Went to the Moultrie swap meet today with the intent to pick up a 66 GTO hood for my car, no luck. So, first I found a trunk lid, drivers door and some windshield side pieces. Thinking all the parts were too much money, I played off the parts, nasty original trunk lids are $200. I needed the windshield side, so asked the price, he said $5!!! So, bought both, then picked up the stainless for them, $20 for both sides and stainless! Cheap enough, asked about the trunk lid, he said $25, SOLD!! It had a bunch of quarter side rust spots on it and a dent in the trim, but no rust holes or bondo. Then got a complete door with no rust holes or dents, nasty dirty but complete with window and vent for $50!!! And loaded it in his truck and took it to my van. Does it get better?? Yes it does! Went to Softseal and got all gaskets except the trunk for $130, doors, uppers, vents and cowl! Sorry for the lengthy story, but was a great day.. Then, after the second time around the 40 acres, feet aching, buddy calls and said he just showed up and hasn't been there before, so off I go again, meanwhile back at our stall guys are selling all my stuff off! So, went to a booth and guy has a bunch of boxes marked 66 GTO. Open a big one up and thought it was a headliner, but GOLD, EEAAKK! Ended up being all new door panels. Asked about it, he had a whole gold interior brand new for $100!!! Owner didn't like gold, so bought black. Got door panels, seat backs, seat bottoms, all seat covers, front and rear, and all door handle pulls with new covers!! Offered $80 and he said fine. 1 seat cover was installed and removed, others don't even have holes in them from hog rings, brand new! Took the interior back to our stall, and guys were looking at my 99 Original Vette rims, asking $100 a set, told them I'd sell em cheap, they asked how cheap, I said $75, they said sold.. So, interior was $5!! Unreal deal on an interior. Still need carpet and headliner, but that's OK. The Karma guys have shined on me, now I'm scared I'll get hit by a bus or something, was VERY carefull driving home. When it was said and done, I took $500 with me, got a trunk lid, drivers door, windshield sides, all seals, and a complete interior, plus a big shop fan, buffing wheels and went home with $399 cash!!! Spent $101
I am still stoked about the whole day!
Long story, but a hell of a day. All my interior needed was door panels, and they were $300 on ebay. So, now I have a complete black interior for sale, good shape with original door panels that need carpet at the bottom, or a gold interior minus door panels.
Now, I was thinking with the gold interior about building it into a Hurst GTO.. Can't find much info on the net on them, the car is a Cloan, but am building it really nice, will be solid metal, not a bondo bucket. Any info on the Hurst would be cool, freelance ideas are welcome. But Hurst cars were 67 with the Dual gate-3 speed trans. Hate the gold, but it's so retro, and I'm thinking I'll sell it when it's done, so just trying to make it really nice. Gold interior, but black carpet and headliner just to tone it down, the gold is real shiny.