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Old 06-12-2022, 10:21 PM
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and most recently, this 1967 Firebird 400 found a new home at my place. Also a good deal it too came with a lot of parts as the seller claimed to have been collecting parts for 20 years. I'm not sure how many #'s matching Firebird 400's there are still out there, but but I've probably claimed my allotment by now so I'm keeping this one, even though it needs a bit more work to bring it back.

I want to make a driver out of this one, so it won't be too radical, but it definitely won't be a stock restoration, either. I'll probably post a build thread here so stay tuned. For now I'm tearing it down so I can get it media blasted. Some parts of this car are very solid, while others not so much. it's quite inconsistent, really. Most of the fasteners came off with ease, even the clipped on nuts that hold the leaf springs all came off in one piece, but that tunk is gone.
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Man, just read your whole build! What a well detailed build and done by you in your garage, impressive to say the least. Now I get to the end and see that you're about to start another Firebird! Giving the readers what they want! Haha.
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Thanks for updating us. Congrats on getting the firebird featured at SEMA. That must have been cool. Hope you're able to get some track time with it this year. Good luck with the new one!
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I'm in for watching another of your builds!!
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Thanks, guys, and it's great to see some old names and hear from ya, too
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As I get into this build I'm starting off with some small unglamorous things as my free time permits. I've been de rusting some parts and rattle canning them black, and setting them out of the way. I also need to repair the subframe as I plan to use this one instead of the restored one that came with this car. I sold that one, along with all the stock restored parts that were on it as I plan to do some mods and reinforcements on this anyway.

The front passenger end was smashed in and that needed fixing. I enlisted my neighbor to help get me started as he has a oxy acetylene torch to really heat up the metal so we could start to push it back to where it should be. Afterwards I decided to just rebuild the sides to get a cleaner look to them.
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more pics...

one quick frame mod I pulled off this afternoon is a reinforcement for the idler arm. It always bugged me on these frames that the driver side has so much more strength by comparison where the steering box bolts up- shaped metal, the sleeves for the bolts, etc whereas the pass side just bolts up to a flat panel. no ribbing, no reinforcement, none. So I made an additional plate to weld up on the inside with a rib to help give it some lateral strength and plug welded it in.

More mods to come.
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