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Offline BRAVO77

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78 Pontiac Firebird Trans am Hurst Edition
« on: November 05, 2013, 04:42:39 AM »
Here it is. A 1978 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am Hurst Car. 403ci, Stainless Hurst Hatch T-Tops, Rear window Louvers and a 3:73 Limited slip(posi) rear end.

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Re: 78 Pontiac Firebird Trans am Hurst Edition
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2013, 04:48:19 AM »
Feel Free to Comment.

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Re: 78 Pontiac Firebird Trans am Hurst Edition
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2013, 05:10:38 AM »
wheres the shifter pic?

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Re: 78 Pontiac Firebird Trans am Hurst Edition
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2013, 07:09:06 AM »
First off, nice looking T/A. The only reason that sticker is there is because of the hatch roof. GM sent them to Hurst to have the hatches installed and that sticker would have been on every car that had T-tops from 77'-78' made by Hurst. I have seen what some call Hurst editions that are 400, 4-speed cars, that have a Hurst shifter, but yours is an auto. I like that color on your car, kinda looks like Firethorne Red.
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Re: 78 Pontiac Firebird Trans am Hurst Edition
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2013, 08:01:09 AM »
the car looks just like the one that fbodywarehouse had up for sale

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Re: 78 Pontiac Firebird Trans am Hurst Edition
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2013, 08:34:03 AM »
i just got a base 77 camaro with that same sticker in the door jamb that has hurst t tops, only 77 camaro i have ever seen with t tops.
1978 Chesterfield Brown TA
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Re: 78 Pontiac Firebird Trans am Hurst Edition
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2013, 12:56:30 PM »
Nice car!

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Re: 78 Pontiac Firebird Trans am Hurst Edition
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2013, 08:59:19 PM »
Great looking bird! 
Looks like the exact same tops I have on my 78....
Trans Am Fever!!!

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Re: 78 Pontiac Firebird Trans am Hurst Edition
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2013, 01:16:40 AM »
as said above, no such thing as hurst edition, sticker was for T-tops  (all 4sp had hurst shifter)
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Re: 78 Pontiac Firebird Trans am Hurst Edition
« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2014, 09:43:44 AM »
Back in 1978 there was such a huge demand for T-tops GM couldn't keep up with their version, the Fisher tops so they outsourced some to Hurst.  If you ordered a new 78 Trans AM you had no idea what tops you were going to get.  The only exception was the Y88 cars because they had specific gold tinted Fisher tops made only for them.  You never see a Y88 with Hurst tops but you will see the odd Y84 and base T/A with them. 

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Re: 78 Pontiac Firebird Trans am Hurst Edition
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2014, 09:57:58 PM »
Back in 1978 there was such a huge demand for T-tops GM couldn't keep up with their version, the Fisher tops so they outsourced some to Hurst.  If you ordered a new 78 Trans AM you had no idea what tops you were going to get.   

your half right, the hurst tops leaked so fisher took over half way thru the yr.
check the link
http://www.78ta.com/ttops.php
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Re: 78 Pontiac Firebird Trans am Hurst Edition
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2014, 07:39:40 PM »
Same thing, 400, 3:73`s