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91Firebird

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About 91Firebird

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    Learning to Fly
  • Birthday 01/30/1943

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    Central, New Jersey
  • Interests
    Car Shows-Drag Racing-NASCAR

Forever Pontiac

  • Name
    Ed Kozinski
  • Gender
    Male
  • Year
    1994
  • Car
    Trans Am 25th
  • Trim
    GT
  • Engine
    LT1
  • Style
    Coupe
  • Color
    Artic White

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  1. Glad to be of help. You should bring that Road & Track Issue to your bodyshop and ask them if they are aware of the paint process. You want to show them YOU know what is involved in getting your FORMULA DONE RIGHT. If you can, take pictures of the work. The prep work is where ALL the extra effort to make it look like it just left the factory will show up. Make sure as much of the moldings are removed. If any rubber moldings show signs of DRY ROT, get new ones from Classic Industries. I can't spend your money for you, just my knowledge of Paint Management and what works after 30 years of DETAILING High End cars and my own SHOWCARS. LOL, ED
  2. Two-Lane Black Top, I just found 5 ISSUES of the Road & Track 1993 magazine Guide to the all NEW PONTIAC FIREBIRD on eBay. If your interested in leaning ANYTHING About your Formula, this brochure will show you a LOT of information, which would still pertain to your problem NOW.
  3. Thanks for the positive comments. You have a very RARE Bird and if your looking to keep it for MANY years to come, don't cut corners. You'll need to get an issue from eBay called ROAD & TRACK GUIDE TO THE ALL-NEW 1993 PONTIAC FIREBIRD. It was a special issue filled with 80 pages to showing how GM changed 90% of the 4th Gen Firebirds. In the TECHNICAL ANALYSIS section, you will get a DETAILED explanation of why they used different plastic materials vs steel and why it's VERY important to use the correct (an expensive) paint mixtures. I don't pretend to be an expert on this procedure, BUT I try to surround myself with professional people in this business. You can read up on the correct way to make it look factory fresh, there are NO shortcuts. If you don't get the right answers from the body shop owners, then move on. Hope I've been a help, because I've been there, DONE THAT. Just my humble 2 cents and I owned my own detailing business for over 30 years, so hit me up IF you have any more questions. ED
  4. Right now the condition of the FACTORY paint, makes the ENTIRE Formula look like it has been neglected for a LONG time and takes the resale value down the drain. The fact that the paint is peeling all over the car, means you can't just paint over the ORIGINAL finish, because it will just flake off again. The ENTIRE finish has to be removed. Also, you need a Quality Bodyshop that has worked on these cars before. There are several DIFFERENT PAINT mixtures that need to be applied SEPARATELY! The doors, the front fenders and the front and rear bumpers are made with a different material than steel. The surface qualities of the different materials using a technique known as Distinctiveness of Image, which compares the clarity of the reflection or the visual depth of the paint. WHEW, that's a lot to understand, but the bottom line is that you cannot just pick up a paint gun and shoot the entire car. ALL of this is EXPENSIVE, but if you want your Bird to look BRAND NEW, it's gonna take time and $$$$$Money.
  5. 91Firebird

    POTM Nominations, April 2018

    This is my 1994 25th Anniversary Trans Am GT. There was only 2,000 produced and this is 1 of only 91 with all the factory options including a HURST 6-Speed Manual.. It has 19,750 miles in original showroom condition. These models also had the honor of being the Pace Car for the 35th Daytona 500.
  6. 91Firebird

    Win a FREE 2018 Forever Pontiac Calendar

    Looking forward to some NEW RULE changes on the 2018 issue. I think having a separate GTO voting class will help getting some different Pontiacs into the mix, without the same GTO's always in. There are some awesome Goats in here, but it usually always kicks ANY other models out in whatever class they are entered in. Just my 2 cents. Also I think that the quality of the photos should be considered, as many members just don't take the time to figure out a really good background in their photo.
  7. This is my 1994 25th Anniversary Trans Am. It is a Mint Original 19,500 miles and never n snow or rain. It is 1 of only 2,000 made and has the very rare 6-speed manual of which it is 1 of 128. It also has the T-Tops and CD player that makes the total production of 1 of 89 out of the 2,000. This model was also the Pace Car for the 35th Daytona and 20 other NASCAR events.

    My 1991 Formula was forced of the road and crashed into a guardrail and was totaled. This car was owned by a collector who cared for it inside a climate garage.

  8. 91Firebird

    Voting - 2016 Forever Pontiac Calendar

    Just wondering, why some of the photos were able to be enlarged BEFORE the vote and now they cannot be enlarged. It makes for a MUCH nicer picture when you look at them.
  9. 91Firebird

    2016 Forever Pontiac Calendar - Entries

    Here is my 1991 Original Survivor FORMULA 350. It is 1 of only 1,197 with the L98 350 High Performance Option plus rare SLP equipment . This photo was also a POTM winner! Click on the picture for a larger image. Thanks
  10. 91Firebird

    POTM Banter

    Congrats on the win. I have a framed 8" x 10" picture of my favorite GTO. I bought it new in 1967 and it was a Bright Red with a White vinyl top and a White bucket seat Interior. The wheels were the Rally II and it had the 360 H.O. motor with a 4 speed and 3:90 posi rear. If anybody can remember these tires, they were made by Elimanator and had a Red and a White stripe sidewall. These where street tires, but with a super soft compound and lasted about 10,000 miles (due to LOTS of burnouts). Throw in the wood steering wheel and shifter plus P/S and Brakes, a Reverb rear speaker with an AM radio (there were about 7 stations playing Rock and Roll). Of course back then, it stayed STOCK for about 1 week before headers were added with the Qjet reworked along with the distrubter and a Competition cam.
  11. 91Firebird

    POTM Banter

    Congrats to a hard to find good looking RARE Tempest ! It is sad though, that only 2-3 cars take the time to enter this contest. There MUST be a decent amount of owners who love their PONTIAC and would like to show it off. Sadly I see less that still want to show their Firebirds and G6's-Bonnevilles-Grand Am's etc., at car shows. Really nice examples of the brand are out there, but where is the enthusiam to show what a fantastic brand this once was. Just look at the other side of the coin, and go to a show and look at all the Camaros and Chevy products that are on display. I get a ton of people that come up to my 3rd Gen and say "I remember these models, but they have all dissapeared the last several years".
  12. 91Firebird

    POTM Banter

    Thanks very much to all who voted. My Formula sits in the garage from November until the salt and snow clears, and with the UNREAL amount of COLD weather and snow we have had here in Central, New Jersey (with single degree temps still here) looking forward to getting out of the cabin fever and back into show circuit. It's also good to see that the 3rd Gen models are finally coming up in value as there are not many left that haven't been destroyed or left to rot somewhere. I go to car shows now and find out that I am the only 3rd Gen there. So if you have a decent Bird, start to bring it back to looking good and enjoy the people that say "Hey, I had one of those, but you don't see them on the road anymore".
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