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Welcome to the forum Schmat. The '67 you've put up pictures of, several of us that have been around the restoration of 66's & '67's for decades, would see as endless money pit. Others on here, I don't know what they're seeing, i can only hazard they have little hands on experience with quality metal & body work or what it cost. Over the the years on quite a few occasions, I've shipped multiple pallets of carefully crated rust free original sheet metal to the guy that bought the rusty bottom of the food chain value (when completed) '67 GTO. Am not talking the well connected guy restoring a good color combo 400 HO 4spd or factory RA car. Its not a good situation to be in having to replace panel after panel on what amounts to when completed, an entry level automatic GTO. In every case, the customer could have driven 600 to 1500 miles with a truck & trailer & bought a much better project to begin with.
Have owned a ton of '67 GTO project & partscars. The most desirable left here with a good title, as fairly desirable GTO project cars with nice trim attached, even replaced trunk floors in 3 of them. Two, the body's came off the frame with suspension rebuilt & frame & under body properly prepped & painted. A rusty low option YS engine auto AC '67 hardtop or Coupe, there is absolutely no way I would not have cut it up for parts. Knowing '67's projects as I do, the pics that have been put, don't just give a hint of the rot, they show glimpses of the need for major panel replacement.
just a few things from the above conversation & pics:
-floor pans need replacing
-both doors need replacing, pair of decently clean original doors will set you back $1200, that's if you come & get them, many of us are no longer shipping doors through Greyhound.
-tailpanel is showing rust stains...rusted out, most likely on the die stamped edges where the tail light segments appear, DA the panel down it will have pinholes... very common.
-trunk floor has "some rust"...not sure what that means. typically, the '66 & 67's rust out in the rear window channel/catwalk area, the water then attacks the seam area between the outer wheel house & the trunk floor, & rusts out the mating edges of both. If the car had a trunk mat in it, then the moisture ran under trunk mat... underneath the car the winter salt bath is doing its damage as well.
-looking at other pics there is serious bubbling on the hip of the right 1/4 below the vinyl top trim. If you are able to closely inspect the quarters , even with limited pictures you've put up, I'd bet both rear 1/4's need to be replaced with full 1/4's. would also get the outer rockers are rotted.
-rear catwalk panel...have yet to run across as rough a '66 or '67 that didn't need the catwalk panel replaced as well as the metal repair to the rear window channel. here in the southern plains, very common to see the catwalk need replacing even on '66 & 67's that have been garaged nearly all of their 50 years.
-rear bumper rusted heavily on the back (?), frame rotted out (?) both are very common on Midwest, Northern, Coastal, even cars from supposed dry areas of the country where the car sat on the ground.
Hope this helps provide a clearer picture, a true "vision" of what those few pics show, there is no way Id wish that "project" on anyone.