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Tran 10-26-2010 11:44 PM

HPP Firebird Conversion and T-Top Camaros for SEMA
 
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HPP will be debuting their 69 Firebird conversion based off the Camaro at 2010 SEMA.

The company has detailed the build process on its Facebook page, and there's also a second Camaro with a T-Top the company is bringing to SEMA.


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ctk1 10-27-2010 07:24 AM

That actually looks really good. Best Firebird remake yet. But what the hell is up with the interior? I get the blue seats and inserts...but why red accents on the steeringwheel and red carpet?

x626xBlack 10-27-2010 07:26 AM

HELL to the NO! on the side scoops and chrome grill. It may fall in with the 69 FB but it looks hideous on that car. Look at the first picture... It looks like it was stuck on with double sided tape.

And I am and have always been a Trans Am lover, they did that car wrong in my book.

Qwk SS 10-27-2010 07:41 AM

:facepalm:

Noturday 10-27-2010 08:57 AM

I don't think it looks bad, the only thing I think is a little weird is that the shape of the headlights seeems to be the shape of the camaro taillights. Then in the interior, the carpet and steering wheel are red and don't go with any other part on the car. Other than that its great.

justmeron 10-27-2010 09:05 AM

Damn hot looking pics. I really like the T/A and the Yellow one. Of course the models really set the cars off also.

Jimbabwe 10-27-2010 09:20 AM

I have never wanted a dislike button on facebook more than I do now.

ROD1 10-27-2010 11:05 AM

FAIL!

jkchambless 10-27-2010 11:11 AM

No bad but what's with the big chrome "beak" ....

homer2004 10-27-2010 11:13 AM

who are the models!!? anyone know!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leodubai 10-27-2010 11:15 AM

It looks terrible, such shame do it with a Camaro !

spyderbuddy 10-27-2010 11:20 AM

Lot of "beak".

Does nothing fo me

KnightRider 10-27-2010 11:22 AM

:facepalm:
Money can't buy taste.

leonardo 10-27-2010 11:25 AM

not my cup of tea.......... the models however are definately my cup of tea lol they are hot !!

thedonkeyslayer 10-27-2010 11:29 AM

This is the worst of the three firebird/trans-am concept cars.

The yellow camaro with the hide-away front headlights is my dealers car he had these guys build him. I'll (hopefully) get to see it next month when I pick up my car since, unfortunately, I can't go to SEMA. :(

jroc7 10-27-2010 11:32 AM

Too retro. Nice idea, but not pulled of perfectly. I don't mind a Firebird mod for the Camaro, but I hate it when it looks like someone just grabbed parts off of old cars and glued them on. To me, that's what this and the Retrokits 5/1 Camaros are. Its the same mistake Chrysler made with the Challenger. If you want an old Firebird or Camaro, just buy one, don't rip up a nice modern car. You'll have neither a cool classic car nor a modern muscle car, just thousands of dollars of bad, fake-looking body work. The idea is to not have the heads you're turning be laughing at you when they do.

TheSSpimp 10-27-2010 11:36 AM

I don't understand why people don't like this one compared to the others. This one looks so much better. I like it a lot. My only suggestion is that they shouldn't have the beak grill stick out as much.

Bearfan 10-27-2010 11:51 AM

There are cars in those pictures? I only saw a really hot blonde!

camaro4mybday 10-27-2010 11:52 AM

being a owner of a 69 firebird i say personally.. fail on looks, thumbs up to getting the job done looking nice and clean

Z28RockStar 10-27-2010 12:00 PM

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spd98 10-27-2010 12:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Bearfan (Post 2487339)
There are cars in those pictures? I only saw a really hot blonde!

Hot? Your kidding right? Herd must be pretty thin in your area.

Amenti 10-27-2010 12:10 PM

I actually like the rear of the vehicle, for the most part. I could do without the chrome bumper, because I think they just look odd on the 5th gens.

The front would also look better without the chrome "beak" trim. In the production stills (sans chrome), the front end doesn't look like it juts out quite as far. The fact that the "beak" dips down lower than the midline of the front fascia only adds to the illusion that it sticks out farther than a toddler's overbite when paired with the chrome "beak" trim.

I like the headlight ports/bezels in the front fascia and I think the hood looks like a pretty faithful reproduction (even though I've never liked that style).

All-in-all, I think it's the best 69 Trans-Am kits to date; but, it's still missing the mark.

GEEo 10-27-2010 12:10 PM

:facepalm:

Al Robinson 10-27-2010 12:11 PM

Like the car but why the pointed protrusion on the lower part of the grill, follow the same contour of the bumper. If you're going to do a '69 than stay '69 and leave the '70 front bulges off. The front minus the pointiness is the closest to the '69 T/A to date.

Z28RockStar 10-27-2010 12:12 PM

ooops 1 moar thing, . . . why couldn't they get some of those HAWT 18-21yr old Pirelli girls off the calendar?

lol


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