Pic unrelated, just a google image of essentially the same thing.
I bought a trans am for 2300, it's pretty beat up but it drives so i didn't mind the small repairs for the price.
Of course, mechanics couldn't come and check it mobile so i just took my chances. Turns out they replaced the dash with a 20v fuse when it needs a 10v for the gauges or something and that causes explosions, the wiring looks like a spider's nest, the injectors have holes leaking everything and the ECC is unreadable because it's too old for my mechanic's machines.
Now, this is one of my favorite cars so I really have no problem spending the money within reason to fix it and make it great again, but I don't know where to start.
I need advice such as;
Is a classic car workshop worth it, or should I just call a buddy who says he knows them well enough?
Is there a place to get copies of keys cheap for general motors cars?
Where do I buy good replacement parts for the trans am?
If the louvers are cracked (The plastic is snapped but the metal itself is still together) should I just glue it and get new hinges or replace the whole thing and if so, where do I get them?
Where can I get white-text tires to keep the classic look in the future?
Where can I get replacement decals?
Is there a way to know what radios I can put in it? Still has the original sound and stuff.
Upgrades, ways to make it faster or more powerful, any advice at all really. It's my first car, I want to get into vehicles but my dad is RIP and I know nobody.
Thanks so much if you guys can help, happy thanksgiving!