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My first frame off 1966 GTO

SO here goes nothin. This is my first frame off resto and I'm tackling a basket case 1966 GTO 2dr hardtop numbers matching 389 4 barrel, 4sp with black interior, buckets, console, deluxe seatbelts, shoulder harnesses, map lights,power antenna, rear speaker, and Im sure I'm forgetting something. Oh and im the third owner

Anyways I am starting with the frame the body isnt terrible. in fact it could be considered nice for never being restored before, and being compared to those that have been stickied already it will be a little less work.

pics will be soon to come I didnt realize I had to wait for them all to be approved and since its late that will most likely be tomorrow.

well once I get them up here it will show my frame at the half way point, going to get some 99% finished photo's as soon as I can wheel it out again because I devoted my whole spring break to getting the frame done haha

SO I'll have this bumped up tomorrow with pics of my first time at this. thanks!

Oh yeah and all of this will be taking place in a 2 car garage where there is a 72 chevelle parked next to it every night! lol thats why I built my body stand like I did because I have to store the frame under it haha. And yes the cradle I made needs some more bracing just for added safety

72 chevelle malibu sb350 th350 (my first)
66 gto hardtop 4b 389 4spd (frame off just begun minus rotisserie haha) burgandy with black int

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You will need to change your name to Goatboy!!! Good luck with the resto!! Eric



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Looking forward to those pics!!
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Thanks for the pictures, feel free to send me a PM and I'll approve any future pictures.

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Thank you randy. and also I noticed someone took care of the doubles I ended up with that were too small, thank you for getting rid of those it would have taken me forever to delete them one by one lol.

And on that note here are the starting shots, ill get some more of the bad areas but heres the overall view of the body for now.





they had the tail panel riveted on but thats the first thing im going to fix so I can move on to the underside here is whats left


and someone did a half way job on the trunk pan so Im redoing it











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and the inside not too bad but i have to do the drivers floor and arounf the mounts on the passenger side


here are the fenders and tail panel. (the fenders I bought separate so someone already took them down and painted them with white primer)


next Ill post some of the work I've done!

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now here is the frame before








it wasnt bad looking overall but I knew that there was surface rust hiding under the paint and the body mounts needed attention


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now heres the work ive done or most of it







protective coating of epoxy paint until I get to painting the whole frame




small pics







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and the body mounts finished















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and on the way to finishing the frame
half way point




new bushings and stripped and painted control arms






half way completed painting of the frame after stripping it with wire wheel grinder lol


More to come! I didnt take any pictures of my last day of work because I was by myself reassembling the front suspension and doing the ball joints but Ill have pics soon!

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66 gto hardtop 4b 389 4spd (frame off just begun minus rotisserie haha) burgandy with black int

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