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post #1 of 59 (permalink) Old 10-31-2011, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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First Drive - After 25 Years

It still needs wheels and tires, and of course there are some issues to work out before it's truly drivable. For instance, I goosed it just a touch and it threw all the belts so I've got some aligning to do (I found a cool way to actually check it that I wish I'd known about when I was building it). Shifter needs some fine adjusting, something ain't right with the power steering, and it needs a front end alignment... but hey, I'm just a tad bit excited !!!!


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SWEET!! It's only been seven years for me, but I can't wait untill the "second" first test drive!! I've got about a year or so left. That car looks laser straight!

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Sounds great and looks awesome!!
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Congrats Bear. That car looks and sounds great. You've done an amazing job putting it back together. I applaud your craftsmanship.

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That's GREAT, Bear. Who's the clean cut guy in the driver's seat??? The paint looks excellent and the body panels look straight.....no way to fake that in the open sunshine! I was wondering: is his VOE open or closed? Sounds mean and raspy, like all bad a$$ Pontiacs do.....CONGRATS on a job very well done, all by yourself.
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Very Nice, Bear. I was going to say the same thing Jeff. His sig must be from back when???????



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Congratulations. The fact that you did all of it yourself is a feather in your cap. Also, the look on your face tells the whole story..........Good luck.

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YOU DONE GOOD PILGRIM.... Happy GTOing
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Damn good looking car! Gotta be feelin' proud....

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congrats...closer and closer...enjoy
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