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Further down on todays active topics hpage, there is a topic from Mutant, really sharp '70 that the entire underpinnings are late Holden/GTO, very impressive. A fellow named Don from GA began doing the same a '63 LeMans, his thread is on PY board. That was about 6 years ago, he ended getting half done & turned it over to a street rod fabrication shop that did away with a lot of the straight forward work & good he had done & went back in with a lot of DOM tubing & street rid fabrication, whooptee gangster 20-2" wheels & tires, etc. Ended up being a very very expensive build. I would bet close to 100K outlay.
My .02 is unless you have a fully equipped shop, a ton of experience beyond your years, & thousands of hours of free time, pretty strong rathole of cash, forget trying to section the cowl, floor pans, etc out of the late model GTO, & just stick with a LS1 swap.. As far as LS1 swaps go, there are a TON of in the Pontiac hobby that just aren't very impressed with seeing this done to solid desirable early GTO's. Quite a few with loads of parts are long tenured vendors & collectors & most will not sell to folks "building" such deals. There are lot of parts, esp front end sheet metal, bumpers, etc for the '64's & '65's that can just not be ordered with swipe of a card through a catalogue of offshore built parts.