by Sean Mattingly.
1972 GTO Parking Lot
Biggest GTO image collection anywhere!
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CLICK-> Purple 1972 GTO hardtop, right rear view.
CLICK-> Black 1972 GTO hardtop 455HO owned by Darren. This one has a spoiler, white interior, black vinyl top, and honeycomb wheels.
CLICK-> Here is Michael Williams from Peoria Illinois spending Labor Day 2002 weekend starting the process of putting the Endura front end on his 1972 LeMans. When his is all done, it will be repainted Cardinal Red.
CLICK-> Here are the items that Michael will be putting on his 1972 LeMans. These items will make it look like a GTO 'clone'.
CLICK-> Here's a shot of Michael's 1972 LeMans with the hood and front clip removed.
CLICK-> Michael's got all the pieces swapped and it's off to the body shop for paint!
CLICK-> Rear end view of Michael's 1972 LeMans before the trip to the body shop. He removed as much as he could to lessen cleanup from overspray.
CLICK-> Front end of Michael's 1972 LeMans with it's new nose.
CLICK-> View of Michael's 1972 LeMans before the nose job.
CLICK-> A shot of the 350ci engine with Edelbrock intake and 'worked' Q-Jet.
CLICK-> Before it was red, it was gold. Here, Michael's 1972 LeMans is pictured sitting next to a red Chevelle.
CLICK-> More progress on Michael's 1972 LeMans. He has begun to apply the primer.
CLICK-> It's a good idea to use junk tires and wheels when you paint. It looks good Michael. Michael fills us in, "I am in the process of converting to floor shift/bucket seat car and changing to a white interior. I have the brackets pretty much welded in. I need to put the dash and steering column back in and then when the car gets painted put everything back together. In the garage I have a 400/TH400 awaiting a swap for the 350. Probably going to do that before it gets painted since less chance of scratches. The Rally IIs I sandblasted during some free time during my Auto Classes at school and some BFG Radial TAs will go on them. Can't wait to drive her." In 2011, Michael provided this update, "Another update years later, still have the 72, did a GTO 'tribute' with it and painted it Orbit Orange. I sent in some newer pictures, although as tastes change I will detune the car a little and go back to stock appearing as with the original color/interior with the exception of keeping the bucket seats/floor shift."
CLICK-> Michael's been reworking the engine in his 1972 LeMans project. Michael tells us about it, "I built the engine myself, with help degreeing in the cam from Pontiac engine builder, Steve Scobbee. I changed to the earlier year paint color. It has 6x heads, Crane Cam .480/.480 lift/228 degrees duration, Torker Intake, Holley 750 Carb, 2" Headers and HEI distributor with MSD coil will be added when installed. A TH400 with a B&M shift kit will be behind it."
CLICK-> Another shot of Michael's engine rebuild progress.
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