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Offline RENOVATIONS

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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2007, 10:05:24 PM »
Real or not, that's sweet! 8)
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007, 10:06:22 PM »
Basically any '70 to '81 Firebird could be converted to a Fire Am. You just have to install the correct VSE parts. Steve (Maltesefalcon) is adding some VSE parts to his T/A.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007, 10:07:51 PM »
Well, I guess you could use a Herb Adams kit on an early 'bird. Looks like the parts that would be easily visible are there. You can see the brake cooling ducts like MalteseFalcon was asking about for his car.
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« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2007, 10:14:34 PM »
The guy is pretty upfront about this not being a TA (which is obvious) so he's not hiding anything there.  I'm not sure how the body work would hold up in the long run, especially around the wheels. :?

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« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2007, 10:14:35 PM »
Heck yeah you could use the VSE stuff on the 70.5 Birds and Camaros... if I remember correctly, he even had stuff for 1st Gen cars.

Cool car.
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« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2007, 10:15:37 PM »
 8)
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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2007, 10:21:16 PM »
Hallelujah!!!  :D

There's the pics I've been looking for!

Yep, it has all the parts, so its as "real" as any Fire Am. Maybe (and only maybe) not as valuable as one that can be documented to have been done by VSE themselves, or Cars and Concepts, or a dealer, but it has the complete suspension package, so its a Fire Am.
Steve

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« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2007, 10:23:13 PM »
Hmmm -- Steve, can you tell where the brake ducts come through from those pics?  You can see the ducting, but not real clear where the holes are.  Maybe you could email him and ask him to post just one more pic... :lol:  8)

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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2007, 10:34:08 PM »
Looks like they are coming from where the rad goes :shock: .
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2007, 10:45:46 PM »
Quote from: "Rick"
Hmmm -- Steve, can you tell where the brake ducts come through from those pics?  You can see the ducting, but not real clear where the holes are.  Maybe you could email him and ask him to post just one more pic... :lol:  8)


I may have already done that  :oops:

John, It does look like it goes AROUND the radiator. I wouldn't have thought there was room. Almost like my idea better, although it would be hard to do without removing the core support.
Steve

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« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2007, 06:43:31 AM »
Pretty cool car....I like it!  8)
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« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2007, 11:19:49 AM »
I would love to pick that up. I even have a Pontiac engine in Massachusetts to put in it sitting in my parents garage just waiting for a home. hmmm......
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« Reply #13 on: January 21, 2007, 07:30:50 PM »
Less than 24 hours and NO BIDS?!?! Nearly 7,000 views though...is it me or did the price drop? $3,995, I thought it was $4,995 for opening bid....
 8) I would love to have it...now where do I get the $$? :lol:
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« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2007, 08:24:00 PM »
If it was within 1000 miles of here, it would be mine!  :twisted:

I hope somebody picks it up and restores it with a proper Pontiac engine! I like George's idea about the RA IV!
Steve

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