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#1 cars-r-us

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  • Year: 1972
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  • Model: Formula
  • Engine: 350
  • Transmission: auto

Posted A week ago

I started my Project!!!  I bought this car 12/23/2013, yes 2013 ,as a Christmas gift to my shelf.  Now I'm done with my last 2 projects a 1970 cutlass and a 84 Chevy 4x4, and I'm starting my firebird build. It has set outside almost the whole time I have owned it. I knew it was in bad shape when I bought it, but I had one way back in high school ( 1982 ) and fell in love with this car. So I have a long job ahead of me. My step Daughter has clamed this as her car, and wants it as part of her inheritance. So I told her to pick a color for exterior, and a interior color, plus what motor and trans she wants. I was happy she wants a 455, and 4 speed. exterior will be Carousel red , with tan interior. I'm not crazy about the tan interior, but the car was factory sundance orange, 

     Carousel red is great with me, my old 69 judge was that color, and I liked it. I'm not planning any factor correct , numbers matching restoration, the car is a esprit, but I'm going trans am clone. Some will hate that , others will not care. Just building for me , and my step daughter, the way she wants it!

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#2 1973-Formula

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Posted A week ago

Nice project!

 

Looking forward to see more.



#3 D Bergy

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Posted A week ago

Nice to have a lift.

Good luck with the project. I hope your step daughter gets her hands dirty also.

Dan

#4 Papa Tango

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Posted A week ago

Good start Troy!

Someday, when I grow up, I'm going to have a garage with a lift!

Pete



#5 cars-r-us

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Posted 4 days ago

made good progress today


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#6 cars-r-us

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Posted 4 days ago

motor and trans pulled, and windshield removed . Now I have to stop, and take my wife Christmas Shopping.

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#7 Mickey_London

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Posted 4 days ago

Going to be a great project.
Looking forward to the updates and pictures.
Mick

#8 cars-r-us

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Posted 3 days ago

Some people should not work on cars ( first picture) . everything removed from firewall and interior. Now onto bottom of car.

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#9 cars-r-us

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Posted 2 days ago

todays progress .

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#10 ZumpTA

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Posted 2 days ago

Got to admit, that's the first time I've seen HAVC/Sprinkler system wiring in a car.  ...not my first wire nut though, seen that more than I care to admit.  Looking forward to all your progress.


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#11 cars-r-us

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  • Model: Formula
  • Engine: 350
  • Transmission: auto

Posted A day ago

Put the car on a rotisserie today. Hope it will be a big help, I never used one before. There is a lot of rust ! I knew that when I bought it, but more then I thought, Will have to add some bracing, before I start cutting into it.

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#12 JOE68

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Posted A day ago

your moving right along.   is that a couple of olds in the background ?



#13 NOT A TA

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Posted A day ago

My bird is an Esprit turned TA clone so I'm all for it! You've certainly got some work ahead of you replacing all that metal, you sure it wouldn't be better to look for a better shell?

 

And yes RED is a great choice IMO! ahahaha

 

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