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#1 firebird_madness

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:01 AM

After a few years in storage and my other project wrapped up I was finally able to bring it home. Meet my 1967 Tempest.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:07 AM

Very cool Dan. Are we talking GTO clone?
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:08 AM

Thanks Joe.

No Sir, keeping her original, She still has the original OHC 6 in it and a 3 on the tree.
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:18 AM

Dan I'm loving it A Tempest, I have always had a sweet spot for them, my first car was a 70 tempest. Good luck I'll be looking for more pics of her as she gets cleaned up, Original is the only way to go with this one
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:18 AM

Verry cool I love those cars
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:24 AM

Thank you guys. I would really like to do a build thread here to share with you, but I don't want to offend anyone. I am still a Firebird guy at heart but I like the GTO, LeMans, and Tempest Equally. I am going to take TONS of Pics for this(Frame off), My 67 Bird will eventually get the same treatment.
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:55 AM

Offend somebody? It's still in the Poncho family! Great project, I like 60's Tempest myself. Looking forward to seeing this one come through. Sir, you're a madman!!!
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:16 AM

1 word for you Dan..... SWEET
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:59 AM

Offend somebody? It's still in the Poncho family! Great project, I like 60's Tempest myself. Looking forward to seeing this one come through. Sir, you're a madman!!!


See Izzy, this is why I am a member of this site. You guys(and Gals) are extremely supportive. Thank you Izzy.

1 word for you Dan..... SWEET


Thank you Jerry. My only regret is that the gang can't be here in person to be in on this project.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:47 AM

Well, if Bryon was down for a road trip he could pick me up, then at least two of us can swing by. LOL

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 10:58 AM

Izzy, you guys are always welcome here.

That would be excellent.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:11 PM

ROADTRIP!!!!! :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver:
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

Can't wait to see her getting restored.
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:37 PM

Swing by Illinois on the way Bryon and pick me up too. Dan we won't be offended. Post a thread. I want to watch this build.I love that body style. :picsorban: LOL
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 03:38 PM

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Rest In Peace, Pete, a.k.a. "Brother Rat" and Jay, our Firebird Brother!
Y'all two keep each other out of trouble up there, okay?

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 03:51 PM

That's great
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Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:06 PM

ROADTRIP!!!!! :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver: :driver:

Like I said Bryon, you guys are always welcome here.

Can't wait to see her getting restored.

Thank you Robert, I will take as many pics as possible

Swing by Illinois on the way Bryon and pick me up too. Dan we won't be offended. Post a thread. I want to watch this build.I love that body style. :picsorban: LOL

Bill, that would be great if you made it also. I will take tons and tons of pics. I just about have the garage re organized to start cleaning out the interior.

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Thank you Jim. That means a lot coming from you. Very cool Artwork, lol.

That's great

Thank you Tony.

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 06:13 PM

I have spent most of my day in the garage reorganizing it from the last project to get it ready for this one. Now I can start cleaning it out tomorrow after I go pick up a better shop vac.(Thanks for the recommendation Bryon). Here are a couple of interesting pics.

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I found these sitting in the back on the floor.


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I thought this was pretty interesting that the last time this car was on the road was sometime is 1972!

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

Well the plate was handed out in 1972, there are several tags on it I can see.. So if you peel back the first tag then add a yr for the tag after it, you should know what the last year was.



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I thought this was pretty interesting that the last time this car was on the road was sometime is 1972!


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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:39 PM

Sweet! My first car was a 67 Tempest, with the OHC6, but a 4 door from my grandmother. It only had 38k miles on it, but that was back in 1985, and being a young dumb kid, I hot rodded it and sold it. Car was perfect!

I would love to see you have a thread for it here!
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