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 Post subject: Qustion on early GTO restoration
PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:15 pm 

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Hi, newbie here from Indonesia would like to ask to those in this forum who have experience in restoring an early GTO.

I found this from the junkyard. Condition is so poor with rust eating the metal shell. Fender and hood are mostly rusted (not sure if this still can be made from the metal shape left), front grill are gone, engine looks phisically complete (saturn engine). Interior is poor too.

Although the junkyard owner said the price is reasonalbly not so high, is it worth doing restoration project on this car? I would love to hear many input from this forum. Thanks before.

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 Post subject: Re: Qustion on early GTO restoration
PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 4:32 pm 

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the owner ask for 900$.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:35 pm 
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Yeah how easy is it to get parts in your country?
So far I've only found a GSR2000 grille locally which was quickly bought by a friend. 'Your' GTO looks like the MR version?

Edited to add: Also found a pair of tail lights but didn't buy them. Most probably gone by now.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:38 am 

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Thank you all for the advise.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 3:30 am 

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If I were you I would be looking for a better shell and the car shown would be a parts car.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:49 pm 

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The only concern for me would be finding the fenders and other parts.You probably wont find a cheaper car, so i would go for it.It needs to be sand blasted but atleast it looks pretty straight :D

You will need to buy another one, or atleast a good amount of parts. My estimate would be that the car would take 7,000 bucks to complete( including some tools like a small welder :P )( provided that you do many of the work yourself )


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:20 pm 
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Nice, but she looks pretty beat up, would be a nice racecar?

The front looks like it needs a lot of work and the rare square wheel arches have been added and have to be sorted.

You could import one from new zealand cheaper... http://www.trademe.co.nz/Trade-Me-Motor ... 187759.htm

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it really depends on what it looks like after blasting. Anythign can be done if you know a good sheet metal worker,

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:34 pm 
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Mitsubishi_Classic_Owner wrote:
I seen a driver side fender on Australia Ebay this past week for around $150.00 or less?

that's nothing. i seen a whole car for 29.28
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Large-Galant-GTO ... 0553713487


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:09 am 

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Thank you all for the comments. I think I will seriously buy this at least for the spares...:)


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:15 am 
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d5a1t0 wrote:
Thank you all for the comments. I think I will seriously buy this at least for the spares...:)


Is it not rare over there?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:30 am 

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SharmCos wrote:
d5a1t0 wrote:
Thank you all for the comments. I think I will seriously buy this at least for the spares...:)


Is it not rare over there?


Yes it's quiet rare here in my place:)


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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:24 pm 
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Good luck with your project. No one said restoring a JNC would be easy. :wink:

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