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04-11-2010 12:28 AM bare metal pics
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04-11-2010 12:27 AM went to the strippers
As I have learned- my firebird had spent some time back east before I owned it- hence the need to be chemically stripped.

So I rounded up the best replacement sheet metal I could find along with the rusty body and took it over to one of the only two local chemical strippers I'm aware of in the LA area.

The parts came out great, but the body needs another round in the tank. I brought it home yesterday, but found more caked on rust, so back it went. Hopefully I'll get it back next Friday.

I started to spray etching primer on the parts today and will continue tomorrow..


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02-22-2010 12:09 AM more pics
Just a few more teardown pics. Same car, less parts attached. My neighbor Brett helped build the dolly for me. It's awesome!

In other news is I picked up a second parts car today. It has a clean subframe, and a few other parts. I'll be pirating those and then selling off the rest.


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02-17-2010 01:10 AM 67 firebird part 2
OK, I bought this car thinking it was an unrestored original verdoro green 400 car. I knew the engine was wrong ,and I knew it didn't have the correct front bumper for a 400. Had I known it wasn't a 400 car, I probably would have passed because of the amount of rust it had.

Well, I have it, and I'm not one to abandon a car. So, here I am, now finding myself ordering some replacement sheet metal and will be having the car dipped to remove the rust.

I've ordered sheet metal and am in the process of tearing the car down. My neighbor, Brett, has been invaluable in helping me with this. He has built for me a car dolly, and helped me load the car up. As I'm tearing it down, I'm discovering even more rust. It's like I'm on the east coast all over again!

I'm up for a project





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02-17-2010 12:58 AM New Project- 1967 Firebird part 1
I bought this car one year ago, but have only recently started ot tear it down for the proper rebuild it needs.

The car is a '67 Firebird 326 H/O but was disguised as a 400 model even down to the correct year 400 engine (aren't they all...) Even I was fooled by the dual factory traction bars and what appeared to be the 400 emblem holes under the incorrect spoiler that came on the car. Wish I knew more about body tag decoding when I bought it.

It is, however, (for those who care) a 326 H/O car, original verdoro green, dlx interior, rally gauges, fold down rear seat, rear mount antenna, etc...

When I'm done with this car, it'll be ls powered with a 6 speed, updated suspension, brakes, etc. My goal is to build a high performance driver with occasional open track time.

I didn't start this project until recently as I needed the space and funding form selling my Belvedere. I was driving the car around locally..... Until now


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