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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: njsteve</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The daughter wants to be an engineer, so maybe her third grade engine building experience, years ago, helped spur the interest. </div></div>

That's awesome Steve! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]

Your grandma sure had a COOL car! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/headbang.gif[/img]
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MrsBillyBobcat</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> That's awesome Steve! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/biggthumpup.gif[/img]

Your grandma sure had a COOL car! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/headbang.gif[/img] </div></div>

She was a cool lady. Here's a shot of her hangin' with Mr. Mojo himself, Tom Jones at a dinner party back in the day:



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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: MosportGreen66</div><div class="ubbcode-body">10-1 odds you end up doing a 4 year frame off... </div></div>

LOL! Yeah, but it would be the nicest '75 Firebird anyone ever saw!
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<span style="font-size: 14pt">WOW! Very C [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/cool.gif[/img] [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/cool.gif[/img] L Steve! </span> [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/worship.gif[/img] [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/headbang.gif[/img]
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: 427TJ</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

LOL! Yeah, but it would be the nicest '75 Firebird anyone ever saw! </div></div>

<span style="font-size: 11pt">So TRUE! </span> [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/beers.gif[/img]
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Loaded up all the engine parts in the truck. Ready to get dropped off tomorrow. Here's a couple shots of the interior. The only things that I replaced over the years were the sagging headliner and the carpet. Everything else is as it was in 75. Including the vintage (and muddy) J.C. Whitney floormats.








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Thanks to one of the guys (Jim, a.k.a. x-bird2) over at Performanceyears.com, I have a replacement set of exhaust manifolds in my hands now. He's a local Pennsylvania boy (with a 73 SD455 Formula) and he just gave them to me. He said the reason he hadn't thrown them in the scrap pile before, was that they were down in the basement and it was too much effort to drag them up to throw away. (They still had the head pipes attached).

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How did you fix the headliner??
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The 75's used a cardboard backed headliner with the fabric glued to it. (Not a full fabric headliner with steel bows like the earlier cars). I think they started that in 1973?

Like modern car headliners, the foam layer that's bonded to the fabric eventually deteriorates and one day you get in the car and the darn thing is touching your head. So I just bought new material and some spray headliner glue, pulled the cardboard backing out, attached the new headliner and reinstalled. It was very simple - about a hundred times easier than the old style fabric and bow headliners.
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Congrats to another looong build thread! [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/laugh.gif[/img]
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