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98 Firebird Ramair "Project Blackbird"

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KWT
  • Member since
    July, 2015
  • From: Middle TN
98 Firebird Ramair "Project Blackbird"
Posted by KWT on Friday, July 28, 2017 8:58 PM

In the 90's, when GM changed to this body style for the Firebird and Camaro, I wasn't happy with them at all. I thought they were extremely ugly... the Camaro grew on me, but I still didn't like it. And the Firebird was never a blip on my radar... until I saw one certain commercial... Setting was at night on the city streets. And there was a Raven flying around in it. It had an eerie, dominating, monstrously muscular look that it never had seemed to have... and that my friend is what I'm going for...

Paint is Testors Black Lacquer

Stay tuned...

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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Posted by DAYTONA on Saturday, July 29, 2017 6:07 AM

...I have a real car called "Project Blackbird".....we took a 1970 Road Runner convertible and built a Superbird convertible , black, black top, white houndstooth interior, 426 Crate HEMI, 6-spd....it falls into the category of a "Phantom"

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    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, July 29, 2017 7:59 AM

I remember the "Hungry" and "Scary" ads well - a little cheesy, but the car looked great. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this, that black looks nice & smooth.

One of these kits was my source for a then-current update of KITT:

My own opinion of the final generation F-bodies switched at the '98 refresh. Before then, I thought the Firebird was misproportioned but the Camaro looked great, then the facelift fixed the Firebird's weirdly long nose but gave the Camaro the front end off a Chrysler Concorde

KWT
  • Member since
    July, 2015
  • From: Middle TN
Posted by KWT on Saturday, July 29, 2017 8:13 AM

That KITT looks awesome. I had that idea at one time, but never acted on it. One a side note, I always thought the Knight Rider revamp should have been a Camaro instead of a Mustang.

 I thought the same of them. They just looked odd. This redo, to me, fixed the "ehh" issue and made it into a "hmm" so to speak.. 

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

KWT
  • Member since
    July, 2015
  • From: Middle TN
Posted by KWT on Saturday, July 29, 2017 8:14 AM

DAYTONA

...I have a real car called "Project Blackbird".....we took a 1970 Road Runner convertible and built a Superbird convertible , black, black top, white houndstooth interior, 426 Crate HEMI, 6-spd....it falls into the category of a "Phantom"

 

That sounds awesome and interesting.

Time well wasted, is not time wasted - John Lennon

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