Totally 100% Original 1980 Trans Am Survivor Barn/Yard Find Sat for 20 Years
This video is the actual first time seeing this car for myself. It was pulled out from the original owners back yard and pulled to a friends home until I could get there. This day it was 102 degrees outside so sorry for all of the puffing going on. This car was going to be scrapped after a mechanic came to see it and he said this car will never run. Well he was totally mistaken. Car sat outside for 18 years and its still not a rust bucket.. We got it running and now working on the carb. UPDATE. WE REBUILT THE CARB TWICE AND REPLACE THE GAS TANK, ALL GAS LINES, SPARK PLUGS WATER PUMP, RADIATOR AND 3 BENT PUSH RODS AND 2 BROKEN ONES. SHE NOW IS A DAILY DRIVER AND RUNS LIKE NEW AND BURNS NO OIL. I HAVE PUT OVER 4,000 MILES ON HER IN THE LAST 3 MONTHS WITH NO ISSUES WHATSOEVER. GO TO MY PAGE AND YOU WILL SEE THE OTHER VIDS OF HER PROGRESS
1980 trans am trying to start after 24 years in storage
UPDATE- here is my restoration page with pictures if anyone is interested
i just bought this 1980 trans am. its %100 complete but the guy had taken
it apart before storage in 1987.
i am putting it back together to drive it this summer
i put some oil in the cylinders before i tried to start it.
1980 Trans Am's very First Drive After Sitting for 20 Years, Survivor
This car has been parked for 20 years without any attention. My brother and
I replaced all brake hoses, fluid flush on the engine, new radiator, new
spark plugs and wires, Carburetor needs to be rebuilt so that is the next
thing on the list. After this video, we realized she had 2 bent and one
Original 1980 Trans Am Start Up & Walk Around / Survivor Sat for 20 years
She is in the beginning of the clean up and engine work. She was parked in
a back yard for 20 years with no attention. I was not knowing what I was
getting myself into because i did not know if the engine was blown,
transmission is gone, had no idea. I got her home and purchased a new
battery, put it on and the first thing that happened is the power antenna
went up. Come to find out all the lights work, all the gauges work except
the gas gauge. The clock works perfect. I have changed all the plugs,
wires, replaced the radiator, all hoses, break lines, front break pads and
changed the oil. Carburetor needs to be rebuilt soon, but she is running.
The first start up is here on my posts. I have cleaned her up too and I
don't think I am going to change a thing with the paint or interior. I
will put new tires on her and work on the engine and I thinks that's all I
am going to do. I love her because she is original.., We realized after
this video we had 2 bent and one broken pushrods..
Ford Capri Barn Find....
Helping my neighbour Les,drag a 1977 Ford Capri out of a dark and dank
barn...last driven in 1981, been parked in the barn since then.
1973 Trans-Am SD BARN FIND
**UPDATE** This car has been sold and shipped to its new owner in June
2010. We were sad to see it go, but had fun watching everyones comments
about this car. We sold it in the same condition, having only detailed the
We recently acquired this RARE (1 of 252, or 1 of 180 if you compare with
automatics) 1973 SUPER DUTY with only 49,000. This is the car exactly as we
found it...another video will be coming soon
77 Bandit Restoration Video
My 1977 Pontiac Trans Am "Bandit" Restoration Video, restored by Jason
Daugherty of http://www.transformationrestorations.com , video produced by
1986 Buick Grand National Barn Find, 18 years in storage
Here's my 1986 Buick GN, that I just purchased from the original owner and
brought her home yesterday. She has 17,588 miles and has been in storage
for the last 18 years. Looking forward to freshening up everything and
getting her on the road this summer. A big thank you to her original owner
for taking such great care of the car and keeping copious documentation.
My Barn Find Being Brought Home!
Car was sitting in a barn for 12 years on a dirt floor in which it sunk
into and just got ruined, needs some work eh? its a 1976 Pontiac Trans-am
Factory 400 6.6 3Speed auto with factory air and most of the rare fixens
for that year, its all there but is it worth restoring? thanks for