The Wickedbird changed hands in February 2011. New updates to follow.
The purpose of this site it to chronologically detail the build of my 1969 Firebird. The "Build Blog" portion of this site will track my progess and will contain detailed pictures and descriptions.
The build will be "Pro-Touring" style including a modified 455 engine, lowered and upgraded suspension, aftermarket subframe with rack & pinion steering, disk brakes, Tremec TKO-600 5 spd transmission, custom 18" wheels, and a Ford 9" rearend to handle the estimated 525 hp engine output. Beyond the driveline & suspension modifications, the car will also have 1969 TransAm body components including a steel T/A hood, fender extractors, and rear spoiler. For paint it will have TransAm striping, but the main color will be Tungsten Gray Clearcoat Metallic with Satin Silver stripes and Satin Silver tail panel.
Build as of 8-16-09
I picked up the car in NJ on July 2nd, 2006 and the "build" began shortly thereafter. If you have any questions or comments as you browse through my site, feel free to send me an email. I am located in Southern, NH.
Greg Jensen purchased the car and took delivery in February 2011. Phil, the previous owner, did a great job using the best components with no corner cutting. I am now finishing the car with help of a good friend and great builder Steve. I am getting familiar with this website and will be updating what has been done and what will be done before completion.