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SBC-68-FIREBIRD 11-07-2011 05:35 PM

My 68 Firebird !
 
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This is my 68 Firebird.
I started it from a bare shell back in 2005 & this is how it is today.
Exterior is Ford Shockwave Blue with Billet Specialties Street Stars in 17x8.
Interior is a new Deluxe trim kit.
Runs a 406 small block Chev, Turbo 400, 12 bolt with 3.73 gears.
Its a fun weekend cruiser & occasionally ges out to the track.
Has run a best of 11.3 @ 118mph but always playing with stuff to get it going a bit better.

chevval 11-07-2011 05:39 PM

sweet ride but its got a chev....noooooo!!!!! :D:D

Nev68 11-07-2011 06:41 PM

Nice car Scotty
Got anymore build photos?

Yellow66 11-07-2011 07:10 PM

Very nice. Love the colour

RAW454 11-07-2011 07:23 PM

Wow! What a stunner you've built there Scotty.- so much to love about the tasteful, ballsy mods... Def dig it big time. Sensational pix too.

What's the extinguisher mounted too? The deluxe armrest?

Twisted67 11-07-2011 07:31 PM

Love ya firebird Scotty,nice pics and welcome to the forum.

Paul

guffer 11-07-2011 07:35 PM

Very nice bird Scotty, but whats with the number plates ? :confused:

GM064 11-07-2011 08:25 PM

Hey Scott,

Welcome aboard! I should have told you about this forum some time ago :o.

Good to see you are now on it :D. Car looks good as always...its not an El Camino but I guess its okay :p.

Cheers

Greg

SBC-68-FIREBIRD 11-07-2011 09:05 PM

Thanks for all the good comments everyone.

chevval - Mine came from the factory with a stock small block :p

Nev68 - I am up to about 600 photos since I started it. Anything in particular you want to see ?

Yellow66 - Shockwave Blue looks better on GM stuff ;)

RAW454 - The fire extinguisher bracket holes were in the exact spot where the holes were in the trim which screw into a factory metal bracket.

guffer - The 0067 plates were on both of my previous 67 model cars. I have had them for 15 years & the RTA doesn't deserve any extra money from me so now it just means 6.7ltr :)

GM064 - Hey Greg, I did look at this forum a while back but have only just been reminded of it, old age :) When are you coming up to Sydney for another run ?

GM064 11-07-2011 09:08 PM

Hey Scott,

Not coming up for a while. Am saving like mad to go to the states. Andrew and I bought our tickets 2 weeks ago...then Qantas decided to have a sale :mad:. If we had waited until this week we would have saved $500 each. Not to worry, just means I have to save a bit more :p.

Greg

Nev68 11-07-2011 09:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SBC-68-FIREBIRD (Post 67631)
Nev68 - I am up to about 600 photos since I started it. Anything in particular you want to see ?

Just some shots to get a feel for your build.
Did you come across any serious issues (rust, damage etc) that you didn't expect?
...or was it in spectacular condition under the paint ?(I am assuming you stripped the car)

SBC-68-FIREBIRD 11-07-2011 09:22 PM

Will be a great trip. Been trying to get out to the track but its either been raining or too cold. Will get there one day. We need to get out there again & go for best out of three :)

SBC-68-FIREBIRD 11-07-2011 09:42 PM

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I bought it from Adelaide. The car was paint stripped. Towed it home to Sydney & had it all bead blasted. One rear floor pan was replaced then just the usual spots like bottom of front guards & in windscreen corners but no, nothing major.
These pics there is some straight after blasting, some in primer & some just painted.

tonner 11-07-2011 09:48 PM

Great build Scott, like Nev, I would love to see some more pics.

Greg

guffer 11-07-2011 10:25 PM

Awesome Scotty, i thought you either had a 67 before or got the plates before you found the car, either way 6.7lt = sh&t hot :D
most regular peps would have no idea, anyhoo your looks great


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