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I just recently joined the forum to help with the restoration of my 1966 GTO. So far I have found the site to be a great tool and I decided that I would give back with a running log of my restoration. I did this with a previous resto and found it helpful to me and for others. A little background, I have had lots of different muscle cars but have been predominantly a mopar guy. The other car I did was a 70 Road Runner. That said when I graduated high school my car was a white 1966 Gto and I have allways wanted to own another. A few years back I saw one in a garage near my house. I talked to the guy and offered to buy it (note it was a white 4spd just like my high school car). Great guy and he considered my offer but his wife really wanted him to keep the car and get it going again. A few weeks back I happened to ride by and see the care sitting outside which was odd as it was allways kept in the garage. I shot him an email and asked if maybe he would reconsider as the weather was going to take a toll on the car. He returned my email stating he might consider as he had wrecked his other car and needed to repair it. Along with that he had also injured his hand. Making it unlikley he would get to the car anytime soon. So there is the long story, now I have a car to restore. I'll post some pictures when I get them downloaded. Thanks to those of you that have already posted great info to help me get started.
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Car was originally from Texas. It's been on the east coast for awhile but in a garage most of that time. It's going to need a little metal work but not near what some I had looked at would have required.
 

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Anyone have a recomendation for a nice reasonably priced four wheel disk setup. Car currently has all drums with the single bowl master.

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Nice project, there is a lot of info here on the group on disk conversions if you use the search feature.
I just did the front disc conversion on mine since most of the stopping power is in the front and the rear drums are more than adequate.
 

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Anyone have a recomendation for a nice reasonably priced four wheel disk setup. Car currently has all drums with the single bowl master.

Thanks, Rob
Take a look at Wilwood. My 69 was an original front disc car, but I went with a Wilwood system on all 4 wheels. The car has been up and running since 2011, went on the full Power Tour in 2013, and the brake system has been trouble free.

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Thanks Bear,
Thats one of the sets I have been looking at, it's good to hear some real world experiences with them.
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I too have a 1966 GTO & in need of a full blown resto. I've been a member here on the forum for quite some time for the same reasons as yourself. I'll be following your thread very closely trying to learn what I can. I'm at, well have been at the same point for a long time. I have the original 389 & trans out of the car & that's where I had to stop for several reasons, some personal but mostly the money issue. This morning I just decided #*#*it, it's going to start to get done & finding your thread was great. I'm still stuck between a resto-mod & just a basic resto. My history with the car is on here somewhere, but in a nutshell, I can never sell the car. It must stay in the family. Still don't know where I'm going to get the cash I'll need but I'm getting my act together as of now. Good luck with your build & I'll be hanging around picking up what I can.
 
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