I agree. The trunk emblem goes, well on the trunk :). I want to say it goes in
the middle (if there's no spoiler), but as noted the assembly manual is the way
However, I'm not sure if 1976 is available. In lieu of that, a GM parts book
will tell you what you want to know. If it's on the trunk in the middle, center
it using a ruler and apply it.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
'80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 27k orig.
'79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
'84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 143k and still going....
Well the Firebird bird definately goes in the center, but apparently
there is supposed to be both a "PONTIAC" and "Esprit" logos on either
side... which I only found out after looking at a 1976 Firebird
brouchure... everyone seems to have retrofitted the (ugly IMO) spoiler,
or removed them for some reason (like my case...)
I'll go looking for a manual, any tips on where to find one outside of
ebay/etc? I know I can get Corvette assy. manuals anywhere, but I
haven't seen Firebird ones (not that I have looked extensively... yet)
Some people like me, like the spoilers on them. I personally think
they look naked with out them. I like fender vents, and big nostril hoods
that look like there going to suck the world thru the engine. I also
prefer the 1970 to 1974 rear windows to the 75 up curved rear glass.
That's all a matter of taste.
The Assembly manuals can e found, if you look often enough. I see
them at swap meets, usually 2 or 3 vendors that carry full sets of GM
service manuals from 1960 to 1995, for every model.
When it comes to e bay, just keep looking. set your favorite search to
1976 firebird manuals.
Well, let's see.
1) You could look on EBay for the same kind of car and look at the pics.
2) You could do a Google Image search for 78 Firebird Esprit.
3) You could just to a Google search and dig a little.
Or you could post in here, without even bothering to look for yourself.
Which is pretty lame.
First from what I read, you did not specify that you wanted without spoiler
shots but heres two one with a spoiler and one without, help comes from this
group if you are specific in what you are asking. There are many here that
have forgotten more about birds and transams than most have known about
Any More search engines bring up so much unrelated crap, at times
it's hard to find what you want. Yet someone else might phrase it
different and find exactly what you want the first try. Also not all
search engines list the sites you need to look at.
A good example of this:
I have been trying to sell a dust collector on E-bay for a while. It's
probably around 20 years old, yet in good shape, still works, has a new
motor in it.
I had 2 people e mail me and say they couldn't find any information
on the manufactory, or on it. I found in 2 minutes that the manufactory
had been bought out, and moved from California to Ohio. Where they still
make similar units to this day.
Yet I couldn't find any sites that delt with that specific model. From
what I gather older industrial equipment is one of the least
documented things on line. Where as cars like F-body's are very well
documented on line.
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