First post... Barrier Blue 66 conv, 4-sp, tri-power
Hello from Tulsa, OK - I just purchased a 66 Barrier Blue convertible, 4-speed, tri-power GTO (w/ PHS docs) that needs to be put back together. The car underwent a body-off rotisserie restoration about 3-4 years ago and the (non-original) 1966 389 was rebuilt and put back in the goat along with the Muncie 4-speed. Once the engine and tranny were dropped back in the car the work came to a stop (owner got very sick, multiple back surgeries, etc). The owner had ordered or rebuilt most of what was needed to complete the car. Here are a few details on what I have: Rebuilt tri-power, Re-upholstered buckets and rear bench, new carpet, new door panels, new conv top, rebuilt and repainted top frame, re-chromed bumpers, new badges, and much more. Things missing: front windshield, rebuilt dash (I have original), rebuilt or new gauges (I have originals), 4-speed linkage, hoses and belts, and some other miscellaneous.
My dad had GTO's throughout my youth and he will be of much assistance, but I look forward to using you all as a resource as well. I have been a long time reader of many threads on this site and I am excited to have my own goat... no longer just an envious observer!
I am happy to provide more details from my GTO story but I have rambled long enough for now.
My first question is regarding the front windshield. If I were to buy a used front windshield, what other GM "A Body" cars have a front windshield that would work on my goat? Is there any reason to avoid a used front windshield?
Thanks and God Bless.
1966 Barrier Blue GTO Convertible. Factory Tri-Power & 4-speed