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My first Muscle Car!

Heres some pics of my 68 GTO that is currently getting restored! Figured I would post some pics for everyone to enjoy!

When I first got the car!
http://imageshack.com/a/img401/8971/u7k4.jpg

When I First put the rebuilt motor in!
http://imageshack.com/a/img543/933/7plb.jpg

Started tearing it down for a frame off!
http://imageshack.com/a/img32/5955/9xqn.jpg

Some repair work to do!
http://imageshack.com/a/img703/3369/9026.jpg

Getting a little farther!
http://imageshack.com/a/img812/4719/s309.jpg

Bodys off the frame! Now time for some small rust repairs around body bolts and powder coating the whole thing!
http://imageshack.com/a/img691/3538/j9et.jpg
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Wow, you are deep into this one. Keep posting pictures of your progress. Thanks, Matt

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Hang in there and don't quit! Please keep us up to date on your progress.

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Thanks guys! Hoping it's going to be done by June or July but we will see if the funds will let it! Getting the frame powder coated soon along with the a-arms and rearend housing. Then will be putting that back together. Body is getting put on the rotisserie by the end of the month to finish the body work! Going to be painting it black!
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Black or Carousel Red? Thinking about making it a Judge Clone, I know its not a 69 but I thought it would still look cool and iv always liked the look of them

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Black or Carousel Red? Thinking about making it a GTO Clone, I know its not a 69 but I thought it would still look cool and iv always liked the look of them
I'm kind of partial to black myself...

...but it should be your dream GTO build!

1968 GTO / 400 HO / 4 Speed

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Its such a TOUGH decision!!! I need to give him a definite answer in the next couple weeks
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Just my opinion 68's are beautiful cars in there own right and making one into a Judge clone just looks ALL wrong and diminishes the value. Likewise a 70 GTO painted any orange other than Orbit Orange looks ALL wrong. Just my personal aesthetic I guess.........

The above pictured 68 is incredible and would stand tall against any Judge on the street or in the show field.



A car I've always wanted to build out of a 68 post car was the Judge prototype ET.
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Go black. You live in Minnesota. There's only like two days a year of hot sun up there. It is a perfect color if you don't like verdoro green. Matt

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I'll have to cast my vote too on the side of not trying to make a 68 into a Judge clone. Pontiac People will instantly spot it and the less genteel won't be kind... If you're the sort of person who cares what other people think, it won't be pleasant.

However, if none of that bothers you and YOU really like it that way, then do it. You're paying the bills, you get to make the choices. It's quite possible to work oneself into a frenzied spiral from worrying about what other people think.

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