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Paint and Body / Re: Unknown paint color name and code
« Last post by Axlove78 on August 19, 2017, 07:25:22 PM »
I was wrong, it is Chesterfield Brown.   :) thanks so much for the help, I needed it.
Axlove78
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Paint and Body / Re: Unknown paint color name and code
« Last post by Axlove78 on August 19, 2017, 07:16:22 PM »
My car appears to be a darker version of the 1980 color Fiero Bronze, leading me think it is some sort of earlier version of that color. Chesterfield, heritage brown, and brentwood brown all appear the same, is there something like this for Fiero bronze?
Axlove78
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Paint and Body / Re: Unknown paint color name and code
« Last post by Axlove78 on August 19, 2017, 07:12:10 PM »
My car is a mix between orange and copper, whereas chesterfield brown is a deep brown color. The paint code is 69 according to the trim tag, however the floors appear to be the color the car currently is.
Axlove78
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Paint and Body / Re: Unknown paint color name and code
« Last post by RENOVATIONS on August 19, 2017, 06:14:41 PM »
Did you mean Chesterfield Brown? Heritage is a '79 color.
http://www.78ta.com/Pages/paint.htm
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Paint and Body / Re: Unknown paint color name and code
« Last post by Axlove78 on August 19, 2017, 12:16:11 PM »
https://youtu.be/z-JnNg37rmg
Heres a car in the same color.
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Paint and Body / Unknown paint color name and code
« Last post by Axlove78 on August 19, 2017, 12:05:15 PM »
Hey everyone, I recently bought a 78 firebird formula in copper, but I am unsure the actual paint color name. Can't seem to attach a photo, the site claims it is too large of a file. The trim tag says heritage brown, but I have found no examples of this color. Any ideas? Thanks,
          Axlove78
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DriveTrain / Re: pulling engine
« Last post by Stringer on August 19, 2017, 01:07:27 AM »
Depends. Do you live in an area that requires emissions testing? Changing the cam profile may make passing such test difficult or impossible. Some areas have exemption waivers - check your local DMV. 

Aside from that, it is a cost benefit analysis....
- unmolested original vs modified
- desire vs need
- cost vs power added
- done yourself (time) vs pay a shop (money).

Something to consider...a true dual exhaust (if it doesn't have one) could increase power as much as 10-12% depending upon set up. It could be the best bang for your buck $800-1200. It would also be a period correct modification if you are concerned about originality.
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Restoration / Re: Grill insert black paint type?
« Last post by RENOVATIONS on August 19, 2017, 12:41:43 AM »
I have a 76 TA and looking to restore my grills.  The chrome around the edge is flaked off the plastic.  Does yours have this and/or how do you plan to restore that part?

http://www.78ta.com/HTAF/index.php?topic=8302.msg87179#msg87179
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Restoration / Re: Grill insert black paint type?
« Last post by Badjammer on August 18, 2017, 08:14:13 PM »
I have a 76 TA and looking to restore my grills.  The chrome around the edge is flaked off the plastic.  Does yours have this and/or how do you plan to restore that part?
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Paint and Body / Re: Door handle decal - 4 wheel disc
« Last post by Aus78Formula on August 18, 2017, 01:40:32 PM »
Many would say a wrap looks uglier than worn paint and just further proof of not doing the job properly. Having said that you have replied to an old post relating to door handles, not wraps or any sort of paint or bodywork. Perhaps get some quotes or chat to bodyshop guys to get a better idea of what is involved, what can be fixed or saved and what can't, may be able to tidy up the worse areas first if working on a budget. A wrap over poor bodywork or poor previous paint condition will not last either and look terrible.
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