1969 Firebird Project
1969 Firebird Project "Routy" Introduction V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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 s...
Custom Autosound Slidebar Radios & The System Hidden Subwoofer Video
Custom Autosound Slidebar Radios & The System Hidden Subwoofer Video
http://www.customautosound.com - Custom Autosound is your source for high-quality audio systems that match your classic car's design. Their new feature packed Slidebar radios feature digital device connectivity, high power, and quality sound from a unit that looks like it belongs in your dash. Their hidden speaker systems deliver big sound from powered subwoofer units and unique midrange and...
ARP - The Ultimate Fasteners!
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Project Teardown V8TV-Video
1969 Pontiac Firebird Project Teardown V8TV-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - Tearing down muclecars to their bare bones can be a big mess. Luckily for us, this phase of our project 1969 Pontiac Firebird named "Routy" went pretty well. Since the car was already mostly disassembled, it came apart fast, and we didn't have to change the name to "Rusty". Now that the car is blown apart and on the Autotwirler rotisserie, it's nex...
Cool Car Guy Stuff at the V8 Gear Store!
Cool Car Guy Stuff at the V8 Gear Store!
http://www.v8gear.com - If you need more Muscle Car videos and Restoration Tips, check out the V8 Gear Store today at V8Gear.com! The V8Gear store is loaded with restoration and how to DVDs, Muscle Car of The Week Videos, an awesome bookstore, DVD Coverage from the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals! You'll find die cast cars, tin signs, and all kinds of cool things to outfit your garage or man cav...
1969 Pontiac Firebird Project: Body Media Blasted V8TV-Video
1969 Pontiac Firebird Project: Body Media Blasted V8TV-Video
The moment of truth...our project 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" came home from the media blaster. We had the interior, underside, trunk, and firewall of the body tub blasted, along with stacks of smaller parts like the inner fender wells, the radiator core support, and all the bumper brackets. We also had the complete subframe and suspension parts blasted, but that's a different story. This...
1969 Firebird
1969 Firebird "Routy" Project Updates V8TV-Video
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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...
Muscle Car Restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 314.783.8325
Muscle Car Restoration at the V8 Speed & Resto Shop - 314.783.8325
http://www.v8speedshop.com - Contact the V8 Speed & Resto Shop today to discuss how we can build your dream car!
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Floor Replacement - V8TV-Video
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 restoration. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Ch...
1969 Firebird
1969 Firebird "Routy" Trunk Floor Replacement Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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...
V8TV Update: 1969 Firebird
V8TV Update: 1969 Firebird "Routy" masked for primer-Video
http://www.v8tvshow.com - The polyester has been blocked, the seams are sealed, and now it's all masked up and ready for primer! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pczqb76mhw -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
V8TV Update: 1969 Firebird
V8TV Update: 1969 Firebird "Routy" in Polyester-Video
Here's what the Firebird looks like in Sprayable Standox polyester filler... Like a giant birthday cake iced in white! -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pczqb76mhw -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
V8TV Quickie: 1969 Firebird
V8TV Quickie: 1969 Firebird "Routy" Spray Poly-Video
Our 1969 Firebird takes a bath in Standox Sprayable Polyester filler. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pczqb76mhw -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
V8TV Update: '69 Firebird
V8TV Update: '69 Firebird "Routy" Wing Install-Video
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact Getting the reproduction Trans Am wing ready for install. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: "​Muscle Car Of The Week Video Episode #182: 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 454 - The Last One?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pczqb76mhw -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
Pontiac V8 Water Pump Modification Tip Video V8TV
Pontiac V8 Water Pump Modification Tip Video V8TV "Routy" 69 Firebird
http://www.v8tvshow.com/69firebird - 314-783-8325 - The Pontiac 400 V8 engine that we're using in our 1969 Firebird project called "Routy" came to us completely as a rebuilt long-block with all new parts inside, but we were charged with the task of doing the final assembly and detail work. This time, we're test-assembling the brackets and parts on the engine, and came across a great tip to help ...
ARP Ultimate Driveline Fasteners
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1969 Pontiac Firebird Front Suspension Install Video V8TV
1969 Pontiac Firebird Front Suspension Install Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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 f...
1969 Pontiac Firebird
1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy" Sheetmetal Install Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - After the subframe was re-attached to our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy," the reassembly began. First up was the sheetmetal, namely the doors, fenders, core support, and the reproduction steel Trans Am hood. We had to do a few tricks to make them all line up correctly, but it wasn't too bad of a project. Here's how the process went. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chce...
1969 Firebird
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 i...
1969 Firebird Routy Currie Rear Axle & Baer Brake Install Video V8TV
1969 Firebird Routy Currie Rear Axle & Baer Brake Install Video V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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 back...
1969 Pontiac Firebird Routy Climate Control and Sound Deadener Video V8TV
1969 Pontiac Firebird Routy Climate Control and Sound Deadener Video V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - We wanted our 1969 Firebird to be fun to drive, and that ment keeping the interior free from unwanted noise, and climate controlled. This time, we're installing Hushmat sound deadoner and heat insulation in the cabin, then adding a Vintage Air A/C system to keep the occupants cool. Some reproduction 1969 Trans-Am style gauges and dash pieces from Classi...
1969 Pontiac Firebird
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 co...
1969 Firebird
1969 Firebird "Routy" Flush Glass and Final Paint Spray Video #1 V8TV
Installation Available: http://v8speedshop.com/contact http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - 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. -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Chceck out: ...
1969 Firebird
1969 Firebird "Routy" Final Paint Spray Video #2 V8TV
http://www.v8tvshow.com - 314-783-8325 - The paint sprayout continues with our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy." This time, we're spraying DuPont Hot Hues Red Hot Meltdown color and intercoat clear in preparation for the painted stripe treatment next. We're spraying with the 3M PPS system to minimize cleanup time and solvents, and to help measure the mixture accurately. Eastwood Pour-It...

 

Classic Industries is a big player in the restoration parts market, and we've worked with them on various projects including our 1969 Firebird "Routy." Here's the latest from the CI team, a new Mopar line!

 

We've finished the '69 Firebird, and we're really happy with the way the car looks and drives! Check out the V8TV "Routy" Microsite for thousands of build photos and info on how you can get a limited edition DVD of the entire build!

 

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

 

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.

 

The paint sprayout continues with our 1969 Pontiac Firebird project "Routy." This time, we're spraying DuPont Hot Hues Red Hot Meltdown color and intercoat clear in preparation for the painted stripe treatment next. We're spraying with the 3M PPS system to minimize cleanup time and solvents, and to help measure the mixture accurately. Eastwood Pour-It lids also make things easy, and SAS Safety gear keeps everyone in top shape. Once the color was applied, a 3M Sun Gun was used to check the coverage. Part 2 of the paint application series.

 

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.

 

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.

 

We wanted our 1969 Firebird to be fun to drive, and that ment keeping the interior free from unwanted noise, and climate controlled. This time, we're installing Hushmat sound deadoner and heat insulation in the cabin, then adding a Vintage Air A/C system to keep the occupants cool. Some reproduction 1969 Trans-Am style gauges and dash pieces from Classic Industries as well as a Flaming River tilt steering column complete the job.

 

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!

 

After the subframe was re-attached to our 1969 Pontiac Firebird "Routy," the reassembly began. First up was the sheetmetal, namely the doors, fenders, core support, and the reproduction steel Trans Am hood. We had to do a few tricks to make them all line up correctly, but it wasn't too bad of a project. Here's how the process went.

 

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!

 

The Pontiac 400 V8 engine that we're using in our 1969 Firebird project called "Routy" came to us completely as a rebuilt long-block with all new parts inside, but we were charged with the task of doing the final assembly and detail work. This time, we're test-assembling the brackets and parts on the engine, and came across a great tip to help keep your Pontiac V8 engine running cool.

 

Getting the reproduction Trans Am wing ready for install

 

Our 1969 Firebird takes a bath in Standox Sprayable Polyester filler.