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ThunderChicken

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Got a new baby in the garage!!!
« on: March 25, 2009, 07:17:35 AM »
I just picked this one up yesterday and wanted to share it with my fellow Bird lovers!!! 

305 TPI, WS6...she needs a little work, but she's in much better shape than the 83 was when I got it!  She's got 150k on the odometer, so I'll be rebuilding the motor soon, but isn't she gorgeous?!




She's got a homegrown paint job that will need some attention...mainly the spoiler looks bad, but she's a good ten-footer!  What do you think?   ;D  I'M in love!!!
Bethany
1988 Flame Red GTA, 305 TPI--Bone stock heart, Flowmaster exhaust, Wonderbar coming soon!
1995 Medium Teal Blue Metallic V6 Firebird

Stock(ish) 1983 Black and Gold T/A, Edelbrock 600 Carb, Performer 2101 Intake-SOLD

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Re: Got a new baby in the garage!!!
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 08:57:50 AM »
She is pretty. I hope you got her for a good deal. She is obviously going to be geting better attention than she has been. :)

ThunderChicken

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Re: Got a new baby in the garage!!!
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 02:17:25 PM »
She is pretty. I hope you got her for a good deal. She is obviously going to be geting better attention than she has been. :)

That's the truth!!  This morning I checked her out closer...

NO coolant in the reserve tank
NO oil on the dipstick
Oil in the pan was blackish
Transmission fluid was low
Air filter hadn't been cleaned the whole six months

Thankfully, there were no shavings in the oil!  If she'd had the car another six weeks, it would have blown up!

More photos, too...

Not bad!


Looking better...


WOW look at that fine backside!


And a close-up of the "home-grown" paint job!



I cranked the headlight down this morning, so that's a little improvement, and it will move on its own, just slower than the other.  We have our work cut out, but I think it will be worth the wait to see THIS one come back. :)
Bethany
1988 Flame Red GTA, 305 TPI--Bone stock heart, Flowmaster exhaust, Wonderbar coming soon!
1995 Medium Teal Blue Metallic V6 Firebird

Stock(ish) 1983 Black and Gold T/A, Edelbrock 600 Carb, Performer 2101 Intake-SOLD

gorin002

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Re: Got a new baby in the garage!!!
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2009, 01:25:26 PM »
a gta yeaaaa stil coolest cars

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Re: Got a new baby in the garage!!!
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