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So, with my paycheck here and the Olds motor leaving at the end of the week, I'll have enough cash to buy either one of these two cars.

1986 Pontiac Firebird, 5.0L V8 with 113K miles (swapped from an '85 Camaro), runs and drives, needs some mild bodywork, paint, and a home:

http://lexington.craigslist.org/cto/1465976167.html

1979 Pontiac Firebird "Redbird Edition", no motor or transmission, needs bodywork and paint, usable interior:

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Now, if I buy the '79 Firebird, I'll be putting a 403 in it which I can pick up for $150 bucks. I could save that money easy, maybe keep the TH350-R I have, and put it on the road while I do the bodywork. Because Redbird cars are rare, I would probably just restore it back to stock. However, I wouldn't be surprised if I cloned it to a T/A.

As for the '86, I thought I would take some inspiration from this car:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9eO7rYC5xs

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Looking at the picture, I think that '86 Firebird might actually be an '86 T/A. It looks as if it has the T/A fender vents ...

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How about using the money to finish up the Cutlass and the Regal instead of what can only be described as a money pit and scrap.

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I'm going to say this as nice as I can.

I see into the future. . .

The knight buys the T/A carcass.

Three days later, he rage quits on it and wants to sell it because he can't fix it in a week.

Please, don't do this.

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I'm going to say this as nice as I can.

I see into the future. . .

The knight buys the T/A carcass.

Three days later, he rage quits on it and wants to sell it because he can't fix it in a week.

Please, don't do this.

Sir, them's fightin words. You're on. :neenerneener:

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The definition of insanity (in layman's terms): Doing the same stupid thing repeatedly expecting different results.

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Repeatedly, huh? Repeatedly, huh? Repeatedly, huh? Repeatedly, huh? Repeatedly, huh? Repeatedly, huh? Repeatedly, huh? Repeatedly, huh?

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If you do choose to purchase I suggest purchasing

OUTSIDE

the white area.

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Ah, there are shitty cars everywhere you go.

Perhaps if I were looking for a DD as before, I seriously would.

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That '86 Bird's posting has been deleted.

I'm gonna jump on the D-BagWagon here, and ask... 'y u do this?!' =[

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Sounds like you are a glutton for punishment....moving from one money pit clunker to another...

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You are like the U.S. government dude. You pay cash for peoples clunkers.

As we all know, this is not a good business to be in.

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That Red bird would make a good parts car for in about ten years when you can afford a Trans AM and doing it right.

Assuming you didn't need sheet metal, glass, mechanical parts, interior parts, trim parts, or a vin tag that hadn't rusted into oblivion.

Seriously, if the Redbird was a 71 GTO I would use it as a parts car. And that ain't no 71 GTO!

Chris

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That '86 Bird's posting has been deleted.

Hmmm ... it was live earlier and hasn't been reposted. Guess they sold it to someone else.

I'm gonna jump on the D-BagWagon here, and ask... 'y u do this?!' =[

The Buick should be ok and I'm recovering all of my losses from buying the 307 and hiring someone to help put it in the car.

When I decided to put another engine in the Buick, I had planned to use the money regained from the sale of the Rocket 350 and the trans for a T/A or Firebird project.

Anyway, just forget I said anything at all.

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Maybe you can sell the redbird to the US Air Force...they could use it for target practive...preferably with something nuclear.

Chris

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That Red bird would make a good parts car for in about ten years when you can afford a Trans AM and doing it right.

Assuming you didn't need sheet metal, glass, mechanical parts, interior parts, trim parts, or a vin tag that hadn't rusted into oblivion.

Seriously, if the Redbird was a 71 GTO I would use it as a parts car. And that ain't no 71 GTO!

Chris

The Redbird doesn't seem that bad. Then again, you can never tell that much from a photo.

Speaking of GTOs (and cars like them), I know where there's a '72 GT-37 for sale. It has a lot of surface rust, but it hasn't rusted through and half of the interior is salvageable. Regarding the engine and trans, I have no idea if they're still in the car.

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That Red bird would make a good parts car for in about ten years when you can afford a Trans AM and doing it right.

A scrap Pontiac being worth something in ten years time? Sounds like a good INVESTMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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INVESTMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wow..can't recall the last time I've seen a '78-79 Phoenix.

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