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FRAME-OFF RESTORATION GALLERY
Let's do a frame-off on a 1969 GTO Judge convertible
In words and pictures.
Here you can witness the frameoff restoration of a 1969 GTO Judge convertible. This particular
car is a 400 4-speed with hood tach, tilt wheel, Carousel Red paint with Parchment interior.
It is 1 of 109 built with this combination. The car is owned by Jack Scott. It is being
restored at Micky Hale Restorations in Ashtabula, Ohio. Micky's email address is
This is the car with the doghouse removed.
You can see that this car also has a replacement door and the trunk lid has already been
The trim has also been removed from the car.
IN THE BODY SHOP
The frame is on a rotisserie. It has been primered.
The frame has been painted.
Since this is a convertible, temporary supports were added to give the body more strength as it
was being worked on.
You can see the primered inside of the trunk here.
The underside of the trunk lid is being sanded to perfection.
The body has been wheeled outside.
The body, left side looks nice and straight.
ENGINE & CHASSIS
The engine has been installed in the frame.
Here you can see the deails of the exhaust system.
Rolling chassis as seen from the rear.
Here the body is still on the rotisserie. Now the underside is being painted black, being
careful to duplicate the same look that the factory-assembled cars had.
Body on frame with engine, left front.
Body on frame with engine, right front.
Trunk area has been painted.
The car is still in the shop, waiting on completion of fenders and some front end sheetmetal.
They are also working on inner fenders, radiator support, and the rest of the parts. Micky
says this car will probably be displayed at the upcoming Norwalk Ohio Pontiac meet. You can
see it there in a project state on the midway.
Micky says If you like this Judge convertible, you will really like the next one
coming in to his shop. Its the "Tin Indian" 1970 RA 4 GTO out of Knafel Pontiac. If you are
interested in Micky's other projects visit www.mickyhale.com
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