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I have the PHS docs but not the original build sheet. Headrests were available in 68, have also seen them without. My seats have a pushbutton on the back for passenger and on the side for driver. The pics above are from the GTO resto guide.
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AARGH!!! A white interior..... My mouth is watering.... ALWAYS wanted a white interior!!! The closest I've come was a cream color in my '63 Coupe De Ville! I was not happy. It was not white....
Thanks, the white/pearl/parchment is my favorite too. Especially with good contrasting exterior colors and black carpet.
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68 Buckets headrest question

I have a 68 Lemans conv with bucket seats. I wanted to know when you ordered your headrest from AMES did you order the ones they have for the 66-67? I haven't found any headrests/hardware for the 68 in any of the major catalogs. I wanted to add headrests, the car didn't come with them so I also need to order the internal hardware. As far as I can tell from my research the 66-68 bucket seat frames are the same. Is this correct and do you think this is do-able?
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Re: 68 GTO HO Convertible Restoration

My headrests were in the car, all I ordered from Ames was the pearl paint. It might be tricky to add them judging by the lack of kits available, I really don't know. Your best bet is to start a thread entitled "headrest installation" and see if anyone has done this. Good luck!
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I have a 68 Lemans conv with bucket seats. I wanted to know when you ordered your headrest from AMES did you order the ones they have for the 66-67? I haven't found any headrests/hardware for the 68 in any of the major catalogs. I wanted to add headrests, the car didn't come with them so I also need to order the internal hardware. As far as I can tell from my research the 66-68 bucket seat frames are the same. Is this correct and do you think this is do-able?
I am in same boat. My'68 GTO has bucket seats but not headrests. I like and want the headrests too. I do agree with Flambeau that we should start a thread on this matter and see what we get. Unlike Flambeau's car, mine did not come with headrests and both my seats have the side mounted release button.
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So, I have a rather unbelievable story about the GTO which transpired yesterday . We are in the keys on det and one of our pilot's came up to me and asked if that was my GTO that he had been seeing parked at the base? I replied that it was and he proceeded to tell me that he had one just like it years ago (which I hear frequently). He said his was the same color and a convertible. We talked about my restoration for a while and he stated that his was also an automatic HO car. He said he painted it red, I still didnt think much of it until I said that I had just located the correct carb for the car and he said that he had replaced his with a Holley. That's when I got a bit curious and asked him where he had the car? He said California but I sold it to my Brother in law in North Carolina. I said that is getting closer to home, he said that his brother in law sold it to his father in Virginia and I was intrigued. Long story short he owned the car from around 1987 to 1997 and helped to explain a lot of things about the car. He explained that the passengers seat was stolen the day before he bought the car and thats why my headrest was black. Also that the right fender was blue under the paint from a fender bender which I had noticed. Anyway I sent him a picture of me shaking hands with the guy I bought it from and he said that was his brother in law and his son, He said he has a lot of old pictures of the car and may even have the original window sticker which he got from the previous owner. He also said his brother may still have the original carb, radio and 8 track player somewhere in storage!
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Wow thats an incredible story!
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Wow...small world. Here I thought my client today was wild. I retired from military a few years back. However, back 2001,after 9/11 I was deployed to Ft. Lewis, WA as a MP. My client that came in today was a MP stationed at Ft. Lewis at same time, in fact my unit came in to replace her unit. However, my story pales in comparison to your story.
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Re: 68 GTO HO Convertible Restoration

Thanks guys!
Legendary door panels arrived, I'll post pics soon. Power window switches and other components on the way. I plan on having them installed within a couple weeks.
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Re: 68 GTO HO Convertible Restoration

Got one door panel mocked up, looks great. Armrest base looks better in person, if it doesn't appeal to me later I will paint or replace them.
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