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This is a discussion on Goat Owners... within the GTO forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I dunno if this has been asked before, but bear with me. I have always wanted to know if the ...

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    Goat Owners...

    I dunno if this has been asked before, but bear with me. I have always wanted to know if the new-era GTO owners have ever wanted to keep their new GTO, but wanted to have an original GTO. Original being the original 60's-70's model. I wouldn't mind restoring an old GTO. Maybe a 74 with a 455SD. Like this bodystyle but with a Chip Foose/OVERHAULIN motif:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Ponti...fCarsQ5fTrucks
    I know there are the nay-sayers, but I have always had a soft spot for these models because, IMO, they resemble the original/current Monaro/GTO.

    Discuss if you will.

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    I have a 69 Chevelle in a tent at my parents house waiting for the day I finally get to work on it and do a resto-mod.

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    my brothers business partner has a blue 64 tri-power that's in extremely good condition and all original. He just bought a IBM 06 to go with it.

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    IMO, an early 70's GTO with an 06 GTO powertrain/handling package would be best of both worlds. I saw where some guy dropped an old Impala (I think) body onto a brand new Z06 chassis/engine/tranny, and it dropped my jaw to the floor. Old school style with new school engineering (and safety) is my goal someday.

    Oh and those colors on that GTO just SCREAM '1974', haha.
    Anyone without a gun and a knife and a handkerchief and a chapstick get the F%$# out of here!

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    If I had the one in the eBay link, it would be phantom with a silver SD455 style stripe over the hood/trunk with staggered gunmetal TTIIs and an LSx under the hood, or white with a blue SD455 stripe over the hood/trunk with staggered gunmetal TTIIs.


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    I so stick with the late 60's and 70, 71 I really liked all of those years!

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    I would like to have a 64, like I had "back in the day". It was a 389, with 4bbl and 4 speed. No power acc. Gas was cheap!!!!

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    Maybe build a real version of this:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/GMP-1972-Pontiac...item563734b003

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    I saw you once on Youtube, it was linked either here or that other forum. I was a late 60's body fitted over the late model interior, chassis, drivetrain, and transmission. If I remember correctly they had to lengthen the chassis, driveshaft to make it work.

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    Found it:


    This is awesome, I want one!

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eASRz38rJdU"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eASRz38rJdU[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by VTXrider View Post
    I saw you once on Youtube, it was linked either here or that other forum. I was a late 60's body fitted over the late model interior, chassis, drivetrain, and transmission. If I remember correctly they had to lengthen the chassis, driveshaft to make it work.
    trust me, if you really want it, it can be done.
    right now I'm building a 66 Mustang coupe for my mother, built around a 96 Honda Civic drivetrain, floor, and suspension......so in the end she will have her front wheel drive, fuel injected, four cylinder 66 Mustang that get 30 mpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    trust me, if you really want it, it can be done.
    right now I'm building a 66 Mustang coupe for my mother, built around a 96 Honda Civic drivetrain, floor, and suspension......so in the end she will have her front wheel drive, fuel injected, four cylinder 66 Mustang that get 30 mpg
    Sad day for the Mustang, oh well at least it's not a GTO or Camaro

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark21742 View Post
    trust me, if you really want it, it can be done.
    right now I'm building a 66 Mustang coupe for my mother, built around a 96 Honda Civic drivetrain, floor, and suspension......so in the end she will have her front wheel drive, fuel injected, four cylinder 66 Mustang that get 30 mpg
    Well at least it will be more reliable..............and faster.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VTXrider View Post
    Sad day for the Mustang, oh well at least it's not a GTO or Camaro
    she wanted front wheel drive and reliable, so now that leaves the 289 and running gear for me to drop in my 70 Saab Sonnet3 with a narrowed 9" rear.....number 29 of 303 built in 1970 and it weighs in at 1400 lbs stock.....minor mods and it will be fun

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    So did the Nova based 73+ goats ever originally come with a 455. Desmogging plus some closed chamber heads would make for a wild ride if they did. I like the '70-'73 firebird-ish front end

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheeliE-maxx View Post
    So did the Nova based 73+ goats ever originally come with a 455. Desmogging plus some closed chamber heads would make for a wild ride if they did. I like the '70-'73 firebird-ish front end
    I don't believe they came with a 455, but I would love to do a swap.

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    73's were the long A body year and a few 455's. 74 was the X body Nova with a 200 HP 350 Pontiac engine.
    Comparing the new to the old is kind of like comparing apples to oranges. The old ones were about sound and fury. Trying to harness that much power on 14X6 inch wheels and stopping it with drum brakes took a lot of nerve or in my case stupitity.
    You would have to add big brakes and wheels and work the suspension to get an old goat to handle and it still would not do it as well as a new one.

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