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post #41 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-29-2018, 07:49 PM
 
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I like that Nightwatch blue with the red pinstripe, sets off the redlines. That picture is how mine turned out, so I like the stance and tire combo a lot. If you go with that color, it's going to really pop.


For reference, here is my '65 from a show this summer.
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I like that Nightwatch blue with the red pinstripe, sets off the redlines. That picture is how mine turned out, so I like the stance and tire combo a lot. If you go with that color, it's going to really pop.


For reference, here is my '65 from a show this summer.
Beautiful!!!!


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The 65s are sweet, your progress is looking great. Looking forward to seeing it painted, it’s going to look sweet
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My Blue Charcoal '65 GTO had been re-painted Nightwatch Blue back in the '70's before I bought it. I loved that color. My favorite for a '65. I repainted it the correct Blue Charcoal in 1985, and it's been that way ever since. As much as I like 'born with' colors, you cannot go wrong with Nightwatch. The car will absolutely shine. The chrome will really stand out. Red pinstripe and redline tires, watch out!
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Well my car is getting closer to completion....bodywork, color, and clear have been applied. Wet sanding and polishing next. Then interior.

Here are a few quick pictures of my car (Night Watch Blue). (No idea why the pictures are rotated, as they are fine on my Mac.) I love the color and am very please with the quality of the work and price.

RJ's Paint & Body in Garden Grove did the bodywork and paint. They do a lot (TON) of old cars and their prices are very fair and offer a 5 year warranty. Honestly nobody touched them from a quality / price perspective. I would HIGHLY recommend you call Robert about your project if you are in SoCal.

https://www.rjspaintandbody.com
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1965 GTO Convertible 3 speed tri-power drum brakes originally

Current setup:
400 cu in with tri-power
4 speed Muncie
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Car is back from the interior shop and I am very happy. Attached are a few pictures of the process and end results. We put down two types of insulation and then the carpet. (I need to get floor mats if anyone has recommendations.)

Now I just have to install new window felt and door reveal, the HVAC plumbing, gaskets and trim, and dash. The weather has been crappy here in SoCal, so I have been somewhat limited with time to work on the car. I am hoping to have it complete within 30 days !!! YAY!
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1965 GTO Convertible 3 speed tri-power drum brakes originally

Current setup:
400 cu in with tri-power
4 speed Muncie
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Here are a few shots taken tonight near the beach.....Almost done ... I just need to install the tilt column, new steering wheel, chrome trim, and install the dash.....
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1965 GTO Convertible 3 speed tri-power drum brakes originally

Current setup:
400 cu in with tri-power
4 speed Muncie

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Beautiful car! My favorite designs are the 64-68 model years. Loved the rebuild thread, you guys who do all that metal work are real troopers! Amazing how long it can take to restore these cars! Mine has been going for 6 years!

Enjoy your ride!! Melt some rubber!!

*67K miles... Under Construction* :)
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