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Aryan's 1979 Firebird ~ The Fire Chicken

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Post by Kyle on May 24th 2011, 3:24 am

I traded my Mustang for a 79 firebird. I like the body style better. These are my favorite cars. I asked dad if I could trade for a Trans Am. We looked for a long time. Everything we looked at was junk. Then we found this. cheers




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Post by Kyle on May 24th 2011, 3:26 am

He brought it to me. afro

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Post by Kyle on May 24th 2011, 3:29 am

Dad gave me some parts. The dome light was missing.

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Post by Kyle on May 24th 2011, 3:32 am

I dont care for the steering wheel. Dad gave me this T/A wheel.
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Post by Kyle on May 24th 2011, 3:33 am

I need some mag wheels.
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Post by falconwagon62 on May 24th 2011, 3:42 am

pix please little man....but I have to say....ford then GM...remind me to beat you when I see you!!! lol.....

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Post by RebStew on May 24th 2011, 3:57 am

falconwagon62 wrote:pix please little man....but I have to say....ford then GM...remind me to beat you when I see you!!! lol.....

I had to post the pics for him. It took him an hour to write all that stuff. lol...

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Post by RebStew on May 24th 2011, 4:10 am

The steering wheel bugs me. This is the ONLY thing I have left of my 79 that Amy wrecked. As you can see she bent the wheel when she hit the truck head on.

Almost all the body work was done and it was close to getting a new coat of red paint on the car.


I thought this was an easy fix. I held it down and gave it a pull. It bent at the holes. I spent an hour with two rags, dolly & hammer and even a big rubber mallet to get the wheel back straight. It turned out pretty good. I almost tossed it when it doubled over at the holes.


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Post by junkyard junky on May 24th 2011, 4:15 am

Love the look of the tailights and no rear spoiler.

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Post by RebStew on May 24th 2011, 4:30 am

junkyard junky wrote:Love the look of the tailights and no rear spoiler.
I think the car would look killer with a buff job, tinted windows and some nice wheels. He doesn't think so. I can't talk him out of the rear spoiler. He is also wanting a T/A hood and shaker. He may change his mind but he has his hart set on a T/A clone. I explained to him how clean it would look if he just left it alone but he's not having it.

We looked at a lot of T/A's. The problem was they were all rust buckets or beat to death. This car has 49K original miles on it. I know these cars well. Every place that they rust I was all over it. Floors, frame rails are perfect. Under the rear bumper there is a part of the body that rust like crazy. This one is spotless. The corner dash pieces that rust when the windhield seal gets old is perfect. There are two small rust holes in the 1/4's forward of the wheels. About the size of a quarter. Easy fix and the only rust I have found. I told Aryan that he could do what he wants but this base model Bird was in better shape than any T/A or Formula we looked at. So if he wants to clone a T/A that's up to him I guess. At least the body is solid and I don't have to patch it all up. Very Happy

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Post by RebStew on May 24th 2011, 6:00 am

They run the front end into something and bent the tag holder back into the nose. It had to come off. It left the nose with pushed in spots under the tag. Depending on if the nose takes it shape back will depend on if another plate bracket will go back on it. Hopefully it comes out. If not I have a bracket that is not bent.


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Post by RebStew on May 24th 2011, 6:02 am

We also scraped the formula wording and stripes off the nose.

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Post by RebStew on May 24th 2011, 6:12 am

Kyle wrote:I need some mag wheels.
Aryan is trying to come up with some cash to buy the wheels Jonathan(junkyard junky) has for sale that was on that 3rd gen Camaro. He has his 5 rally II rims for sale for $40.00 and the rare 10th Anniversary Trans Am wheels. The anniversary wheels don't come with the caps. We are keeping those for another set of wheels we have. $150 on the 10th Anniversary wheels, they have okay tires on them too. Same as a Turbo T/A also. If you know of anyone that needs some Pontiac rims let him know about these.
5 of these:


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Post by hotrodaaron77 on May 24th 2011, 6:18 am

good job little man does this have the 301 or 350
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Post by Crucial on May 24th 2011, 8:21 am

looks good ... personally i like the look of the rear spoiler and the early formula hoods ... are they interchangeable?







but b4 i did a shaker hood i'd consider this one for sure
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Post by RebStew on May 24th 2011, 5:33 pm

You can't use the early Formula hoods unless you change the nose. I love the 70 thru 73 F bodies. He's stuck on that 79 front end though.

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Post by hotrodaaron77 on May 24th 2011, 6:57 pm

maybe he will fig out what to do with those lower plastic pieces i see his dont have any either
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Post by hotrodaaron77 on May 24th 2011, 6:57 pm

there is a 73 nose on cl for 300
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Post by Kyle on May 25th 2011, 1:11 am

I like the color on 70 gto oringe lol!
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Post by Z-YOU on May 25th 2011, 4:00 am

Transformation into a '79 Formula would give you the rear spoiler and the newer Formula hood. Keep the Ralley II wheels, pick up the appropriate hood, and all you basically need is the lower body striping. Then you've got a car you really don't see all that often.

I never was really a fan of the front fender vents and the fender wheel spoilers on the TA. I ordered a new TA with all that stuff on it and I even wished at the time that I had ordered the Formula instead.
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Post by RebStew on May 25th 2011, 5:49 am

Kyle wrote: I like the color on 70 gto oringe lol!
Aryan's favorite color is orange. He wants to paint it orange. I'm not much on Hugger Orange but I showed him a picture of a car that was 70 GTO Orbit Orange. He went nuts over it. It may end up that color. Not as bright as Hugger.

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Post by RebStew on May 25th 2011, 5:50 am

hotrodaaron77 wrote:good job little man does this have the 301 or 350
301 for now. He's already asking for a big block for it.

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Post by hotrodaaron77 on May 25th 2011, 8:07 am

got this nice 350,,,,,
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Post by Truxter Fordly on May 25th 2011, 9:49 pm

Steve,

I might have Aryan a free rear spoiler and a few other things for the 'bird.
PM me.
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Post by RebStew on May 30th 2011, 6:54 am

If you leave a car sitting please drain the gas!

Yesterday was the Fire Chicken's first drive on Newport streets. It made it around one block and only quit 2 times. I was thinking it was more of a Smoking Chicken than a Fire Chicken. It wouldn't run at all. No power and anything other than a little off idle would kill it. I made it to the front of the house and parked it before I had to call a tow truck.

This morning I grabbed two gallons of gas and mixed in some Stable Gas Treatment. Put it in the tank and she started up and ran a little better. I moved it around the block and you could give it some gas. It still sounded bad. Like it was running off 6 plugs. I drove out through Wilder and put 30 bucks, 8 gallons of gas in it Mad I started back to Newport and it was running a little better. It at least made speed limit this time.

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