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  1. #1
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    Trans Am Bandit...1975 to 1977

    Howdy All, I have posted several pics of my 73 Z28 https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...g-Z28-For-sale and my 1966 GTO which is close to be ing completed.. here is the link https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...light=gto+1966



    Well since I dont have enough to do I picked up a 1975 T/A (Ca smog exempt) and I am converting it to a 1977 Bandit, Its Rust free and very Solid... I already have a Ls2 with L92 heads, big cam and LS3 intake /T56 with LS7 clutch. I have a Heidts 9inch 4 link with 3.90 gears, and front upper and lower tubulars with coil overs all around, I have a ricks tank with exhaust cut out being built right now,, Wilwood big kits on all 4 corners, I ordered https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...hlight=anarchy they are 19/20 again, I also bought a DSE booster, firewall smooth pane, Afco Radiator, I have stripped the front off, just need to pull subframe, getting ready to powder coat the front subframe. Im trying to finish it buy April..I have all these parts.. So I will get more pics soon.. Should be a nice runner. It will be black of course, with a Covan dash, Vintage air,



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    Great project....looks forward to seeing more details as you go. Don't forget the subframe connectors and solid body moutns....you may even want to look at Pro-Touring F-body's Pro-G-Braces (subframe to firewall baracing) as well.
    I'm into 2nd gen F-body Pontiacs.
    Regards,
    Leigh

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    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...Project/page27

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    Good point.. I do have the subframe connectors from heidts with a drive shaft hoop, but I dig the under hood brace from pro-touring fbody

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    Im test fitting a GTO dash into it.. If I do it.. There is no turning back..


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    i like oem better but that looks really good . what about door panels to mach the dash?
    i like my wife ...i love my camaro!
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    Man, that dash sits really high compared to the original......isn't it going to affect your vision?
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    Leigh

    Sydney, Australia
    1971 Firebird 455

    https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...Project/page27

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    It does, I havent cut out the old dash cowl.. I have it sitting on top..


    Quote Originally Posted by LeighP View Post
    Man, that dash sits really high compared to the original......isn't it going to affect your vision?

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    I'm interested in watching this build, I've been contemplating that dash swap for a while now in my GTO. Looks great so far!
    1969 Pontiac GTO
    -The Nameless project.

    0331, USMC, Semper Fi.

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    The curve of the factory Fbody cowl is almost identical to the new GTO dash.. Im going to cut up the GTO dash and do another test fit, before I cutt the factory cowl (no coming back from that) I will post plenty of pics. Im going to use the factory A/C controls, the hadlights and the window and Stereo as well...

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    I had the same idea me for Chevelle And I did not like it was to high but you can always go back but it will cost money and hard work
    mine was like that after a failed attempt

    This was a big step backward



    And to day

    So good luck with it

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    Great build,I will be watching this one!!!!

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    So you were using a GTO Dash?? Im alittle concerned as well.. I measured the width, it was fine, the height is a little tall..and the depth concerns me.. I might cut the bottom and go from there.. The whole dash was 100 bucks, so I will destroy it first...its cheaper than going into the cowl first

    Quote Originally Posted by 1971CHEVELLE View Post
    I had the same idea me for Chevelle And I did not like it was to high but you can always go back but it will cost money and hard work
    mine was like that after a failed attempt

    This was a big step backward



    And to day

    So good luck with it

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    The Trans Am is being picked up Sunday, Im leaving the GTO dash to a professional. Steve at brentwood auto is doing it for me.. He has done several 2010 Camaro dashes into 69/70 Camaros. He is also going to smooth the firewall at the same time. I will have him take pics as he progresses.. I am commited to make this happen.

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    If your front upper fascia and lower valence are in good shape and you are going with the 77 stuff, I might be interested in those pieces for my 74.
    Stephen

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    The upper valence is what I have left, its in good shape.. I will take some pics.. and sell it cheap

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    Here is a pic of the dash the guy just finished.. I think he used the marquez door panels..

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    Quote Originally Posted by qnitro View Post
    The upper valence is what I have left, its in good shape.. I will take some pics.. and sell it cheap
    That is the perfect price, let me know by pm.
    Stephen

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    Wow I had the same idea on the dash. I picked up an 06 GTO dash and center console last year and would like to put it in my 80 Camaro or the 70 Z28 haven't made up my mind yet. Please do post the dash progress. I'm subscribed! Thanks for posting......
    Ron

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    1967 Camaro
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    Quote Originally Posted by qnitro View Post


    Here is a pic of the dash the guy just finished.. I think he used the marquez door panels..
    Now that looks good...I like how he used the horse shoe shifter....nice work.
    Regards,
    Leigh

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    Here is the firewall he just finished on my Trans Am.. Next he starts the 2006 GTO dash..He does great work..






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