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1970 Firebird Restoration
« on: April 28, 2014, 03:25:34 PM »
Ok I have finally made enough progress that I can start a post on my project.  I originally purchased this red formula thinking I would start with a mostly complete car that may need some repaint and details finished up.   Well I was wrong and my pocket book is paying for it.  After taking my new bird apart I found it needed new quarters,  floor pans, trunk floor, fenders, roof, rockers hinge pillars, cowls and so on.  So basically I paid alot of money for a new interior, rebuilt engine and tranny and  some nice wheels and tires.  not what I was wanting to find out.  But fortunately I was able to find a donor car that would yield me most of the original sheet metal I needed.
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Re: 1970 Firebird Restoration
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 03:36:46 PM »
here is the car after I disassembled  it

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Re: 1970 Firebird Restoration
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2014, 04:06:09 PM »
The donor car I found
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Re: 1970 Firebird Restoration
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2014, 04:07:28 PM »
car back from media blast in vera prime.  Used Rust Bullet for the floor pans and interior.

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Re: 1970 Firebird Restoration
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 04:14:31 PM »
got my lift installed makes life alot easier.  new quarter skins and rocker pannels on.

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Re: 1970 Firebird Restoration
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 04:19:54 PM »
new 3.41 posi installed and detailed along with the motor

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Re: 1970 Firebird Restoration
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 04:21:40 PM »
one side close to finished.

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Re: 1970 Firebird Restoration
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014, 07:40:00 AM »
trying to get better pics











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Re: 1970 Firebird Restoration
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2014, 09:07:51 PM »
Looking great, man. I too, started out with a rough car, and have paid through the nose to finish a car that could've been crushed.

I've learned an expensive lesson but hoping to gain a nice car in the process. I've come to the realization that the only thing to do is try to enjoy the process. The 1970 is probably my favorite Trans Am; I'm looking forward to watching your progress.

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Re: 1970 Firebird Restoration
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2014, 10:03:56 PM »
Looking really good! 
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Re: 1970 Firebird Restoration
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2014, 05:24:39 PM »
Got a lot more done this summer.  new PTFB suspension, under carriage refinished. And my 455 rebuilt




 

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Re: 1970 Firebird Restoration
« Reply #11 on: September 30, 2014, 09:05:09 PM »
Looks great!
Our engines look a lot alike!
I love the underside, and how clean everything is.
Awesome man.
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Re: 1970 Firebird Restoration
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2015, 10:23:54 AM »
been a while since I posted anything but here it is a lot closer.  I guess there never really done.


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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2015, 10:28:51 AM »
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