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Unread 07-22-2011, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default 84' Firebird (For the picture lovers) LOTS.

I have had these on the computer for a while, so I figured i'd make a nice thread for the heck of it. I've had this car for going on 2 years now. It is my DD, but I may be getting a very nice 95' Grand Am SE to drive so I can take the time to finish what I want to do to it now. This is the day before I picked it up.




And this is the day I brought it home.





Removed the seat covers, and the endless amounts of random stuff stored in it, I cleaned the carpets, and swept it all out, along with some new floor mats.



Then it was time for the hard stuff. Some sanding.







Some bondo.



More Sanding.









Then it was time for some much needed maintenance from sitting for years.

1: Leaky tranny and fresh seal/filter/fluid







2: Tune-Up









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A little hard to work around. And new o2 Sensor.



PCV valve



Hose clamps for vacuum lines that were missing.



Right before the oil change.



Then a new "economy" cat-back exhaust. This is just temporary and cheap to replace the old rotting away one from sitting so long. Still looking for a nice sounding exhaust that I want to put on it. Also, new fuel lines, electric fuel pump.



Now let's get rid of the old radio, isn't even a cassette player! Pfff. Lol. Paid $50 for this in Indiana BNIB at some pawn shop.











Now it's prime time.













Then cleaned up the engine bay, new battery, Charged the A/C. Also the A/C was converted to R-134a before I owned it. And painted air pan.



The old lighter was rusted out and blew a fuse every time I plugged in my phone charger, so some rewiring, and new one installed.





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The old 2 back tires were dry rotted, and one went flat, so I went to a used tire place locally, and $50 got 2 larger slightly used rear tires put on. They didn't have the same size 65/15, so I went up on both in the back to 70/15's. Gives the car a nicer stance I think.





Then for my birthday, (The 3rd of this month) New colts floor mats.



And I'm out of $$$. The primer has lasted nicely until I can get a better job and afford the paint. I'm going with a viper or iroc blue. Just need a few body details worked in and she will be ready for it. Primer has lasted fine for a few months normal driving, plus she gets parked in the garage. Here are some recent shots.








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I had an 84 trans am, hated that car everyday of winter...loved the rest of the time. It was a top of the line model I picked up off my dad's friend, it had T-tops, 4 wheel disc brakes, six speaker sound system(factory), it was two tone paint with charcoal on top and grey at the bottom. It had the 305 HO with the hood scoop that was functional.
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I definitely love the car. Mine is pretty solid, and there isn't really any noises or racket a lot of thirdgen owners complain about. The 305 isn't exactly fast, but I wouldn't be complaining in that It would be nice to say it's a V8. Lol. I haven't driven this in winter conditions yet, but it doesn't really snow a lot down here, an inch if we're lucky. So I have yet to experience it. Haha.

Left on the list:

-Replace somewhat saggy headliner.
-Tint windows.
-4 new goodrich radial t/a's
-refinish rims
-paint of course
-refinish rear hatch plastics, and install custom box with amp&subs.

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I was thinking about it. Pretty sure i'll need spacers and everything too. Oh, and by the way, i'm in love with your goat. Haha.

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I was thinking about it. Pretty sure i'll need spacers and everything too. Oh, and by the way, i'm in love with your goat. Haha.
They make the right off set for a direct bolt on for the first wheel.

The second i'm not sure as the OEM one's I had from the factory where staggered back then the aftermarket ones year one had were not staggered and required a spacer they supplied for the front to clear the outer tie rod ends.

PS thanks I'm a pretty big Firebird fan also owned 4 so far 2nd and 3rd gen. Also a few camaro's. Like what you've done so far.
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