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#1 dmill79

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Posted 2 weeks ago

Hello, I'm new to the forum. I recently got a 99 30th anniversary addition trans am ws6 convertible from my uncle. It's number 583 off the production line. Looking forward to bringing it back to like new condition with my son. My dad and I restored a 70 GTO so look forward to carrying on the tradition.

#2 Injuneer

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Posted A week ago

Welcome to Firebird Nation ! ! !
 

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381ci all-forged stroker (Callies Stealth, Oliver billet rods, BME 2618-T61 nitrous pistons) - 10.8:1 - CNC LT4 heads/intake - Comp Cams solid roller - MoTeC M48 Pro engine management - 8 LS1 coils - 58mm TB - 74#/HR injectors - 300-shot dry nitrous - TH400 - Gear Vendors 0.78:1 O/D - Strange 12-bolt - 4.11 Pro-Street gears - AS&M headers - true duals - Corbeau seat - AutoMeter gauges - roll bar - Spohn suspension - QA1 shocks - a few other odds 'n ends. 800HP / 800lb-ft at the flywheel, on a 300-shot. 11.5 @ 117 MPH straight motor
 
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#3 dmill79

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Posted A week ago

Here is a photo of the '99 Trans am WS6

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#4 NOT A TA

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Posted A week ago

Welcome! Cool car!


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Posted A week ago

Welcome to the forum.

 

From the pic, it doesn't look like your car needs much restoration.



#6 dmill79

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Posted A week ago

It needs some interior work and the suspension needs some attention but all in all she was very well taken care of.  Engine is solid and still runs like a top



#7 Injuneer

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Posted A week ago

Does it still have the blue tint clear coat wheels?  Can’t tell from the picture.



#8 dmill79

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Posted 6 days ago

No unfortunately that has completely worn off due to the Florida sun, where the car came from.  I just went and talked to a powder coat shop this week to see if he could fix them.  He said he could make them blue but wouldn't be able to leave the chrome ring on the outside edge.  It's either all blue or all silver if I go that route.  Any suggestions on how to restore them are welcome  



#9 Injuneer

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Posted 6 days ago

You have to find someone who can replace the tinted clear coat on the wheels.  It isn't a powder coat.  Spraying a tinted clear coat would seem to allow the edge of the rim to be masked.  I have also seen good quality OEM wheels available from time too time, but they seem to go for well over $500 each.  GM made a big deal at the time out of the new technology required to clear coat the wheels with tint.

 

A friend of mine bought a 30th Anniversary Edition convertible brand new in 1999.  He had the full pace car graphics applied (did the graphics package come with your car?).  His only complaint about the car was the quality of the clear coat on the wheels.  He felt it was not a uniform density, with shadows and light spots.  Somewhere I have pictures of his car, taken at a car show we all entered back in 1999.  I also recall the hood stripes being a darker shade of blue, but it's understandable that they would suffer in the Florida sun.



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Posted 4 days ago

Congrats on the new car. That is my favorite anniversary model.

 

Do your research if you are wanting to restore it to showroom condition (my suggestion since it's a limited production car). Redo the wheels the way they came from the factory rather than powder coating them. It will be more original that way. Plus in 20+ years, paints have improved.

 

Great to have you here and enjoy the car.




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#11 dmill79

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Posted 3 days ago

Thanks for the input!! My goal is as original as possible. My uncle bought it new in 99, not sure if it came with the graphics or not. I know he doesn't have them anymore if he did. I've found a couple good sources for new hood and deck lid decals, the sun definitely did a number on them.




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