We reassembled our restored front suspension with some new tricks to make our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" drive and handle better. First we replaced all the stock worn-out control arm bushings with some new Global West Del-A-Lum bushings for minimal deflection and smooth articulation. Then we replaced all the loose steering components with new parts from Classic Industries, including a new steering box, tie rod ends, center link, ball joints, idler arm, and pittman arm. Once we could put the wheels back on, we rolled the subframe under the body, aligned it, and bolted it up. Out back, we added some Del-A-Lum bushings to the Detroit Speed & Engineering 3" drop leaf springs and put the rear axle assembly back in the car. Classic Industries had more hard-to-find nuts and clips for the front leaf spring mounts. Now we can hang all the sheetmetal back on the car and start the panel alignment!
After the subframe was re-attached to our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy," the reassembly began. First up was the sheetmetal, namely the doors, fenders, core support, and the reproduction steel Trans Am hood. We had to do a few tricks to make them all line up correctly, but it wasn't too bad of a project. Here's how the process went.
This wicked 1971 Pontiac Firebird is wearing a deep blue flame job, but the owner felt it needed more fire under the hood. He sent the car, a T56 5-speed transmission, and a fresh E-85 burning 468 cube Pontiac stroker to the V8TV shop for install to fix all that. The new mill runs at 11.4:1 compression thanks to the alcohol in E-85, which is the best fuel the owner can get in his neighborhood. This is the first chapter in this V8TV Mini-Series covering the swap. Call us at 314.783.8325 to upgrade your muscle car!
You think you're smoking your tires but actually your frying your clutch...
Filmed at the E-Rider Car Show 2009 in Englewood Ohio. The GTA is one of only 350 made
The 1969 Firebirds have a lot of pieces that comprise the nose, and in this video, we go through the process of making them all fit on our '69 'Bird called "Routy". We mocked up the bumper using the original parts, then threw them all away in favor of a new bumper, headlight bezels, rubber fillers, and brackets from Classic Industries. Then we modified the reproduction 1969 Trans Am hood to accommodate the Ram Air Pans and scoop inserts. Finally, the car was bodyworked with 3M fillers and Standox sprayable polyester. A lot happens here, you might want to watch it a couple times!
Once we had the Firebird disassembled, we decided it would be best to repaint the firewall, clean up the underside, and put some work into the subframe. Once we had all those areas to the same level as the rest of the car, we put in the 468 motor and Tremec transmission. We also installed a Hydra boost system with a CPP master cylinder for improved brakes. Then we tied it all together with an oval tube exhaust system, E-85 friendly fuel lines and tank, and some Royal Purple break in oil for the first start.
Pontiac Firebird - american muscle car!
EN - Tribute video dedicated to the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 98 version
IT - Tributo dedicato alla Pontiac Firebird Trans Am versione 98
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1967 Pontiac Firebird High Performance
This Pontiac is in great condition. Only 61878 miles and burgundy exterior with black interior. Vehicle is clean inside and out! A real head turner.
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Listing ID: 2682
The time came to install the rebuilt 1973 Pontiac 400 into our '69 Firebird. It's running a rebuilt bottom end, roller rockers, #16 Pontiac iron heads, a Professional Products intake manifold, Holley carb, MSD ignition, Royal Purple break-in oil & filter, and Eastwood coated long-branch exhaust manifolds leading to MagnaFlow exhaust. Also shown is the Vintage Air compressor and accessories from Classic Industries.