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My 69 Firebird. One of the few 350 HO convertibles. Original Carousel Red, 4 speed car. Had it for 2 or 3 years and been building/rebuilding ever since. Power drivers seat, fold down rear, front discs, tilt. Had the stereo/ 8 track but that’s all long gone.

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Nice. What are the plans for it?

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16 minutes ago, Ringo64 said:

Nice. What are the plans for it?

Going to try to bring it back to more or less what it was new. Car came from previous owner with the 400 hood and 400 engine. It’s going to be a driver so I’m not super concerned about originality. Just want it to look factory-like so just running steelies, dog dish caps and red lines.

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Nice👍 Looks like you’re making honest progress...unlike my ‘65 Goat, (she’s been sitting at 85% complete for 5 years now) 🥺🥵😤

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2 hours ago, Lidpainter said:

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Welcome John, :welcomeFP:you have done a great job, keep up the pictures and let us all know what your thoughts are on the next stage:cheers:

 Clearly your way past paint and on the assembly, part of the build, but whats the back story, why did you have to add metal to the door edge? :dancingpontiac:

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Welcome John. Your car looks great. Keep up the good work.

I see you're from Michigan. Several of us here on FP are as well. What side of the state are you on? West? East? SE Michigan/Detroit Metro? Da Yoop?

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3 minutes ago, Frosty said:

Welcome John. Your car looks great. Keep up the good work.

I see you're from Michigan. Several of us here on FP are as well. What side of the state are you on? West? East? SE Michigan/Detroit Metro? Da Yoop?

Thank you. I am way down in the southeast corner near Toledo. 

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I’m in temperance. I usually just say southeast corner of the state because when I say Temperance, the usual response is “Where’s that?”. 

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I understand completely. You are pretty much on top of Ohio at that point.

I've driven the US-23/I-75 corridors enough to know where Temperance and Lambertville are - between US23/223 and US24/Telegraph Road. Can't say I know my way around, but I've I do know where it is.

Again, welcome aboard.

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7 hours ago, indymanjoe said:

Welcome to the site! You sure make it look easy! Any car shows you go to down there? I would be happy to head down with the Lemans this summer and meet up.

He is looking for todays gaps on an old car. First thing i noticed was how nice and even they are.

Yes. I’m trying to gap all the panels at 3/8” all around. The peak at the front/center of the doors have made that a challenge. I was able to get the gap I wanted at the rear of the driver’s door with a lot of trial and error adjustments but the rear of the passenger door required that I add 1/8” to the edge. Not every gap on the car will be perfect but I’m making an effort. You could probably walk through some of the gaps when I got the car. 😀

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