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21 Dec 2018 11:05 #4230 by oestek
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More rusty-crusty



Looks like a quarter panel hole filled with mud, then left in primer to rust even more.



Interesting shot… original Tyrol blue, then this GTO was red at some point!



Red in the jambs! Also note factory A/C vent in the dash.




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26 Dec 2018 21:45 #4231 by oestek
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Factory A/C control in the dash, with vent above sliders.



Time to start in on this one. The pieces of yellow tape are marked with measurements of how the car fit when it arrived in our shop. All the body panel fitments are measured and recorded for reference and to document how the car fit when it arrived in our shop.







This one has obvious issues, but they’ll all be fixed as the project progresses.


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26 Dec 2018 21:54 #4232 by oestek
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After all the inspections and measurements were taken, it was time for our Goat to start shedding!





The front sheet metal was removed, and the 400 was pulled with the transmission.



The frame looked crusty on the top side as well…



Dash coming apart



Pretty soon the whole shell was gutted of glass, sheet metal, trim, mechanisms, hoses, wiring… you get the idea.



The chassis was unbolted from the body and rolled out into the sun.


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26 Dec 2018 22:06 #4233 by oestek
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Original sealer was scraped and removed from the body seams in preparation of the media blasting process.





The chassis was disassembled as well.



The body was stripped using a dustless blasting process. Paint was not removed from large flat areas where it is safer and quick to hand-sand with dual-action sanders. Other irregular areas, like body panel joints, trunk floor, and panel edges, are most efficiently stripped by blasting because of their shapes.


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26 Dec 2018 22:07 #4234 by oestek
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Quarter panel revealed much previous crash damage



Typical GTO rear window rust



Lots of daylight in the trunk through rust holes





Rocker panels were surprisingly clean, but the driver side was bashed.



Main floor looks OK at a glance, but is actually riddled with rust pinholes.



Dash shows typical rust for these body style cars




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26 Dec 2018 22:16 #4235 by oestek
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The frame was stripped and checked for squareness. It was in pretty decent shape, save for the rusty body mounts. Those were all repaired with new steel. HTP Welders provide the burn to melt the steel.








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