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Dave's been working on the engine in his blue 1968 LeMans hardtop. Dave says, "It has a newly rebuilt 400 with #13 heads and a TH 400. Both have some go fast goodies for added accelleration." CLICK->
Dave's added some performance items to the interior too. CLICK->
Dave sent in a couple of updated pictures of his blue 1968 LeMans. CLICK->
Another view of Dave's blue 1968 LeMans. CLICK->
This 1968 Tempest is owned by Mike, a restoration specialist for KAR Mustang, a classic Mustang shop in Columbus, Ohio. He says he loves Pontiacs with a passion. His first car was a 1969 Custom S and he has owned a few Pontiacs since then, from a 1978 t-top Trans Am to a frame up restored 1968 Firebird. Here is what Mike has to say about this Tempest, "I am sending a few pics of my frame off restoration/modification of my 1968 Tempest, after admiring this car for years watching the the young owner drive it daily and basically abuse this car, I heard from my wife one day when I walked in from work that it was for sale. I drove the less than 1 mile from
my house and struck a deal for $1200 if he could wait until payday. He agreed and when I got paid, let's just say that driving that car home was one of the best feelings. It is still early in the game. Time is hard to come by, but I hope to get some good work time on it next summer. I am not planning on going wild with this car but am getting rid of the stock running gear for a little more excitement and have already purchased the needed item to change it to bucket seats and a floor shift. The car is pretty solid for an Ohio car, but still needs some work on the body. The floors are surprisingly rust free!" CLICK->
Mike removed the Tempest's body from the frame with the help of some extra hands. His grandpa and wife helped. They used a 4x4 post stretched across the underside and two bottle jacks. They jacked the car up and rolled the chassis right out, well, not right out. It did take a little working and finesse. The body now sits on blocks. CLICK->
Here's a close up of the frame and a whole bunch of parts. CLICK->
Here's a closeup of the body taken off the frame CLICK->
Another view of the frame. This must have been taken soon after removing the body. CLICK->
Another shot of the body taken off the frame. CLICK->
Here's a look into the trunk before Mike started his restoration project. CLICK->
Matt made this animation in Adobe Photoshop (no media player required). He found the car on this site and then played around with it till it came to life. CLICK->
Take a look at this beaten 1968 GTO hardtop owned by James Aiello from Warrenville, Illinois. James tells this story, "I bought this car for parts from someone in Iowa in 2001. He told me the car was on a Indian reservation. And it's last couple of hours were joy riding in a field. Then I guess someone cut off the quarters and sold them.
Trunk is rust free so are the doors but of course they smashed them up! It has a complete working Hideaway light setup that I will be using on my 68 GTO." CLICK->
Front end shot of James's new parts car. You can just make out his other 68 to the left. CLICK->
The first step to replacing some of the panels has already been started by someone. And a trunk full of extra parts. What a deal! PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Mike Jagusch (mjagusch.@juno.com) - "Awesome. I have on my computer "desktop" a picture that I downloaded from your site a year ago. It's a blue hardtop that was voted Picture of the Week 12/26/99."