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Old 07-31-2015, 06:06 PM   #61
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the brake lines are finished..







I got started on fitting the new gto seats in the old gto. it seems the older gto is a wider car than the newer gto. so the rear seats leave large gaps between the seat and the door or side panels they should be up against. and the floors between the two cars are COMPLETELY different.

So, we get the covers and foams off and take it down to the base framework. as per my measurements we need to widen the frame 4" and I gotta try to make the frame somehow compatible to the floor..




Hopefully I will finish this tomorrow. and then I can get started on cutting a 2" hole in the firewall for the main engine harness. oh I am not looking forward to this. my gut churns thinking about it..



you all see that, right? how clean the reflection is in the paint? absolutely no orange peel. oh it's ruff working with surfaces like this. So incredible when it's done , but so nerve wrecking getting there.
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...and the boss said he wants dual 3" exhaust all the way back with an x and magnaflow mufflers.
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That's my future supercharger I keep telling you about. the tvs2300. magnuson's biggest and baddest. the same tech that is in the c6 zr1 and the cts v . it is a real tease working with it all day. touching it. talking to it. holding it. I want that damn blower, man. I mean that one specifically has the wrong base. I need rectangle ports. the gto is cathedral. ls6/ls2 dart pro1 heads. 11.5:1comp before the boost. I gotta be careful with the tuning. and this will only see 4-6psi
It looks like a Bad Azz Super Charger Yes Autowiz.
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Spent my Saturday morning working the framework. here is my starting point for the day..


I need to make the rear of the frame sit down lower. i guess the newer gto doesn't have a hump in the middle of the floorpan this far back in the car..



now that the rear frame is almost done, we need to pause on that and work on the rear of the seat..


On this frame i need to start by removing the old mounting tabs. they stick out past the rear of the seat and will not allow the seat back to sit flush against the rear wall..



Once i stretched the frame 4" to match the lower frame, the lower mounting tabs actually almost lined up with the factory 69 gto bolt holes. So i only have to make slight adjustment to lower tabs..




I have had enough rear seats in and out of cars in my day that i have a good idea of what rear seat mounting hardware should or might look like..


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That's Something I never have done Autowiz.
You must be Real Good to Fabricate a New Seat Frame.
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That's Something I never have done Autowiz.
You must be Real Good to Fabricate a New Seat Frame.
we have an interior shop that we sometimes deal with. we setup our own interiors but we have them recover seats and interior pieces sometimes. they have been a big help and provided me some basic guidance on how to strip seats and what my goals for framework should be. then we just test fit a bazillion times and work one small section at a time. tedious work, but it's gonna be right when it's done.
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we have an interior shop that we sometimes deal with. we setup our own interiors but we have them recover seats and interior pieces sometimes. they have been a big help and provided me some basic guidance on how to strip seats and what my goals for framework should be. then we just test fit a bazillion times and work one small section at a time. tedious work, but it's gonna be right when it's done.
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The Boss is gonna keep me on his car for a while now. so progress should speed up from here on in. So we start the day with cutting holes in the firewall. we needto mount an engine harness, a/c and heater lines, and a harness for the vintage air. and it needs to be as clean as possible. we really want an empty clean look to our perfectly flat firewall. so the pass side fender needs to come back off..



Now we need to build a couple a/c hoses. or at least 1/2 way build them..





And the fender can go back on..



With that out of the way, we can now move on to mounting the radiator, condenser, and heat exchanger. I have absolutely no mounting hardware to start with. everything must be fabbed..


Dewitts black ice radiatop with a pair of spal fans..


Vintage Air condenser..


and Magnuson heat exchanger..

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While the hood and front bumper are painted and ready for install, they will not go on until the very end. we got these real trick billet hood hinges and they are low rise hinges, so we won't get to see just how beautiful this car is gonna be until the end, but here is a picture of it all mocked up before the parts went out for paint..



we got these block offs for the ram air. they look like the real thing but are not open and the centers painted black.
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here are my bracket parts I made. they must look good from underneath the vehicle. and up top. and work good, too..









Now we can set the radiator in and start making the upper mount..


I am actually familiar with this part as I have been making plates for the top of c3 rads for a few years, now. the mock up..


then we paint and apply some of "the right stuff" just so nothing chaffs or makes noise as time and miles wear on..


And while I have been doing that my co-worker, Chris, has been lining the interior with hush mat..


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Nice Job Autowiz & Your Co Worker Chris Too.
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How many weeks away are You from starting the New Engine Autowiz ?
Its already nicer than most Corvettes.

Kooler than most Too.
Classic Pontiac GTO.
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The 1970 GTO & Judge with the 455 HO With A/C & Turbo 400 trans or M-20 4-speed came with a 12-bolt Rear with 3.07 Gears.
Top End was 160 mph.
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Its already nicer than most Corvettes.

Kooler than most Too.
Classic Pontiac GTO.
That Is a good question. I got pulled off it for today. I still have to build exhaust, mount the a/c box on the firewall, make extreme modifications to the dashboard and build a center console from scratch. Right now, it has a blank ecu. so when it is all back together I have to create a tune for this beast. I have to wire the entire car bumper to bumper. while I will not be the one to install front or rear windshields I will be the tech building the doors which are installed, but empty shells and putting in the rear side glass and regulators. for that I wish I had a 1969 Pontiac gto assembly manual.

The boss really wants this back together already and I am doing my best. it's just been tedious work. so much has been involved in this build.
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That Is a good question. I got pulled off it for today. I still have to build exhaust, mount the a/c box on the firewall, make extreme modifications to the dashboard and build a center console from scratch. Right now, it has a blank ecu. so when it is all back together I have to create a tune for this beast. I have to wire the entire car bumper to bumper. while I will not be the one to install front or rear windshields I will be the tech building the doors which are installed, but empty shells and putting in the rear side glass and regulators. for that I wish I had a 1969 Pontiac gto assembly manual.

The boss really wants this back together already and I am doing my best. it's just been tedious work. so much has been involved in this build.
I don't have GM Service Manuals on the 1969 GTO Autowiz.
If I did I would be happy to send loan them to you.
Pontiac guys don't usually scan from Service manuals and post them on Pontiac Forums. Kinda Lazy at that.

Look on ebay.
Well worth $30 spent .
Lots of small parts in every GTO & Vintage Pontiac .
Many are unique.

You need the 1969 GTO Lemans Body Service Manual.
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