Andrew Vose started working on this Firebird with his dad in 2012. He was 14 and he had a dream. Scroll down to see what Andrew and his dad did to this 1967 Pontiac Firebird, then go to the bottom to see all of the pictures of this well built Firebird.
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What type of vehicle is this?: Car
Make, Model, Year of Project
What stage is this in?
When did you purchase it and for how much?
I purchased this car in 2012 for $2500
Why did you choose this vehicle?
We chose this just because you don’t see many first generation Firebirds around and I liked the look of the front end better than the Camaro.
What sort of condition was it in when you started the project, what was wrong with it, etc.
When we started the car was in pieces.
We had most of the parts but it needed almost everything done to it
What, specifically have you done, or had done to it?
What we have done:
Put in a new radiator and support
Gave it front disc breaks
Gave it new springs and shocks
Gave it a high flow water pump
Added a new sound system.
Can you list any and all parts that you have put in?
It has the original Pontiac 400 V8
Heavy Duty Springs
KYB Gas-A-Just Shocks
Champion Cooling Systems w/ Aluminum Radiator
FlowKooler High Flow Water Pump
Sony Head Unit
Where have you purchased your parts?
Local Race Shops.
What about you?
I started this project with my dad when I was 14.
I’m currently 21 and close to graduating from college with a degree in electrical engineering.
This is my daily driver when I’m home for the summer.
I went a long time without being able to drive in the winter, but it was completely worth it.
Any stories regarding this project?
Some back story: I bought it on Craigslist from a guy who had just gotten married. He had a 1970’s corvette and the Firebird.
His wife made him get rid of one and that’s how I ended up with it. It was originally a southern car but other than that I’m not quite sure of its past.
I started this project with my dad in 2012 (when I was 14), and completed it over a 4 year span.
We both had limited car knowledge going into this project and had to learn as we went. I would work on the car most days after school and on the weekends, so it took up most of my free time over the 4 year span but it was so worth it.
The car isn’t perfect and the interior still needs some work done to it, but I’m extremely happy with it
It was a great learning experience and I wouldn’t change my decision if I could.
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