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The frame-off restoration has started. The interior is removed. A convertible body must be stiffened before the frame can removed. See the bars welded across the doors. John has the floor pans replaced. CLICK->
Here is a shot of the body on the rotisserie. CLICK->
The frame is all rusty. CLICK->
John rolls the frame outside. CLICK->
This is a 1967 Pontiac GTO customized by designer Chip Foose for January 2006 episode of Overhaulin'. Here it was featured at the 2005 SEMA Show in Las Vegas at the Original Parts Group booth. CLICK->
Montreaux Blue 1967 GTO convertible owned by George Suffi from Glen Ellyn, Illinois. George had this to share, "I'm amazed at how many people judge a car by its color. Mine should be a mild mannered cruiser by its Montreaux blue color. It's fairly quiet, at idle. Smooth, except for a little 1/2" lope. Has a nice shiny rear bumper for most to look at. It's not a race car, but low 13's suddenly gets a Montreaux blue convertible lots of respect after the light." CLICK->
This 1967 GTO was used by Arthur Kear's to restore his yellow 1967 GTO. Looks like the engine is laying off the the side (lower left). Click here to see Arthur's 1967 GTO by using the Advanced Picture Searcher loaded with year=1967, model=GTO, and owner=Arthur Kear. This one looks like a car I raced against in the 1980's. It has those 80's stripes down the side. CLICK->
Here is the front clip off that blue 1967 GTO. CLICK->
This burgundy 1967 GTO was also used to restore Arthur Kear's 1967 GTO. Arthur's son, Andrew, told us that this one had all the chrome intact but they were mounted with drywall screws. This one has the gas tank up front. CLICK->
Rear view of this junked burgundy 1967 GTO. Key is in the trunk. There are even pinstripes between the tail lights. Looks like burgundy accents have been added to the rear bumper. CLICK->
This 1967 LeMans hardtop has been sitting here so long, that it almost has a dirt floor. This one was also used by Arthur Kear to restore his 1967 GTO. Looks like a Mariner Turquoise paint. You can see the burgundy 1967 GTO in the background. CLICK->
Another shot of this rusty 1967 LeMans. CLICK->
Candy Apple Blue 1967 GTO hardtop owned by Doug and Paula Tornello from Pine Island, New York. Doug had this to share, "The car is going through a complete restoration, with a 510 Pontiac crate motor, 700R4 tranny, 4 wheel disc brakes, Global West upper, lower
lower rear control arms, Vintage Air, new seat covers and headliner, restored gauges, new stereo, and full 3" Flowmaster exhaust. The body was stripped to bare metal and all rust repaired." CLICK->
Candy Apple Blue 1967 GTO hardtop, right front view. CLICK->
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