by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Hardtop Parking Lot
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CLICK-> The body is removed from the frame. See the hood and engine block in the background.
CLICK-> The suspension is removed and the frame is sandblasted.
CLICK-> The frame is then painted and suspension components re-assembled.
CLICK-> The engine gets rebuilt, painted and set back into the frame. See the left side of the photo. Check out the special water pump bolt. This bolt has a "D"-shaped washer on the end. The other end screws into the front end of the intake manifold. My car never had this bolt when I bought it. I drove it for six years without realizing it was missing. Normally that would result in some antifreeze leakage. Somehow none leaked. A guy at the Ames Nationals Norwalk Ohio car show noticed I had no upper bolt. So then I located one and installed it. Ever since that time, I have appreciated when people fill me in on details my car may be missing out.
CLICK-> A shot of the installed engine down low.
CLICK-> He has the transmission and driveshaft installed too.
CLICK-> Shot of the engine from the transmission side.
CLICK-> Nice view of Jonathan's 1968 GTO hardtop frame and drivetrain.
CLICK-> Antique Gold 1969 LeMans hardtop owned by Al Trickey from Knoxville, Tennessee. This is the first car that Al bought while he was in High School back in 1976. He is the second owner. The LeMans has 73K miles on the clock and Al says it rides like new.
CLICK-> The door is open on this Antique Gold 1969 LeMans hardtop, right rear view. This car has a gold interior. Those hubcaps are 14 inches and were used on some cars in 1969 and 1970.
CLICK-> A peek under the hood of Al's Antique Gold 1969 LeMans hardtop. Nice.
CLICK-> Midnight Green 1969 GTO hardtop owned by Dominic Monopoli from Howard Beach, New York. Dominic says he is getting it repainted and will not replace the stripes. The car has 15 inch Cragars.
CLICK-> Midnight Green 1969 GTO hardtop, right front view.
CLICK-> Midnight Green 1969 GTO hardtop, engine view.
CLICK-> Black 1969 GTO hardtop owned by Nick Webb from Maui, Hawaii. Nick tells us more, "I bought this GTO back in July of 2000 from British Columbia, Canada. It has a rebuilt balanced and blueprinted 400 engine, new street/strip turbo 400 transmission, new torque convertor, and a new suspension kit was just installed. I also had it lowered a couple of inches. It has new Coy wheels, 18 inch on the rear and 17 inch on the front. She runs absolutely awesome. The black paint is absolutely beautiful. The interior is stock outside of the Billet Eagle steering wheel. I live on Maui, Hawaii and the tourists and locals just love this car. This GOAT gets lots of attention."
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