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Project WS87...

This is a discussion on Project WS87... within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Never got around to actually posting a thread about my project.. but its finally starting to move along... bought the ...

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    Project WS87...

    Never got around to actually posting a thread about my project.. but its finally starting to move along... bought the 87 Debadged GTA last year from a woman that had NO reason to be touching a wrench.. she swapped the 305 TPI for a "383 stroker from a truck" but couldn't ever get it to run. Said it needed a higher cold cranking battery... I thought BS.. but whatever.. price was good.. so got a dollie and brought it home.

    A friend and I looked it over.. found the dist. to be loose. Moved it a few degrees one direction and the car tried to start.. moved it the other way.. and it fired right up.. (they never tried to time the thing!!!) Well it had exhaust leaks all over the place.. melted and disconnected wires everywhere.. hack jobs here and there.. etc.. it needed work.

    Heres a video of the first time we got it atarted..



    So at that point I decided it was my project car.. gonna tear it down, give the engine a once over.. and be good to go...

    Tore the engine down.. it was a 350 block from advance or autozone with the stock 350 cam and crank.. just bored .060.. blah.

    Bought an LT1 and 6-speed and decided I'd convert from auto to manual...
    PITA!!!!! But its getting there... On with the pics...














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    You've done an awesome job! Keep up the good work! Too bad you don't have much help with it though

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    Quote Originally Posted by banditgirl78 View Post
    You've done an awesome job! Keep up the good work! Too bad you don't have much help with it though
    HAHA.. you've really been the only help since the teardown started... But I guess this way I can say that I built it... but with help it sure would go a lot faster...

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    I liked the idea of being able to say that I did the work on mine, but I had no real choice but to have help and I thank you for that. It does go by faster with help, I will agree. Even having someone there just to talk to and keep you company is always better than going it alone.

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    Are you going to keep this one or turn it around to make a few bucks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LS1FirehawkWS6 View Post
    Are you going to keep this one or turn it around to make a few bucks?
    Keeping the 02 and the 87.. selling the 85, 88, and 95 (Well.. the 95 should be sold.. if the guy ever comes and picks it up! ) Would LOVE to get rid of the other 2 now.. so I would have the money to finish the 87 like I want...

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    Good God sir, you're my hero... 5 birds? well, four if that guy does what he says.

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    Well.. no.. the 85 and 95 are Camaros.. already sold my 85 bird... so yeah, I've owned 6 f-bodies.. only cars I've owned in fact.. lol...

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    What an awesome drive way! Looks like your doing a pretty good job so far. I may be doing some resto- work on a 91 formula in the near future. Is that one in the background factory paint?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenm357 View Post
    What an awesome drive way! Looks like your doing a pretty good job so far. I may be doing some resto- work on a 91 formula in the near future. Is that one in the background factory paint?
    Thanks!

    Yeah, but in a couple of places its flaking off a little.. like by the spoiler.. damn Van Nyes...

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    Good job! Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9t8z28 View Post
    Good job! Keep it up!
    Thanks man.. only have a few months left to finish.. its gonna be close..

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    any chance you have a couple more up close pictures of the blue bird. the on i'll be getting has flaked some some little dents to remove and it needs some paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenm357 View Post
    any chance you have a couple more up close pictures of the blue bird. the on i'll be getting has flaked some some little dents to remove and it needs some paint.
    I hope you're talking about the CAMARO....

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    Quote Originally Posted by third_shift|studios View Post
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    The Green Camaro was where the 6speed came frm.. the engine went to a buddy.. and the body was supposed to be picked up a month ago.. he has until the 6th and I'm selling it to someone else... and the 85 camaro and 88 formula are for sale and will be gone once someone buys them.. leaving me the 87 and 02 trans ams...

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    im on my third f bod my first was a 85 firebird se (special edition) with the gta style wheels i really wish i would have held on to it now. do you plan on rebadging it? oh and it looks like everythings going back together good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t-rock View Post
    im on my third f bod my first was a 85 firebird se (special edition) with the gta style wheels i really wish i would have held on to it now. do you plan on rebadging it? oh and it looks like everythings going back together good.
    Nope.. going for the semi sleeper look.. gonna get a custom badge from TSS.. but other wise.. moldings, GFX, badges, etc will be removed. Might put my logo (or the transformers symbol as some people call it.. lol) on the sail panels like my 02...



    Thinking about shaving my door handles too...

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    shaving the door handles hmm, i dont think i have ever seen an fbod w/ shaved handles.
    a black 2nd gen dark tinted windows shaved door handles loping slowly thru the neighborhood around sunset, oh yea im diggin it.

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    Well.. a little update on my project... money has been a HUGE set back... but..

    I've gotten the engine just about built..



    Some sanding/priming/painting... and lots of new steering stuff..



    Sanded and primered the interior..




    Started working on the fenders...



    Out with the old...



    In with the new...



    And the end of the day...




    So I am almost to the point of mating up the engine/tranny/kmember.. then attaching to the car along with a different rear that HOPEFULLY will be coming soon...

    Then whens shes back on her wheels, I will be tackleing the nightmare of redoing all the wiring to match a 4th gen engine harness to a 3rd gen dash harness...

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