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Blue 1968 GTO hardtop with a friend. A girl in a bikini. CLICK->
Another view of Dave's blue 1968 GTO hardtop. Dave says that the tatoo on the girl is a blue rose with the three stars for luck. CLICK->
Dave washing his Blue 1968 GTO hardtop. This could very well be the first picture we've collected of a guy washing a car! CLICK->
Blue 1968 GTO hardtop, right front view. CLICK->
Blue 1968 GTO hardtop, right rear view. CLICK->
Blue 1968 GTO hardtop, right side view with friend. Both have a black top. CLICK->
Dave starts the restoration of his 1968 GTO hardtop by removing the vinyl top. He says that the floor pans and frame are badly rusted. Dave decides to remove the body and place on a donor car. He's in for an expensive resto here! Look at that back window rust. That's the worst I've ever seen with the metal GONE from around the lower window edge. Dave adds: "I have replaced the rear window deck with sheetmetal cut off a 69 GTO no vinyl top car. That was the easy part compared to welding the body back to the floors and firewall." CLICK->
Dave removes the interior and shows how bad things are. There's not much left in the rear. CLICK->
Dave disconnects things from the firewall. CLICK->
Take a look in the trunk area. Lots of rust. CLICK->
The area under the vinyl top had some rust too. CLICK->
Dave removes the body from the frame. Holy cow. I've never seen anyone cut a car there before. CLICK->
Another shot of the body cut from the frame. CLICK->
This also shows where they cut the whole firewall away from the body. This is an extreme resto. I've never seen a view of the back of the dash with the dash still IN the car! You can see the back of the radio, the back of the glovebox, etc. What is left of the car is being supported by ropes and an engine hoist. CLICK->
The donor car is prepared. It was a 1970 Chevelle that rolled over on Interstate 40. The car came from Texas with no rust. PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...
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