Originally Posted by Dens71TA
1981 doors are going to be different. The inner release handle and door structure was changed in 1975. Fenders would fit but a standard Firebird doesn't have air extractors. You could section in the good metal from the Firebird fenders to your T/A fenders.
For power door locks you need to find some from a '70-early 77 Firebird. Late 77-81 had the switch on the door panels and in '78 GM went to the crappy electric motor lock actuators. Your car is already partially wired for power door locks and rear window defog/defrost from the factory.
How the hell do you know all this stuff?
Yes, I could re-purpose my extractors but I guess it would be better to find 75 or older t/a so the doors would be the same at least.
Is there an aftermarket actuator available? I'm not worried about having a switch but I thought keyless entry would be cool because the alarm supports it.
Thank you so much for the info!