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Louisiana_CRX
04-09-2010, 11:45 PM
Well I picked me up a new project beater...Its an 80 model Trans AM with less than 45,000 original miles on the clock. i guess its time to figure out what system to put in her.....



http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/S1.jpg

Jh8909
04-09-2010, 11:46 PM
another one? jesus christ man. you must have 8 arms with all the "projects" you have going on

Johnny Law.Lulz
04-09-2010, 11:48 PM
another one? jesus christ man. you must have 8 arms with all the "projects" you have going on

No, he just starts build logs on all his cars and then doesnt follow through. :fyi: Ask him about his CRX, then the corvette that he is doing, now this and im sure i missed a few.

Louisiana_CRX
04-09-2010, 11:48 PM
another one? jesus christ man. you must have 8 arms with all the "projects" you have going on

It makes it hard to ever complete one...:crap:

Jh8909
04-09-2010, 11:50 PM
It makes it hard to ever complete one...:crap:

then stop buying other ones! lol

Johnny Law.Lulz
04-09-2010, 11:50 PM
He posts more incomplete projects than peterweiner trolls :fyi: :crap:

Jh8909
04-09-2010, 11:51 PM
He posts more incomplete projects than peterweiner trolls :fyi: :crap:

dam. thats sayin something.

Louisiana_CRX
04-09-2010, 11:57 PM
It has a pretty system in it already...but I feel there is room for upgrades.....

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/tainside.jpg

DBBOOM
04-10-2010, 12:12 AM
What i would like to see is a pic of all these cars together..........................bet it doesn't happen though, lol.

Louisiana_CRX
04-10-2010, 12:15 AM
What i would like to see is a pic of all these cars together..........................bet it doesn't happen though, lol.

I have them parked at several places...but there have been people on the forum that have met me in person and have seen a lot of my rides at one time....

misfit138
04-10-2010, 12:18 AM
I don't really understand why so many people question whether or not CRX owns these vehicles. I think he starts WAY too many build threads that go nowhere, but I believe he owns the cars (at least for a while)...

DBBOOM
04-10-2010, 12:29 AM
I have them parked at several places...but there have been people on the forum that have met me in person and have seen a lot of my rides at one time....

I'm not a kid that you can BS. I have seen enough of how you like to show off. If you actually had ALL of these cars at the same time you would line them up and post pics just to have a reason to start another thread.

Louisiana_CRX
04-10-2010, 12:29 AM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/tabird.jpg

Louisiana_CRX
04-10-2010, 12:33 AM
I'm not a kid that you can BS. I have seen enough of how you like to show off. If you actually had ALL of these cars at the same time you would line them up and post pics just to have a reason to start another thread.


I have 7 here right now at my house...3 at my old house....most of the others are between 2 of my warehouses in town....one of my 3 Porsches is in another city an hour away having a motor installed....

grimreper912003
04-10-2010, 12:42 AM
People are always on your nuts man.

Louisiana_CRX
04-10-2010, 12:47 AM
People are always on your nuts man.

I'm use to the haters.....

Louisiana_CRX
04-10-2010, 12:50 AM
I'm trying to decide which mufflers to replace these 30 year old stockers......

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/tatailpipes.jpg

Johnny Law.Lulz
04-10-2010, 12:50 AM
I know he has the cars, i just want to see one build done from start to finish.

Cabin_Pressure
04-10-2010, 01:03 AM
I have 7 here right now at my house...3 at my old house....most of the others are between 2 of my warehouses in town....one of my 3 Porsches is in another city an hour away having a motor installed....

I feel you man, i can only keep 15 at my house. The rest of mine usually only stay around while i am working on them for someone or at the places where i saw them for sale. I have to take out a new mortgage every year for tags and insurance, but it's worth it. I'll post pics of them as soon as i figure out which ones i have decided belong to me.

misfit138
04-10-2010, 01:16 AM
Most of the vehicles aren't even nice. :fyi:

Louisiana_CRX
04-10-2010, 11:15 PM
I'm thinking a couple of DD 1510's with a gold DD logo on the subs would be pretty sweet for the sub stage.....

djm4rshm2llow
04-10-2010, 11:20 PM
lol, i believe he has em. im not a hater lol.

ZO6killinsbf
04-11-2010, 08:42 PM
Those mufflers aren't stock, just FYI.

HighTQCummins
04-12-2010, 12:31 PM
replace them w/ flowmaster 40's and call it a day

Buck
04-12-2010, 02:24 PM
**** a muffler :fyi:

Replace with pipe

stevew007
04-12-2010, 08:26 PM
well I dont know why you people are fussing about un finished builds when there is a ton of people that start a build log 2 weeks ahead of time asking well what do you think if i put this in and blah blah blah. myself i dont like going into a build log and seeing 5 pages of bullshit and no pictures.

keep putting up the pix thats all I want to see

basebalz13
04-12-2010, 08:36 PM
lulz

inkfx
04-12-2010, 09:46 PM
This is probably as far as the "build" will go. Cool car, though.

CranberryYumYum
04-12-2010, 09:47 PM
stock exhaust is two into one

scottyk
04-12-2010, 11:36 PM
I'm thinking a couple of DD 1510's with a gold DD logo on the subs would be pretty sweet for the sub stage.....

I concur. That, or like 4 DD 6.5's.

Carver_Nut
04-13-2010, 12:12 AM
I have a 81 Z28 with 176,000 miles on it and I'll tell you that that a TA that old with less than 50k on it is rare indeed. Definitely hold on to it. With a car that old you should first consider the obvious maintenance issues before moving on to stereo. The entire suspension should be looked at by a professional to determine what parts are worn out. The same goes for the brakes and every rubber hose on the car. As far as the stereo goes forget putting 4 12" subs in the trunk. They simply won't fit. You could squeeze 2 12s or 1 15 in the rear deck provided its aperiodic, infinite baffle, or sealed. I am building a system right now in my 81 Z28 that will be about 1300 RMS running 4-way active. The system will be controlled with a carputer running a Delta 1010LT sound card. I have at least 3 months left on the build.

Good luck to you. You have a beautiful car and I look forward to following you progress.

Louisiana_CRX
04-14-2010, 12:16 AM
I have a 81 Z28 with 176,000 miles on it and I'll tell you that that a TA that old with less than 50k on it is rare indeed. Definitely hold on to it. With a car that old you should first consider the obvious maintenance issues before moving on to stereo. The entire suspension should be looked at by a professional to determine what parts are worn out. The same goes for the brakes and every rubber hose on the car. As far as the stereo goes forget putting 4 12" subs in the trunk. They simply won't fit. You could squeeze 2 12s or 1 15 in the rear deck provided its aperiodic, infinite baffle, or sealed. I am building a system right now in my 81 Z28 that will be about 1300 RMS running 4-way active. The system will be controlled with a carputer running a Delta 1010LT sound card. I have at least 3 months left on the build.

Good luck to you. You have a beautiful car and I look forward to following you progress.

I have a Classic Car show this weekend ...I'm gonna drive the 80 Trans AM too....I'm also taking my 79 Z28...after the car show I'm getting ready to strip the TA down and put a fresh coat of paint on her....Hopefully she will shine like new once again...I am leaning towards the 77 style bird on the hood ...opposed to the 80 model multi color gold bird....

Bumpin' Goalie
04-14-2010, 12:23 AM
Pix with username and date or gtfo ;)

Lol JK. Nice find. Keep us posted, kid.

Louisiana_CRX
04-14-2010, 12:28 AM
Hopefully I can get a few pics of some of my vehicles at the car show this weekend....Its cheap to enter only $25 for 4 of my cars....and I doubt I'll win anything...but it should be fun....

Louisiana_CRX
04-17-2010, 05:33 PM
What i would like to see is a pic of all these cars together..........................bet it doesn't happen though, lol.

I took these pics at a local car show today.....You can see 7 of my rides in one pic.....front row the Trans Am....the Porsche 911....the Subaru Brat....The 79 Z/28 and my MGB GT on the back row is my 08 Wrangler and 06 Saleen Mustang....The bottom pic is my 76 Stingray Corvette a couple of cars down from my others....So this is about half my rides together today......

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/018.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/019.jpg

peterwiener
04-17-2010, 05:42 PM
lets not go through this again old man river. pipe down on your talk here. comprende?

Louisiana_CRX
04-21-2010, 12:46 AM
I took the Trans Am to the paint shop today and they started stripping her down....:(

Louisiana_CRX
04-21-2010, 12:48 AM
Here are a few random pics.......

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Trans%20AM/001.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Trans%20AM/002.jpg


http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Trans%20AM/003.jpg

Louisiana_CRX
04-21-2010, 12:49 AM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Trans%20AM/004.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Trans%20AM/005.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Trans%20AM/006.jpg

Louisiana_CRX
04-21-2010, 12:50 AM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Trans%20AM/007.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Trans%20AM/008.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Trans%20AM/014.jpg

basebalz13
04-21-2010, 01:15 AM
Need to save that picture for when someone questions Dave owning all these cars.

disturbed471985
04-23-2010, 06:05 AM
I can honestly say that dave does own many very rare and nice cars. He has a Grand National that is just drop dead ****. Hell even with the layer of dust sitting on her she was still a rare treat to see. He does seem to have about 30 projects going on at one time lol.

Louisiana_CRX
04-23-2010, 11:55 PM
I can honestly say that dave does own many very rare and nice cars. He has a Grand National that is just drop dead ****. Hell even with the layer of dust sitting on her she was still a rare treat to see. He does seem to have about 30 projects going on at one time lol.

Thanks....

Louisiana_CRX
04-23-2010, 11:56 PM
A few pics from today...Car don't look quite the same....:(


http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/013.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/015.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/016.jpg

Louisiana_CRX
04-23-2010, 11:58 PM
more.....

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/019.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/021.jpg


http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/022.jpg

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/023.jpg

I Like Waffle
04-24-2010, 12:04 AM
Why do you have so many cars?

twistedchild420
04-24-2010, 12:09 AM
Looking good man! Nice whip! I have personally seen the Saleen....lol

Louisiana_CRX
04-24-2010, 12:10 AM
Why do you have so many cars?

Why not ?

I Like Waffle
04-24-2010, 12:31 AM
Why not ?

Well, i have alot of cars too, but how do you afford to maintain them?

Louisiana_CRX
04-24-2010, 12:40 AM
Well, i have alot of cars too, but how do you afford to maintain them?

I just throw any extra money when I have it into them.....

connersdad19
04-24-2010, 12:52 AM
looks good...almost naked though..

Louisiana_CRX
04-24-2010, 12:53 AM
looks good...almost naked though..

hopefully not for long....

Louisiana_CRX
06-27-2010, 12:07 PM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/bandit007.jpg

Z4CK
06-27-2010, 03:27 PM
looking good man

Louisiana_CRX
06-27-2010, 03:29 PM
Thanks...I'm hoping to start the system soon....

Louisiana_CRX
07-25-2010, 09:41 PM
Well I've been working on getting a system ready for this car over the weekend...I spent a few hours taking the old ZED made G&S amp out of the console ...and getting the ancient Blaupunkt out of the dash....Then eliminating some of the crap wiring...I'm gonna go with a JVC NX5000 deck if it fits...and I had two DD 1008b's custom fit with gold DD logos for the car...to fit these I'll have to eliminate the spare tire...so that pretty much sux....but somethings have to be sacrificed for good sound .....The box I'll build will be about two cu. ft total...It will fit under the rear deck...I'll most likely eliminate the rear 6x9's completly...and only go with subs and a nice front stage.......

stanky1219
07-25-2010, 09:44 PM
Well I picked me up a new project beater...Its an 80 model Trans AM with less than 45,000 original miles on the clock. i guess its time to figure out what system to put in her.....



http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Smokey%20and%20the%20Bandit%20TA/S1.jpg

I will cry like a little girl if you do a wall or huge car breaking system. please do a beautiful sq system for this beautiful car. i had a 77t/a and a 79 z28 when i was a teenager. i kick myself every time i see one like this. please dont ruin it.

Louisiana_CRX
07-25-2010, 10:32 PM
I will cry like a little girl if you do a wall or huge car breaking system. please do a beautiful sq system for this beautiful car. i had a 77t/a and a 79 z28 when i was a teenager. i kick myself every time i see one like this. please dont ruin it.

It will be a nice setup...this car has less than 45,000 original miles and was one of only 2084 1980 Trans AM SE's made...It also came equipped with every available option...except for the custom air shock setup and a totally jacked car audio system its all stock down to the factory smog pump under the hood...

kmanian
10-02-2010, 12:41 PM
Wow another awesome LACRX build!

Louisiana_CRX
10-02-2010, 01:38 PM
It took me a while to locate the amp I wanted for the car..Since you can't get these just anywhere......but you can see it on the top shelf a very rare Phoenix Gold Outlaw Limited Edition 1845 in pristine condition...updates coming soon...

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/Car%20Audio/Amplifiers/outlaw001.jpg

Louisiana_CRX
10-02-2010, 01:40 PM
Wow another awesome LACRX build!

You forgot my Porsche 911 SS build , 70 MGB GT build and my Civic Hybrid build ....

galacticmonkey
10-02-2010, 01:48 PM
We dont want pics of equipment. We want pics of equipment installed in car.

Louisiana_CRX
10-02-2010, 02:28 PM
I've had a pair of custom 1508's for this car for several months they are black with a gold DD Logo....I've been drawing up a new box design for it ....

1rockford1
10-02-2010, 02:52 PM
nice car,u did all the work your self.

Louisiana_CRX
10-02-2010, 03:12 PM
nice car,u did all the work your self.

Most of the designing and lay out....It should be better than factory when I'm through with it...I'll have to custom cut the new headliner to fit...since they don't come pre cut for T-Tops...I have it laying across a bed in one of my spare big rooms because of how it was shipped to get all the wrinkles out

DBBOOM
12-27-2010, 07:55 PM
Another LCRX "build log" fail....................

briangcc
12-28-2010, 10:24 AM
I'll have to custom cut the new headliner to fit...since they don't come pre cut for T-Tops...

Huh?

1978 - 1981 Headliners (http://www.78ta.com/store/product.php?productid=14&cat=26&page=1)

http://www.78ta.com/store/images/P/ttop%20006-01.JPG

Sure looks precut to me!

Methinks you gotta do some research before you make blanket statements like that.

BTW: The headliner has been available pre-cut for a couple years now. I'll be ordering one for mine in a couple months. No sense storing it until April when I can install it - no garage to do installs in.

Louisiana_CRX
12-28-2010, 10:38 AM
Huh?

1978 - 1981 Headliners (http://www.78ta.com/store/product.php?productid=14&cat=26&page=1)

http://www.78ta.com/store/images/P/ttop%20006-01.JPG

Sure looks precut to me!

Methinks you gotta do some research before you make blanket statements like that.

BTW: The headliner has been available pre-cut for a couple years now. I'll be ordering one for mine in a couple months. No sense storing it until April when I can install it - no garage to do installs in.

I see they have some now...when I bought mine they wern't available....I'm still leaning towards black...even though the original headliner was tan....so I may order a black one....since my car is one of only 2084 made....I'm not sure if I should change interior color or not...I can put the tan solid one I bought in storage for a future project

Louisiana_CRX
12-28-2010, 11:28 AM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m24/Louisiana_CRX/My%20Rides/80%20Trans%20AM/ta002.jpg

HCCA
12-29-2010, 07:49 PM
I built the box in the trunk of my '79. So, I could have the subs resting flush with the rear deck. I can tell you that the smallish interior helps the botom end, a lot. You would not need a 15". I used 2 Boston Acoustic Pro 10.4's, in a sealed box. Two Orion amps (HCCA 250, for the mids/HCCA 225 for the subs). Yamaha deck. Alpine 11 band eq. Sounded dam nice for the small system that it was.

I think that amp you're looking to use will be very nice.

BTW, which engine, under the hood? Mine was a 403.

Louisiana_CRX
12-29-2010, 11:46 PM
I built the box in the trunk of my '79. So, I could have the subs resting flush with the rear deck. I can tell you that the smallish interior helps the botom end, a lot. You would not need a 15". I used 2 Boston Acoustic Pro 10.4's, in a sealed box. Two Orion amps (HCCA 250, for the mids/HCCA 225 for the subs). Yamaha deck. Alpine 11 band eq. Sounded dam nice for the small system that it was.

I think that amp you're looking to use will be very nice.

BTW, which engine, under the hood? Mine was a 403.

This one is a 80 the 301 was the biggest engine option...my 79 has a 403......are there any mods to make the rear seat fold down ?...I haven't really looked

HCCA
12-30-2010, 05:16 PM
The only mods, are the ones you make. I suppose you could do it with a ton of work, but I didn't try.

As for the engine, you could fit a 350 or 400 Pontiac in there, instead. Not sure what kind of value hit you might take, though. Only classic car shows care. ...or collectors. Though, I think the 301 was the odd sized block. All other Pontiac V-8's were pretty interchangeable. But, the 301 didn't have anything in common with it's bigger siblings. Since you didn't have the turbo hood, it looks like you have a normally aspirated 301. Just my view, I'd put a larger engine in.

97chameleonbird
12-30-2010, 08:13 PM
Pontiac 400 stroked to a 468. Don't go chevy...

ZO6killinsbf
12-30-2010, 08:37 PM
A 455 uses the same block, cheaper to come by.

HCCA
12-31-2010, 05:27 PM
A 455 uses the same block, cheaper to come by.

K, that works too!

xtcxyooj
01-13-2011, 11:08 PM
PG amp jizzed.... i like how u have so many projects and never finished and they shouldn't be, to me that means it's time to put it away. there's always room for improvement on every project! keep going man!

I Like Waffle
01-14-2011, 01:16 AM
A quick glance at the valve covers on that thing it looks like a poncho motor not an olds 403. Got a better pic of the motor?

Louisiana_CRX
01-14-2011, 05:26 AM
A quick glance at the valve covers on that thing it looks like a poncho motor not an olds 403. Got a better pic of the motor?

the Black SE TA has a 301...my White TA has a 403...I may be picking up another TA with a 403 tomorrow.....

Louisiana_CRX
01-14-2011, 05:32 AM
....

Louisiana_CRX
01-14-2011, 05:34 AM
PG amp jizzed.... i like how u have so many projects and never finished and they shouldn't be, to me that means it's time to put it away. there's always room for improvement on every project! keep going man!

i had it buffed out a few weeks ago and have it in storage right now...i'm gonna have the hood redone....in the next few weeks...because my last painter messed it up...hopefully the graphics will be ready to go back on after that...after I get the body details ...i'lll be back to the installation....i haven't looked but I'm hoping the rear seats can be modded to fold down to show off the amp...if so 'ill motorize the rear seat to fold.....at this point I haven't even really looked to see if its possible and look stock

I Like Waffle
01-14-2011, 11:06 AM
Oh ok i didnt know you had 2 of em, i wonder why they put a shaker on a slow *** 301, or is it the 301 turbo?

Louisiana_CRX
01-14-2011, 01:24 PM
Oh ok i didnt know you had 2 of em, i wonder why they put a shaker on a slow *** 301, or is it the 301 turbo?

its a regular 301....that was the biggest engine option from 80 on...well the turbo 301 was...the turbo 301 didn't come with a shaker hood it had an offset hood scoop that had built in boost lights

galacticmonkey
11-28-2011, 03:08 PM
Post pics of finished product.