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New to GTO Team (barn find 1968 GTO)

I just purchased a 1968 GTO which spent the past 40 years in a barn with a couple other old goats. I have owned -and still do- a few Olds 442's (1965's and a 1969).

I found a replacement endura bumper to replace the 'replacement" bumper someone put on in the late 60's or early 70's. I also need a pair of bucket seats and a might have to replace the two front fenders.

Looking forward to tearing into this project and appreciate any advice, recommendations, or ideas you might share to a new GTO owner.



Last night we washed her off and started an inventory of the parts and pieces.









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that car is thanking you right now. best of luck with it. what are they n what is the guy doing with the other gtos in that barn?
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Unless there is severe accident damage on those front fenders, I would patch them with the heel patch, as NOS fenders are expensive, and those do not look too bad from the photos. Ames makes a very nice patch panel....any repro 68 fenders I have heard are junk.
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Hey, welcome to the club!

You didn't post a picture of the front with the "replacement" bumper but if it is chrome instead of endura you may have the endura delete option which would give you a chrome bumper.

Looks like a really solid car considering it spent all that time in the barn.

Post up some pics of the 442's you have, love them GM A body's!

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Welcome aboard. You'll definitely get a lot of info off this site as well as member input.

Looks like a solid builder. Last year of the vent windows on the doors. x2 on the patch panels vs new fenders -even if you have to take them to a good autobody repair shop to have it done. Sometimes it is best to keep what you can original and patch it than to take a chance on some of the repro parts that are "almost" like original, but not, and either need extra re-work or you have to settle for the disappointing fit and finish.

Should be fun.
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Does look pretty good after just a wash job. You must be pumped with that find. How's the motor and tranny? Keep the photos coming.

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Is the other one in the barn a 1966 GTO? I wouldn't mind having that, is it for sale?
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Very curious - any evidence of mouse nests?

Seems too nice for a barn find, but great car nonetheless. Congrats of the new car!
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Is the other one in the barn a 1966 GTO? I wouldn't mind having that, is it for sale?
Nardulli:

There were several GTO's in the barn. They were part of an Engineer's estate being settled following his death. I looked at a 1964 GTO as well, but something about this 1969 caught my eye.

I have the title to my car, which is an original Missouri title and is quite fragile. All of the GTO's were in this barn, locked away since the early 1970's. It was quite a find.

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Unless there is severe accident damage on those front fenders, I would patch them with the heel patch, as NOS fenders are expensive, and those do not look too bad from the photos. Ames makes a very nice patch panel....any repro 68 fenders I have heard are junk.
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The driver's fender is dented up. In fact, the reason it has the chrome bumper that is currently on it, is that someone hung it on there in the late 60's after tearing up the original endura bumper. I have a replacement endura and will get it put back on the car as I move forward.



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