1980 Trans Am LS/T56 Swap 1st Build

NOT A TA

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Feb 12, 2009
442
Delray Beach Florida
I'm having the subframe, radiator support, and wheel wells powder coated. Anything else I should consider?
Nice to start with a chassis with minimal rust!

I'll suggest a quick read here https://lab-14.myshopify.com/blogs/news/first-post and then look at some of the products in the catalog section. All the cool suspension pieces combined with today's tires can put lot more stress on the original sub frame etc. than the car was originally designed for. Beef up the sub frame before powder coating.
 

sublime1996525

New Member
Apr 15, 2022
23
Salt Lake City, UT
Nice to start with a chassis with minimal rust!

I'll suggest a quick read here https://lab-14.myshopify.com/blogs/news/first-post and then look at some of the products in the catalog section. All the cool suspension pieces combined with today's tires can put lot more stress on the original sub frame etc. than the car was originally designed for. Beef up the sub frame before powder coating.
Thanks man! I looked over their products and they make a good point!
 

sublime1996525

New Member
Apr 15, 2022
23
Salt Lake City, UT
Well I was hoping I wouldn’t have to buy new gears but my dumbass stripped a couple in the ring gear because I wasn’t paying attention and totally forgot they’re reverse threaded. It will be for the best though as it allows me to go with a longer gear ratio. I want this to be my DD. I also painted my diff cover. I think it turned out well. Sorry for the pooty pic.
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