by Sean Mattingly.
1969 GTO Hardtop Parking Lot
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CLICK-> Midnight Green 1969 GTO re-assembly. Jeff commented, "The GTO was finally, ready for assembly of the details. It was two years since I took it apart, but we eventually figured out how I labeled and boxed all the parts. We got it 80% together when I had to take it back home - 300 miles! We got 4 miles down the road when we encountered a huge rain fall. I couldn't see anything - not even the lines on the road. Then there was a little break in the rain, and I spotted a red 66 GTO coming at me in my lane (or I was in his). I do not know how we missed each other. Then about half way home, a Semi ran me off onto the shoulder on the interstate!"
CLICK-> Here's the Protect-O-Plate from Jeff Klein's Midnight Green 1969 GTO hardtop. Jeff added, "Years ago, having the Protect-O-Plate for your GTO was important. I don't see it advertised when GTOs come up for sale much anymore. This is the Protect-O-Plate from the original owner of my GTO. It was used as proof that a factory warranty on the car was tied to the current owner. The card's information is raised on the rear of the card for imprinting on service tickets during a repair. A booklet comes with the Protect-O-Plate which describes the 12 month / 12,000 mile entire Vehicle (except tires) and the 5 year / 50,000 drive-train warranty."
CLICK-> Midnight Green 1969 GTO hardtop owned by Jeff Klein from Illinois. Jeff added, "It's been nearly 8 years since this car was repainted, and I still haven't taken better pictures than the ones I took before it was painted. It's hard to take pictures of a dark green car. This is another from before it was painted."
CLICK-> Midnight Green 1969 GTO hardtop, dash view. Jeff has the basic warning lights and fuel gauge in the right pod, standard 120mph speedo in the center, and the Rally Clock in the left pod. Jeff comments, "The Rally Clock no longer works - it's only right twice a day."
CLICK-> Here's a 470K video of the hood tach on Jeff's Midnight Green 1969 GTO as he revs the engine. Requires an MPEG media player.
CLICK-> How about a 1Meg movie video of Jeff going through all four gears in his Midnight Green 1969 GTO? Requires an MPEG media player.
CLICK-> Midnight Green 1969 GTO hardtop, right front view. Jeff comments, "I brought my GTO to a Cruise-In car show at work (summer 2004). I finally got a halfway decent picture of it since it was painted 10+ years ago."
CLICK-> Midnight Green 1969 GTO hardtop, left front view. This one is from the 2005 bring-your-car-to-work Car Show.
CLICK-> Jeff added a radio which is hidden in the glove compartment. Looks like he is playing a song called "GTO Rock". Jeff tells us more, "I mounted it to the top of the glove compartment using an old CB radio underdash bracket. I layed a long piece of wood across the top of the plastic glove compartment inner box for which the bracket is attached. This keeps the plastic box from sagging over time. Besides putting in this new radio, I replaced the blown front speaker on the original AM/FM in the dash. Now I have two radios. I haven't had a working radio in this car since the early 90's. I tried to drive with a radio on, but found it to be real annoying. I'd rather hear the engine."
CLICK-> The speakers are also hidden. They are mounted on a piece of wood to the front edge of the bucket seats.
CLICK-> View of the hidden speakers under the seat. Jeff explains, "I mounted four inch speakers to the front of the seats. I found that the springs in the seats will deflect nearly to the ground when sitting on them. There was just no room to mount them under the seat without feeling them. The bolts go through existing holes in the seat rails."
CLICK-> Blue 1969 GTO hardtop sitting in a junkyard. Bob DeLorenzo took these pictures. This car arrived at the junkyard in this condition after a horrendous accident. The yard owner thought it was a DWI case. The car is pretty well picked over, but still has the original YS code 400 engine. The nicer Judge in the background is Bob's. This was our Picture Of the Week for 5/13/01
CLICK-> Blue 1969 GTO hardtop sitting in a junkyard, left front view. Bigger image. The Judge in the background is Bob's.
CLICK-> Blue 1969 GTO hardtop sitting in a junkyard, front end view. Bigger image.
CLICK-> Blue 1969 GTO hardtop sitting in a junkyard, right side view again.
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