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Old 05-12-2018, 01:28 PM
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Sarasota. It was sitting in a strip mall parking lot on Beneva Rd. Sitting all by it's lonesome, away from door dings. I was working, so no picture. It had red interior & was a 5.7. Stock wheels & lame, legal window tint.

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Old 05-12-2018, 01:32 PM
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2 birds, Just out of curiosity (and it took me a sec to realize that car you saw could not have been mine lol) where are you located?
Matt, are you able to post a few pictures of yours? I'd like to see it.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:24 PM
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Welcome to TGO Rob, I'm in Hollywood. Maybe we can meet up one day.
Yea sounds good not sure if you have IG but im _handsomerob_ on it,incase you want to add me. I have more pictures.
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Old 05-13-2018, 10:56 PM
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Yea sounds good not sure if you have IG but im _handsomerob_ on it,incase you want to add me. I have more pictures.
Yes I do, I'm @wdavidgoulding in IG
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:25 PM
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Just the other day, I ran across a black 88 or 89 Iroc with the red & black stripes. Looked so good, as I had not seen one with that color combo in years. Mine HAD to have the blue & black stripes. More rare in my area back when they were everywhere. I miss those days.
I like the black/blue strip combo better. I may just ignore the SPID code and go that route, lol but your car is so nice. it gives me inspiration.
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Old 05-14-2018, 07:41 PM
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I like how the blue is darker in the shadows & looks brighter exposed. It definitely gets thumbs up a lot.
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Old 05-15-2018, 08:30 AM
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I was noticing that in the Color-Trim chart in the 1989 model year , different color combinations, where blue came with the gray decal while red had the the red decal. But, interesting that with black interior, I should only have the Blue/Gray combo, unless I'm reading the chart wrong. My car was missing the stripes and decals so I'm not sure. My SPID shows 81A.



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Old 05-15-2018, 09:01 AM
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Found this thread, now I'm really confused, lol.

https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/hist...c-rpo-81a.html
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Old 05-15-2018, 09:30 PM
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Here's my SPID label.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:41 AM
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Very similar trim codes as mine:




and vague in it's description so for that matter, I may go with the combo in the chart I posted in 1107.
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Old 05-16-2018, 09:04 PM
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Old 05-23-2018, 07:15 AM
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homosassa fl here
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Old 05-23-2018, 08:50 AM
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I've used that site for the 69 I once had , didn't realize they go up that late. Good one, but not all complete, some options missing.

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Old 05-24-2018, 08:34 AM
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homosassa fl here

I'm not too far south from you - just moved in this area about 2 years ago. How are the local classic car gatherings by you?
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Old 05-24-2018, 08:47 AM
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I like how the blue is darker in the shadows & looks brighter exposed. It definitely gets thumbs up a lot.
I meant to ask, is that the original paint? It looks just amazing but if it isn't , would like to know who did it locally in the Tampa area?
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:14 PM
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100% original paint. The only mod was to replace the falling head liner. Local upholstery shop did a bang up job with that. The rear hatch window tint is in strips, so that is going to be removed & replaced with 4% limo tint in one big piece. Door windows, too.


Here is a closer picture of paint. Coming off the transporter. 4 wheel discs.



The bulb has been replaced. See the rear fascia just above the exhaust tips has been melted away. Have to replace that, so a full repaint will happen. Not dealing with mis matched panels on my Iroc. Which kind of stinks, because the 29 year old paint looks pretty darn good.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:29 PM
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Talked to Hoyt's Upholstery's painter about repainting the car. He took copious notes, walking around the car 3 times. Never contacted me with a price & never answered any of my emails or calls. So... I will contact Corvettes West about them painting the car. I have the decals, stripes & all the emblems. Just have to get the rear fascia & I'll be set. Need a good car painter. I figure Vette owners are picky, so the painter there has to be good. Of course, I will thoroughly check him out before hand.


This picture is from the for sale ad. Note the pass side rear spoiler. See how it's not lined up? Driver's side is perfect. That will get addressed during paint.
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Old 05-24-2018, 09:39 PM
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Holy smokes 2bird- maybe I’m not seeing the extent of the issue at the rear but my immediate reaction is Do Not Repaint This Car.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:03 PM
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Note the white spot between the hatch glass & the spoiler. Clear is gone & paint is so thin there that primer is visible. Needs paint.



Note the healthy scratch coming from the pass side head light cove. And those are all flaws in the paint, not dust. I replaced the grille so that looks almost good. There is a run on the side of the o. Still think that, Sir?
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Old 05-25-2018, 01:20 AM
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Talked to Hoyt's Upholstery's painter about repainting the car. He took copious notes, walking around the car 3 times. Never contacted me with a price & never answered any of my emails or calls. So... I will contact Corvettes West about them painting the car. I have the decals, stripes & all the emblems. Just have to get the rear fascia & I'll be set. Need a good car painter. I figure Vette owners are picky, so the painter there has to be good. Of course, I will thoroughly check him out before hand.


This picture is from the for sale ad. Note the pass side rear spoiler. See how it's not lined up? Driver's side is perfect. That will get addressed during paint.
Interesting you mentioned about Vette shops and owners - was thinking the same as there is one near me in New Port Richey. Having a factory type finish is what I would like to attain. The drivers side of mine looks like new, but the rest has all the clear worn off from sitting exposed...real bad.
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Old 05-25-2018, 09:47 PM
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I never let any of my F bodies sit in the sun all day. I have driven my Birds to work from time to time. Always put them under 2 water proof & dust proof covers. Never drive them during summer & the rainy season. Neither car has ever been down a wet road.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:14 AM
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One problem with the 3rd gens as far as being affected by weather is the discoloration of the front fascia. Ugly option of putting a bra on it...had a red 88 that you can almost say it was 2-tone because of this.
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Old 05-26-2018, 09:15 PM
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The only time I put a bra on my Birds is when I drive them on the interstate. Want the front fascia protected from high speed sand blasting. I keep them highly clayed & waxed, so the wax provides a barrier. As soon as the car is back in the garage, the bras, that includes mirror bras, come back off. Have to say that the Birds have clean noses, unlike my Iroc. Once I get it painted, it will get the same bra treatment. Never leave a bra permanently on as it has shown to cause discoloration, time & time again. The paint needs to breathe freely to look its best.
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:44 PM
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Good lord that IROC is beautiful!
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Old 06-04-2018, 07:50 PM
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Any 3rd Gen meets in the near future in the Ft Lauderdale/Miami area? Or maybe just an F body meet? Or even an American muscle car meet? I have a friend with a 77 Trans Am 6.6 that he's having restored and we are looking for places to park our Trans Am's and BS with other owners.
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Old 09-13-2018, 02:49 PM
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Hey guys. I'm in the Sarasota area. I've seen a red and black Camaro by a Target and a black one by Applebee's. Not too many birds though. I know there's one somewhere near Bee Ridge. I got an 89 red Trans Am that'll have a black spoiler in a few days. If anyone sees me gimme a wave!
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:23 PM
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October 13th I hope everyone can make it to Ft. De Soto park for the Florida Third Gen Meet. My car doesn't run but I WILL BE TOWING IT THERE. I hope everyone who can make it will be there. My very first meet in 2004 is my SIG PIC at the exact location. We had probably 50 cars or more that day. In 2012 we had another Third Gen meet and we opened it up and had probably 30 or more cars there. DON'T MISS OUT!!!
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:03 PM
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Hey guys. I'm in the Sarasota area. I've seen a red and black Camaro by a Target and a black one by Applebee's. Not too many birds though. I know there's one somewhere near Bee Ridge. I got an 89 red Trans Am that'll have a black spoiler in a few days. If anyone sees me gimme a wave!
Roger that Kry. I have a navy blue ws6 with an Iroc spoiler on it, a red Trans Am Firehawk with the Iroc spoiler, both 2002s. Also a 1989 Iroc Z, black with the blue & nearly invisible black stripe. They are all 3 toys that only see sporadic driving. Always an Fbody fan, so your Bird will stand out to me. I might be working, driving a brown truck, or driving my 2002 S10, pewter in color.
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Hey guys. I'm in the Sarasota area. I've seen a red and black Camaro by a Target and a black one by Applebee's. Not too many birds though. I know there's one somewhere near Bee Ridge. I got an 89 red Trans Am that'll have a black spoiler in a few days. If anyone sees me gimme a wave!
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Roger that Kry. I have a navy blue ws6 with an Iroc spoiler on it, a red Trans Am Firehawk with the Iroc spoiler, both 2002s. Also a 1989 Iroc Z, black with the blue & nearly invisible black stripe. They are all 3 toys that only see sporadic driving. Always an Fbody fan, so your Bird will stand out to me. I might be working, driving a brown truck, or driving my 2002 S10, pewter in color.
Guys, SHOW UP TO THE SHOW AT FT. DE SOTO ON OCT 13TH!

DAMN AM I OUT OF THE TIME, HOW THE HELL DO I SHARE THE FACEBOOK LINK TO HERE?? AND HOW DO I MAKE IT ACCESSABLE TO THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE FACEBOOK?

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Guys, if you see me which will be NEVER. SHOW UP TO THE SHOW AT FT. DE SOTO ON OCT 13TH!

DAMN AM I OUT OF THE TIME, HOW THE HELL DO I SHARE THE FACEBOOK LINK TO HERE?? AND HOW DO I MAKE IT ACCESSABLE TO THOSE WHO DON'T HAVE FACEBOOK?
AT 32, I FEEL TECHNOLOGICLY STUPID!!!!!!!
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That's not the link. I need to find out how, but if you have facebook then search Florida Third Gen Meet.

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Open the Facebook page you want to paste. In a new window, open this page. Highlight the other window & grab the title. Have that page shifted to a side where you can access this page. Then just drag & drop. It will appear as a long, garbled, nonsensical text. Once you submit it, it will abbreviate to what you see above. Make sense? Let me know if you need more info/help.
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Bradenton Motorsports Park tonight!!
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I'm not ready yet!

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Old 11-15-2018, 07:58 AM
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Better get crackin' L98.
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Anybody need anything? Engine harness from a 91 Trans Am GTA 350 Auto car. Missing the positive battery cable and the coolant temp sensor connector on the pass side head broke. A new pigtail for that connector and it'll be new.

Also have a full TPI intake and AUJP memcal w/ 7730 ecu

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Intake , ecm, harness are all sold
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It's quiet in here. Any locals doing or have LS swapped cars?
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It's quiet in here. Any locals doing or have LS swapped cars?
I'm in the collecting stages of an LS swap. Shouldn't be too much longer.
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I'm in the collecting stages of an LS swap. Shouldn't be too much longer.
What motor are you going with?
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https://www.hawksmotorsports.com/198...free-shipping/ Just got a confirmation from Hawks that my long awaited wheels have finally shipped today. They also offer these wheels in a full polished version. I didn't get those because there is no dark line on the spokes. https://www.hawksmotorsports.com/198...free-shipping/
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Just picked this up today. Got a good deal on the whole car and it was right down the street from me. Cammed ls1 and viper geared t56. Only 78k miles. Now comes the fun part.

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Nice, L98! I'm going with a 5.3 or 6.0 and auto for now. I need to get the car on the road asap.

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Intake , ecm, harness are all sold
Do you still have the pipes?
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Been a long time since I've posted here. But I got a 2005 LH6 5.3 for free. So I'm working on getting that into my car, but I also might be getting my hands on a 2010 6.2 L92.
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Do you still have the pipes?
Which are you referring to?
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Axle/Gears: 02 SS Torsen Zexel 3.42
Re: Florida thirdgens

Well got this all done in a days time at the shop. Mocked up the swap harness on the engine before dropping it in. Fought with the engine to get it seated but finally got it. Tomorrow Hopefully I'll be able to crank it!




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