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My grandpa has had this lemans sitting for 15yrs. After begging for it for the last 15yrs he gave it to me for my b day this year. Its a 67 with original 326 3 spd. After a little cleaning I got it running and driving again, power steering and brakes even work after sitting that long. Plans are to keep original drivetrain and just make it healthy. It will need a full resto with new quarters and trunk pan which will get done in the next couple years. Want to make it a driver to enjoy. Heres pics after buffing the laquer paint to a shine and bringin it home.
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Doesn't look like it needs a resto to me!!!!!! You have one nice Grandpa.



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man im glad ur keeping it as a lemans and not making a gto out of it.nice starting point.
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looks like a sweet ride!
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Thanks all, yea the trunk floor is out of it and theres damage to drivers side quarter also has rust on bottom pass quarter. So I just want it all done right with no worrys of rust for a long time.
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I would redo the brakes and brake lines before I would be driving it around. Also if there is a single cell master cylinder I would change it to a dual cell master. Also go through the engine and change all the rubber gaskets before you paint it and replace all the front end bushings. These are just some of the things that dry rot on a car thats been sitting a long time. I just bought a 1966 GTO last month and am dealing with the same situation, mine was sitting around for over 20 years. Looks like a good builder!
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Its not getting driven around and all of that is going to be done over winter. Disc brakes all around and edelbrock or hotchkis suspension, as well as pulling engine and freshening up along with longtubes exhaust intake carb and cam. Its sitting where its going to be for a long winter.
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Darn nice lookin' car !!! The one distinguishing feature of the 67 LeMans is the louvers in the quarter panels and they are not reproduced. You will need to work around them for any metal replacement. I never see original used q-panels for sale. Good luck with the resto....

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although not cheap( relative I guess) opgi makes the louvers Chevelle Parts, Chevelle Restoration Parts & Accessories, El Camino Restoration Parts & Accessories, Restoration Parts, Monte Carlo Parts, GTO Parts, Cutlass Parts, Skylark Parts, Cadillac Parts $90 for 3 or $145 for the set of 6-
ah yes also VERY nice car and thanks gramps- better get him whatever HE wants for xmas
happy birthday
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although not cheap( relative I guess) opgi makes the louvers Chevelle Parts, Chevelle Restoration Parts & Accessories, El Camino Restoration Parts & Accessories, Restoration Parts, Monte Carlo Parts, GTO Parts, Cutlass Parts, Skylark Parts, Cadillac Parts $90 for 3 or $145 for the set of 6-
ah yes also VERY nice car and thanks gramps- better get him whatever HE wants for xmas
happy birthday
They list those stock for the GTO.
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