is it wrong....for a 67 lemans, to sport a 67 gto grill? - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2011, 06:48 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Baghdad, Iraq (home: Denison, TX)
Posts: 273
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
is it wrong....for a 67 lemans, to sport a 67 gto grill?

minus the "GTO" part of the grill, is it wrong to use one in a 67 lemans? reason I ask is it seems to be fairly difficult to find a 67 lemans front end.

just curious what you guys would say.
virginiavenom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2011, 06:54 AM
 
SANDU002's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: BROOKEVILLE, MD
Posts: 1,116
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Nothing wrong with that unless you are going for the original look of a Lemans. It is a better looking grill than the Lemans grill in my opinion.


67 Post Coupe,
69 RA III Judge
06 BOM, M6, 18's
SANDU002 is offline  
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2011, 08:35 AM
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: MN
Posts: 55
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I might have 67 Le Mans parts... PM me your phone number if interested.
QwikSilver04 is offline  
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2011, 04:16 PM
 
BillGTO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Chalfont, Pa
Posts: 81
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Send a message via AIM to BillGTO
For a resto, obviously the correct grille would be the way to go, but for your driver that you want your way, make it how you like it. If you find a good lemans grille somewhere, you can always put it back on there!
BillGTO is offline  
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2011, 06:49 PM
 
Instg8ter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Near Detroit
Posts: 3,931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
putting GTO grilles in my 66' Tempest custom with the original PONTIAC badge (see avatar), they look much better and its an 8 bolt switch to go back to original if you find lemans ones, plus the lights finish off the front end look and the wire weave of the 67' is ICONIC, people are still copying it....make it yours.

I am also using the 66' Lemans full chrome flutted tailpiece with the crescent lights...i think the best looking rear end treatment of 66-67', even over the GTO's...

Instg8ter is offline  
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-01-2011, 07:20 PM
 
bobby326's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: long island ny
Posts: 279
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
i have a gto front end on my lemans too. it just looks alot better
bobby326 is offline  
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 12:58 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Baghdad, Iraq (home: Denison, TX)
Posts: 273
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
ok, so next question, how can I get the whole thing, the baskets, lights, chrome trim everything for the GTO front end minus the bumper and headlights, and rings

best place to get the whole front pretty much. and what am I looking at spending on all that?
virginiavenom is offline  
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 07:01 AM
 
ppurfield001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fort Mill, SC
Posts: 779
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Instg8ter View Post
putting GTO grilles in my 66' Tempest custom with the original PONTIAC badge (see avatar), they look much better and its an 8 bolt switch to go back to original if you find lemans ones, plus the lights finish off the front end look and the wire weave of the 67' is ICONIC, people are still copying it....make it yours.

I am also using the 66' Lemans full chrome flutted tailpiece with the crescent lights...i think the best looking rear end treatment of 66-67', even over the GTO's...


You're right, the "wire weave" of the 1967 GTO shows up all the time, such as in the G8 GXP and Cadillac CTS-V.

ppurfield001 is offline  
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 07:28 AM
 
Instg8ter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Near Detroit
Posts: 3,931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 23 Post(s)
not to mention the aftermarket for Denali's to Chrysler 300's and of course the Bentley's (most call it a Bentley grill mistakenly). I also often wonder when exactly it was that BMW stole the "split Grille" design cue from Pontiac.

heres a 67' bently, wheres the wire weave?

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/...t1/966061.html

Last edited by Instg8ter; 03-02-2011 at 07:40 AM.
Instg8ter is offline  
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Baghdad, Iraq (home: Denison, TX)
Posts: 273
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
so from ames B113k would be a good kit to get me what I need? would anyone recommend other pieces?
virginiavenom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac Tempest, Lemans & GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Projects, Barn Finds & Restoration Discussions

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1971 Lemans Sport onebadvette 1964-1974 Tempest, LeMans & GTO Technical and Electrical Wiring 1 07-05-2009 05:45 AM
1971 LeMans Sport Convertible DUFFY Member Introductions 4 07-01-2008 08:34 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome