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Old 01-29-07, 04:52PM   #1
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Default 78 Trans am help

Any one able to help on this

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Old 01-30-07, 12:36AM   #2
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That's a rather obscure part. I'm thinking another car would be the best bet for something like that.
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Old 01-30-07, 12:56AM   #3
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I would agree with A.X. on that one. Find a donor car...
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Old 01-30-07, 09:25AM   #4
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They do not make a replacement panel for that part. Best bet would be junkyard or trying to work something out with someone who has a parts car.
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The cowl is a sensitive part of the car... That's where the VIN number gets stamped (under the air conditioning box, in addition to the tag riveted at base of the driver side windshield) I would guess you will have a difficult time getting one from a junk yard, even if they where willing to part it from the rest of the body, it would be a very cumbersome part to ship! Definitely impossible to buy a reproduction, because part of the "unibody" or monocoque (as you might also call it in Europe)
I think you have two options, as somebody already suggested; repair the rusted area (which shouldn't be too difficult if you can weld), or buy a donor firebird, which I realize would difficult to find outside the States...
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Looking at the picture, it really doesn't look all that bad, if the corner is the only rusted part of the cowl, it should not be a problem for a body shop to fix it, if you don't feel confident fixing it yourself. My '79 T/A has the same rusted corner, a lot of them had the problem. I think water got trapped, because of poor drainage, from leaves and dirt.
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