Car is back… !!

23 October 2008

The car was delivered back to me early this evening, looking decidedly better.


So, after sandblasting and priming, this is what the body now looks like:




Dash, roof and the see-through rear end:


The underside:


Hood, boot and cowl:


Overall, I’m pretty pleased with the results of the sandblasting, certainly a lot easier to work with now, and nicer to look at. There are a few areas inside the car and underneath where there was rubber/sealant/undercoating which did not come off with the blasting. The only down side to having it primered straight after the blast-cleaning is I don’t know how good a job at getting rid of all the rust they did… so fingers crossed I get no rust bubbles appearing through the paint.


Now, to start the repair work. The rear end will be the first thing… trunk pan, trunk to quarter extensions, filler panels, shock mounts, inner and outer wheelhouses and the quarters.


3 Responses to “Car is back… !!”

  1. jeff Says:

    HI,it looks like you are coming along nicely,alot of work.I am in the process of the same thing.frame off resto on a 67 firebird 4oo 4speed car.i have disassembled everything like you have.the only difference is i powdercoated the sub frame and all suspension parts.if you have any questions or need help finding parts i can help.i live in the US and have alot of places to find parts.keep up the good work and keep us posted.

    • Bubba Fernandez Says:

      I also am in the middle of restoring a 67 Firebird, and like yours mine is a 400. I have just finished tearing all the interior out. I have already removed the drive train, and the front end also. I am in need of a few parts. My car is numbers matching and highly optioned, but a family member took the intake and carb off the car 12 years ago. I am having problems finding the right carb. I need number 7027272. My Email is if you can help or just want to trade pictures or just toss ideas off of each other during the restoration. I am goint through this restoration and think it is awesome that he detailed the whole project. Thanks and good luck with your Firebird, I know I need it. I also have a 67 Camaro that is complete. I went Resto-Mod with it. It is far from stock or original, but it is a blast to drive….

      Bubba Fernandez

      • Lloyd Says:

        Hey. About the carb… all I can suggest is to check out and email them.
        I just got my engine back from the engine shop last week week… one of the cylinders had rusted a bit so it was bored out and sleeved back to same size as the others, all the others were just honed, and also had the crankshaft polished. So soon I can start rebuilding the engine when I’ve had enough of the body work for a while. I’ll probably be buying a pair of ported cylinder heads from Butler, as the ones I have are not original to the car and not even a matching pair, they’ve had work done to make them suitable for this engine… I think I’m also going to get some Dougs headers to replace the exhaust manifolds. I’ll probably keep the stock intake and carb on the engine for now and add them to the long list of things to be replaced once the car is running again.

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