I would first like to start off my saying this is a great site. I have been a member since 2010, but haven't posted that often. I would usually just search around and look at all the work others were doing to their classic GTO's. Well today I would like to add my car to the mix. My GTO was the first car I ever owned. Bought it at the age of 19 and paid 400 dollars for it back in 1981 or so. Drove it for a while, got married, had kids, bought a house, got divorced and became a single father, You know the story. Most of this time the car sat. Well this past summer my current wife and I decided to build a garage. Last Friday the 17th of February I was able to literally drag(left rear is locked) it into the garage and begin my assessment. I also have to say at one point I did take it to a shop to have floors and trunk put it. After looking at what was done I think I could have done just as good a job as they did.. Anyway. here is what I am starting with
overall I don't think its too bad.. Oh yes I almost forgot, the small block Chevy will be pulled.
Man i would kill to still have my first car around to restore (69' firebird back in 80'), am keeping my eye out for a deal on a roller. Dive in and ask us if you get stumped, just finished my 66' Tempest Custom in April, lots of photos on my photobucket if you need any references.....
Thanks for the well wishes with it. I have kind of given myself 2 years to try to get it back on the road. A lot will depend on what I when I get it completely torn apart. I have already spent a few late nights in the garage this week. This is what I have found so far
Another GTO with a chevy engine... There's a guy looking for his old 396 on here. I don't think he realizes just how common this was back in the day and even now some are putting ls based engines in them. Anyway looks like you got some welding to do. Good luck on the project.
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