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    Hi we are in the middle of a major restoration to our 79 firebird. As many of you know trying to find reproduction parts for this car is a pain. Currently our dilemma is that we need a LOWER patch panel for our tail light panel. I have found them for a camaro but not a firebird yet. My question is has anybody used the one for a camaro yet and have you had to make modifications to do so. Also if anybody has any advice as far as frame rail replacement, seat torque brace replacement I would really appreciate it. Thank you for your time.

  • #2
    They repop the 75-78 style. Perhaps you could get a patch off it.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/74-78-Firebi...cf1743&vxp=mtr
    - Christopher - They call me Devil Beard

    Hoarder of various 2nd gen Trans Ams and Firebirds/ 73-77

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    • #3
      Re: 79 firebird tail panel

      www.ames.com they have one for the 79-81. Part number FL511 out of their newest catalog.

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      • #4
        Re: 79 firebird tail panel

        Sent from my nerd phone Bitches!!!!
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        • #5
          The one I posted was cheaper, and had free shipping. Stop stepping on my dick Chunk.
          - Christopher - They call me Devil Beard

          Hoarder of various 2nd gen Trans Ams and Firebirds/ 73-77

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          • #6
            Re: 79 firebird tail panel

            Well I wouldn't have to if you posted the correct part. And here I thought you were up on the what's what for birds.

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            • #7
              Re: 79 firebird tail panel

              But seriously got with the cheap. Because if it says inquire you can't afford it. I patched mine up years ago with some sheet metal.

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              • #8
                The 74-78 panel will not work for what you need. I've not seen a repop 79-81 panel yet. The lower part is fixable with sheet metal .

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                • #9
                  Re: 79 firebird tail panel

                  Originally posted by 4SPEED View Post
                  The 74-78 panel will not work for what you need.

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                  That's not what he's saying. You can cut the bottom off and make patch panels with the 74-78

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                  • #10
                    Yes you prob could. But why spend the $$$ on that panel when you could make the patch with 10 bucks worth of 16ga metal

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                    • #11
                      Re: 79 firebird tail panel

                      Because its easier to patch with a preformed panel. And not everyone has the skill to from and make their own panels. Besides the original posted asked for patch panels not how to make them.

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                      • #12
                        I'm surprised someone don't repop the lower part for a patch for 75-81 yet. Like they do quarter panel patches.
                        - Christopher - They call me Devil Beard

                        Hoarder of various 2nd gen Trans Ams and Firebirds/ 73-77

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                        • #13
                          Re: 79 firebird tail panel

                          Right because the lower is identical on 74 - 81.

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                          • #14
                            C2C has a 74-78 tail panel for a lot less of you wanted to cut the lower section out

                            http://c2cfabrication.com/store/prod...ducts_id=15202

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                            • #15
                              Thank you everybody for your suggestions and help. It looks like our best option is to just patch it in with pieces of metal. We have already got over $1000 in new metal and really dont want to spend that much more. It is a shame they don't do a lower portion only for this car like they do the camaro. Thank you again for your help

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