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1964 GTO Post Coupe restoration part 1

Here's a look at the restoration being done on my 1964 GTO. This is PHS documented as an original factory 4 speed manual with Tri-Power original 389 numbers matching motor. I'm keeping it original looking as possible, and always used original style restored parts when replacements were made (except tires and wheels for a little variety). Stuff like adding a new repo tachometer, exhaust system/splitters, etc. Although a restoration was done on this car in the 80s, my goal is to mainly remove rust, bring the car back to it's original factory color (silvermist gray), and recondition ALL the trim and bright work and re-chrome bumpers. I'm also taking this opportunity to replace all the windows, refinish the stock wheels, engine bay and restore some of the interior as needed.
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As my existing paint is getting stripped off, you can see the car has a substantial amount of plastic repairs from last restoration.
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We cut out the bad areas and patched. Both sides in the panel area (behind quarter glass) also required patches.
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It looks like the hood was patched with brass and what appears to be rivets, this is what was causing some of the cracking in the front area. We cut and patched with new steel as this '64 hood is not reproduced.
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1964 GTO Post Coupe Restoration part 2

GTO in next stage of primer here and the interior is out. We're putting in new reproduction carpeting.
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My trunk used to have spatter paint always rubbing off. I decided to have the trunk floor painted the same as body color, just like the factory did originally. During the removal of the spatter, we found that it was replaced with 3 piece replacement sections. That's why the plastic is under the spatter. Didn't need replacement. Attached are photos of inner quarters with spatter removed, we have found quarters were also replaced.
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1964 GTO Post Coupe Restoration part 3

They did the GTO primer/wet sanding and prepared for refinishing. Here's a few photos of some of the areas being done in rally mat black such as radiator core support, fender skirts, firewall, etc.
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Trunk now in exterior color just like original. Trunk lid underside.
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1964 GTO Post Coupe Restoration part 4

Some under the hood components now in the rally mat black.
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And some basecoat photos.
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1964 GTO Post Coupe Restoration part 5

Some shots with clear.
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Then frame, core support area.
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man i am liking that painted trunk, glad my 66' was factory splatter that would be a lot of work if it wasn't fresh metal....very nice looking car and you can't help but love silver mist. send more pics as you get them. every car i see getting closer to completion is motivation to get mine in paint in the spring.
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Thank you. Yes you are correct on the hard, messy work in that trunk. Here's some shots of the car being reassembled..
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Looks like it's going to be really nice car. I like the color and it looks like a super paint job.

My Grenadier Red '64 Post coupe is at the point that the engine, transmission, and gas tank need to be put in. The floor was replaced, so the bucket seat brackets also need to be welded in before I can put the carpet and seats in.

I've attached a few photos of the progress including a picture of the car in 1987 when we picked it up from a farmer's field in Missouri.
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'64 GTO HT Gulfstream Aqua(Wife's car)
'64 GTO CPE Grenadier Red(My car)
'04 GTO Starlight Black(Our car)
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Great work, DAVE & RICHARD!!!!!!!! Love those 64's......Les
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Richard,

Did you ever replace those kick panels? Mine are cracked in the vent area and was looking for a replacement, but learned they aren't made yet. Only the ones for a/c cars are reproduced. Yours look really nice from the picture.
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