Just to let you know, I been trying to put a new header to this blog. I finally am able to post some pictures using my own photos instead of someone else’s. That is my pride and joy –1988 Pontiac Firebird–. The last couple of weeks I had some major work done on the car. Being in California, we got to do the smog test. Turns out it would not have passed. So I got a new engine and new brakes. I also did a wax job to make the car look pretty. Put on some of that ‘Armor All’ to the vinyl. I added new center wheel caps to replace the ones that disappeared after I bought the car.
I really want to get a paint job. I got the car in 1996. I think the last owner got into a wreck and had the car repainted. The paint job was not very good. You can’t tell by the photo, but up close you can see hairline cracks in the paint. Also, the last owner kept missing the gas cap. Just below the filler cap you can see where the gas ate up the paint. I have to consider the budget. I been thinking of doing Maaco, but they don’t seem get a lot of good reviews from a lot of people on the internet.
I also removed the tint on the driver’s side window. It was starting to peel away. I removed the tint from the hatchback window a good 11 years ago when it was peeling. I had to because I couldn’t see out of the back. I never bothered to get new tinting. I think I may get louver on the back window rather than tinting. Of course, I’m still thinking about it. The passenger side window tint is still up. It’s still good although it looks weird. I might remove that too.
I ordered some replacement lift supports for the hatchback so it will stay up. It gets tiring holding it up with one hand while trying to put something in or get something out of the trunk.
Other than that, this muscle car is ready to shine for another five years easy and beyond. Why do all this? Hey, I love the car. They don’t built them like this anymore. Come to think of it, General Motors don’t build Pontiacs anymore either. At least they were smart enough to bring back the Chevy Camaro. They had to, because Ford hit a grand slam home run when they redesigned the Mustang for 2005. Then there was Chrysler; they reintroduce the Challenger for 2008. About time we Americans had some decent Detroit Muscle.
I love my car. I do not want it ending up in some junk yard.