Honey Hush - 1980 Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am/GTA/Formula

This is my first car. I bought it back in high school in 1994. It was my dream car growing up so I got a paper route when I was 12 and saved every penny until just after my 16th birthday. Life events eventually put the car on the back burner. 2014 I started a full on restoration and May 2024 I can finally say it’s complete and I’m proud to say that I did 99% of it myself in my 2 car garage and a blowup paint booth in my driveway.

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Car Logs for Honey Hush

Explore 13 detailed car logs for 'Honey Hush', showcasing a variety of updates, personal stories, and experiences with this ride.

Laying out the two tone

Laying out the two tone

This is another first for me.   Laying out the two tone was somewhat of a challenge.  I find myself fortunate that I only had to do it once. Once I
Published on Jun 13, 2024
Time for so color.

Time for so color.

Finally! After countless hours of body work and paint prep it was time to paint.  
Published on Jun 07, 2024
Poly Primer and more sanding

Poly Primer and more sanding

I chose to apply polyurethane primer.  It was an added step that I’m glad I did.  It was a good tool for a novice to find the imperfections I didn
Published on Jun 06, 2024
2k primer and more sanding

2k primer and more sanding

Time to pull out the bouncy house blow up paint booth and apply some 2k surfacer primer.  Along with another few weeks of sanding.  
Published on Jun 06, 2024
Sanding, sanding and more sanding

Sanding, sanding and more sanding

I’m no bodywork expert so it took me awhile.   Here is a lesson for you boys and girls.  Don’t use your car as a storage shelf.  
Published on Jun 03, 2024
Flush door handles

Flush door handles

After going through a couple sets of original style handles, I found the none of them fit correctly. While looking for options I found Kindig handles.
Published on May 31, 2024
Flush glass

Flush glass

Ever since Year One released the first pics and videos of their Bandit Trans Am I knew I had to have Flush glass on my car.   I had no idea how diffi
Published on May 30, 2024
Here are some pics of my build

Here are some pics of my build

Some pics from back in the day when it was my daily driver and some pics of the first time I did body and paint and changed it to yellow
Published on May 29, 2024
Color changed to yellow

Color changed to yellow

Old pics from 2002 bringing it home after painting it at Clover Park Tech College 
Published on May 29, 2024
LT1 in its new home

LT1 in its new home

My 1997 Formula Firebird donated its heart and lungs to revive the old T/A 
Published on May 29, 2024

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