1968 Firebird

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 68400BIRD, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. 68400BIRD

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    The car looks worse in the pictures than it does in person. Or at least that's what I keep telling myself. The good, solid frame rails,doors,trunk,trunk lid,roof,front pillars,rockers,and dash and firewall.
    The bad needs lower quaters,trunk extensions,lower front fenders,floor boards and work around the back window channel.
    The 400 engine has a complete rebuild along with headers, a mid size cam and a 650 holley carb. The tranny is a turbo 400 with a shift kit and every seal replaced. pics to come.
     
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  2. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Lifetime Gold Member

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    Is this the salvage yard refugee your MIL loves so much? ;)

    I haven't seen it since the engine/tranny fell into place a while back.... I'm patiently awaiting the pics, Rob! :D
     
  3. 68400BIRD

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    I found the car in Feb of 2008, Here are some pictures of the car still on the trailer.
     
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  4. 68400BIRD

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    [​IMG] A tight fit of the 400-400 combo going into the car.
    [​IMG] Here are the people that I tricked into coming help me on a brisk fall afternoon. From front to the back My older brother(Ray),(twisted)Terry,Myself(Rob) and(BTTB) Rick.
    [​IMG] It was fun getting the tranny and engine combo in with a hoist that was to small.
     
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  5. 68400BIRD

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    Yes, it is. I will have more pics this weekend. The PMD rims are on the car and I just got a brand new set of BF Goodrich tires for free. They are the TA touring stlye but they will do for now.
    I located the correct stock air cleaner along with the stock chrome valve covers.
     
  6. rhead007

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    i got original rims and tires for 68-69 fbird trim and centers
     
  7. olstyle

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    I'll bet you guys had fun, its cold here so it must be cold there too lol
     
  8. KJZ28

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    That is one of my favorite cars!!!
     
  9. BTTB71SS

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    Rob get those d@rn headers installed that i repaired for you yet;);)

    Was thinking about them and the trouble you are having getting them to the seat against the head.... How about building up the port holes flange area a little with welding a bead around them and then grinding to fit. Just a thought.
     
  10. 68400BIRD

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    Rick, I was thinking the same thing. I need to check again but I think it's only the front two exhaust ports. I was also wondering if there is any two part metal mix that might work. It would be sandwiched in between the gasket and head but I think the heat would be to much.
     

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