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    Thread: 69 GTO Build

    1. #521
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      Not sure who makes it. That picture is directly from Just Dashes site, so my guess is them.
      Working on my 1969 GTO

    2. #522
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      Another GTO Saved

      derdingle
      Its great that your Dad and brother are part of the project, and very cool that your Dad raced NHRA funny cars! You definitely need to start a build thread and post up some old pics of him racing.
      My Dad was also a huge inspiration and raced SCCA in the 60s and 70s
      Love the plans for your car and the 461 stroker was my other option before I was pulled in by the LS side.
      Sounds like you have a bunch done already on the body restoration.

      You were just down the road when you lived in Wellesley, stop in if you get back to the area.

      Before you get started on painting your frame I would recommend the frame boxing kit from ABC Performance while it is nice and clean after sandblasting.

      http://www.abcperformance.net/store/...roducts_id=592
      Eric
      Building 1969 GTO - Roadster Shop chassis, LQ9 w LS3 heads and rebuild parts from TSP, Bowler prepped Magnum T56 6 spd, 3 Link Strange 9" w Speedway Floater Hubs, Wilwood 14" F - 13" R brakes, 275.18 - 345.19
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/94970-69-GTO-Build

    3. #523
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      Quote Originally Posted by derdingle View Post
      Not sure who makes it. That picture is directly from Just Dashes site, so my guess is them.
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    4. #524
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      Quote Originally Posted by ekmxryda View Post
      derdingle
      Its great that your Dad and brother are part of the project, and very cool that your Dad raced NHRA funny cars! You definitely need to start a build thread and post up some old pics of him racing.
      My Dad was also a huge inspiration and raced SCCA in the 60s and 70s
      Love the plans for your car and the 461 stroker was my other option before I was pulled in by the LS side.
      Sounds like you have a bunch done already on the body restoration.

      You were just down the road when you lived in Wellesley, stop in if you get back to the area.

      Before you get started on painting your frame I would recommend the frame boxing kit from ABC Performance while it is nice and clean after sandblasting.

      http://www.abcperformance.net/store/...roducts_id=592

      Thanks for the link, I really like the dimpled version of the kit. Funny how Ames sells their transmission cross-member cheaper than they do directly, including shipping from further away. Going to give them a call on Monday and see if they will let me use my commercial FedEx account to save some money. It's large pieces of metal needless to say, but still...
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    5. #525
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      Shout out to Tony at ABC Performance who saved me $50 on the crossmember and dimpled box kit!
      Thanks for the help Eric.
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    6. #526
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      Quote Originally Posted by derdingle View Post
      Shout out to Tony at ABC Performance who saved me $50 on the crossmember and dimpled box kit!
      Thanks for the help Eric.

      Glad you decided to give Tony a call.
      After you finish building the engine with all that extra power I am sure you will be happy that you boxed the frame!
      Eric
      Building 1969 GTO - Roadster Shop chassis, LQ9 w LS3 heads and rebuild parts from TSP, Bowler prepped Magnum T56 6 spd, 3 Link Strange 9" w Speedway Floater Hubs, Wilwood 14" F - 13" R brakes, 275.18 - 345.19
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/94970-69-GTO-Build

    7. #527
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      Out of curiosity, does anyone have the backstory on the different inner/outer headlight retaining rings for a 69 with hideaway lights? Ames/YearOne/OPGI/Dynacorn/GoodMark, it's like no one makes proper reproductions with the tabs in the correct spot for this unicorn of a headlight setup.
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    8. #528
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      Quote Originally Posted by derdingle View Post
      Out of curiosity, does anyone have the backstory on the different inner/outer headlight retaining rings for a 69 with hideaway lights? Ames/YearOne/OPGI/Dynacorn/GoodMark, it's like no one makes proper reproductions with the tabs in the correct spot for this unicorn of a headlight setup.

      As far as I know no one makes them. Hideaways are 90 degrees off. The hideaway bumper I bought had 3 correct buckets and one missing. So I modified the a non hideaway bucket with two small cuts with a saw blade and bent in the 3 notches. So it looks in simular to the factory. Once the headlight is installed you can't see the extra notches.
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    9. #529
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      I did the same thing actually, then by chance I found a guy selling the correct set on eBay and picked them up for $40 for buckets and rings. Was kinda surprised it was so cheap.
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    10. #530
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      Right on schedule

      I will look through my spares to see if I can find any headlight rings for ya.

      A few pics to update the progress, sorry it has been a while.
      Welded in hardware behind bumper brackets for tow hooks, running the slightly modified Camaro front spoiler and wanted a quick way to get towed without going under the valance panel.

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      Had to modify the bracket to get the nose in the right spot on RS Chassis with my lowered body mounts, nose fit still needs work.
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      Will post more pics, let me reduce the size of the them.
      Lots more to update,
      As usual working too much, and my 27 year old daughter is in labor right now so I will be a Grandpa soon!
      Eric
      Building 1969 GTO - Roadster Shop chassis, LQ9 w LS3 heads and rebuild parts from TSP, Bowler prepped Magnum T56 6 spd, 3 Link Strange 9" w Speedway Floater Hubs, Wilwood 14" F - 13" R brakes, 275.18 - 345.19
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/94970-69-GTO-Build

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      2nd set

      Had planned on building my own custom spoiler for decades! But with this one so cheap I figure that when I bump into a curb or run over something big I can just get another one.

      https://www.ecklers.com/camaro-spoil...xoCXTsQAvD_BwE

      Heat gun in the center to open up the 69 Camaro spoiler to match GTO valance better and a few riv-nuts to mount it. Still going to add reinforcement bars behind it.
      The valance is one of the three things on the exterior that are original to the car, kinda cool that it survived. F and R bumpers are the other two!

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      2002 Chevy Silverado crew cab carpet worked well, split down the middle. Will be covering the middle with console.

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      Ring Brothers has the best stuff, love these mirrors.

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      Interior work is so time consuming. So many hours prepping old parts and getting them ready to go back where they came from 38 years ago.
      Tracking down screws, looking through shop manuals, shopping online for weeks, all of these hours are the ones that not many think about when looking at a car.

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      Headliner went in ok, was looking at one piece headliners at TMI but the shipping was more than their headliner.
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      Getting ready for the glass, scheduled the windshield for next week.
      Will be making the trip to the registry soon as well, I am sure they will be surprised when I tell them I have owned the car for 38 years and never payed sales tax.
      Wish me well!
      Eric
      Building 1969 GTO - Roadster Shop chassis, LQ9 w LS3 heads and rebuild parts from TSP, Bowler prepped Magnum T56 6 spd, 3 Link Strange 9" w Speedway Floater Hubs, Wilwood 14" F - 13" R brakes, 275.18 - 345.19
      https://www.pro-touring.com/threads/94970-69-GTO-Build

    12. #532
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      Congratulations, and welcome to the Grandpa club.
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