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'70 Firebird pro touring

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  • Member since
    December, 2004
  • From: Woodbridge,Va
'70 Firebird pro touring
Posted by davezinn on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 8:52 AM

i just finished this project up, enjoy the picsWink

  

Dave

  • Member since
    December, 2004
  • From: Woodbridge,Va
Posted by davezinn on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 8:53 AM

 

Dave

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    December, 2009
  • From: Portland, OR
Posted by stewart on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 9:57 AM

Wow dave!  that is one awesome firebird.  I love your choice of the gold wheels.  Is the hood resin?  I think the scoop is a little large but it looks great anyway.  Where did that shifter come from?  I want one. Tongue

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Chandler, AZ
Posted by del austin on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 10:17 AM

Very nice and clean build. Not by style of car (too new), but this is a great looking car.

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    March, 2009
  • From: B.F.E USA
Posted by plasti-shack on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 10:31 AM

Dave, I like it a lot, great execution, clean build, excellent detail and it's believable too Thumbs Up

The only c.c. I will give is that the rear looks a little strange without the bumper, looks too much like something is missing. Not bashin', just my opinion Smile

Toss that stupid diecast in the recycle bin and build something !

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    December, 2008
  • From: virginia
Posted by moparmaniac2 on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 1:10 PM

did that shifter come with the kit or is that an aftermarket part. if so, where did you buy it. thanks for any help and great build

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    August, 2009
  • From: Washington State
Posted by BandC253 on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 7:50 PM

Nice Job Clean Build !

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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, May 13, 2010 12:13 AM

That engine bay is elegantly simple.  I personally like the rear of the car. Its a very different Firebird for sure

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Posted by chevytruckpuller1987 on Thursday, May 13, 2010 12:57 AM

 Dave,

I love to see your builds. They are simple, yet detailed perfectly enough to add that "wow" factor! As with all your builds i have viewed, this one is so clean. I love it!

  • Member since
    December, 2004
  • From: Woodbridge,Va
Posted by davezinn on Thursday, May 13, 2010 8:03 AM

thanks for the compliments everyone.

the shifter is from a Tamiya JTCC Primera, i thought it looked cool and would be an interesting piece to use instead of the stock one. the hood scoop is resin and it is probably too tall but that's the way i like them. i'm not really into the 2" cowl induction scoops, i just like them tall.

the rear bumper on this kit is pretty bad. first thing is that it's too wide and hangs out on the sides instead of hugging the quarter panels tightly like the 1:1 car. then it was covered in flash that after i got it all removed requires the bumper to be replated or painted. i just decided to leave it off and go that direction instead.

 

Dave

  • Member since
    March, 2004
  • From: Northborough, Mass.
Posted by rbouque77 on Thursday, May 13, 2010 10:14 AM

Wow Dave, that's an awesome build.  Nice job on everything, especially the shifter.  Clean and neat build, you make it look easy.

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Bob

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    May, 2010
  • From: Las Vegas/San Fran
Posted by represent415 on Thursday, May 13, 2010 5:40 PM
Nice!!! very clean too...
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    January, 2005
  • From: Shepherdsville, KY
Posted by speedfische on Thursday, May 13, 2010 6:01 PM

I love it, Dave - so smooth.  The wheels are a great choice and that engine is top-notch.  Awesome job!

Steve

  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Tennessee
Posted by SLUSHER on Saturday, May 15, 2010 1:58 AM

beautiful car. the hood scoop and wheels really make it stand out. like the interior color something different.slusher

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    October, 2006
Posted by freakintiger on Saturday, May 15, 2010 12:59 PM

Wow, this is a pretty awesome Firebird. I always like a pony car in basic appliance white. Engine bay looks great, what did you use to simulate the Cool Flex(?)radiator hose? Looks really trick. The gold rims are a nice change from the norm and present very well with the car. I also like the exhaust configuration out back. As always the photography is spot on, the car looks great in full sun!

Too bad you'll never get away with that cowl in the Commonwealth...     


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Posted by pharr7226 on Saturday, May 15, 2010 9:44 PM

freakintiger

Too bad you'll never get away with that cowl in the Commonwealth...     

 

Dave, I love your understated, elegant, and clean building style.  It's a great style to emulate.  Freakintiger, is that cowl really illegal?

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    December, 2004
  • From: Woodbridge,Va
Posted by davezinn on Saturday, May 15, 2010 10:35 PM

the Cool Flex style radiator hose is simply bass guitar string, works pretty nicely.

yup, the hood is pretty well illegal for the street probably everywhere. i've had a few tall cowl hoods on my 1:1 rides and while i never got ticketed for one, i did get pulled over and made aware of the law. the law in Virginia IIRC is that they cannot be taller than 2".

 

Dave 

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    July, 2004
Posted by pharr7226 on Saturday, May 15, 2010 11:28 PM

 2 inches... I had no idea...

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  • From: COATESVILLE, PA USA
Posted by datsun1200 on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:47 AM

SICK !!!! Tongue

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