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    1. #1
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      69 Firebird street beast.

      Just a bit on the car, I found it locally knowing full well these type of projects take time and money. My plan is to build a pro turning type car while keeping the stock Firebird appearance. Minor body mods. Factory Pontiac block (455). Mini tub, wide tires and well you get it. Luckily I have a dad thatís a licensed retired body man and me being in the business for about 10 years before changing careers. So not worried about the cost of bodywork. I get to save a ton on this part. Hereís a few pics of the work after two years.
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      So that was disassembly. Fun times!!

      Hereís some cut and repair and weld back in.

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      Hereís the firewall smoothing.
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      Now I made a body jig. Needed to replace my frame rails and trunk floor.
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      Car is on the jig. Just skinned the doors.
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      Started cutting out the old rusty crap in the back.
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      Here is some of the completed wheel wells and trunk floor etc.
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      Fitting quarters deck lid and filler panel and tail panel. Man had hell with the passenger side.
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      Now with epoxy primer.
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      Now. Off the jig to fit the front end and see how all this goes.
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      Well that the way she is right now. I also repaired a frame I had to get. Just the mounts. Next is blasting all the bumper pieces and get them painted so I can start to fit the bumper to the front. I also pulled the trigger on suspension with a big thanks to Rod at suspension geek. I canít wait till all these parts start to come. Itíll keep me busy for sure.
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    2. #2
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      Wow come a long way. Looks great. Its nice to know how to do all that definitely saves u alot of money

    3. #3
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mark69bird View Post
      Just a bit on the car, I found it locally knowing full well these type of projects take time and money. My plan is to build a pro turning type car while keeping the stock Firebird appearance. Minor body mods. Factory Pontiac block (455). Mini tub, wide tires and well you get it. Luckily I have a dad thatís a licensed retired body man and me being in the business for about 10 years before changing careers. So not worried about the cost of bodywork. I get to save a ton on this part. Hereís a few pics of the work after two years.
      Car looks really great Mark! Notice you are going with a TA style hood, that style of hood really looks great!!

      Will be keeping an eye out on this project as the 69 Bird is near/dear to me. Pic of my car attached. Name:  IMG_3176.jpg
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      Cheers,
      Brian.

    4. #4
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      Quote Originally Posted by gto406 View Post
      Car looks really great Mark! Notice you are going with a TA style hood, that style of hood really looks great!!

      Will be keeping an eye out on this project as the 69 Bird is near/dear to me. Pic of my car attached. Name:  IMG_3176.jpg
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      Cheers,
      Brian.
      Thanks. Itís a lot of work but knowing you build it makes it all worth it. Hereís the next one! Have to have one f each. Name:  IMG_1199.jpg
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    5. #5
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      Quote Originally Posted by gto406 View Post
      Car looks really great Mark! Notice you are going with a TA style hood, that style of hood really looks great!!

      Will be keeping an eye out on this project as the 69 Bird is near/dear to me. Pic of my car attached. Name:  IMG_3176.jpg
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      Cheers,
      Brian.
      Very nice bird!

    6. #6
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mark69bird View Post
      Very nice bird!
      Thanks - the drop top looks awesome too!

      Canít wait to see how they turn out. 🤟🏼

    7. #7
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      Nice work!

    8. #8
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      Wow, great start to a thread and I love seeing other 69 Firebirds! I'll look forward to the progress.
      http://www.TheFOAT.com/92GTA
      1969 Pontiac Firebird
      w/Butler 535ci IAII aluminum block & Edelbrock 340cfm heads (on order). Primer black w/black interior.
      1992 Pontiac Trans Am GTA w/SLP Performance Package. Dark Jade Grey Metallic, grey leather, T-Tops.

    9. #9
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      Thumbs up!
      07 Jeep GC-SRT8
      01 Lightning (sold)
      96 Impala SS (sold)
      93 RX-7 Twin Turbo (sold)
      90 Wrangler 413 cid (AMC 401 +0.060)
      79 Trans Am WS6
      71 Formula 400 (sold)
      72 Formula 350 (sold)
      71 Firebird 350 (sold)
      69 Firebird 462 cid (455 +0.030)

    10. #10
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      Just a few updates. Blasted and painted all 22 pieces of the bumper parts. Crazy how many pieces puts this together. Name:  IMG_1636.jpeg
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      Received suspension stuff this week. Like Christmas time again. Thanks again to Rod at suspension geek.
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      Made a quick axle stand. Nothing fancy. Will do the job.
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      And last. Fitting all those pieces to the front end. Man what a pain lining everything up. Still have some work there but moving along.
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      Installed the rear wing. And fitted the bumper. Donít like how far the bumper ends stick out. So Iím working at tucking them in a bit.Name:  63139185984__60BC6018-EF23-4A0D-94AF-746BA3F1E40A.jpeg
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    11. #11
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      That is definitely not the cleanest starting point I have ever seen.

    12. #12
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      Nice work!

      Don
      1969 Camaro - LSA 6L90E AME sub/IRS
      1957 Buick Caballero - huge project
      1959 El Camino - Ironworks frame
      1946 Chevy pickup patina project
      1956 Cameo - full C5 suspension/drivetrain

    13. #13
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      You do some nice work! The car looks great and I see a lot of changes to the garage too. Nice job.
      Wayne
      Car FINALLY home !!!!!! lol
      Project FNQUIK https://www.pro-touring.com/showthre...ghlight=FNQUIK

    14. #14
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      Man, I wish I had the talent, drive, patience , and time to do something like that. Bravo!

    15. #15
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      Car is coming together Mark! and thanks for the business brother!!

    16. #16
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      Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
      Car is coming together Mark! and thanks for the business brother!!
      Thank you Rod. Iíll be sure to pick your brain on more setup and parts to put on this bad boy.

    17. #17
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      Great progress!

      Front end of this model year a pain in the a** to assemble for sure! 🤟🏼

      Are those rear suspension pieces? Looks like your going coil-over.

      Cheers
      Brian.

    18. #18
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      Quote Originally Posted by gto406 View Post
      Great progress!

      Front end of this model year a pain in the a** to assemble for sure! 🤟🏼

      Are those rear suspension pieces? Looks like your going coil-over.



      Cheers
      Brian.
      Thanks Brian. Yes I bought ridetech front and rear kits with coil-overs.


    19. #19
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      "....And last. Fitting all those pieces to the front end. Man what a pain lining everything up. Still have some work there but moving along." I feel your pain, lining up the front is next to impossible. I been working on getting my 69 firebird front end aligned for a while. It basically stalled my project. Your car is looking good!

    20. #20
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      Where did you get your new body panels from? Are you happy with the fit of them?

      Ken
      If there is a hard way to do something, I'll find it!
      My other car is a Vega.

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