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LeighP

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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #80 on: May 27, 2018, 01:39:45 AM »
The only repro tanks I've seen are zinc galvanised  finished.....if you want ot paint it, do a little research on paint zinc bare metal parts, I believe the prep is a bit different to bare metal.
Project is looking great.  :cool:
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1976 Pontiac Trans Am
1967 Pontiac Firebird 400 convertible
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jpe

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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #81 on: May 27, 2018, 06:27:23 AM »
Thanks.

I think it looks quite nice as it is now, so I think I'll leave it. Maybe some thin coat of rust preventer that does dry  and does not change the color.

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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #82 on: June 03, 2018, 12:27:29 PM »
The project is proceeding a bit slowly as I need to do other things also but something done at least.
More tubing and wires installed. The motor is getting ready to be started soon.


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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #83 on: June 12, 2018, 11:48:29 AM »
Rest of smaller parts and the hood fixed and sanded.  Sprayed epoxy primer to them today, next some filler and then it's time to start prepping the whole car for paint with finer sanding.



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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #84 on: June 13, 2018, 02:56:38 AM »
You should have a good time in Vegas. Always something to do for sure.

Yes a lot to do and see here.
Another place not to miss is Shelby American even if you are not a Ford enthusiast.

Tried to find stores to buy parts for the bird but have not found one yet. Also my free time to find one gets limited now as the conference starts and it's why I'm here for.

Too bad , I’m just now reading this. I live in Vegas and could have given you some info on places to buy some car stuff. Plus recently I picked up a ton of Firebird parts that would might be useful for you.

Your project is a great build and looks like it is coming together quite well! Great job!
Jim

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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #84 on: June 13, 2018, 02:56:38 AM »

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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #85 on: June 13, 2018, 12:46:36 PM »
Thanks, yes I thought that there must be stores for old car parts also as the city is quite a big one. My plan is to visit Sema show some year so it's good to know who to ask stores to visit. We have a small f-body enthusiast group actually coming already this year, but I think my visits there are done for the 2018.


Sprayed some filler today, next I'll install the hood I think.



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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #86 on: June 13, 2018, 01:44:21 PM »
looking good, you must be getting excited to get your car on the road.
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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #87 on: June 13, 2018, 01:57:34 PM »
Oh yes. Have not driven a Pontiac 455 ever and can't wait to see how the car drives.
I have had two 2gen Camaros so I have a clue how it should drive.

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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #88 on: June 17, 2018, 11:03:12 AM »
Spoilers installed and ready for primer paint.


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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #89 on: June 17, 2018, 06:28:25 PM »
Good Deal.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #90 on: June 19, 2018, 12:00:45 PM »
Some flexible primer.


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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #91 on: June 20, 2018, 09:51:07 AM »
Excellent progress!

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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #92 on: June 22, 2018, 02:02:45 AM »
Thanks.

A day off work yesterday and a long day with the Bird.

Whole car exept the hood is now sanded up to a 1000 grid and the hood is on. The nose cone is not in it's correct place yet so there is a gap to front of the hood.
As the car has had some kind of collision to passenger side front corner I still had to adjust the fender a bit with a hammer to make it fit properly with the hood.

So some more bondo and sanding and primer and sanding again needed before painting the car.

But back in fever again this morning so it seems the car will not be back on road this month either.


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Re: 71 Firebird build, 'Finnbird'
« Reply #92 on: June 22, 2018, 02:02:45 AM »
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