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67 GTO frame off resto help

I have a couple of quick questions about the correct color of some chassis components on my 67 GTO. I'm in the midst of a full frame off resto and am trying to restore it to near concours quality, or at least show room quality. Does anyone know what color Pontiac painted the rear diffs on the GTO in 67? I'm not sure if it was black or cast iron. Also, what color did they paint the coil springs and steering components (center link, tie rods, swaybars, etc)? Any help would be appreciated.

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GM Chassis black for all of the above. It is a low gloss black, almost a satin. Not full flat black, though.
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I have a couple of quick questions about the correct color of some chassis components on my 67 GTO. I'm in the midst of a full frame off resto and am trying to restore it to near concours quality, or at least show room quality. Does anyone know what color Pontiac painted the rear diffs on the GTO in 67? I'm not sure if it was black or cast iron. Also, what color did they paint the coil springs and steering components (center link, tie rods, swaybars, etc)? Any help would be appreciated.
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GM Chassis black for all of the above. It is a low gloss black, almost a satin. Not full flat black, though.


Eastwood Company has a near perfect match to the 60% gloss used by the factory. Please post pictures of this restoration if you have a chance,

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GM Chassis black for all of the above. It is a low gloss black, almost a satin. Not full flat black, though.
Cool thanks. That's what I was leaning towards; I found some great detail photos of the Thom McAn GTO that shows the chassis close up. I have a gallon of the GM chassis black which is what the frame is painted with. I'll post up some pics asap.

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Here are some pics so far:
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2004 GTO M6
Torrid Red/red interior
Mods: AES 390 with TVS 2300, too much to list...
721rwhp, 822 rwtq


1967 GTO 400 H.O. w/ turbo 400
Cameo Ivory w/ champagne gold interior: ongoing frame off resto
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2004 GTO M6
Torrid Red/red interior
Mods: AES 390 with TVS 2300, too much to list...
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1967 GTO 400 H.O. w/ turbo 400
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So far I have the front suspension put together, and all the brake and fuel lines plumbed. I'm currently working on cleaning and painting the engine, trans, diff, and steering components. Here are the pics I found of the Thom McAn car: 1967-PONTIAC-GTO-THOM MCAN-NAPOLI CLASSICS-(203) 668 7797

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2004 GTO M6
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Mods: AES 390 with TVS 2300, too much to list...
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It's lookin like a real nice job!!
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Beautiful work.........I'm impressed with the rivited upper ball joints. Most folks just bolt new ones in...correct for a service replacement, but not "factory". Your springs and control arm shafts should be black to be "original". The silver/cad look looks good to me, though.................
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I'm going to paint the springs black. I didn't know that the control are shafts were black too. I guess that's one of the differences between Pontiacs and Chevys from that era. My brother has a 68 chevelle that is restored to 100% factory specs and much of the suspension components are cast iron color, including the diff. From what I'm finding, most of the pontiacs had all of that painted black.

2004 GTO M6
Torrid Red/red interior
Mods: AES 390 with TVS 2300, too much to list...
721rwhp, 822 rwtq


1967 GTO 400 H.O. w/ turbo 400
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