Update: well I finally got some of the front end issues straightened out and have reassembled and painted the diff. I'll try to get some pics up this weekend. Issues I've been dealing with (for those interested) are finding good, unboxed reard lower control arms, having to replace my axles, finding a correct centerlink, and rebuilding the rear brakes. I've decided to go a little crazy with the resto, so aftermarket stuff is pretty much out. Here's some of my advice/findings:
1. While I'm using a lot of Inline Tube parts, they're rear brake kits have some issues. They're backing plates don't have the adjuster holes punched in the backing plate or the drum, so there's no way to adjust the rear brakes. So I restored my original backing plates and used the new internals. Nice thing is, now the Delco stamp is there and they look more original/correct. Otherwise, I really like the Inline Tube parts, especially they're bolt kits and lines.
2. I've gone through multiple sets of tie rod adjuster sleeves b/c the outer tie rod was threading crooked only to find the outer tie rod was not cut with the correct threads. Beware of cheap repo tie rods, especially the inner ones. I ended up restoring mine.
3. Front end steering components were originally black, as I noticed while sanding them. You were all right; thanks guys.
4. Aftermarket sway bars look completely different, and none are the correct size. If you can restore yours, do it. Idler arms have the same problem.
5. To my surprise, I had to replace my axles. The bearings had worn into the axles causing excessive play. Another nice $400 surprise I didn't expect. Aftermarket axles have a very different appearing hub/end, but i really didn't have much of a choice.
6. Finally, some one reproduces the original 2-piece front disc brake rotors! Cheap too: $209/pair. Of course this happens 1 month after I spent $200 on a pair of aftermarket replacements, but nonetheless, they are available. I'll post pics soon. (Not important unless you want to go 100% original).
Bottom line is, with a little TLC, original parts can clean up well, and keep your car original. Again, I'm going for a completely originally resto, including frame/parts decals, etc., probably over-restoring. I'd like to document as much of the resto as possible, so if anyone has any info, feel free to post it, especially frame detailing and inspection markings. I haven't found any good 67 frame off resto guides online, so I'll try to do it here. Suggestions and criticism welcome.
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
Last edited by drburns; 11-28-2009 at 12:17 AM.