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A proper introduction: My 1968 GTO

I have mentioned it in a few threads, but I've yet to share pictures of the '68 I picked up last week. As you can see, I have plenty to do, especially with the interior. It's very dirty, I've been driving it back and forth to work all week and made the mistake of parking it beneath a very well inhabited tree...















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welcome, looks like a nice foundation SixT, Legendary has all the interior vinyl....now i see why you were looking at steering wheels..., nice set of gauges though. Like the color, do you know what it is? Did you find the hood tach i the parts bin??
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welcome, looks like a nice foundation SixT, Legendary has all the interior vinyl....now i see why you were looking at steering wheels..., nice set of gauges though. Like the color, do you know what it is? Did you find the hood tach i the parts bin??
Thanks Inst. There seems to be a very helpful group of core people on this forum.

As for the steering wheel, that thing has to go. And, unfortunately, it does not appear that the hood tach found its way into the parts bin Among other things, I'm planning to source a new dash housing & molding, new center console, and the hood tach soon. I'm not sure what the exact color of burnt orange it is now, but I'm thinking that I am going to go with white vinyl interior with blue carpet and white paint with blue accents.
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The PO must have been crazy. Arizona and removed the A/C? Some good cleaning, and some rattle cans, and the under hood will look nice.

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I like the color. Looks like the PO really didn't know what he wanted to do with the interior. As mentioned, the guages look nice. The rear seat is '69. You probably already know that......



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I like the color. Looks like the PO really didn't know what he wanted to do with the interior. As mentioned, the guages look nice. The rear seat is '69. You probably already know that......
Thanks man. I was planning on just reupholstering the rear seat with '68 vinyl. That should work fine, right?
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Since it looks like the '69 frame fits just fine, it shouldn't be a problem... Most likely the same frame.



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Nice pick up. How much did it cost ya? If you dont mind.

My '70 is about in the same condition but the interior is in better shape though. :-P Traded it for a 3k$ v6 firebird. I got a great deal.

Looks like a great car to brighten up though like others have told you. GL with it.

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I like it ! Looks like you are going to have fun! Ames just started selling a repo 68 dash. Not cheap ...i think around 400 plus the wood insert. Ebay sometime has them but usually has a radio cut out by a PO. Other 68 owners will tell you that although similar to a 69 they are very different and alot of repo parts are not available compared to the 69. My A/C has long been removed by a PO as well.
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OPG carries the repro dash for $500. Outta curiosity I checked Ames, $440.



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