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Dave Stapley
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Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 7:13 pm
Im wondering how much my old firebird might be worth (no laughing Rik), i know its a difficult question but i have no idea,
Its a 1990 3.1 V6 hardtop firebird in black, will need a respray
Drivers floor pan is a bit rust and has a slight hole behind the brake pedal, passenger rear wheel arch has a hole a bit bigger than a £2 coin on the outside skin.
Engine has been stripped and had new head gaskets and all associated bits and bobs. Also had new exhuast straight through, new rear shocks, new front brake pads, new EGR.It has my Trans Am grey interior in it with black Leather seats. It also needs new seals, currently has no wheels.This car does need a lot of work....

I paid £1500 for it about 3 years ago, but did get a Knight passions nose and dash with it. i did spend loads on new bits for the car but i wanted a T-Top which Luton matt sorted me out with. Tough one to answer but i need help. maybe it should go straight to the scrap yard.

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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 7:15 pm
dont scrap it, ill move it lol i need a stunt car but not loads of £ to spend on one
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 7:21 pm
how much do you reckon its worth though? i ve gotta try and keep the wife happy without making to much of a loss
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 7:23 pm
no idea but first lets see if anone on here wants a kitt project
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 7:31 pm
when it was my KITT a few years ago
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 8:22 pm
And Now,
the bonnet thats on it at the moment is blue as the black one is stored at ProjectKitt until i can try and collect it on a trailer,it also has some replacement front and rear springs ready to go on. Just need to find the time to rebuild[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 8:53 pm
if i had the money id buy it just to make mine right.
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 9:05 pm
loads of useable parts on it mate, not just for anyone building a KITT but for regular firebird owners too.

If its just sitting there like that then id probably be tempted to get the toolbox out and start parting it out.
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 9:09 pm
Good idea, the winscreen is also new. We just want it gone so we can have the space back
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 9:14 pm
if it has the seats out of the one i got for you they are nice seats

got to be worth a few quid maybe 4 quid lol

could be worth stripping it out will make more money that way as long as you dont price things over the top things will move quick

then can scrap the body and make a bit on that
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 9:52 pm
I need a new windscreen i know that much, n a bit of welding before it goes in :S im in the same predicament as Tony i think with a rusty windscreen pillar
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 10:12 pm
It's a tough decision to make!!! I initially wanted about £800 for the car as is. So if nobody is interested at that price I suppose I will have to consider breaking it
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 10:42 pm
Pity it's a hardtop, as it will probably be easier for me to replace whole windscreen pillar on my T-top than mess about getting the half a dozen or so rust holes in mine welded up.

I'd definetly be interested in the anti-bump side molding strips at least though mate (and maybe your doors too if they are rust free), if you do decide to part it out.

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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 10:44 pm
i have a full ttop your welcomee to ,its cut hallf way down the front pillars
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 10:47 pm
SteveFawcett wrote:i have a full ttop your welcomee to ,its cut hallf way down the front pillars

Sounds great, but getting it back down here could be a problem.

Do you know of any cheap couriers?

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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 10:48 pm
its in leicster so half way there lol
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 10:49 pm
it's the other half I'd have a problem with then lol!
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 10:50 pm
take a saw and cut pillar off lol
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 10:58 pm
LOL,

I wouldn't need the "C" pillars, so that WOULD cut the shipping cost down lol!

Seriously though, what do you think it would cost to get this sent down to me?

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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 11:01 pm
shame its that far up
could go in the landrover or could duc tape it to the roof
but my landrover anit to good on jucie would be at least a tank of go go juice
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 11:02 pm
LOL, thanks for the thought though Matt
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Re: Rough car value??

on Fri May 07, 2010 11:15 pm
ever need any bits like that tony that are closer can stick them in teh car
dont know if you have seen the pics of my landrover on facebook but i dont care about the thing is used in teh woods most weekends so has many dents and dont think there is any panel that is not scrached right up lol
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Re: Rough car value??

on Sat May 08, 2010 9:50 am
I think thats what i need to do on mine aswell tony, get a replacement roof rather than all the ruddy welding done.

Ive just been to Mablethorpe and back in our new xsara (which is older than the other one) but its a 2.0 hdi and it didnt even use half a tank there and back, plus the running around we done during the week, so a trip to wrexham should be about the same sorta distance.

Dave id be interested in the windscreen if you wanted to part it out, might go in the back of my car ! lol
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Re: Rough car value??

on Sat May 08, 2010 10:34 am
Dave,

If it will fit an 83, I would have the drivers door.

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Re: Rough car value??

on Sat May 08, 2010 2:01 pm
Hi Guys
As indestructable as K.I.T.T 'seemed to be' on the show, the reality hits when these cars DO rust.
The windscreen area is common and i'm having my fair share of that at the mo.
Cutting out the tin can worm and rewelding in stainless and then good quality fibreglass filler to finish it off is the way to go.
I'm having a good body work/paint guy see to mine.
One thing i would highly recommend with these cars is , if you can, store them undercover.
It saves all the hassel and frustration trying to get rid of rust.
T-Tops on these are also good at making nice rust holes in the floor......as i'm sure many have found.
The 4th gens really improved in their overall design and using composite parts as opposed to metal.
I'm seriously thinking about getting me one.
I love my 82 car but it is getting old and needing more and more work.
I will never be able to part with it though,so i'll just keep soldering on until i get to these 'issues'......hope fully one day to meet up at Halifax...........who knows Smile
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