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wheels777
wheels777 Dork
11/25/13 8:53 p.m.

Just picked one up. No rust. Cheap. Nice car. Missing the filler pieces between the bumpers and the body. Anyone have pics of what they are supposed to look like? Any sources for replacements?.....Possibly at a salvage yard near you :)

nicksta43
nicksta43 SuperDork
11/25/13 8:57 p.m.

I like that. Good luck finding the fillers, I imagine they'll be hard to locate.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/25/13 9:06 p.m.

Wow, I forgot about those things!

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
11/25/13 9:47 p.m.

What is missing? Front or rear filler?

too cool

Leads:
http://dayton.craigslist.org/pts/4210093846.html
http://dayton.craigslist.org/cto/4210211710.html
http://pittsburgh.craigslist.org/cto/4141256201.html
http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/pts/4145824470.html
http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/pts/4130091480.html

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic UltraDork
11/25/13 10:11 p.m.

Is that the same crap they made filler pieces under Cadillac taillights from? If so, good luck.

wheels777
wheels777 Dork
11/25/13 10:36 p.m.

In reply to JohnRW1621:

Both

wheels777
wheels777 Dork
11/25/13 10:41 p.m.

In reply to Woody:

I knew about the Monza and Buick H-Body. The Pontiac version was new to me. I don't remember seeing one before.

novaderrik
novaderrik PowerDork
11/25/13 10:53 p.m.

they are fun cars... i had a 79 Sunbird notchback with the 2.5 backed with a 4 speed... it wasn't fast, but it was fun.. especially driving home from work at 3am in the dead of winter when it was -20 degrees and the heater was barely able to keep up.. i started gathering all the parts to put a V8 in it- had the mounts, oil pan, headers, and accessory brackets from the Vega GT that i had a year earlier, but needed to get the stuff to hook the 4 speed to the V8- but sold it before i got the parts gathered.

oldopelguy
oldopelguy Dork
11/25/13 11:11 p.m.

That's the car my T-50 transmission came from. So many possibilities....

wheels777
wheels777 Dork
11/25/13 11:32 p.m.

In reply to novaderrik:

Previous owner had a 400/T5 in it. The mounts are half there, clutch linkage is there, headers, car has a SCCA sticker on the dash, rear lower control arms are tube with hiem ends, big sway bar, 40,465 miles, roll bar and racing seat. I have the rest of the mounts and linkage pieces from my 75 Monza. If this were a Monza, it would be the deal of the decade.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/26/13 5:24 a.m.
wheels777 wrote: In reply to Woody: I knew about the Monza and Buick H-Body. The Pontiac version was new to me. I don't remember seeing one before.

I remember the notchbacks, but not the hatchbacks.

Can you post some photos of what's missing? Is there any chance that Vega or Monza pieces will work?

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/26/13 5:27 a.m.

It looks like there was a big difference up front between the notch and the hatch, at least in '77.

petegossett
petegossett GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
11/26/13 5:48 a.m.

Had a friend with a notch back in high school. He surprised a few guys at the stoplight drags with it…probably because he new how to drive it more than anything else.

wheels777
wheels777 Dork
11/26/13 6:12 a.m.

In reply to Woody:

That is an Astre in the background. The notch and Hatch had had the same front end. See the picture that nicksta43 posted

That picture is actually a help. I can see that the quarter is different then the Monza. I had a thought of changing the front and back to the sleaker Monza pieces. I am trying to find out if the radiator support is different also. The hood is more flat and not like any of the other H-bodies.

nicksta43
nicksta43 SuperDork
11/26/13 6:25 a.m.

In reply to wheels777:

Nooooo! Keep the Pontiac bodywork, not many left. Fabricate the fillers, should be cakewalk for you.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/26/13 6:30 a.m.

In reply to wheels777:

Ahhh...I should have realized that it was an Astre. I was originally thinking that it was just a '76 in back but now it makes more sense.

My friend's older sister bought a new white Sunbird notch back around 1977. I remember checking out every nut and bolt of that little car at the time.

FSP_ZX2
FSP_ZX2 Dork
11/26/13 6:30 a.m.
wheels777 wrote: In reply to Woody: That is an Astro in the background. The notch and Hatch had had the same front end. See the picture that nicksta43 posted

Astra. The Astro was a small Chevy van.

I too had forgot about these cars--I actually like the look better than the Monza.

Woody
Woody GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/26/13 6:43 a.m.

Nope. Astre.

FSP_ZX2
FSP_ZX2 Dork
11/26/13 7:06 a.m.

Touche. Uh, not oh.

JohnRW1621
JohnRW1621 UltimaDork
11/26/13 7:20 a.m.

In 1980, I was an impressionable 14 yrs old. I had a paper route. One of the customer's son had one of these, exact. I thought it was the coolest!
Oldsmobile Starfire, Firenza package.

Also around was a Buick Skyhawk

RealMiniDriver
RealMiniDriver UltraDork
11/26/13 7:21 a.m.
FSP_ZX2 wrote:
wheels777 wrote: In reply to Woody: That is an Astro in the background. The notch and Hatch had had the same front end. See the picture that nicksta43 posted
Astra. The Astro was a small Chevy van. I too had forgot about these cars--I actually like the look better than the Monza.

Astre. The Astra is a small Opel, in Europe.

novaderrik
novaderrik PowerDork
11/26/13 7:27 a.m.

the Astre was Pontiac's version of the Vega, which was pretty much built on the same chassis as the H bodies except they never got anything but a few different flavors of 4 cylinder power from the factory- and they had cool forward opening hoods that got in the way when you were trying to work on the engine..

SilverFleet
SilverFleet SuperDork
11/26/13 7:48 a.m.

I've always wanted one of those! They are like a mini-Trans Am (or Firebird Formula ). Light and RWD, and came factory with SBC's and three pedals.

I was looking at one the other day on Craigslist that was also missing that piece between the bumper and the body. Must be a common thing. The one I was looking at was a 1978 and had a Buick 3.8 V6 and a 4-speed. I was getting ideas of putting a Grand National-style turbo V6 together in it.

FSP_ZX2
FSP_ZX2 Dork
11/26/13 8:04 a.m.
RealMiniDriver wrote:
FSP_ZX2 wrote:
wheels777 wrote: In reply to Woody: That is an Astro in the background. The notch and Hatch had had the same front end. See the picture that nicksta43 posted
Astra. The Astro was a small Chevy van. I too had forgot about these cars--I actually like the look better than the Monza.
Astre. The Astra is a small Opel, in Europe.

Thanks Paul. Woody already clarified the spelling. Look up.

pinchvalve
pinchvalve GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/26/13 8:06 a.m.

I'm guessing this is your best bet for filler panels:

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