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This is a discussion on Frankenbird Project within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; For all those that didn't see my wrecked T/A here is the link: http://www.ls1.com/forums/f36/trans-...recked-162649/ As described in above link, I ...

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    Frankenbird Project

    For all those that didn't see my wrecked T/A here is the link:
    Trans Am got wrecked.

    As described in above link, I will be saving my bird, since I have almost $30k in parts in the car, not including my personal labor/time. I bought a 1994 Firebird that I will be transplanting almost everything to from my T/A. I will be swapping the front clip (bumper, fenders, headlights, and hood), doors (easier than swapping the interior panels), rocker panels hatch, rear bumper (obviously need a new one), windshield (Firebird is cracked and the T/A just got a brand new one a few months ago), my entire interior including roll cage, engine, transmission, rear end, suspension, and exhaust. I will also be doing a t-top conversion and a minitub.

    My goal is to have this done before the end of February.

    Here are the pics of the "new car". Body is perfectly straight and there is absolutely no rust on this car.




    Check back for updates as this project continues...if you have any questions, I will try to answer them as best I can.

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    Here is the progress I made today. Interior is completely out...no rust what-so-ever.







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    Sounds good. Definetly change the tail lights too! What color is it gna be? Any reason why you are mini tubbing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott5 View Post
    Sounds good. Definetly change the tail lights too! What color is it gna be? Any reason why you are mini tubbing?
    Haven't decided on the color...I am considering Purple, White, Black, and Matte Black. I don't want any colors that stand out (red, orange, etc.). Any suggestions would be nice.

    I'm doing the minitub because in the future I may want to shorten the rear and get wider slicks. It just makes it easier since the entire interior is out and we'll have the welder out for the roll cage anyway.

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    i like my mrm on my one trans am.. looks dark purple at night and a nice maroon during the day. doesnt stand out like looking at it, but its a rare color and not too many people will have it.

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    Looking good so far -- and nice find on the replacement!

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    i sense a electrical nightmare!!! but good luck keep us posted.

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    Someone changed the nose on the 94 to a TA nose.

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    Subscribed.good luck!
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    Gonna paint the engine bay while the motor's out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    Gonna paint the engine bay while the motor's out?
    Yup, that's the plan.

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    Subscribed, best of luck to you. As for color suggestions I've always been a sucker for a white ws6 but I've also always liked the electron blue the c5 vettes had and think it would look killer on a t/a.

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    Made little progress today. Cleaned out the garage (a lot of dust), and got the car up on jackstands. Hopefully, I'll have the 3.4L out tomorrow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Shermanator86 View Post
    Subscribed, best of luck to you. As for color suggestions I've always been a sucker for a white ws6 but I've also always liked the electron blue the c5 vettes had and think it would look killer on a t/a.
    Agree I've seen it on one and it looks killer


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    subscribed! good luck with it man. As far as color goes, something lighter like white, silver etc wont show as much dirt easier to keep clean espcially since it looks as tho you got a dirt driveway. But damn you cant beat black lol.

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    youre like me you wasted no time getting started on your project,good luck on the build,i love to see a car being put together having everything to swap over is a plus cant wait for pics and info

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Here is the progress I made today. Interior is completely out...no rust what-so-ever.

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    would you be interested in selling those door panels,they look good i could use an extra pair

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    Looks like you are getting things done,you going to keep the current front clip or putting the 98-02 front clip on?

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