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Old 02-15-2014, 03:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1967 Coupe Trans-Am Tribute

I started a build thread in the modded section but in the last 6 months i decided to go full Trans-Am tribute with my 1967 coupe. I am thinking either a Acapulco blue "Bill Maier" #22 or Wimbledon White "McComb" #33 car.

Here's my old thread.

I will post the updates to what has been done on the car, I am trying to do a nice tribute car that I can still drive my wife and baby boy to shows... so it should be a challenge.

I am thinking of keeping the car vintage legal as much as possible, with some tasteful upgrades.

302 4V V8 with 4 speed Top Loader
160lb Rear Leaf with Pan-Hard Bar fand sway bar from Maier
Front 600lb springs with modified Maier upper control arms and sway bar
Few parts from Open Tracker, Roller Spring Perch ext...
Front Trans-Am brakes and Strut Rods from SOT
4 Point Roll bar from Autopower
9" rear with 3.5 gears and TrackLoc
10x2" rear drums

...all this after i finish the rotisserie bare metal rebuild...

LOL I hope i get to make at least one show this year.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the rear drums were 2 1/2" X 10. Course I may be wrong. I think they were used on a Ford station wagon or an 80's LTD. Great job on the build.
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Cool. I like the Maier car and the Team Terlingua cars myself.
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Neat project and it looks like you're off to a great start.

Also, you have my belated condolences on the loss of your daughter....hopefully time has eased your pain.
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Old 02-15-2014, 11:57 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks guys , I got the official verdict from my wife. Blue - So Maier look a like it is!!

Jrh68 , thank you. It does not get easier loosing a child, I am going to name the car 'Lt'l Sophie'. We were blessed with a son last year so we consider ourselves lucky.
And learning to weld was great therapy...
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Does anyone know what size wheels the original trans-am cars ran?
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Pretty sure they were 15x8.

But may have been 15x7. 15x8 may have been the max allowed.
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Good Luck. This might be a cheaper alternative. $22k seems a bargain these days.
This is still for sale in my area and i look at the ad every time i see. maybe it will give you some idea or motivation for your planning.

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I think the rear drums were 2 1/2" X 10. Course I may be wrong. I think they were used on a Ford station wagon or an 80's LTD.
Fairlane 390 station wagon. You can get them complete from Cobra Automotive.
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Good Luck. This might be a cheaper alternative. $22k seems a bargain these days.
This is still for sale in my area and i look at the ad every time i see. maybe it will give you some idea or motivation for your planning.

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I already have two mustangs.. a third and I think I would be sleeping in the garage.

I like the chin spoiler though, thanks Lakeside 66.
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Pretty sure they were 15x8.

But may have been 15x7. 15x8 may have been the max allowed.
I was looking at running 15x8 all round with a 4.75 backspace. I do see Cobra Automotive have a 15x8.5 with a -0.9 offset. Based on my calculations that seems like it would be sticking out and I would need fender flares which I am trying to avoid.

Any recommendation on larger Torq Thust D's for the rear, pretty sure i'll go with the 15x8 with 245/60/15 on the front.

If this get too hard i may switch to 17" wheels due to tire choices but i would prefer the 15" for the vintage look.
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17" wheels would kill the trans am look I think.......
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Agreed, i think i may just have to go with 15x8 all round with 245/60/15.

If any one knows of a source for a 15x9 or 15x9.5 with 5.75 or 6" bs T-ThrustD let me know.
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Thanks 22GT, I had a choice stick with 10x2" i have (think they were from a 69), or spend700+ on the legit 10x2.5" for the money I will just stick with rebuilding my 10x2". Does anyone know if they had disks in the rear in 67/68 Trans-Am?
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Love the stance of this car... can it be done without the fender flairs?

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