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My 1964 GTO Restore

Mine is in the final stages. I'm hoping to get it on the road in time for a Time Speed rally in DE in mid October. My dad and I have been working on it for about 10 years on and off. He died almost 6 years ago. I really wanted him to go for a ride with me, but it wan't to be. What really sucked is he was a Pontiac dealer back in the day, and the best mechanic I've ever met - and I've known some great ones. It hit home the first time I tried to call him to ask advice and realized he was gone. I really could have used his help, it probably would have been on the road a couple of years ago!

Anyway, it moved under it's own power on Saturday for the first time since about 1980. I have lots of restoration pix I have to find and upload, but I thought you might enjoy seeing what I have for you today.




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Looking good man!
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Call it a blessing that you have this piece of history with you and your father. Car is looking good and I'm sure he'd be proud of your work!
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Call it a blessing that you have this piece of history with you and your father. Car is looking good and I'm sure he'd be proud of your work!
Thanks man. I owe a lot to my dad. I learned to drive on his '67 GTO (mine now) and he bought this one waaaayyyy back when it was just a basket case of a used car. I told him he was nuts to try to restore it, but he knew better. I'm glad he persisted! I just registered it this morning. It's supposed to be about 30 days before the Antique plates come in. I WILL have it road ready by then - I simple can't wait!!
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Some progress last few weeks...




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The '64 is not high on the popularity list with me compared to other years, but I gotta say.....you are changing my mind. What a great color combination set off by the perfect choice of rims and tires. That is a magazine car. Great work!
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No, it will never be a magazine car. Wrong engine/trans, panel alignment issues, some poor chrome, etc. I see all the flaws, but I'm hoping most people never look past the shine!

Thanks though. I'm pretty excited to drive it in a rally with the North East Rally Club this weekend.
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Drove it 40 + miles to work this morning! Whopeee!!!
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