Oh man, your story actually made my hard pound! I went through a similar experience with my body guy, but ended up getting the car done by him, for more$ than quoted/anticipated. I did take him to small claims court, but what was going against me was that I could have pulled the car long time ago. I am sure glad to hear you got you car out of there. I would under no circumstances let him talk you into "getting the work done" anymore. Avoid that [censored] at all cost! If you have documentation and the text conversations with him, I would draft up a letter, send certified mail/return receipt giving him an ultimatum of say 14 days to return your parts or the cash to cover, mentioning you will not pursue legal action for the the time lost, u-haul truck, transporters etc. See what he comes back with. Round two would be have a lawyer draw up a letter, round 3 small claims or even file lawsuit against him. Sure glad you got your car out of there! Hang in there, give your baby a hug and find a retired body man close to you to finish it up. Wish you all the best, and good luck!
Putting in new headliner and windlace around the car is in pretty sad shape after removing what’s everyone using to replace it I see classic offers an oem replacement which is quite pricey I’ve goggle it and I see that a lot of places are using a stock windlace double lip style My cars not stock so it doesn’t need to be factory but I want it to last and not fall off in a year
I am looking for pictures for your 1967 Firebird with Starlight Black paint. I am going to repost some of them as examples of the different paint schemes: Solid, Two-Tone, Convertible, Vinyl Top, and of course Coupe.
So I made some progress and wanted to share it with some fellow Pontiac enthusiasts out there.
I pulled the alternator from my next project, a 68 GTO, and now get 14.1V with the firebird engine running. GEN needle no longer moves as I rev the engine. Best part is that the alternator I pulled from the GTO had a 22 April 1968 date code on it and it still works!
Also, I spoke with a Wise tech about their VR715 voltage regulator & how hard they are to find. Tech said Wise is getting back in the VR business April/May 2020 timeframe. He said most of those sold as Duralast but supposevly manufactured by Wise are cheap knock-offs. He also said the solid state VRs MUST be grounded before power is applied or they frequently short.
So, last problem I am chasing - with the engine off I depress the brake pedal and the GEN needle swings once (very fast) to the left and then settles slightly to the left of neutral. Stays that way for as long as I keep the pedal depressed. Same for parking lights - fast swing to the left and then settles to the left of neutral.
Got back Saturday night from the week in Vegas. It was a blast. Man, that was a lot of walking. Lots to see and do. Don't think I saw too much that was new or innovative among the products displayed but there were a few that had a new take on an old idea. We walked and looked for 4 days and I know we didn't see it all. Well worth the effort. I'd do it again.
Tomorrow nite, 5-9 PM, GC has a free Buffet for all military vets. Guests must pay. But they have a senior citizen discount. I'll be there, at my nearest location, along with my brother-n-law & our wives. Love to pig out at GC !
I relisted it. The hole at the top is for a power antenna, but I used it for my power top. Either way, I want to sell it since I am returning to the black version correct for a customer interior. This was for the deluxe interior. Hope someone is interested for the right car. I have a reserve set at what I paid for it 15 years - slightly more than the repo's that are now being reproduced but without woodgrain.
Good afternoon all! I haven't been on this site in a while, but I'm looking for some guidance or recommendations which I'm sure you are the right group to provide. A little about myself first. Retired from the Army at the end of 2014, after 23 years of service. During my Army career, in 2002 I acquired a 67 Firebird convertible - approximately 72K miles on it - with the desired goal of being able to restore it one day. As we all know, life gets busy and things keep getting put on the back burner. Unfortunately, I'm now in a position where I won't be able to restore it to its former glory. What I would like from y'all are any recommendations or suggestions on good places to list a project car for sale. The convertible top was shot long before I bought it, so there is a lot of rust and body work to be done. I've had it sitting on a trailer since I purchased it. I've also collected some parts over time anticipating the restoration, like a restored back seat and center console. Thanks in advance for any suggestions or recommendations you can provide.
Get the PHS docs on the car. Buyer needs to evaluate the opportunity. 67 vert could be a good op. Sounds like it's in poor condition. It all hinges on what the car was when it was born. Pray for 400 or better engine with awesome colors and lots of options.
I used stainless straps when I installed the new tank in my ‘68. They took a good bit of tightening to conform to the tank. Seems like I tightened them a couple times after driving with a full tank. A little anti-seeze really helps on the bolt threads!
The trans works fine without a downshift/kickdown switch. The purpose of it is to let you manually downshift when you "floor it" while driving for a quick acceleration. In the past, it was often referred to, somewhat incorrectly, as "kicking it into passing gear".
I'm not sure how it physically looks on a '69 but on the '68 it is a switch mounted near the carb that gets activated physically when the throttle is wide open.