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Old 08-06-2015, 10:26 PM   #76
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The Engine Chassis Service manual be good to have also.
Wiring diagrams for the Body in it.
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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.
I think that's what we are doing. excellent idea.
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assembly manual is ordered and on its way. will help me greatly with power window and door lock assemblies and stuff. the boss was thinking about using these gauges..

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assembly manual is ordered and on its way. will help me greatly with power window and door lock assemblies and stuff. the boss was thinking about using these gauges..

Middle of the road thoughts on the Autometer guages shown Autowiz.
Not real exciting to me.
I do like the brushed metal benzels.

The GTO Hood Mounted Tachometer is Very Kool.
Also used on 1967-69 Firebirds.
For whatever reason never ordered on early Trans Ams.
It was on the optional RPO Order sheet new.
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The Rarest of Rare was the 1969 Ram Air V ---- RA5 Hood Tachometer.
It had Built in Shift Lights. Real High Tech for 1969.
Just a few were made.
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Check out these pedals. Electronic gas pedal, and hydraulic clutch. oh and power brake conversion, too..



Aside from the pedals, I also got the front fender off and got the firewall drilled and harness mounted on the driver's side for all the front electrical(headlights n horn n stuff) and I got a 6ga cable in the harness to bring power from the front of car to the trunk for the boom that's gonna be coming from the trunk. BOOM!!


And I showed the boss my holley valve covers and guess what, he loved them. so we got a set, and I donated my brand new coils I just replaced (https://www.digitalcorvettes.com/foru...d.php?t=249970) and we turned them Pontiac blue. and look how much cleaner the engine looks without the coil brackets..


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mounting the a/c box was a real treat. it could have been easier if we weren't trying so hard to hide everything. but that is the pain about building for show. here is that awesome piece we got from vintage air to pass ac and heater lines through the firewall from the inside..


fancy getting a 1-1/16 wrench in there to tighten down those lines when they go in..


And here are my shorty hoses I made to run from the ac box to the firewall. the #10 hose for the a/c isn't in this picture and i won't build that until after the box is in..

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The psi conversions harness for '97-04 ls1/ls6 dbw with t56 trans' we got is close to what we need, but we are dumping the large coil plug on each bank to better match the awesome holley valve covers. and we also need to rewire harness for boosted iat sensor location, and ls2 throttle body, and card style maf sensor, and eliminate alternator plug, and shorten/lengthen pigtails to give our universal harness more of a custom fit. time to express myself electrically..






I also got the radiator, condenser, and heat exchanger completely mounted. in fact I got the cooling system complete and full of dexcool, And I got the a/c system complete, vacuumed down and charged..



American trim has done a great job of covering the seats and is working with us to fit them perfectly. and they will be on board for covering most of the interior pieces. the rear seats are looking incredible at this point..


The next big project is gonna be reworking the dash. Our goals are clear. Autometer gauges, double din android head unit, vintage air compatible vents. we will work the structure and then have foam added to it and do some shaping. then get it covered. we also will need to build a center console for this vehicle. Here is where we are at right now. time to get creative..

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Today I work on building the center console


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Ok so I made the structure out of cardboard first. got things to what we believe we like and want. Now it is time to turn the cardboard into something more permanent..











The last couple of pictures illustrate our plans to bring an a/c vent to the rear seat. the angle I am mounting the vent at is deliberate so when that vent can be aimed straight up to help cool interior faster. Once my structure is complete it will be covered by the same guys that are doing our seats and door panels.
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Making more progress on the gto. Got the front lower bumper piece installed. Now I know exactly where the front fenders need to be, so i was able to mount the battery tray. And now i can start on front end electrical..





I used to be intimidated at the thought of building complete electrical systems from scratch. bumper to bumper. battery terminal to battery terminal. But at this point I am so comfortable with it, I enjoy it.
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Making more progress on the gto. Got the front lower bumper piece installed. Now I know exactly where the front fenders need to be, so i was able to mount the battery tray. And now i can start on front end electrical..

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I used to be intimidated at the thought of building complete electrical systems from scratch. bumper to bumper. battery terminal to battery terminal. But at this point I am so comfortable with it, I enjoy it.

She is Looking Great.
Are You adding or putting the Factory Hideaway Headlights back on ?
Some guys don't like them.
I favor them.

They do drive terrible on the street with a huge long duration cam and EFI.
For some reason an ancient carb still works better then.
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no such luck on the hideaway headlights. this is the parts we got to work with..



It will get all new lenses and an hid headlamp conversion. a new rear bumper and the font endura bumper was painted to match the car. So it will look different than in the picture.
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It will get all new lenses and an hid headlamp conversion. a new rear bumper and the font endura bumper was painted to match the car. So it will look different than in the picture.
Ok.
I like the modern HID Lighting .
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