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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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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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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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Knew a guy back in High School in the '70's who turned his '68 into a Judge clone. And this was when real '69 Judges could be had for CHEAP. It looked lame at the time, and would even look worse today. Keep it what it is, and go with the color of your choice. I'm partial to Verdoro Green on a '68, but nothing makes a statement like jet black.
 

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Lol thanks for the opinions guys! I'm almost possitive I'll be going with black! I'll keep you guys posted of the progress next time I get the chance!!
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Im now into my 12th month of my build on my 68 GTO and the most hardest task of all was choosing the color to paint the car with i must have changed my mind a dozen times. Go black its always a favorite and enjoy your build.
 

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Does everyone on here paint their cars starlight black or do some of you prefer a different black? Going to paint it with PPG but not sure what black I want to use? Open to any suggestions such as jet black etc. pics would be awesome
 

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My Favorite Black is the one on my 2010 Mercury and it is called Tuxedo Black. It has red and green flake in it and looks amazing in the sun. :cool:
 

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Personally I like a pure jet black on older cars it looks a bit more natural. I have a 65 2+2 Starlight black that looks great but I have seen some amazing black custom rides that had other colors tinted into them. It all comes down to what does it for you. I doubt you could go too far wrong with Any black on a GTO.
 
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