A site visitor, Ryan, sent these 1965 LeMans pictures in. He tells us, "Heres a sad story on a 65 pontiac with a happy ending. I spotted this at a body shop so I stopped in and talked to the guy about it. The customer was out driving it when a WOMAN turned and slammed it to it. BUMMER. However, there is good news, he was getting it repaired at the body shop." CLICK->
Wrecked 1965 LeMans hardtop awaits repair at a body shop. CLICK->
Steven Eck is restoring this 1965 GTO hardtop. CLICK->
The interior, doors, grilles, trim, and engine have been removed. The body work and painting is being performed by East Bay Customs of Brentwood, California. CLICK->
The instruments have been removed from the dash. It looks like this car was red at one time. CLICK->
The metal around the rear window and the piece between it an the trunk lid has been replaced. CLICK->
The floor of the trunk looks pretty good. CLICK->
The front bumper, radiator support, and fenders are removed. That looks like a Chevelle next to it - getting the same treatment. CLICK->
Another shot of the 1965 GTO with the front metal removed. CLICK->
The frame comes off and the body is put on a rotisserie. CLICK->
The rear end panel behind the bumper is also replaced with new metal. CLICK->
I didn't realize that there is a separate piece of metal that holds the rear tail lights. It hasn't been installed on this side. CLICK->
Time to work o the frame. Wow, this is a nice shop. There are some nice cars under construction in the background. CLICK->
Shot of the original frame from the rear. CLICK->
The frame is stripped of suspension and exhaust components. It is then prepared for powder coating. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Victor in the UK - "Popped in today...first time I've had a wander round your site. Over here in blighty GTOs are few and far. Nice site, easy to navigate and lots of GOOD QUALITY content. Top show chaps keep up the good work."