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Offline brian c

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Re: My disease is spreading! Muah ha ha ha ha!
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2010, 04:17:03 PM »
He's parking a little close isn't he??

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« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2010, 10:07:32 PM »
He's parking a little close isn't he??

Hey, Second Gens just naturally gravitate towards each other.;)
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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2010, 12:04:23 AM »
Its always great to see another 2nd Gen around. The only two in our school parking lot is my Formula and a red 4th Gen T/A, so at least mine isn't completely on its own haha

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« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2010, 07:13:24 PM »
I had the same thing happen last summer at work.  I never got to meet the owner though, I guess he worked in a different building.

Note: I'm the Third Gen. I'm not lucky enough to have a Bandit.
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« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2010, 09:08:16 PM »
But you do have a bird!
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« Reply #20 on: April 15, 2010, 09:22:11 PM »
Hey, any "Bird is still a 'Bird! I'd like to have a thrid-gen as well.
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Re: My disease is spreading! Muah ha ha ha ha!
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2010, 11:01:16 PM »
But you do have a bird!
Hey, any "Bird is still a 'Bird! I'd like to have a thrid-gen as well.
Thanks guys.  I love having my Third Gen too. I wouldn't trade her for anything. I'm lucky enough that my Dad owns a 76 Formula, so I still get to play with Second Gens.
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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2010, 08:45:58 AM »
Those third gens are fun! This one is my dads. He really likes it, but he needs to sell it so he can work on his 1980 T/A. Here is what it looks like.

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« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2010, 11:36:05 AM »
Man, that is fresh. If I had the money, I would definitely be coming by with cash! :)
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« Reply #24 on: April 17, 2010, 08:44:57 PM »
I know he would love to sell it to you. You would appreciate it. We have had some people come and look at it, but no one wants to pay what it is worth. They were all looking for buy-here-pay-here and/or they were expecting a brand new car for $3500. I mean come on, we put a rebuilt 300 horse police interceptor 350 in it and we figured out what to use to keep the functional hood on it!
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« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2010, 07:36:08 PM »
I know he would love to sell it to you. You would appreciate it. We have had some people come and look at it, but no one wants to pay what it is worth. They were all looking for buy-here-pay-here and/or they were expecting a brand new car for $3500. I mean come on, we put a rebuilt 300 horse police interceptor 350 in it and we figured out what to use to keep the functional hood on it!

Yeah, no one respects quality hot-rodding anymore. It's all just "I want this bolt-on 'cause it was on this guy's car in this one magazine". Please. Know what you're looking at when you buy it. If someone's put some real effort into doing it right, it's probably worth every penny.

And though I hate to admit (but it's true) Second and Third-gens didn't come with the highest-quality fit and finish from the factory, so some "stock" cars aren't perfect even if they've sat in a sealed garage their entire life.

Always have loved the second-gens because (in my opnion) they were the last of the "image" muscle cars. Loud paint and graphics, fender flares, turn-downs, maybe period-correct mag wheels, etc. A little cult statis doesn't hurt it's rep either. Still my favorite year for the Firebird. But Third-gens have that clean, simple "more bad a** than the same-year Corvette" look to them, even if they were down in the power department. Can't argue with the style either: it's eighties, but not outdated.
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« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2010, 06:08:13 PM »
The third gens are nice in many aspects, but the Camaro's of the same years really overshadow them in most people's minds. I don't even like the 80's Corvettes. Some of the third gen. T/A's made the Corvettes look sick.
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1980 T/A T-Top SE