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Good Morning Everyone!

I just wanted to introduce myself, my name is Chris Bush, and while I have been lurking around here for the last few months, I have finally gotten tot he point that I wanted to ask questions and get input from people so I made an account and we will see how this goes. A little about me, I did 12 years in the Army as a Special Operations Combat Medic and I was medically retired from injuries sustained in a combat zone. I did 7 combat deployments and LOVED what I did, and my career came to a unexpected halt. Now I am a retiree and I am married to a Naval Officer and decided(with her urging) to get a hobby. So I bought a 1967 GTO, and enrolled in a Auto Body course, and have been so since June of this year. The body work is getting close to being done, the interior id 90% finished, now I moving on to the mechanical and electrical parts of the car. I look forward to talking with you all and learning a lot.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-31-2014, 09:55 AM
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Greetings, Chris, and thank you for your service to our country. We appreciate it---a lot. For inspiration, you may want to dig up old threads by "Too Many Projects" and "Bear GFR"...two gents who takled virtually every aspect of restoring/reviving their car. "Instg8ter" and "Crustysack" are a couple of others to look up. You picked the right car to restore, and you're bound to find it challenging and rewarding. The best part is the driving when you're all done. I've had my two GTO's for over 30 years, since I was a kid, and enjoy them now even more than I did back then. It IS a great hobby, and I think you'll find that Pontiac people are a bit more sophisticated than the 'other' guys!! Welcome.
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Howdy from Texas, Chris!
Thank you also for your service....

Welcome, and please keep us advised on how your car is coming along. We love progress reports and photos.

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Hey Chris,

Welcome from Northern California and Thank you for your service! Tell us a little about your car. GeeTee has a '67, as do I. If there is any way I can help, let me know.

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Welcome Chris. Your service to our country is greatly appreciated. Unfortunately any new members pay for lunch. Haha LOL. I am hungry that's all. Just a joke. Seriously we need to see pics and progress if you can.
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I live in pensacola FL, I bought my 67 for very cheap due to a twin type increase of a mans family! His wife wanted it out before Xmas and I obliged. I have about a year of auto body schooling and I am continuing on with it, so this is my school project. I have attached the vin and plate, photos. The car had the original block but it was in rough shape it also came with a 72 motor which is in amazing shape. I have already stripped most of the paint off, pulled the interior and ordered all of the metal pannels. I am going to be finishing up the body/metal work over the next month and then repaint it the original color of I can figure out what it was. I'll post some photos in the restoration section later today. Looking forward to hearing more from you guys!

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This is the vin, I'd love help deciphering the data!
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