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recently i have taken interest in my grand dad's GTO from 68. last week we took it out and cleaned it up a bit. it doesnt run but it does turn over great! here are some pictures. We washed and waxed it and cleaned the interior and temporarily paint the seat till we fixed the car in good running condition then focus on the interior replacement.
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here are the lights
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that interior cleaned up nice, get'r running and work on it as you go, looks very solid, not all cars need a frame off. those lights will actually flip over when you get the motor and vacuum solenoid working.

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this one doesnt need one. its been in storage 30 years of its life and the only rust is in the trunk but there is a softball size hole in it. but other than that NO rust.
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Great job cleaning that up, that must have been some work. I would take that goofy looking door ding strip off the side, heat it with a hair dryer and slowly peel it off. Looks like you have 69 grills and valence, that could be expensive to make it correct.
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thanks man yeah it was quite a bit of work. haha yeah i agree my grandpa regrets putting that on however he drilled holes to put it on....gosh! oh i know but idk if it is a 69 valence i think it might be a 70 but i was thinking about leaving the grill and change the valence back.
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Nice Find! Reminds me of pulling mine out of a barn. I'll have to post those pictures sometime.

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Yeah now that I look at it more closely, it's not a 69, I just assumed it was because of the grills. That isn't a 70 or 71 or 72, don't really know what it is. Just changing the valence and the turn signals may not be real expensive, but getting the chrome trim is pricey (like $400) unless you get lucky and find some in good condition and get them chromed.
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oh yeah i know... however.. there is someone that actually was saving all the chrome for me. one of my friends has it and is giving it to me
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WOW, quite the transformation.
Crazy that he let it sit all those years with the top down. It may never straighten out again without cracking to pieces.
Have you gotten together with Jetstang yet ? he's in the same town and may be a good source of parts and info.

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