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My name is Wicked Goat. I am 55 years old. I am pursuing a lifelong dream of building my all time favorite car, the '64. When my wife's daughters boyfriend to me he could find me a rust free '64 from a Tucson junkyard for $2,500 I told him I'd take it. Long time passed and I forgot about it, knowing it was to good to be true. On my birthday my wife surprised me with it. Of course it wasn't $2,500 rather $6,500.
But now it is my possession, title and all. Correct me if I'm wrong but it has to be the last rust free, numbers matching Goat, to be pulled from a desert junkyard at this point in history. I have the motor, but it is not in the car. The car drag raced from 1964 to about '74 and sat in a yard in Tucson ever since.
So far I know this. It is a real GTO, original color Grenadier Red with medium red interior. It has factory a/c! Just a little bongo, but even the original trunk has no serious rust. I do not know if it was tri power or four speed yet. It may have an ugly orange paint on the original red...or the red paint turned really ugly in the sun. It has no hood.
Soon as I figure out how to upload pictures here I will! I am going to need lots of help! I have a clear vision though...thanks!
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Since I don't know how to make a sticky for my 64 GTO project, I will put updates here and transfer them to a build thred later on.

My Car:
Almost rust free 64 GTO from Tucson, Arizona. Plates are from 1976. I paid $7,000 for it. It is real GTO from what I can tell it was an automatic with factory a/c, Grenadier Red, Red interior.
I bought a supposedly rebuild M-20 four speed for it. $700. I have a 64 389 and a tri power manifold for it. I have a pair of "716" heads.
The motor is taken down and will be sent to machine shop to be built pretty much stock, although I want it to be able to run on pump gas.
Eventually it will have Rally wheels and 245-60-15s, but I bought some 14 inch rubber to save time and money.
So far, all I've done is clean (40 years of desert dirt) dream, and come up with a game plan.

My plan: rebuild everything pretty much stock for now. The entire interior will need to be replaced. I plan to do most of the work myself. Plan is to start with seats, doors, and weatherstripping.

I wanted to get it operational first. But my friends say it needs to come all the way apart have the bodywork and paint done first.

Stay tuned. I'm $8,000 in and just getting started. Love the factory a/c and the rust free floor and trunk.
Any advice is welcome! If any moderator could transfer this to Wickedgoats 64 GTO build" that would be great
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The car was $6,500. I have the original hood but had to pay another $500.

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Nice. BTW, I'd keep the bullet hole in the door...
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Very cool! I'm doing a 64 GTO right now as well. I'm in Mesa, Arizona
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Well, I just I'll have to have the wife show me how to post pictures...meanwhile my GTO went on a flat bed and off to body shop. Off body and paint. I had planned to "just get it up and running" low budget....that out window now. Already spent more on this project than I wanted...but how many '64 GTO "barnfinds" rust free are there?
Besides the bullet holes...I just know this Tucson car has a exciting history. It had a dusty Arizona plate from '73 and looks like (by the sticker) was last on the road in 1977.
Was originally an automatic with a/c....it will have four speed when it goes back together.

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I'm going to document the build here on this post. Any ideas on how to put together a 389 so it is reliable, can run on pump gas and have 400 hp or so?

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Cool car Yeah rust free ones were getting harder to find 20 years ago.
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Forged pistons and rods are a good idea if you ever intend to hop it up later You know how it goes...at first it seems fast then someone blows by you two years later and you want to add some bolt on stuff. Cast stock pistons are always the first thing to launch to the moon when you over do it. More important is building it right or finding someone too My buddy had a rod go through the oil pan just reving up his 68 El Camino because someone didnt tighten something right.
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