gonna take my car Iím gonna race it to the ground. Nobody gonna beat my car Itís
gonna break the speed of sound.
Oooooh itís a killing machine! Itís got everything! Like driving power, big fat tires and everything!
I love her! I need her! Eight cylinders all mine! All right! Hold on tight! Iím a Highway Star !"
-Deep Purple "Highway Star"
1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD TRANS AM
RESTORATION PROJECT CHECK LIST
"Some re-assembly required ..."
Tasks yet to be completed
Replace broken factory power antenna with new unit
Replace headlights (high intensity halogen), repaint housings, adjust for proper aim
Replace both driving lights with OEM units (passenger side now burned out)
Wire management, under hood
Clean engine compartment and detail
Tune up (complete)
Service rear limited slip differential
Lube all hinges
Replace underhood insulation
Replace window wiper washer pump
Restoring the factory interior
Recover RECARO seats, repair 1" tear to driver's side bolster, reinforce side high traffic area of each seat.
Remount side of center console to center console housing
Restore TA steering wheel
Reinstall minor interior trim
Get saddle shop to repair separated T-top zipper, sew back into bag material where it has pulled loose
Replace coolant recovery bottle with new OEM piece
Replace washer fluid bottle with new OEM unit
Paint window wipers and cowl area flat black
Replace left, middle and right air deflector with new OEM pieces
Replacement 1986 5.0 liter TPI emissions decal - under hood
Replacement power window switches x 2 to replace time faded units
Replacement power door lock "strip" to replace well worn indicator switch
Restoring the original two-tone black and gold factory color scheme
Add factory "PONTIAC" emblem to left front lip of headlight
Other non-factory modifications
"FOUR WHEEL DISC" decal from 1979 WS6 Trans Am on each door handle to replace the tacky factory "FUEL INJECTION" emblem - save emblems due to rarity.
Custom "WS6" emblem for dash, add next to "Performance Suspension" emblem
Custom "5.0 LITER TPI" engine callout emblems on side rocker panels to replace mundane "5.0 LITER F.I." emblems
Install weld-in SFC Sub-Frame Connectors