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FRAME-OFF RESTORATION GALLERY

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Added 6/01
Let's do a frame-off on a 1968 GTO hardtop In words and pictures.
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Frank Rinaldi (gtofrank68@yahoo.com) from Watertown, Connecticut did a frame-off on his 1968 GTO hardtop. He documented the 5-year process with photos.

1968 Hardtop Frame-off Restoration    Lot 2 of 3.
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CLICK-> 68 resto pic #16 [an error occurred while processing this directive] The springs and shocks were also replaced.
CLICK-> 68 resto pic #17 [an error occurred while processing this directive] Every corner of the car received special attention.
CLICK-> 1968ht [an error occurred while processing this directive] This is a photo of the body of the 1968 GTO going back onto the frame.
CLICK-> 68 resto pic #18 [an error occurred while processing this directive] The body sits on jack stands.
CLICK-> 68 resto pic #19 [an error occurred while processing this directive] This is a photo of the finished 1968 GTO frame. Bushings were replaced with new ones.
CLICK-> 68 resto pic #20 [an error occurred while processing this directive] The firewall was painted the proper kind of black.
CLICK-> 1968ht [an error occurred while processing this directive] Frank Rinaldi from Watertown, Connecticut emailed these pix of his 1968 GTO that was in the final stages of a frame off restoration. At this stage, the body shell was on jackstands waiting for the frame to be painted.
CLICK-> 68 resto pic #21 [an error occurred while processing this directive] The engine came back from the machine shop. The engine was put back in, but Frank says it would have been better to install it before the body was dropped on.
CLICK-> 68 resto pic #22 [an error occurred while processing this directive] The door jambs were painted along with the back side of the fenders. Here, Frank is painting the front valence panel that goes underneath the bumper.
CLICK-> 68 resto pic #23 [an error occurred while processing this directive] The painting process. After painting, the hood and trunk were installed along with the re-chromed back bumper. The interior and the vinyl top were put back on last.
CLICK-> 1968ht [an error occurred while processing this directive] All the hard work was worth it on this 1968 GTO.
CLICK-> 1968ht [an error occurred while processing this directive] Frank's 1968 GTO engine is nicely detailed.
CLICK-> 68 GTO Engine [an error occurred while processing this directive] Another shot of the engine.
CLICK-> 68 GTO Interior [an error occurred while processing this directive] Interior view of Frank's 1968 GTO.
CLICK-> 68 GTO Trunk [an error occurred while processing this directive] Trunk view of Frank's 1968 GTO.
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1968 Hardtop Frame-off Restoration    Lot 2 of 3.


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