http://www.v8tvshow.com - Our latest project car - a 1969 Pontiac Firebird named "Routy" - has finally entered the building. It has been patiently waiting in storage in the frozen tundra of Wisconsin, and owner Steve Prouty finally got a break in the weather and hauled it to the V8TV shop. The car is in pretty good shape, we don't anticipate any major panel replacement or real surprises, but we'll see when we get into the project. Here's the intro video with the car, and the other "goodies" Steve brought down from America's Dairyland.
1965 Chevelle Quarter Panel Install Pt. 1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - PART 1 - Quarter panels are one of the most rust
and dent-prone parts of musclecars, and our 1965 Chevelle had some of each.
Mostly dents. Thankfully, OPGI came out with new reproduction full
quarter panels for 1965 Chevelles. In this video, we show you how to
remove your old panel and install the new. Also applies to other GM A
Bodies like Skylarks, Cutlasses, GTOs and others.
1969 Firebird "Routy" Trunk Floor Replacement Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The trunk floor area in our 1969 Pontiac Firebird
"Routy" was looking pretty rough, so we elected to use an assortment of
repair panels from Classic Industries to replace the rust and previous
damage repairs. The process went pretty smoothly, and we were able to
butt-weld and plug weld the new pieces in leaving a factory appearance with
no evidence we were ever there. A coat of Eastwood Epoxy Primer will help
keep them rust free for good.
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Engine Install and First Start Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The time came to install the rebuilt 1973 Pontiac
400 into our '69 Firebird. It's running a rebuilt bottom end, roller
rockers, #16 Pontiac iron heads, a Professional Products intake manifold,
MSD ignition, h Holley carb, Royal Purple break-in oil & filter, and
Eastwood coated long-branch Exhaust
manifolds leading to MagnaFlow Exhaust. Also shown is the Vintage Air
compressor and accessories from Classic Industries.
1969 Firebird Routy Currie Rear Axle & Baer Brake Install Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We're building this car to have awesome
drivability, and we wanted to use components that could stand up to some
occasional punishment. It's no secret that the Currie 9+ rear axle
systems are up to the challenge. We already had the Boyd's Junk Yard Dog
wheels and Nitto 555 tires, so we worked backwards and fit the rear axle to
the car and wheels. In this case, we used a custom narrowed Currie
housing loaded with a Nodular iron center section, 3.25:1 gears, a Detroit
Truetrac differential, and 31 spline Currie axles. The Truetrac is a nice
piece because it offers smooth, quiet operation, and locks automatically
when needed. Once it was painted and installed, we added a Baer Track 13"
rear disc brake kit. In front, we again used a Baer Track kit with 13"
rotors and dual piston calipers for awesome stopping power. An Eastwood
powder coated CPP master cylinder and stainless brake lines from Classic
Industries round out the system.
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Floor Replacement - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy" was a
pretty clean car to start with, but we wanted to improve upon some previous
repairs in the floor and trunk floor area. In this installment, we
replace the driver's side floor pan with a 1-piece replacement from Classic
Industries. There are tips in this video that apply to any musclecar
1969 Firebird "Routy" Final Paint Spray Video #3 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The final video covering the paint process on our
1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy." This time, we're laying out the
stripe design and spraying the DuPont silver and Gun Metal stripes.
Later, we do the initial wetsanding with the 3M Trizact system, including
the new 3M Denibbing gun. Lastly, we polish the car using 3M products.
Next is the final assembly and installation of Holley's Avenger EFI system.
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Bodywork Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The 1969 Firebirds have a lot of pieces that
comprise the nose, and in this video, we go through the process of making
them all fit on our '69 'Bird called "Routy". We mocked up the bumper
using the original parts, then threw them all away in favor of a new
bumper, headlight bezels, rubber fillers, and brackets from Classic
Industries. Then we modified the reproduction 1969 Trans Am hood to
accommodate the Ram Air Pans and scoop inserts. Finally, the car was
bodyworked with 3M fillers and Standox sprayable polyester. A lot happens
here, you might want to watch it a couple times!
1969 Firebird "Routy" Painted DuPont Hot Hues Red Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - After completing all the bodywork on our 1969
Pontiac Firebird, we disassembled the body to paint the tub with DuPont Hot
Hues Red Hot Meltdown 2-stage urethane. After the red had flashed, the
crew masked off the jambs and sprayed them with DuPont Clear. Then the
fenders, doors, hood, and other parts were shot red, and the jambs and
backsides cleared. It looks good in red!
1969 Pontiac Firebird Front Suspension Install Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We reassembled our restored front suspension with
some new tricks to make our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" drive and handle
better. First we replaced all the stock worn-out control arm bushings
with some new Global West Del-A-Lum bushings for minimal deflection and
smooth articulation. Then we replaced all the loose steering components
with new parts from Classic Industries, including a new steering box, tie
rod ends, center link, ball joints, idler arm, and pittman arm. Once we
could put the wheels back on, we rolled the subframe under the body,
aligned it, and bolted it up. Out back, we added some Del-A-Lum bushings
to the Detroit Speed & Engineering 3" drop leaf springs and put the rear
axle assembly back in the car. Classic Industries had more hard-to-find
nuts and clips for the front leaf spring mounts. Now we can hang all the
sheetmetal back on the car and start the panel alignment!
1969 Firebird "Routy" Project Updates V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - Our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy" is
going through the early phases of its transformation, with many small
detail items being checked off the list as we go. In this installment, we
fix rusty bodymounts and straighten some slightly damaged supports on the
subframe. Then we're repairing rust holes in the radiator core support,
inner fenders, and small holes in the body. We uncovered a patch in the
fender we didn't like, so we replaced it with new steel using some cool
butt-welding panel clamps from Eastwood. A quick spray with Standox
SprayMAX 2K Epoxy Primer keeps the part protected until the bodywork phase.
This stuff is cool.. it's a Standox 2k epoxy primer in an aerosol can.
That means it's got a primer and a catalyst in one container... you break
the seal on the can, and the two components mix inside the can. You have
to spray it out within about 1 week or it will harden in the can. It's
really tough stuff that sprays great over little repair areas like this
where you don't want to mix a whole gun full of material. The firewall was
welded up in anticipation of a Vintage Air air conditioning unit. The
subframe and front sheetmetal parts were sprayed with Eastwood Epoxy Primer
and Extreme Ceramic Chassis Black paint for long lasting protection and a
factory-like satin appearance. Finally, we installed some Global West
Del-A-Lum bushings in the front suspension pieces. Next phase... floor
and trunk floor repairs!
1969 Firebird "Routy" Flush Glass and Final Paint Spray Video #1 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - In this video, we final install the classic auto
glass innovations flush glass and prep our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy"
with 3M wetsand paper, tape, and mask paper and bring it to the booth for
final application of DuPont Hot Hues Red Hot Meltdown color. Part 1 of 3.
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Final Assembly Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - We're in the home stretch assembling Routy's
interior, wheels, emblems, weatherstripping, and all the little details to
make it a complete car. A final buff with 3M Perfect-It Microfinish
Compound and a foam pad makes it gleam, and then a hand-buff adds sparkle.
We had the wheels coated at Extreme Powdercoating to offset the colors of
the paint scheme. The restoration parts from Classic Industries look like
jewelery, and Routy is standing tall.
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1969 Firebird Seam Sealer Video - V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - After the metalwork was completed on the bottom
side of our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy", we applied some Eastwood Epoxy
Primer to the underside and inside of the body shell to prevent rust and to
provide a base for the next steps. We then sealed all the seams with 3M
Automix Heavy Bodied Seam Sealer (8308) using their pneumatic applicator.
We like to mask off the seams with 3M tape, then apply the sealer, brush it
smooth, and then peel the tape before the sealer hardens. The sealer
ensures no moisture will creep between the panels and start to rust. Once
sealed up, we scuffed the primer and applied several coats of Eastwood 2K
Ceramic Chassis Black on the bottom and inside of the body. The 2K
Ceramic Chassis Black looks like the factory black used on chassis parts,
but is far more durable than regular paint.