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1997 Firebird Formula - The unexpected Flag car

We weren't looking for a car. This one found us. The price was right and it was begging to get the flag treatment! So, of course we obliged.


This is the car as we bought it. In pretty good shape, with just a couple of dents, the wrong color and no second gear.


No need to show the transmission so here's a dent.


Barry is pretty good at fixing dents. He is even learning that bondo isn't the greatest tool in the chest! This is a "spot-puller" which welds a stud to the panel to pull inaccessible dents. 


Dad and Greg learn the finer points of 'scuffing' the WHOLE car!


Off comes the Firechicken! At this point, purists might want to leave this webpage.

Officially now certified "Lighter-Than-Air" with the single wing insignia.


Dad decides that he wants to learn how to 'Pimp a Ride'.

White goes on first.

The stars are underneath the blue, really.

Red next.

Stencils on the stars removed and ready for clear coat.



This is a basically stock Formula Firebird convertible 350 LT-1 with 285 hp. The only thing changed is the Hooker exhaust from the catalytic converter to the back.


The finished Formula! Oh yeah, the trans is already swapped out with a new one.

This one is a bit different than our last incarnations. This one has all pearl paint and we think it is absolutely gorgeous! Total time on the project? About a week.



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Aapex Sunrides

Mail: Po Box 255, Uwchland Pa 19480

Launch: 1012 North Pottstown Pike, Chester Springs Pa 19425

Phone: 610-458-7050

Fax: 610-458-8735


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