Author Topic: 1970 pics in progress  (Read 14083 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline T/A Kid

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 783
  • Referrals: 0
1970 pics in progress
« on: December 04, 2010, 04:32:52 PM »
    Some of you know I've been looking for a 70 - 73 firebird I bought one today it is a 1970 base firebird no engine or transmission it originally had a 350 with a automatic.
    Not sure how I will go about this one I have a 400 with a automatic I guess I'll decide as I go. I had looked all over all that I found were cars rusted out bad underneath, floor pans, trunk, however the bottom looked good on this one just one small place in the radiator mount. The guy had it painted and then restoration stall out on it shows 67000 the seats look good but I know they had to be recovered they look too good, however the hood come up missing or stolen, so far the body looks real nice I supposed it being stored inside his garage made all the difference.

101_2738

Hmm the blue and black body don't match too well was originally a blue body
sorry I checked all the fries are gone probably build sheet too.

101_2742

101_2744


   
« Last Edit: December 22, 2012, 05:23:04 PM by T/A Kid »
In memory of my big brother Jimmy
miss ya everyday bud.
_______________________
Tommy

Offline 4speed76

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1222
  • Referrals: 0
Re: New to me 1970
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2010, 04:56:35 PM »
It looks like a pretty solid base.  I always loved the 1970-1973 front end.
1976 T/A project
2009 Honda CRV
2001 Honda Civic

Offline Jolley_Man666

  • Adv. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1738
  • Referrals: 0
Re: New to me 1970
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2010, 05:19:50 PM »
It looks like a decent car to build on, what are your plans for it?
1979 Heritage Brown T/A- 455 Olds Rocket

Offline T/A Kid

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 783
  • Referrals: 0
Re: New to me 1970
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2010, 07:19:21 PM »
I've always liked the ram air hood I think I will try to find one ,then go from there maybe a new paint job one of these days.
In memory of my big brother Jimmy
miss ya everyday bud.
_______________________
Tommy

Offline Nexus

  • Adv. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2965
  • Referrals: 0
Re: New to me 1970
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2010, 09:11:40 PM »
Very nice... I look forward to the rebuild thread on it!!!!
Charlie
1979 Transpit...(T/A Clone) (19 years and counting)

Offline Frode_skj

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1156
  • Referrals: 0
Re: New to me 1970
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2010, 06:11:22 AM »
Looks like a nice place to start :) Good luck with it :) a formula ram air hood would be nice on it :D
"79 Trans Am tenth Anniversary Edition"
"81 Turbo Trans Am"
Sad to see that people part out T\A's :( especially saveable ones

Offline y88rick

  • Lifetime Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7708
  • f bodies suck. Don't buy one lol
  • Referrals: 0
Re: New to me 1970
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2010, 09:23:51 AM »
i have a special love for the 70-73's take really good care of it dude.
Too many birds, not enough food.

Offline rad400

  • Adv. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 2102
  • Referrals: 0
Re: New to me 1970
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2010, 10:25:21 AM »
Sweet looking firebird. Good luck with the project.
Conrad
79 Trans am 400 t400 3500 stall #12 heads holley 750 vac carb. Torker II intake 3:73:1 gears 12 bolt rear.

Offline T/A Kid

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 783
  • Referrals: 0
Re: New to me 1970
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2010, 01:05:10 AM »
Started pulling the interior out checking out the floor. I think mice love Firebirds this was all under the back seat I wonder if a build sheet is chewed up in that mess?
101_2751

I've seen worse but certainly need work will be alble to tell how much after the sand blasting.
101_2754

Front seat area looks good
101_2755

Hmm rear seat has some more ventilation holes on passenger side driver side looks ok, what do you think guys patch or order new pan sections ?
101_2758
In memory of my big brother Jimmy
miss ya everyday bud.
_______________________
Tommy

Offline T/A Kid

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 783
  • Referrals: 0
Re: Found termites pics 1970
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2010, 03:03:18 PM »
I did some sand blasting to see how bad the floor pan is look like I will need some floor pans :o

101_2764

101_2766

I found a hood a couple of hours away, I picked it up last week will need a little work but not much, no I didn't paint it yellow the guy before me did it what is it with people painting a car a crazy color like yellow ? ;) not sure what color I will go back with yet maybe marina blue or key lime green.

101_2768
In memory of my big brother Jimmy
miss ya everyday bud.
_______________________
Tommy

Offline kjkjkcjkcj

  • Lifetime Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3584
  • Referrals: 0
Re: Found termites pics 1970
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2010, 04:54:35 PM »
wow it looks like a great start for a project.  with a car in that solid shape, i would def just replace those floor pans just to make it perfect.  Judging by the new hood are you planning another yellow car???
-1979 Trans Am Ws6, W72 400, holley 650, #62 heads (toy)
-Silverado 1500 (daily driver)



Offline T/A Kid

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 783
  • Referrals: 0
Re: Found termites pics 1970
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2010, 09:08:41 PM »
No hood was just bought painted already, I'm thinking key lime green or more likely marina blue.
In memory of my big brother Jimmy
miss ya everyday bud.
_______________________
Tommy

Offline T/A Kid

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 783
  • Referrals: 0
Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2011, 12:40:47 PM »
Ah the smell of Kroil to remove rusted bolts and dust from 40 years ago, I finally got started back on the project not a lot of progress but at least I'm moving.
    Some of the bolts came out fine but I had some of the spring clip nuts that had rusted so bad the twisted into.

101_2806

101_2807
In memory of my big brother Jimmy
miss ya everyday bud.
_______________________
Tommy

Offline y88rick

  • Lifetime Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7708
  • f bodies suck. Don't buy one lol
  • Referrals: 0
Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2011, 02:27:23 PM »
good work so far looks like this one went to a good home.
Too many birds, not enough food.

Offline CT Bird Fan

  • Sr. Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 1106
  • Dave
  • Referrals: 0
Re: Finally got some sheet metal off pics 1970
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2011, 07:20:26 PM »
Awesome! I can't wait to see more pics/progress! Those early Formula hoods are my favorite of all the 2nd gen hoods!

I am envious of you guys with multiple birds!!
Gone but not forgotten - 1979 Formula, 1980 Esprit.

Being birdless sucks!