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Beard Bros 1966 GTO Resto / Build

Hi, Just wanted to start a thread on here about my 1966 GTO I bought in Tucson AZ in 2005. Drove it as is until last year then decided to do a full resto / build on it. Here are some pictures showing what we are doing as we go along. I will post updates as we progress.
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This picture is from yesterday. We ordered Goodmark doors and fenders and did alot of research to see which ones would fit the best. We put these new Goodmark fenders and doors side by side with the originals from the car as soon as they showed up and the largest dimensional discrepancy we found was 1/16" between the Goodmarks and the OEM parts. I think you will probably find 1/16" difference measuring two OEM parts against each other. Everything fit up well when we mocked it up and I am very pleased. The hood and grill header panel are OEM NOS items I managed to talk someone into selling. The Goodmark parts will require very minimal bodywork to get the gaps and edges even and to make them perfectly smooth. I ordered them from LKQ, our collision parts supplier for aftermarket sheetmetal.
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I am thinking of going with some Edelbrock heads instead of the stock ones. Anyone have any experience/ recommendations? Here is a pic of its current state, pretty much ready to drop in.
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nice car. Im fascinated by your temporary wooden front wheels. Is there any reason why this was more useful than just mounting a couple old steel wheels during the build? I mean, Its obvious they save space for working around, but anything else I'm missing?
Edit: Ok it just occurred to me you may have been experimenting with the stance? Using different diameters to check the stance?

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nice car. Im fascinated by your temporary wooden front wheels. Is there any reason why this was more useful than just mounting a couple old steel wheels during the build? I mean, Its obvious they save space for working around, but anything else I'm missing?
Edit: Ok it just occurred to me you may have been experimenting with the stance? Using different diameters to check the stance?
They were required because of the large 13" rotor disc brakes we installed. We did not have an old rim large enough on the backside laying around to clear the brake calipers. Also you are correct, we do use different diameter wood mockups to figure out the wheel & tire sizes for stance, wheel offset and clearances.
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Great start !

How did you strip the paint ? Are you doing the work or is this a professional shop ?

1965 GTO Convertible 3 speed tri-power drum brakes originally

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How did you strip the paint ? Are you doing the work or is this a professional shop ?
We mechanically removed, DA sanded, the paint. It is my place. I own a collision repair/restoration shop.

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Welcome to the forum.
I love the signage and the pumps and of course the goat.
Looking forward to more pics as the project moves forward and have stickied this thread.
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