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Aryan's 1979 Firebird ~ The Fire Chicken

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Post by Reb Stew on June 28th 2014, 4:51 pm

I'd love to find out who use to own it. The car only has 53K miles on it so it's been babied. Problem is I think someone at one time wanted to do a Smokey and the Bandit jump into a football field. All 4 springs were busted when we got the car. You can see where the car looked like it was jumped and landed. The rocker all the way at the bottom is pushed up as well as the back floor, core support, cowl area where the bottom of the fender bolts to it and more. I also seen where the axle tube is leaking from the center section and 1 u bolt on left side was broke and one u bolt and a T bolt was broke on the right. I have seen U bolts break but never one of these T bolts. Seems funny the rest of the car is not that bad but the bottom is rough. No rust just dings and dents. I was really rough on mine years ago and had all 4 tires seeing air a few times. I can only wonder if some kid was having a blast with this thing when mommy would let him drive it. Like I said the car only has 53K miles and the front springs were so busted up we could not drive it when he got it. Something happened.

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Post by Reb Stew on June 28th 2014, 4:55 pm

If any F body guys do a spring swap watch the Moog rubber. They didn't fit the spring eyes. I even stuck them in the old springs to check and they where too small. I haven't called Summit Racing yet but either they sent me the wrong rubber or moog messed up. I had to use the old rubber at the back. It wasn't in that bad of shape so I may leave it unless I go with an aluminum bushing like I have in mine.
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Post by Cratethis on June 28th 2014, 5:23 pm

Lookin good!
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Post by Cratethis on June 29th 2014, 5:16 pm

That's an amazing difference!!!
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Post by Nanook on July 1st 2014, 6:47 am

Dang...now that is TIGHT!!!! Love it!Very Happy Best part of the picture though for me is seeing both 'birds sitting next to one another. Truly a father/son pic.Cool As it should be.

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Post by Reb Stew on July 1st 2014, 7:15 pm

Would you guys leave it or drop the back 2"?

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Post by Nanook on July 1st 2014, 7:17 pm

Reb Stew wrote:Would you guys leave it or drop the back 2"?

Leave it...don't mess with a nice subtle rake like it has. I always like to let things like this sit and either it grows on me or not. But that's just me.

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Post by Truxter Fordly on July 1st 2014, 7:24 pm

Put a couple of bags of mortar mix in the trunk and take some "after" photos and then we can vote..... (O:
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Post by 911TAZZ on July 1st 2014, 7:43 pm

I don't think I would. It looks pretty nice as it sits
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Post by Reb Stew on July 1st 2014, 8:27 pm

Springs are stiff. It was empty so I filled the tank. It sat the same. lol

To me growing up it looked like most stock bodies had a drop in the back more than a forward rake. Maybe not.

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Post by Nanook on July 1st 2014, 8:30 pm

Reb Stew wrote:Springs are stiff. It was empty so I filled the tank. It sat the same. lol

To me growing up it looked like most stock bodies had a drop in the back more than a forward rake. Maybe not.

That's because 2nd Gens are known for weak-*** springs out back. Give 'em a few years and they all had what I affectionately called '2nd Gen sag'.Laughing

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Post by 911TAZZ on July 1st 2014, 9:01 pm

My 79 had a forward rake to it. It only started to sag right before i sold it. I really miss it, even though it was a dog off the line.
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Post by Chris55 on July 2nd 2014, 12:38 am

Drop it, nuff saidTwisted Evil
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Post by Blue Eyed Devil on July 2nd 2014, 3:06 am

I would drop the rear a little more or try a tire with more sidewall. The rear fenderwell gap is pretty noticeable in comparison to the front. It pulls my eyes right to it, but that's one of those things I always notice. Makes me picky about it on my cars...
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Post by Kyle on August 18th 2014, 4:27 am

I am ready to start working on my car rebstewbouncei want to drop it and pant itaffraid
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Post by Reb Stew on August 19th 2014, 6:18 am

Soon son, soon...

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Post by Nanook on September 1st 2015, 4:54 pm

Looks good! Nice stance for sure.

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Post by Marty042 on September 1st 2015, 6:29 pm

I like it!
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Post by 911TAZZ on September 2nd 2015, 2:35 pm

Nice!
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Post by Kyle on December 30th 2015, 3:11 am

can i work on my car reb stew
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Post by Reb Stew on January 1st 2016, 11:47 pm

That's Dad to you and yes you can. lol

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