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First time I've posted about my restore....

.....and I'm well into it. Here are some pics of my 1967 GTO restore. It started life as a '67 base and I didn't get an original motor or rear end. I'm not doing a concours resto, just a "nice" frame off. I have a '73 455, it is a 4 speed car, and thankfully spent most of it's life in California. Just this weekend I lifted the body off the frame so I can clean it up underneath and do a total redo of the chassis. The finished product will be a 1967 GTO with a 455, aluminum heads, 17" aluminum rallye's, maybe vintage air, in the original Turqoise/Turqoise color scheme.
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Looks like a great project. The body looks like it is in great shape. We are at about the same point in our restores. Mine is also a turquoise 67, but black inside. I have quite a bit of rust repair to do.

Mine is all matching numbers, so I will (hopefully) be sticking to the 400/TH400.

I look forward to watching your progress.
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Looks like a great project. The body looks like it is in great shape. We are at about the same point in our restores. Mine is also a turquoise 67, but black inside. I have quite a bit of rust repair to do.

Mine is all matching numbers, so I will (hopefully) be sticking to the 400/TH400.

I look forward to watching your progress.
My floors are real nice. What is showing in the pic is after I wire wheeled and painted them. The outside of the body needs some wheel well and back window work. Trunk is solid. Since my interior is turquoise I considered changing the outside to silver because I thought turquoise/turquoise was odd. Now I've decided it's a pretty cool interior color and I'm going to go with it. Mainly I just hate trying to spell turquoise.......

Are there any pics of your restore on the forum?
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Here is my member introduction with a picture of how it looked when I bought it. It also tells a little more about the car.

https://www.gtoforum.com/f36/another-...olorado-74986/

Here is my restore story thread

https://www.gtoforum.com/f83/dans-col...e-story-76209/
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Here is my member introduction with a picture of how it looked when I bought it. It also tells a little more about the car.

https://www.gtoforum.com/f36/another-...olorado-74986/

Here is my restore story thread

https://www.gtoforum.com/f83/dans-col...e-story-76209/
Nice, air car! Looks like you're a little further along than me but close. My goal is to have the main body back on the refurbed chassis by April? Then I'll start on upgrading to front discs and get started on rebuilding the motor. Good Luck, keep them pics coming! I'll let you stay slightly ahead so I can take advantage of your discoveries.
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Cleaned underbody

The worst job of all is done. I wire wheeled the entire underbody of my '67. Floors are in unreal condition. Solid. Now final clean, prep, and paint. No more stuff falling in my face.
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Nice work. So are you doing an epoxy primer? Matt

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Nice work. So are you doing an epoxy primer? Matt
Nope, just cleaning with alcohol and painting with a black truck bed liner paint. Used it previously, has a nice texture. The car will never see any weather. Not a concours, just a very nice driver.
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Welcome!

Interesting... It looks like it started down the path to being painted Montreaux Blue by looking at the complete coverage of the floors. Clearly, the inside of the panel are Turquoise though. Gotta like the rust free cars! I have one and I'm thankful for that every time I look at it.

I take it by your user name you're into Corvairs. Whatcha got? I grew up with them and have owned a couple myself. I have a soft spot for them!

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Welcome!

Interesting... It looks like it started down the path to being painted Montreaux Blue by looking at the complete coverage of the floors. Clearly, the inside of the panel are Turquoise though. Gotta like the rust free cars! I have one and I'm thankful for that every time I look at it.

I take it by your user name you're into Corvairs. Whatcha got? I grew up with them and have owned a couple myself. I have a soft spot for them!

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The car is actually Turquoise/Turquois. I bought interior paint for the floors and it's way off. For the stuff that actually shows I'm going to have to get more serious. I found something that matches a little better.

When I was 16 I had a 1963 turbochgarged Corvair Spyder and a 1964 GTO. That was 40 years ago. Last summer I finished my '65 140 Corsa resto (pictures attached), and now I'm doing this GTO. And they say you can't go back!
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