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 ’68 Firebird of Jim Burrowes

A National Firebird and Trans Am Club 68jimburrowesfirebird 68firebirdjimburrowes2 68firebirdjimburrowes3featured car is the ‘68 Firebird of Jim Burrowes from Yellow Springs, Ohio. Here is his story:

My uncle bought the car when I was 15 years old. I relentlessly begged for it as it sat in a barn for 27 years. He finally let me purchase the car, and I have spent the past six years rebuilding it. I still have a lot of work left to do. So far I have replaced the suspension, brake system, floor pans, rear quarters and fenders. Additionally, I have rebuilt the transmission. The car had the wrong motor in it, so I found the right one and rebuilt it with lots of performance pieces. Most of the parts have been purchased and I am currently working on installing a new interior.

 

’68 Firebird of Ehron S. Stout from Easton, Illinois

A National Firebird and Trans Am Club featured car is the ‘68 Firebird of Ehron S. Stout from Easton, Illinois. Here is the story:

The following is the story as to how I came to own my 1968 Pontiac Firebird. While stationed in Japan with the U. S. Navy, I owned a 1967 Firebird convertible and sold it when my wife and I were expecting the birth of my son. After my son was born in May 2001, I decided to start looking for another first generation Firebird (in the U.S.) that he and I could eventually build as a father/son project.

I went to eBay and found a 1968 Firebird with no title, California Highway Patrol drug seized car, no rust, with an opening bid of $1600. The car was located in Sacramento, California and had been painted orange. The car was missing front seats, console, radiator, tail lights and other items. I placed a bid of $1600 and won the auction as the only bidder. I then had the car transported to Illinois where the car sat in storage. In the meantime, the seller in California contacted me and was able to obtain a clear California title.

After my retirement from the Navy in 2010, I began the frame off restoration. I placed the car on a homemade rotisserie and removed everything from the car. At that time, the following was conducted:

Capital City Powerdercoating, Springfiled, Illinois

Powdercoat (gloss black) subframe, new gas tank (maroon), inner fender wells, radiator supports, all bumper brackets, al A/C brackets, all pulleys, sway bard (maroon), all suspension components and rear brake drums.

Complete rebuild of numbers matching 350 Pontiac engine with #47 heads.

Conversion from TH400 to Muncie M-21

New: wiring, tubular upper and lower control arms, Magnaflow exhaust, stainless brake lines, fuel lines, disc brake conversion, radiator, A/C box interior and engine compartment, brake booster and master cylinder, 18 x 8 and 18 x 9 Riddler chrome wheels with Sumitomo tires, NVU gauges, hood tachometer, bumpers, emblems, polyurethane bushings, stainless steel body parts, carpet, deluxe door panels

Stan’s Auto Restoration and Collision

Stripped body to bare metal, new rear tail light panel, passenger door skin, front fenders, interior (seats rebuilt, headliner, dashpad repair), new front and rear window glass.

Car painted with 2013 Chevrolet Silverado maroon.

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Firebirds of Christian and Tracey Driscoll

‘68 Firebird of Christian Driscoll The 1968 Firebird has a fresh engine swap. in November of 2006.the preparations for the swap began. All new subframe, heater components, Hurst shifter, front end rubber, springs, 400 hood and more. I got her back in August 2007 and it a work in progress still but she‘ll do for now. The ‘79 formula is built for Canada. The gauges are in kilometers. She belongs to my wife Tracey. It does not have the 301 engine but has the 403 monster engine. ‘68 Firebird of Christian Driscoll 79 Formula of Christian Driscoll’s wife Tracey