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 Post subject: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:16 am 
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I have a 88 Firebird but I can't find manuals or documentation for a restoration project,so its someone outhere which have a pdf manual or a parts catalog?

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:46 pm 
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I haven't seen any e-versions, so I'd search for a Haynes manual.

You can get some new parts from:
http://www.hawksthirdgenparts.com/index.aspx
http://www.yearone.com/serverfiles/fbsh ... .asp?cat=G
http://www.classicindustries.com/
http://www.rockauto.com/

and you can search for info here: http://www.thirdgen.org/techboard/

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:10 pm 
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A10beav is the guy to listen to for the 3rd Gen stuff.

Are you trying to restore it to original or modify it?

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:55 am 
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Chevroletfreak wrote:
A10beav is the guy to listen to for the 3rd Gen stuff.

Are you trying to restore it to original or modify it?


Thank you for the replys!

I'm trying to restor it to original.I don't like to modify a good looking car.


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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 12:50 pm 
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I've got a Haynes manual and a parts book I can scan pages from if you like ? I'm not going to scan the whole lot but a couple of pages I could do for you if you need something specific.


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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:02 pm 
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Knight_Watchman wrote:
I've got a Haynes manual and a parts book I can scan pages from if you like ? I'm not going to scan the whole lot but a couple of pages I could do for you if you need something specific.


Wow,thank you very much.If I can do something for you please tell me.
Of course you won't scan the whole catalog,I saw once that type of catalog and its very big.I want to buy that catalog,but they won't send in my country.

I Know all about the engine,but I dont know much about the interior parts, rubber seals and the body(especialy the front parts).

Thanks again and forgive me for my bad english,but in my country I'm the only one who love this type of car and I don't know where else to ask for help.

After I will finish to restore my car I think I'll sleep in it :D


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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:34 pm 
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Did you check out yearone.com? They seem to have their whole catalog online ... they have most anything that one could look for when restoring a car ...

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:24 pm 
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Of course ,but there I can't print the catalog.I want to have all printed(it easyer for me to see what I'll have to do from paper) when I will strip down the car.


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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:01 pm 
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I'm heading to the states and I can look for a Haynes manual. Where are you at?

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:00 pm 
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I'm from Romania.If you want I can send you the money.

Happy trip :ok:

I dream to go in US but I have a major problem "scare of flying". :oops: When I bought my car I received it in Rotterdam and after drive it in my country.I still want to see the day when I will have the courage :oops: to go in US and buy a few Camaro and Firebirds.


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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:09 pm 
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You just have to get yourself up there, it's a lot safer than the drive you took! It's all mind over matter.

I'll let you know if I found a manual when I get back.

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:22 pm 
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Something like this:

http://cgi.ebay.de/Service-Handbuch-Che ... dZViewItem

LOL - even comes with a free english-german dictionary

Anyway, ordering off of Amazon is probably cheaper, same book for 21€ new, used from ~14€ ...

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:33 pm 
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a10beav wrote:
You just have to get yourself up there, it's a lot safer than the drive you took! It's all mind over matter.

I'll let you know if I found a manual when I get back.


That's what scares me.I don't want to see my mind all over the matter. :)


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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 9:55 pm 
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Garry wrote:
Something like this:

http://cgi.ebay.de/Service-Handbuch-Che ... dZViewItem

LOL - even comes with a free english-german dictionary

Anyway, ordering off of Amazon is probably cheaper, same book for 21€ new, used from ~14€ ...


Yep, that's exactly what you need. Let me know soon if you decide to order it online, I leave for the states tomorrow, but I'll try to check this site in a few days.

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 10:06 pm 
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Garry wrote:
Something like this:

http://cgi.ebay.de/Service-Handbuch-Che ... dZViewItem

LOL - even comes with a free english-german dictionary

Anyway, ordering off of Amazon is probably cheaper, same book for 21€ new, used from ~14€ ...


That manual is for 3rd gen Camaro.I have a 88 Firebird.They look the same but they are very different(dash,interior,front,rear spoiler,lights,etc.)


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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:27 pm 
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That's basically what you need. The cars are the same structurally and only have a few different interior parts or body panels. This book isn't going to give you part numers, it'll tell you how to tear apart and reasemble the car.

They usually combine both cars into one manual, I'll see if I can find one of those.

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:08 am 
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My bad - of course Amazon has the Firebird version of the manual, too ... (guess I was already sleeping when I posted ...)

http://www.amazon.de/Pontiac-Firebird-A ... 476&sr=8-6

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 1:59 pm 
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I hope that Amazon send manuals to this .... country.But now comes the real tricky part:I don't know now if I can receiv parts from GM.Will they send their parts to this country?

My wife advise me to buy another car for parts.Is a good ideea?

I think I will never see acomplish my dream to restore this wonderful car :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 2:43 pm 
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We have a GM dealership in Homburg Germany that you could possibly order from. Maybe that would help..

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 Post subject: Re: 3rd gen Firebird
PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:04 am 
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Yes, you can order from the states, but it will cost more because of import tax and shipping. You may be able to order parts from the GM network in Europe (i.e. Opel), but you'll still pay the higher costs. A 2nd car is a good idea if you can find one in decent shape.

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