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Hi All. I'm just finishing up a 6+ year resto on a 79 Trans Am SE (see my garage) and hope to be starting my 67 GTO resto in earnest very soon. The TA was my 1st ever restoration attempt and, with the help of many people, I learned a ton and enjoyed it as much.

So here's the subject - a 67 that needs a lot of TLC. VIN and data tag reveal it's from the old Framingham, MA plant and was (Fathom) blue on blue. Not sure of the original drivetrain yet but it came to me with a 389/manual 3 spd from a 64 Bonneville. I'm considering rebuilding the motor and replacing the tranny with a 4 spd (I have the Hurst shifter for it). Since it's not numbers matching I'm not going to stress out over originality. Only about how it looks. (I am pretty picky about appearance - some say I'm OCD.)

The gentleman I bought it from had collected a boat-load of parts for 5 yrs (including the entire front firewall section from another car) but was relocating and selling off his cars, tools, etc. All those parts came with the car and he even threw in a bunch of tools and other extras for free. (Thanks Joe! You're a gem!)

UNADJUSTEDNONRAW_thumb_129e by Curt W, on Flickr

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So far I've disassembled the front end, pulled the motor, steering column, and dash, welded in some roof supports, and cut out the floor. My plan is to replace one bad floor brace and clean up the others, cut the rotted center section off (about midway up the A pillars), slide the new floor in, then weld the replacement center section on. After it's in place I'll fit and attach the floor pan. Then, on to the trunk. This may be my last post on the project until I can actually get to it.

Any advice to this question is welcome: should I cut out the old tail light panel and weld in the new one before doing the trunk floor or do the floor first, then the tail panel? I'm thinking the latter.

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Here are more pictures of the work ahead.

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