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It's a '70 Lemans but done up like a Judge. Was wondering what you guys think of that car?

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It's lacking the GTO front bumper/valance assembly. Expensive to "make right". Not my cup of tea, but the car looks clean. Don't know about the asking price.....I've seen real 1970 GTO's (not Judges) in comparable shape for the same amount or even less. I think it's about an 8 to 10 k car. That said, couldn't replicate this car today for the asking price, probably. Depends on what you want. JMHO..............
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Reason I ask or what I'm asking is what you think about someone making it out to be a GTO w/out changing the front end and all.

Thought about using GTO badges and fixing mine up like a GTO, w/out going through the front end swap. Just wondered what people would think of that.. Everyone that asks me about my car calls it a GTO anyways, lol.

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Too many bad clones out there, Lemans is cool in it's own right. I saw a couple 66/7s with the wrong taillights, not good. If you are going to cloan it, do it right, or leave it a Lemans. Like my car, that's why it's the Jury, not Judge, I'm not trying to fake anything, just being creative. My 66 is a cloan, but it has all the right parts, and was that way when I got it, so I'm leaving it a cloan. The cost get the Endura bumper is going to offset any more money you get out of the car. Back in the day, everyone just painted the chrome bumpers body cover to mimmick a GTO, didnt' look bad, and fakes people out from afar.

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Yeah you got a point. Guess I'll just do it GTO inspired with the hood and all but leave it a LeMans. I want a ram air hood for mine.

Guess I'll call it a day after the hood and a repaint.

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Good idea, check out "my garage" to see my 70. Like all say, if your not selling it, who are you building the car for? Stick the money in the motor and make it a GTO eater. Nobody knows the dif anymore, just make it sweet and you will get props wherever you go.

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Too many bad clones out there, Lemans is cool in it's own right. I saw a couple 66/7s with the wrong taillights, not good. If you are going to cloan it, do it right, or leave it a Lemans. Like my car, that's why it's the Jury, not Judge, I'm not trying to fake anything, just being creative. My 66 is a cloan, but it has all the right parts, and was that way when I got it, so I'm leaving it a cloan. The cost get the Endura bumper is going to offset any more money you get out of the car. Back in the day, everyone just painted the chrome bumpers body cover to mimmick a GTO, didnt' look bad, and fakes people out from afar.
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Good idea, check out "my garage" to see my 70. Like all say, if your not selling it, who are you building the car for? Stick the money in the motor and make it a GTO eater. Nobody knows the dif anymore, just make it sweet and you will get props wherever you go.
Thats pretty cool. That how it looks now?

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Yep, all done, except AC. Glad ya like it.

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Cool.

I cant decide if I wanna go Punisher with it or leave it the way it is sorta. I really liked the primer black with black rallys.



Obviously a 69 but this car is the reason I even got into GTO/Lemans/Tempests.. Loved that movie.

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That's cool, but Hot Rod black is hard to keep up. If you get something on it and try to get it off and buff it, it shines. It gives my body guy fits. I would save the flat black for something with a bondo'd body.

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