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Old 04-09-2016, 02:42 PM
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I would, but I already shot my Barney Fife-like single bullet.

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Old 04-16-2016, 07:15 AM
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Re: Car of the Month Bait Thread

Here's a nice 1991 Firebird that someone should nominate for the month of May 2016 COTM **Nomination Thread**. I would nominate it but I've already submitted my nomination. The car is owned by a newer member... his screen name is, Z-Firebird: https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/member.php?u=194703

Here's a link to his thread about his car that he recently purchased: https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/mid-...-firebird.html

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Old 04-19-2016, 02:15 PM
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my mostly original 1991 GTA L98











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Old 04-19-2016, 02:47 PM
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Nice car inside and out! COTM material all day long.
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Old 04-19-2016, 03:28 PM
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Thanks man, a nomination would be amazing
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Old 05-19-2016, 09:57 PM
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Besides an Engine swap in the near future (not that it really needs one) this thing is nearing about as "high quality finished state" as it gets. Its been a fast paced year of working on it! Threw on new wheels and tires today to top off the build. Here she is...


















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Old 05-20-2016, 12:45 AM
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Nice set up, you gonna be in the Dells?
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Old 05-20-2016, 03:29 AM
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Nice set up, you gonna be in the Dells?
Im sorry, Dells? Not sure what that is.
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Old 05-20-2016, 07:28 AM
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Nice Don!
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Old 05-20-2016, 08:06 AM
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Oh sorry, wrong thread. I clicked in my email, i thought was for thread titled "Calling all Wisconsinites", huge car show in Wisconsin Dells.
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.... this thing is nearing about as "high quality finished state" as it gets.
That's precisely what's kept me from participating. It always something. New interior completely redone, then the dash splits. Paint chips not too bad, then a busted windshield. Of course now the top half of the engine is laying on the bench, the fuel system is in pieces and I'm in need of new tires.
It's seems it's never in a finished state, "high quality" or otherwise. Maybe by mid-season this year.

By the way Don, that's a fine looking Z. I'll always have a soft spot for the early years. My first was a white 84 Z28.
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:33 PM
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I say if your are proud of your car put it up! I'm sure we can all find something to nit-pick about our rides. I put my car up with no intentions of getting nominated or even selected as a winner. Shoot, the car wasn't even fully back together or tuned when I won. In-fact, I just finally washed it today for the first time this year.
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Old 05-20-2016, 09:39 PM
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Yeah. I've got enough pictures in the archives to put on a pretty good show I would think but I'll wait. I'm more interested in posting up a hopefully new personal best at the drag strip. Then the show car, be it as it is, may follow.

Your car and your story are both pretty good ones at that too C2YT. (Like your paint scheme).
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:56 AM
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That's precisely what's kept me from participating. It always something. New interior completely redone, then the dash splits. Paint chips not too bad, then a busted windshield. Of course now the top half of the engine is laying on the bench, the fuel system is in pieces and I'm in need of new tires.
It's seems it's never in a finished state, "high quality" or otherwise. Maybe by mid-season this year.

By the way Don, that's a fine looking Z. I'll always have a soft spot for the early years. My first was a white 84 Z28.
Thanks for the compliment Skinny. I also know how you feel. I've wanted to participate a couple of different times, but there was always something holding me back. Seems the problem with a 34 year old car is that no matter what you just replaced, something else is about to be up to bat, and that batting order is never-ending!
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Can I nominate Gerrutcamaros car, because it's just ff-in beautiful...and because I built most of it (and yes, I'm pretty proud of it and it's kind of a shame that it will be gone in the next few weeks and I rarely get to see it again)









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86 irocz-28 full ls swap full 4th gen interior and tons of custom odds and ends




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Old 06-13-2016, 10:03 AM
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My daughters all origional 1SC 87 Iroc






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Very nice IROC-Z! Coolest car in her school I bet.
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Worth a shot right? Here's my 87 daily driver
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Here my pride. I thnk shes forgiven me for selling her, now that shes come back.

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Here my pride. I thnk shes forgiven me for selling her, now that shes come back.

Shes looking good! Glad to see you figured out how to post larger pictures! Also glad that I got to be the first one to post them and help you out. Absolutely love your car!
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I have a Car that is bone stock for this month if anyone would like to nominate it...
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This is the Rs.R Camaro track car.... Designed for road racing a corner demolishing. 92 Camaro wide fender with custom one off front suspension , lower arms were built 3 inches wider on each side. Sway bar mounts were moved, custom built one off coil overs at all four corners. The list goes on and on and just continues to grow. At the very moment it is in the body shop getting painted color code j7



















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Here's mine. Started out as 87 stock formula 350 TPI... Then swapped a HSR 383 then the car was stolen and gutted. Swapped in a 521 BBF and just removed that for the new LS mill. Now Supercharged LS with water/meth injection and FMIC, full tubular front and rear suspension, moly Kmember, billet 2400 converter, billet 2004R, 3" nitrous ready driveshaft, custom home made ford 8.8 swap. Corvette 18" C6 Z06 rims, BAER 13" front and 11.5" rear brakes. 8pt roll bar, full custom speedhut gauges, 5 pt seats and harnesses. 85-90 TA GFX, Z28 high rise spoiler, TA rear tail light swap, wiring mods to make outmost bulbs the turn signals and full LED lighting, front headlights are lazy eye 4 bixenon projectors, front LED turn signals. And all painted in my tent with medium charcoal metallic urethane paint and clear. Exhaust is long tube SS headers into dual 3" to 4" merge the. Reduced to 3" catback with 4th gen CME center exhaust tips. Double adjustable Viking rear shocks and KYB AGX front adjustable struts, home made front and rear weight jacks, car is lowered. Custom front 3pt STB, hot part CC plates and suspension spacers.

Everything on the car was built or performed by me in my tent outside! Here's some of the most recent pics.


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Very nice indeed.
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This is the Rs.R Camaro track car.... Designed for road racing a corner demolishing. 92 Camaro wide fender with custom one off front suspension , lower arms were built 3 inches wider on each side. Sway bar mounts were moved, custom built one off coil overs at all four corners. The list goes on and on and just continues to grow. At the very moment it is in the body shop getting painted color code j7
That looks like it was a lot of work. Interesting too.
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Old 08-28-2016, 07:54 PM
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My 88 GTA. Restored to factory specs.



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That looks like it was a lot of work. Interesting too.
Yes I have a lot of hours in it. It's currently at my buddies body shop. He's finishing the body work for me and painting it
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My 88 GTA. Restored to factory specs.



Very nice!
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Me and my Dad just finished with a fresh paint job and put back together. Car started out as a Formula but added ground effects, crosslace wheels, and Trans Am tail lights. Suspension, tranny, rear-end, pretty much everything but the engine has been upgraded or replaced. Showing 91k on clock Im very happy with how its turned out so far. Later on a 350 or 400 SBC build will be in the works.

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THANKS VERY MUCH. My knowledge with computers barely goes beyond knowing how to turn it on! ED
Now you can see the 350 Leds in the third brake light. Also thought the GTA tail lamps looked on the money, since they were a 2 year design only in 1991-92. The Trans Am Black Diamond Spoke wheels were a NO COST Option for 1991-92. I added the chrome center cap and lug nut covers.
Man oh Man, do these pictures take me back. If I NEVER got caught in that wreck, this FORMULA would still taking trophies. You don't realize how good it looks to me NOW, when its been out of sight for awhile.
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this thread is fantastic, just only for the variations and colors- Thanks Linson for putting in the time.



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this thread is fantastic, just only for the variations and colors- Thanks Linson for putting in the time.

wow! nice IROC.

LT1/T-56 swapped.
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Love the color not wild about the add-ons
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My 1990 GTA. 44,000 original miles
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Great car!
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Great car!
...but we might be a little biased.
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Welp, I just figured I would throw this out there, after being a member for 11+ years here I never felt anywhere "noteworthy" to even contend for COTM, but here is what I got:

I am the second owner of this car and have had it since 1999 (I bought it when I was 15 with all of my own money I had saved up from years of cutting my neighbors lawns). It was totally, completely stock then... had peeling clear coat paint, the original rear window louvers, straight body panels .....and then the alternator froze on the voyage to my parents house immediately after buying it 30 mins earlier...
It was my daily driver from 2002-2007(high school and part of college). Then, after getting a 1995 YJ Jeep for a Daily Driver I was finally able to dig into the car much more. It has gone through many many upgrades over the years. The list is very long.

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350 Goodwrench crate engine with a 150 wet shot of nitrous on it. MSD ignition parts including MSD Digital-6 ignition control box, master coil, self-cut plug wires run under the headers. Removed SMOG and HVAC systems. Powermaster 140 amp alternator, Mini starter, AFPR, the usual intake mods. Etc.

A "Pro Street" ProBuilt 700-R4 trans from Dana's crew at ProBuilt Automatics with beefed up everything. Running an Edge Racing 2,600 rpm converter. B7M Supercooler Trans fluid cooler. Trans rated at 650+hp/tq capability

Richmond 3.73 gears in original axle (the weakest link for now)

Dyno-don’s coated mid-length headers and Y pipe, magnaflow cat, and hooker 3” cat back with a DMH electronic exhaust cut-out

C4-HD 13” disc brake upgrade up front (from stock disc) and then I swapped the stock rear drum brakes out for a 12” C4-HD rear disc setup, proper proportioning valve installed. Also a SLP line-lock, all stainless brake lines and braided flex lines, new booster and new-ish master too.

Welded-in S&W racecars subframe connector kit with the rocker and floor connection plates, driveshaft safety loop, and an adjustable torque arm setup. I spent a lot of time stripping the underside of the body shell to bare metal in MOST places.... using a variety of wire wheels, brushes, dremels,etc, cleaned it, and undercoated with POR-15 in satin black. holds up like a solid shell to this day

Interior has tight sport/racing seats, I also painted on undercoating on inner floorpans, installed RAAMmat sound deadener (like DynaMat) and then new ACC black carpet in cabin. Also Pioneer 4x6” speakers, and 6x9” speakers, in the trunk are two 12” sub woofers and a 1950 watt 2-channel amp. Grant GT steering wheel. Everything is clean, headliner is perfect, all gauges work. Interior/exterior lights work, power locks, power windows, you get the idea.

Suspension consists of: 2” drop/lowering spindles up front with the UMI upper strut tower mounts, UMI tubular A-Arms with delrin bushings, 5 way adjustable struts/shocks on all 4 corners, MOOG replacement springs, UMI adjustable rear LCAs and LCARBs, UMI adjustable panhard bar and Founders upper Panhard bar. Assortment of poly and Roto-joints in suspension. 34 mm swaybar up front and 23mm rear. Front end wonderbar/steering brace

BOZE Forged 18x8” front wheels and 18x10” rears with custom personalized options.These are a 2-piece wheel. Running Nitto 555 rubber with 300 treadwear . Will probably go with a 220 treadwear tire next year based upon the racing I have been doing and the competition level.

The car was last painted in April 2007, in “deep flame Red”. All door jams and trunk jams painted also. Paint was done by a well trusted and local pro-mod driver/body shop owner. My father and I spent sooooo many hours wet-sanding this car down to the proper shape. We put on custom vinyl stripes designed and applied by my father and I on the GlassTek fiberglass hood and the lower body area. Paint has been painstakingly upkept (by hand, no machines ever) and only has the most minor of wear over a decade of abuse. Fiberglass cowl hood, removed driprails, welded up antennae hole, removed body molding, new badges, red-taillight mod on rear lights.

Everything on the car works; everything that should work..works. I drive this car probably more than I should. Fires right up and will idle smooth at a light after an hour or so of driving. It has 170,00+ miles on the odometer. As you all know, this means the shell of the car at this point, but still; gives me a fun time, every time!

Future plans are:
to build a stout 406 or 421 small block for it, keep it with the nitrous setup and run a 200 shot on that. Dart SHP block, forged internals, modern EFI setup (FAST 2.0, FiTech, Holley Sniper, etc), street engine.
Upgrade to a 12 bolt rear end with all the proper goodies and similar 3.73 gear ratio, maybe 3.55
Full fuel system upgrade and possibly, eventually maybe a roll-bar setup if/when I dip below the 11.49s












some more photos of my car but NOT MY PHOTOS. They were loaded recently to the Optima Batteries website by Jim who is also on here as OptimaJim. credit goes to him for taking and posting these. Thanks Jim!





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IROCZman15, stunning car !!!
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Nice car, IROCZman15
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thank you both! Much appreciated. Glad to be a part of this whole thirdgen gang
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After many years of building waiting on parts and the thing sitting in the corner it's fanally as good as done



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Know its not nice enough to get COTM but might as well put it out for everyone to see. Also noticed a couple GTA's from New Jersey as well. The Green one i have seen at many car shows ive been to in Howell Township.
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