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Post by 4SPEED on Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:45 pm

my wife and I went a picked up her new ride tonight. there's a little rust, but it came with every thing it needs.

how do you guy feel about a 68 bird?

it came with / quarters, fenders, doors, tail panel, full floor, trunk floor and inner wheel fenders. all new and some of it OEM GM











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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:32 pm

Nice find. It is getting harder to find a first generation project these days.

Just fifteen years ago this car would have been put out as a parts car. Now these cars are being saved and restored.

This looks like a former 1968 Verdoro Green Sprint Six car. It has the standard interior and has at least two of the Rallye II wheels. Did you get any paperwork with it or have you run the VIN number to see how the car came from the factory?

What motor and transmission were you planning on putting in this Firebird? Do you have a motor now?


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Post by mr71transam on Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:46 pm

That's going to be a Great project. We already know that the body work won't be a problem for you. So start the project and keep the pictures and updates comming.

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Post by 4SPEED on Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:06 pm

is a #'s 350 car. the only thing is the front nose is for the 68 400 bird. the 350 didnt have the emblem or the bar in the grilles.

its a 223378 vin a auto 350 firebird YJ 350 block , power steering, manual brakes. 265hp

I was told it had deluxe interior. so I told Lori to send off for the PHS for it.

it is a 68 built is 67 most of the date codes on it are late 67 the vin is in the very low 8000 ( 108xxx ) of 50,006
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Post by 4SPEED on Sat Aug 07, 2010 12:52 am

here is a few pic






lori came down to the shop and did some work on it . she took the column and pedals out.



here is the trunk pan. all the hangers and shock towers on it. as long as they fit , they should work nicely


pics of bracing and more cutting.


Lori in her work boots :Smile










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Post by mr71transam on Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:54 pm

Dam not much left of the original body. But I can already tell you have every thing under control. If you run into any problems. Please tell show us how you managed to over come them.

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Detailed pictures would be Great.

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Post by 4SPEED on Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:27 pm

Well I can tell you it's just like a big puzzle. only U.S. and China puzzle pisces dont fit together well Rolling Eyes

when you get ready to kick it , just walk away from it. figure on a long day per quarter.
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Post by mr71transam on Wed Sep 01, 2010 2:47 pm

At the rate you normally work on your projects. It must be almost ready for Paint. So how is it comming.

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Re: New Bird In The Nest

Post by Don on Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:51 am

I would love to see the pics but they are not showing for me. All I see is the Photobucket messege.

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Post by 4SPEED on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:03 pm

http://s846.photobucket.com/albums/ab27/4_SPEED/68/

here ya go. sorry , its been 6 months sence I've worked on it.
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Post by Don on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:57 pm

Nope, link doesn't work....asks me for password.

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Post by 4SPEED on Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:26 pm

Don wrote:Nope, link doesn't work....asks me for password.

try it now ,, I unlocked it.
http://s846.photobucket.com/albums/ab27/4_SPEED/68/

here is a few just in case
there is alot more done then in the pics , I really need to get it updated. trunk and floor pan are in . I need the install the frame rails and front frame to get it back to roller.


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Post by Don on Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:19 am

Yep, that link worked now.

Thats not a 68 Firebird...thats a pile of parts! Wink

Can't wait to see it finished. It's gonna be nice.

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Post by 4SPEED on Thu Mar 03, 2011 9:28 am

thanks , I think? pirat

I'll do my best on it. it should be nice enough for local car shows.
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Re: New Bird In The Nest

Post by Martin on Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:33 pm

Doug,
Seeing your work I know that car will turn out excellent.....A+ my friend! Very Happy
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Re: New Bird In The Nest

Post by mr71transam on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:27 pm

One good thing about the First Gen. You can get all the body parts. Not so true on early Second Gen.

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