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I am looking at a 1967 Lemans/ GTO (its got parts from both and I havnt looked at it yet to figure out what it started life out as). I was wondering what I should be looking for as far as problems/ rust/ etc (that i can find out looking at it) that are known problems with this year Goat.
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look at the vin. i beleive the gto starts with 242. if it is different it is a lemans. also the tail lights panel section is way different on gtos and lemans.
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Yea, I can tell what it is wen I get a look at it, Im a GTO nut, bu have never owned one.
I just need help in knowing if there are any special things i should look for that are problem causers or problems themselves that I can find out just by giving it a thorough look over.

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You should pay close attention to the following areas for rust or excessive body filler,

The front fenders behind the tires, there is a brace that held moisture and was the cause of rust front the inside out,
The tail panel around the tail lights,
The rear quarters in front and back of the tires and along the rocker extensions.
The front and rear windshield channels,
The c pillars,
The floor and the trunk pans,

Check out the bushings under the body and the control arms, if they are shot you may as well plan on a frame off that can turn into a very expensive project.

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Thanks guys.
A couple other questions.

About how much would a rear window, and weatherstripping cost?

And

What would be a better/ more period body filler to use; Lead or bondo? Im thinking Lead b/c I just hate bondo...
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look at the vin. i beleive the gto starts with 242. if it is different it is a lemans. also the tail lights panel section is way different on gtos and lemans.
In 67, the GTO was "242", the LeMans was "237", Tempest was "233" and I think Tempest Custom was either "235" or "236".

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Thanks guys.
A couple other questions.

About how much would a rear window, and weatherstripping cost?

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What would be a better/ more period body filler to use; Lead or bondo? Im thinking Lead b/c I just hate bondo...

The last new rear window I purchased was around $300+/-, I have a used one for sale in this thread. The windshield seal kit is around $30 +/-.

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If it needs to be resealed, I'll bet there's some rust involved.
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Well, Im goin to look at it monday.
But, from what I hear from the guy who is selling it: (all of this IS taken with a grain of salt untill I see it)
The car is a Nevada car, its got almost no through rust.
It is missing the rear window, and the seal.
It had some shoddy dent repair on the Drivers 1/4.
Area b/w trunk and rear window needs to be redone.
Frame is good condition.
Interior needs to be redone.
Dash, gauges, etc all there.
It has 2 taillights in a line each having 3 "mini lights" in them = Its a Lemans, or has the rear of a Lemans. But it has a GTO number on the VIN...Meaning either a replaced VIN or he used a Lemans as a part car and didnt know what parts wouldnt work right.

Now my perspective:
Its from nevada, If its been sitting for any time without care (or with shoddy care) the seals will need to be replaced.

It comes with 2 motors (326, and 400 H.O.) as well as 2 T400 trannys. That to me is saying that its well worth what its going for ($4500).

But all in all this is gonna be a fun piece of detective work to find out what it is.
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The 400 HO motor should be worth a few bucks. there is a NOS GTO tail panel on e-bay for $795....a repro is $300, I have no idea how the fit is. Good luck! Eric



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