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Any further updates? Been a while! Like the restomod direction of this thing... Agree that it isn't the direction I'd go but sure beats letting it rot away in the woods for another 40 years!
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Barrier Blue! Great color, one year only, on a '66! Not an LS guy or a restomod guy either, but my hat is off to you for saving this car and getting it back on the road, in whatever configuration. Nice work, and keep us updated. I see no harm in this kind of build, only good stuff. Unlike the moron on the other forum who bought an all original , mint, triple black numbers matching 4 speed tripower '66, and proceeded to gut the car to convert it to an LS 6 speed. He sold off all the original, perfectly restored parts to finance his atrocity, and was proud of himself all the while. Crazy.
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Man...it has been a while....

Sorry it has been so long. Since my last update we sold our house, bought another one....oh and had a kid (#3 actually). GTO progress has been a little slow as you can imagine. BUT....I now have a shop to work in, and as of last week, a 2 post Challenger lift!!!!!! GAME changer!!!!

I have installed the driver's side quarter panel. I have also cut out and started fitting the passenger's side. My plan is to have the body ready to come off the frame by the first of the year (for the last time) for undercoating and to finish up my brake and fuel lines on the frame.

The break is over....I am BACK. And I am ready to get this thing looking like a car again.
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Excellent! Congrats on the new house and kid!

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Awesome work!
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Time to make a package tray panel from a Chevelle. The part inside the car appears to be exactly the same. The part between the trunk and the back glass is about 5 inches too short....and slightly different stamping. BUT. I can work with this. Beats the heck out of trying to fab up a part. More to come.....
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SavetheGoats, this thread is hugely inspirational to me as just this morning I bought a '66 GTO. The seller has done a TON of work, but there's 3 tons left (at least). That said, it's really not too rusty as its been sitting outside in Arizona. You're doing one helluva job and your efforts have steeled me for my long road ahead. I've learned, on big projects, try not to think about the whole, huge, scary, expensive project, stay focused on one small part to the puzzle and before you know it, you've checked it off the list.
My GTO was originally Candlelight (yawn) Cream. Its also not a number matching car, but I'm a bit of a Pontiac V8 freak and have several options for Pontiac power (though I'm in total agreement about carburetors....). Its got a 326 (not original) in it with an as-yet-unknown and partially disassembled manual trans. I may 400/400 power it because I've got the components though almost nobody wants an automatic-equipped GTO IMO.

I'm pretty sure my floor pans are solid, and I know the frame is solid, but I'm planning on starting with a sandblasted and rustoleum painted frame.

I'll try to document my progress here as well.

Thanks again and great job! H.
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SavetheGoats, this thread is hugely inspirational to me as just this morning I bought a '66 GTO. The seller has done a TON of work, but there's 3 tons left (at least). That said, it's really not too rusty as its been sitting outside in Arizona. You're doing one helluva job and your efforts have steeled me for my long road ahead. I've learned, on big projects, try not to think about the whole, huge, scary, expensive project, stay focused on one small part to the puzzle and before you know it, you've checked it off the list.
My GTO was originally Candlelight (yawn) Cream. Its also not a number matching car, but I'm a bit of a Pontiac V8 freak and have several options for Pontiac power (though I'm in total agreement about carburetors....). Its got a 326 (not original) in it with an as-yet-unknown and partially disassembled manual trans. I may 400/400 power it because I've got the components though almost nobody wants an automatic-equipped GTO IMO.

I'm pretty sure my floor pans are solid, and I know the frame is solid, but I'm planning on starting with a sandblasted and rustoleum painted frame.

I'll try to document my progress here as well.

Thanks again and great job! H.

Thank you! And you just helped me as well. It is easy to get overwhelmed...but if you have little rust, you are light years ahead of me already. Congrats on the car! Keep those pics coming and good luck!
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