost 15-20 years. He said he wanted $5500 for it and I laughed so so so hard! I told him, it wasn't the same car he last saw. It had no bumper as someone down the road stole that and the steering wheel. It was a 400 4-speed car.... It weathered so bad the spoilers on the trunk had holes.... He never called me back and after I showed intrest the car was gone in almost a months time :/
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Old 04-23-2012   #18
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There was a similar story on thirdgen, someone found a GTA sitting by an abandoned house. They called the owners and some lady had owned it. She wanted ridiculous money for a car she hadn't seen in years.
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Old 04-24-2012   #19
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Yea, so don't sound too interested. Another trick I learned was to always refer to a Firebird as a Camaro and a Trans Am as a Firechicken. Usually shows your not interested in a collector car. And say something about "that motor it'll be nice in my Chevy Truck" (of course with the appropriate accent).
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Old 04-24-2012   #20
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GOT A GOOD UPDATE, was just scrolling craigslist and a ad called 1960 wagon catches my eye.( I like odd cars) I go to the ad and see a white rusty monte carlo in the back and its the one in the background of the picture of this GTA in this thread!!! Same number and name I called about the GTA.......weird!! I will call again and ask.
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