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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-28-2018, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Need guidance restoring 1967 GTO Convertible #'s matching resto

Hey everyone. I have bought a 1967 GTO convertible #'s matching car. IT has about 1/3 of the work done. Just about all the parts were included.

I have attached picture of it's current condition. I'm looking for a "Process" that I can follow to get this think up and running by summer.

I will be sub contracting the work out. I have not idea how to assemble the car.

Any recommendations of a step by step guide?
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Restorations by Rick Kreuziger - Assembly Sequence

Go to the above website and look in the tech archive for assembly sequence. Note that this is for a Mopar and there are some differences such as putting the motor in with the k-frame. But I don't know of a Pontiac sequence put together like this. Look it over and ajdust where it makes sense. It won't be perfect but it will give you an idea and something to follow. Note that this is starting from paint complete, I'm not sure what your plans are there. Good luck with it.
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Welcome to the world of Pontiac. You really jumped right in there.
You should start your adventure with learning as much as possible about the 1967 A-Body,
even if you are not conducting the task yourself it's still good to know if it being done correctly.

I would suggest starting with the basic factory manuals and possibly picking up the either and/or both of the last two Resto books shown below.
Be advised that the Restoration Guide is out of print and can be a little pricey in the secondhand market, but very well worth having.

Best of luck with your project and keep us posted.
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Just a quick answer (and I agree with the above statements):

1. electrical - make sure everything is how you want it and works perfectly (just need a battery to test most of the important stuff)....
2. the mechanical items - engine, transmission, suspension and brakes - decide which route you are going and try not to deviate; for example remove the motor, store , and get a stroker hi power beast; large brakes ?
3. body and paint - this gets really expensive
4. interior

5. enjoy

1965 GTO Convertible 3 speed tri-power drum brakes originally

Current setup:
400 cu in with tri-power
4 speed Muncie
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The best step by step guide that I have seen is for the 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air. It actually shows nearly every item, in order and what the correct finishes are. I haven't seen anything like that for these cars though...

You can put these cars back together by following the same process the factory used. The bodies were built at the Fisher plant and transported to the final assembly plant where it met up with the rolling chassis. The two assemblies were bolted together and then the front clip was attached along with the bumpers, dash (HVAC, instruments, radio, steering column etc), front carpet and seats.

The Fisher plant built the body by welding together various stamped metal panels. Then attached the doors and decklid. Then paint followed by glass and trim
Convertibles were pulled out of line to be fitted with the folding top and associated items and then rejoined the main line of cars.

Meanwhile, the frame was being assembled into a rolling chassis at a nearby location. The suspension, supply lines, engine, trans, axle, brakes, exhaust etc were attached to the frame before the body was attached.

There is a good sequence listed on the Camaro Research Group website. It's pretty close to the same sequence as your car with the exception that F body cars are unibody with sub frames instead of a full perimeter swept hip frame like your car has. Otherwise...pretty close to the same process.

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Same advice others mention above but adding to not rush through the process. Summer is a good goal but delays can happen so focus on getting it done right the first time while it is all apart.
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1967 GTO convertible

Expect to dish out lots of money, I'm just finishing my 67 GTO conv. 7yr resto new or refurbished everything nut and bolt body off $50,000 invested so far just need top and windshield and it's finally done Regimental
Red with Parchment interior, matching everything, His and Hers auto. Beautiful car farmed out the paint and engine rebuild did all assembly myself, not an overnight project and worked 6-7 days a week did car in my spare time.
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The beginning 67 GTO convertible
Beautiful, Bradsgoat.

Here's my begining:



And where I'm at so far




2 years in right now. This is where the big $$$$$$ was spent.
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Looks like a good one to start with, solid looking. Cool!! Here's where the rest of my money goes, I've had this one since 2002 painted it correct Tyrol Blue last year True Ram Air 4 speed, lots of documentation one of 535 built. All original sheet metal. Keep working on yours Matthewjend trust me it's worth it when it's done.
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