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Class of 2009 - '69 Firebird TransAm Class of 2009 - '69 Firebird TransAm

Class of 2009 '69 Pontiac Firebird TransAm (tribute) Project

The winner for the 1969 Firebird Trans Am raffle drawn July 19 was Joseph Sherry of Ogdensburg, NY. Winning ticket # 002634.

The Automotive Technology Class would also like to thank everyone who came out to support the class at the June 14 car show.  More than 170 antique and classic cars came out for the event.

The following pictures show the 2008/09 class project.  2008/09  marked the fourth school year that students will have built a car from scratch. That's right, literally from the ground up, bumper-to-bumper.

Proceeds will again be used for a project for the next school year (2009/10). 

This year we teamed up again with Right Coast Association (Right Coast Cars), to display our students' work at the Syracuse Nationals July 17-19, 2009 .

For information
e-mail rbeckley@esmschools.org 
or call 315.434.3300 ext. 6311

    
Our Firebird the day we took delivery.      Interior before we started.


    
Engine/Transmission Removal                Engine is out !!!


   
Paint removal begins                                 Everything out


   
On the rotisserie and ready for                  Power-washing the front sub-frame
sandblasting.

   
Rear axle prep/paint                                  Front subframe prep/paint

   
Dash (rust repair begins)                        Transmission Rebuild (Thanks Mr. Ray Miller)


   
Metalwork (Thanks Mr. Chuck Nelson)  Upholstry (Rear Seat)


   
Rear spring install                                          A rolling chassis once again !!

   
Assembled 400 c.i.d. engine                    Thermostat and Fuel Pump Install


   
Stripe prep. Thanks Mr. Les Potter         Tape/Paper removal - Mr. Les Potter

   
A stripe is born.  Thanks Mr. Potter         The "rebuild begins"

   
Assembly of front brake/steering.            Paint/Stripe Combination

    
                                                                        Finished Car 

Once again, I would like to thank the following people for going "above and beyond" in helping this project progress.  Without support of our local community and business members, a project of this magnitude would be impossible.  Each of the following are true professionals in the Automotive field, dedicated to student education and achievement.

Mr. Chris Cunningham - Cunningham Auto Supply, Kirkville NY  
Mr. Jim Lloyd - Suburban Propane, Minoa NY
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Scott - Scotty's Automotive, Minoa NY         
Mr. Jeff Hinman(Body, Metal and Paint)              
Mr. Les Potter(Body, Metal and Paint)
Mr. Chuck Nelson(Body, Metal and Paint)
Mr. Ray Miller(Transmission)

I sincerely thank-you.  You help make education fun AND exciting.
                                                                                    
                                                                                                        ~ Ryan J. Beckley
                                                                                            Automotive Technology Instructor

Vehicle Information:
1969 Pontiac Firebird TransAm ~Tribute~
     ~  Custom Super Pure White w/ Intense Blue Pearl Stripes
     ~  400 cid V-8
     ~  TH400 3-spd Automatic on floor w/ console
     ~  Power Brakes (Front Disc/Rear Drum)
     ~  Front and Rear Spoiler
     ~  Rally Wheels 15x8





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