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an update on dragonbird

By dragon_chick_99

Filed under: 2001 Pontiac Trans Am (dragonbird)

well, i got the final verdict today on dragonbird's body. not good. it is not salvageable :( deep down i knew it was to far gone, but i still held on to hope. but don't worry dragonbird will still rise again, she will just have another body. whatever car i get it will get her engine, transmission, driveshaft, axle, slp cold air inducton kit, flowmasters, seats, door panels, and many other items that didn't get destroyed in the wreck. right now me and my husband are looking at a 2001 black T/A WS6. the body is in great condition, i talked them down from 12,670 to 10,323. i'm willing to put down 5,323 so that would just leave 5,000 i have to get approved for. i would think it would be no problem to get approved for that small amount, but with how the banks are today with this economy who knows. but i'm keeping my fingers crossed and hoping and praying. me and my husband are probably going to keep the car black cause i think with what dragonbird got put through, that would be the perfect very angry attitude color for her :) me and my husband had discussed before about whether we would switch dragonbird's vin number over to whatever body we got for her, but that would only make sense if her body came from a V6. if we get approved for the black one there is no way i'm switching vin numbers, especially since it has the WS6 package. but like i said b4 it will still be dragonbird even though the vin number will be different. it will get dragonbird's engine and all the stuff i b4 mentioned, one big reason is that my engine has less miles on it. a little over 58,000 verses a little over 84,000...a no brainer. if we get the black one her engine will not go to waste, it will go to my 67 chevy truck that i have been wanting to start on probably her front seats too. but until i have that car settin in my driveway, i can only dream right now. hoping the dream will become reality and i can get dragonbird back on the road. dragonbird will rise again!!!!!!! :)

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Shaker’s Profile Photo
Oct 6, 2009 at 11:30 am
Great attitude about the whole situation!
donnalove’s Profile Photo
Sep 27, 2009 at 4:11 pm
I hope all goes well for you on your new ride. With everything you can use from her (dragonbird), I know you will enjoy seeing in your new ridesmile image Good luck with everything and hope you'll be ready to enjoy next summer with it.
john1069’s Profile Photo
Sep 27, 2009 at 6:22 am
Good Luck, sounds like a lot of work coming on, just be thankful only the car got wrecked and not you! Be sure to take pictures now and as the project progresses thru it rebuild and post them...
BADDAWG’s Profile Photo
Sep 27, 2009 at 12:47 am
I wish ya only the best , Will be great to see the new dragonbird and the 67 chevy pickup .
corvairramp’s Profile Photo
Sep 26, 2009 at 8:27 pm
wow !!! oh, you will get back on the road again
ponchofreek’s Profile Photo
Sep 26, 2009 at 4:18 pm
will keep my fingers crossed for ya'll... I am kinda partial to those black ws6's myself!
hammerhead19’s Profile Photo
Sep 26, 2009 at 1:54 pm
Good luck, great that you and your husband are keeping a positive "can do" attitude about the crash. Will love to see the progress pics of the new phoenix rising!
Ramair1’s Profile Photo
Sep 26, 2009 at 9:42 am
Excellent!!!!!! I knew that dragonbird would rise again!!!! smile image Love the idea of keeping dragonbird black as it's angry and back for vengence!!!
Dragonbird, "Back In Black" love it!!! That ought to be you're theme song when ever it arrives where ever you go!!! biggrin image Keep us posted for sure!!
BackyardBuilt’s Profile Photo
Sep 26, 2009 at 8:58 am
well good luck i hope it all works out and you are up and running in time for pontiacs in pigeon forge show
KITTB’s Profile Photo
Sep 26, 2009 at 7:58 am
Looks like you took my advice about the opportunity for "Better, Stronger, Faster"! I agree with you on going with black. It will definitely give it that mean look. Keep us posted.

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