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Re: 1978 Firebird Seam-sealing locations guide
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2021, 02:01:52 AM »
Great information! Thanks for posting!
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Re: 1978 Firebird Seam-sealing locations guide
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2021, 06:33:08 AM »
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Re: 1978 Firebird Seam-sealing locations guide
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2021, 06:35:50 AM »
Great information Wallington, I have a feeling the factory did not closely adhere to this during assembly.
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Re: 1978 Firebird Seam-sealing locations guide
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2021, 06:54:10 AM »
I wonder how many cars were serviced by the dealers following these guidelines.  A lot of the seams shown are hidden and the owners would never know there was water intrusion until the rust started years later.  However, it is good information for anyone restoring their car.
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Re: 1978 Firebird Seam-sealing locations guide
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Re: 1978 Firebird Seam-sealing locations guide
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2021, 02:46:49 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: 1978 Firebird Seam-sealing locations guide
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2021, 09:48:38 PM »
Not only is it several diagrams all compiled in one place, a few new ones for clarification not printed elsewhere, it suits the restoration guys moreso than when new and points out a few areas not always obvious to seal.
« Last Edit: August 23, 2021, 09:59:39 PM by Wallington »

Re: 1978 Firebird Seam-sealing locations guide
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2021, 09:48:38 PM »
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