by Sean Mattingly.
1970 GTO Parking Lot
Biggest GTO image collection anywhere!
... PICTURE SET CONTINUED FROM PREVIOUS PAGE|
CLICK-> It's a JUDGE!
CLICK-> Verdoro Green 1970 GTO hardtop owned by Dan Linebarger from Midland, Texas. The restoration of this GTO is a dream come true for Dan. He explains, "In High School (1973), I bought a 1970 GTO from my English teacher. It was Verdero Green with a beige top and beige interior. Like most kids, I didnít realize the value of such a car and sold it a few years later. By the time I was 25, I was kicking myself for selling the car. In July of 2005, I finally found myself in a position of having the car I had. Well, at least a car just like the one I had in High School. The 1970 GTO I bought was located in Annapolis, Maryland. The car had been built in Ontario, Canada in November 1969. The car was now orange, but had come from the factory in Verdoro Green. It had 59,000 miles, only surface rust in a couple of places, frame was straight, and the car was all matching numbers. The locating of parts has been very time consuming. Especially the NOS Sandalwood vinyl top material. It is now finished and looks just like the one I had in school. The GTO Association of America and especially Quint Stires was a big help in getting this car done right. It would have been a lot cheaper to have never sold the 1st one. Ha!"
CLICK-> Here is the engine under the hood. Dan tells us, "The original motor is bored 30 over with forged pistons and rods. Ram Air exhaust manifolds and a 2.5 inch Flowmaster exhaust system. Butler Performance designed the roller cam, lifters and valve train components. Posi-track rear end, 2,500 rpm stall converter and a shift kit."
CLICK-> This is a Sandalwood colored interior.
CLICK-> Verdoro Green 1970 GTO hardtop during restoration. Here is the front suspension with some updated parts.
CLICK-> Another shot of the front end during restoration. Dan chose a gloss black paint for the frame and firewall.
CLICK-> Sanding on the Endura nose.
CLICK-> John Malosky owns this Polar White 1970 Judge hardtop. John explains, "I inherited this car from my Pop, with the promise I will resrore it. It has been in the North East it's entire life until I brought it out to Colorado this year. It is not in terrible shape, but it needs a lot of work. Excited for the journey. Taking the frame off next month."
CLICK-> This Polar White Judge has the black hood scoops, hood tach, and rear decklid spoiler.
CLICK-> Polar White 1970 Judge hardtop, left side view. It has a little rust on the rockers and an aftermarket side door mirror.
CLICK-> This one has the brown colored interior.
CLICK-> It has a manual transmission without the center console.
CLICK-> The restoration begins. The 455ci is being replaced by a 467 stroker from Pure Pontiac. Check out the bumper stickers in the background. The one says "I love ASS". Ha ha!
CLICK-> Engine is out. Now it's time to disassemble.
CLICK-> The front clip is removed and the body is unbolted from the frame. Easy does it, as the body is raised. That is a Camaro next to it.
PICTURE SET CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE ...