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Frosty last won the day on August 20

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  1. You're welcome. Please let us know how your search goes. I always want to know how well people do finding hard to find parts and where they end up finding them.
  2. You make it sound like a bad thing JUSTA!!! We all prostitute ourselves out for money - it's a matter of what we are willing to do for the cash. Watch it notallthere!
  3. My guess is that it was cheaper to carry over the Astre wagon sheet metal than change the dies to make the newer Sunbird notchback and hatchback front clip look seamless on the carry over wagon body. Remember that the Vega/Astre were classified as the H-body. The Sunbird/Monza/Skyhawk/Firenzas were the H-special. So while the basic unibody structure from the Vega/Astre was kept, all the exterior sheet metal was changed. So changing the wagon's bigger sheet metal was probably consider too costly until much later in the program.
  4. Terry, '69 was a one year only deal for a lot of parts on the Bonneville/Catalina line. That said Frank's is definitely a good place to start. There are other Pontiac/classic car salvage yards you can try are Desert Valley Auto Parts and Old Gold Cars. Obviously eBay and Craiglist are possible sources but they can be hit or miss at times - or pricey.
  5. Have you considered looking at '75 Nova window trim? The Chevy Nova, Buick Apollo, Pontiac Ventura, and Olds Omega were GM's X-body platform back in '75. So they share a lot of common body parts. You might get lucky if the window trim is the same for both or all four vehicles. Also trying contacting: Franks Pontiac Parts, Desert Valley Auto Parts, Old Gold Cars
  6. My first reaction is it MAY be possible to take a Northstar V8 from a Bonneville and transplant it into a GP. Having said that, I don't know of anyone that has done that. However, given that GM produced the FWD V8-powered Bonneville, it stands to reason that with some mad fabrication and engineering skills, someone ought to be able to make it fit. However, this is no bolt in kit to do it. You are completely on your own. Similarly, people have successfully taken an LS1 and used the components from a more modern Impala and put them in a Pontiac Transport. So putting it into a GP again should not be that big a stretch. Again, there is still no aftermarket, bolt-in kit for this. This requires picking and choosing the right parts and fabrication skills. What about using a supercharged 3800 instead of the regular 3800? Hood clearance problem? Maybe. Clearly you will need to upgrade the fuel injectors and ECM and perhaps the fuel pump, but not much else I don't think.
  7. W While I would normally not disagree with you JUSTA, and this does look like an Astre to me, the 78-79 Sunbird Safari wagons were pretty much carry over Astres but called Sunbirds. 1978 Sunbird Safari 1979 Pontiac Sunbird Sport Safari Wagon promo photo
  8. How deep is your wallet? It could be arranged!!!! Be careful what you wish for....you just might get it!!!!
  9. It's not posted on the car show website (yet), but rumor has it that Lou Santiago from "Car Fix" will be returning to the Rod Run and Doo Wop this year.
  10. Very cool. You will have to tell us all about your trip down the Mother Road. Oh and don't skimp on the pictures. You know how we love pictures! The Hackberry General Store (in Hackberry - west of Kingman) is very cool stop as well as feeding the wild burros in Oatman Az. The restored Standard Oil gas station in Odell Illinois is also pretty cool.
  11. I love your goal too. I love putting rice rockets back in the bowl. Since this is primarily a street car and part time race car, you have to be able to live with it on the street. Indyman Joe's car is a good example. He has a stout 400 under the hood of his '72 Luxury Lemans. It's strong. He does the occasional 1/4 mile just to beat his buddy's big dollar Camaro. However, Joe's car is still a street car that he can take cruising or on long weekend and Sunday drives with his wife. It has no roll cage, stock interior, no line lock, but it does have a Ford 9" rear end and 4-wheel disc brakes (now). Someday he may actually paint it (sorry Joe - you know I had to kid you about it!).
  12. A buddy of mine has a '42 Pontiac Torpedo. It was built in late January of '42, just a few weeks before Pontiac shut down for WWII production.
  13. Awesome stratman. It definitely fits with the car very well!
  14. Don't look JUSTA....this is not your El Sunbird! https://seattle.craigslist.org/sno/cto/d/arlington-79-pontiac-sunbird/6942836594.html $1800 79 Pontiac Sunbird 3.8 V6 4Barrel Carb T5(?) 5speed Transmission Posi Rear End Original Rally Wheels
  15. Sweet looking Goat! That isn't a '67 factory color is it? Looks amazing regardless. What, if anything, has been done to it?
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