Trans Am & Firebird Restoration: 1970-1/2 - 1981

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TheTrans Am and Firebird were distinctly different than their cousin, the Chevy Camaro, and many Trans Am and Firebird models became stand-out muscle cars of their era. In fact, when the high-performance wars in Detroit subsided in the early 1970s, the Trans Am remained as the sole surviving muscle car. Some second-generation Pontiac F-Body cars are affordable while others are extremely rare and valuable. In particular, the 19701974 Pontiac Super Duty Trans Ams, 19701973 Firebird Formulas, and 1976 Firebird Limited Editions command high sale prices while the 1970s Trans Am 6.6 Smokey and the Bandit cars are still affordable and appreciating in value.

Melvin Benzaquen of Classic Restoration Enterprises has restored dozens of these cars. In this revealing guide, all crucial aspects of restoration are covered, including engine, driveline, interior, trim, electrical system, brakes, steering, and suspension. A special focus is placed on performing common body restoration procedures. Chapters also include VIN decoding, planning, preparation, tools, and painting techniques. Step-by-step photos accompanied by in-depth and detailed captions explain how to perform each stage of the restoration process.

The magnitude and variety of work in the restoration process can be overwhelming and thats why a complete restoration guide by an acknowledged expert is so important. Now, in this authoritative and comprehensive guide, you have the tools you need to get started on your Trans Am or Firebird restoration.

A hands-on how-to restoration book dedicated to Pontiac Firebird and Trans Am

Covers trim and body restoration aspects that are exclusive to the Pontiac F-Body cars

Step-by-step photos and captions for a wide variety of restoration tasks

About the Author

Melvin Benzaquen founded and operated Classic Restoration Enterprises, one of the largest restoration facilities in the country. He has performed many Trans Am and Firebird restorations and has guided his staff as they have performed dozens more. He has managed the paint, mechanical, electrical, and interior work of a body shop, along with the overall operations of systems. In addition, he has penned many articles for Hemmings Motor News and Hemmings Muscle Machines.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Author Benzaquen
Binding Softbound
Condition new
Date of Publication 2015
Dimensions 8.5 x 11
Illustrations 517 color photos
ISBN 9781613251720
New or Used new
Pages 176


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