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Old 06-01-2015, 04:14 PM   #1
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Is working on automobiles. I do most all aspects of it, in my non existent time. In the past I worked with a friend who was an upholsterer, definitely too time consuming for me. I will put an interior kit on, but I don't sew much at all now. Also build the engines, do some of the transmission work. Fabricate the v8 swaps, etc. Anyways, this one belongs to a friend. I built the short block for him several years ago, (6x headed Pontiac 4 with some goodies, and it is a 4 speed car) he had the heads done somewhere because I was busy, and had someone install the engine. Since I got the car the heads came back off (stuck valve on one side, poor work in my opinion) and I had to pull the trans due to the flywheel being left loose by the installer...

Car is a 1966 GTO, said friend dropped it off 3 years ago I think over my protests of NO!.His brother bought it new in 1966 and he bought it from his brother in 1971, when the brother went to Vietnam. Owner wrecked it in the mid 80's in the front and it sat in his back yard under some trees until it was so far gone I wouldn't have fixed it if he gave it to me. I worked on it as he bought stuff. Recently he got motivated to finish it and most of the work is over the last 90 days...

I replaced most of the car it seems. I replaced the gas tank and lines, the trunk pan and braces, the floor pan and braces, the tail panel, the 1/4 skins, the front cap (what is in the before pic is all junk), the front windshield channel, the dash (yes the dash, it was rusted through in several places) and rebuilt the area around the rear glass. they don't make full 1/4 panels that I can find, I cut all the rust out, treated it, and replaced with hand formed metal. Even the trunk lip where the gasket goes was rusted off, I hand fabbed a replacement for that and welded it in. Someone on another board said 90 days ago that it needed the Stant restore, remove the radiator cap and roll another car on it, lol... I work nearly every day, so I only get a couple to 3 hours a day to work on it. This stuff ain't hard guys, it is just time consuming...
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Pic of when it arrived...

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Old 06-01-2015, 04:16 PM   #3
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Rear window area, like this all the way around then, all good now...

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Pic of 1/4's hung, this is the point the owner got motivated and decided to come of the wallet for parts...

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Replacement dash roughed in...

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Old 06-01-2015, 04:19 PM   #6
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Dash after shiny paint and new dash pad installed...

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Man I'm good, lol...

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I carried it my buddies body shop to hang the 1/4's, he told me to leave it and I would have no excuse not to work on my LUV project, I trailered it back home this weekend to install the interior, hence the trailered pics...

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I have some chrome trim on the way to install still, and I need to align some of it still, but it is now worthy. I even impressed the Stant commentor, lol...
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