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1971 GTO restoration picture #7. The lower rear window replacement metal can be seen. The black piece is new. It is always best to fix a lower windowsill with metal. If Rich had just Bondoed it, the moisture in this area would have eventually lifted the Bondo. Then a paint job would be ruined. Yes, it took Rich more time to repair the car, but it has been done the correct way. CLICK->
1971 GTO restoration picture #8. The trunk lid has been installed. There was no trunk latch installed, so they used a cord to hold the lid shut temporarily. CLICK->
1971 GTO restoration picture #9. The spoiler is on. Ready for flight? CLICK->
1971 GTO restoration picture #10. Rich test fits THE JUDGE sticker. Most GTO restoration parts places sell an assortment of new decals. They are easy to find. CLICK->
1971 GTO restoration picture #11. How about a hood tach? This is not a very good image, but you get the idea. The driver can look out over the hood and see his RPM. That is a handy feature if you like to race your car. You can keep your eyes focused more toward the road as you shift through the gears with your head pinned back to the headrest! CLICK->
Here's some pictures of Rich's 1971 GTO when it was completed. Was all the work worth it? You bet. This photo was snapped at a cruise-in. It's a great feeling when people stop and admire your hard work. Too bad he put that spoiler on backwards. Naaaaw, just kidding Rich! CLICK->
Orbit Orange 1971 GTO, right front view. Check out the interior color combination on this Judge. CLICK->
Orbit Orange 1971 GTO, right front fender closeup. You can see the details of the Rally II wheels. They have to be carefully painted in two colors. Most people will sandblast these wheels before painting them. If you've ever re-painted a set, you know how hard they are to do. The center cap on the wheel says "PMD". That stands for Pontiac Motor Division. CLICK->
Orbit Orange 1971 GTO, left front view. There are two things evident in this photo. Thing #1 - People like to look at GTO's. Thing #2 - Dogs like to sniff each other. CLICK->
Red 1971 GTO convertible, right front view. The top is down and the hood is up. It is from John Citarella. CLICK->
Red 1971 GTO convertible, right rear view. CLICK->
Red 1971 GTO convertible, rear end view. CLICK->
Red 1971 GTO convertible, front end view. One distinctive feature that the 1971 cars had was the shiny mesh grille. It was forward, toward the front edge of the bumper. CLICK->
Blue 1971 GTO hardtop, right front view. This one is burning out. It is owned by Mike Leduc from Gaspe, Quebec Canada. There must have been no Mounties in sight on this road! CLICK->
Blue 1971 GTO hardtop, right side view. This one has a rear wing.
Here's a comment from a recent visitor...
Says Jabadday Boombabwe (jabadday.@zimbo.net) -"I play de steel drum all day for de tropical tourists. I made a steel drum out of de inverted roof of a 1968 GTO. We trew de rest of de car in de deep blue sea."