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Offline Kevin

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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #15 on: September 28, 2009, 09:47:29 PM »
This is one gorgeous car, I love it man absolutely love it.
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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2009, 10:57:21 PM »
UPDATE: Got the wheels primed, repainted, clear coated and back on the car. We also got most of the weatherstriping on the car. We still have to finish the weatherstriping (door, roofrail, and trunk), put the "firebird" emblems back on (ordered from NPD) and to respary some small interior pieces.

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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #17 on: October 01, 2009, 10:55:20 AM »
That car is WAY TOO sharp man.........WAY too sharp.

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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #18 on: October 01, 2009, 10:54:53 PM »
Thanks, I really appreciate all the replies and comments! I just got my "firebird" emeblems and interior paint from NPD and Ames in today. I hope to have them on the car this weekend and get the rest of that glue and old weatherstriping off my trunk so I can put the new ones on, but im not sure if we can get all that done in one weekend.

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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2009, 12:30:44 AM »
Love the color combo..looks clean!  What kind of paint did you use to repaint the grilles?
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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #20 on: October 04, 2009, 11:53:14 AM »
Thanks and I'm not sure what brand, but it was semi-gloss black that you can get from like Auto Zone or Walmart.

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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #21 on: October 15, 2009, 05:39:43 AM »
Great car :) It looks stunningly beautiful, as all Firebird do when they're in good condition:) Wish I had a grandpa that had a Formula for me :P
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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #22 on: October 16, 2009, 12:01:25 PM »
Thanks  ;D I really appreciate it, but yeah he bought it new as a birthday present for my mom who didnt drive it hardly at all. Then, after my parents got married, my dad talked her into keeping it and parked it in his building until about 2 years ago. Then, I started driving it and we began restoring it.

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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #23 on: October 16, 2009, 10:03:36 PM »
Man beautiful car. Really sharp looking. WOW.


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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #24 on: October 17, 2009, 12:25:14 AM »
i think it looks sharp. I used to really have a thing for the 77/78 formula's your combo and yellow with black on the bottom were my fav's as well as black/gold and blue and black wait any color but red and black i didnt care for that too much.
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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #25 on: October 17, 2009, 01:01:38 AM »
That car looks great, I like what you've done to it.  Those rally II rims look great on the car
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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #26 on: October 17, 2009, 11:41:11 PM »
Thanks everyone, I really appreciate all the comments. Come to think of it, I never actually seen a red/black one in person. Well,  My dad and me talked about getting some gold snowflakes and putting on the car, but since we repainted the Rally II's I think we're going to leave them on it. I'm gonna try and get some more recent pictures and put on here tomorrow.

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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2009, 04:23:30 PM »
i think it looks great with the rally wheels. if my car wasnt supposed to have them, i'd prefer to have the rally II's overall. i love the looks of the 70 with no trim ring and pmd centers. they look excellent.
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Re: My 1978 Formula Restoration
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2009, 11:21:02 PM »
i think it looks great with the rally wheels. if my car wasnt supposed to have them, i'd prefer to have the rally II's overall. i love the looks of the 70 with no trim ring and pmd centers. they look excellent.
Yeah I now what you mean. I ran the "no trim rings" idea by my dad, who is very old school, and he just looked at me and said "your joking right?" haha.
I think this was a wise choice.  It looks outstanding with the rally's and breaks up the paint scheme really nicely.  
I love the way the Rally's look since I repainted them. I agree they do help break it up and the more I think about it, the more I think the snowflakes would be a little too much gold. Kinda like "too much of a good thing". I might find a set and put them on there one day just to see how they would look on it.

Chase Kelly
1978 W50 Pontiac Firebird Formula with original 305
Gallery: http://www.78ta.com/gallery2/main.php/v/Formula78/
http://www.motortopia.com//78Formula