I'm saving a 66 from a life ending in a scrap heap. I went on the hunt for a GTO or Lemans, and came across a 66 lemans in Oceanside, CA. I knew I would be in for quite a few hidden surprises, and I was right. When I found this thing, it had a 3 inch body lift and 24 inch wheels. I think that style, which I think is ridiculous, is called "Donk". My first thought was, "I need to rescue this car". He wanted 5000. And I talked him down to 2000. I took it home, pulled off the wheels and sold them the next day for 500, so the car cost me 1500.
I found a set of Rally ll's for it and ditched the lift kit.
I started pulling paint off the car so I could see just how bad it was under there. There is so much body filler on this thing, it's probably doubling the weight of the body. The roof was so badly rusted through, that I had to find a replacement, because there was no way it could be patched. I found a 66 out in the desert completely shot body and frame, but surprisingly the roof wass rust free. I handed the owner $100, pulled out my sawzall and got to work with the help of my brother.
Now I need to tackle the fenders. I also need to find an interior and a paint shop in the valley.