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Old 05-24-2022, 05:31 PM
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Hi, i'm new member of your forum. I'm from Switzerland and i have two goat. I did the presentation in the general thread.
In this section i will present the story from the last buy, the 71 GTO and i hope you can help me in the correct restoration..
I will say i'm very lucky: this car was sold in switzerland from the GM dealer and I am probably the second owner.
This are the picture from the first time have see the car in my country in 2014
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Thanks for sharing, do you see many Pontiac's in Switzerland? And what restrictions are placed on American classic cars?
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Nice car and beautiful color! Is that Copper Canyon?

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Very attractive with that color. I sold a Camaro I owned for 40 years with a color I painted like that.

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Great looking car!

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Beautiful. Welcome.

Four people and not one staring?
What's up with that???

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Old 05-25-2022, 01:53 AM
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There are many us cars in Switzerland! We don't have restriction for vintage car, is important for the road tax the originality of the car.

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Old 05-25-2022, 01:59 AM
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after 6 years that I saw the circular gto in my country I managed to buy it.
unfortunately it was no longer as beautiful as I had seen it in the past ....
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Old 05-25-2022, 10:54 AM
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Ouch! Too bad but on a positive note the height of the impact seems to have avoided hitting the frame directly. Also the hood looks safe (very hard to replace nowadays). Bumper, rad support, fender, valance and headlight housing assembly should get you back in business.

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Yes, fortunately the damage is only to the bodywork, the chassis has not suffered. Even the hood is ok, only a little bump in the side.
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First is fix the front radiator support...i know how is strong find the parts also from you in USA...and the right parts ist very expensive.
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Old 05-25-2022, 06:02 PM
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Next step have good luck and very good memory to find again the number of the phone from of the garage that put these pieces up for sale 5 years ago ...
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Old 05-26-2022, 03:01 PM
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Although those are 72 fenders with the vents, they'll work.

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Old 05-26-2022, 03:43 PM
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Yes, all the front was from a 72. I'm not happy to close the vent but i don't have another solution.
Next step test the right position of the endura bumber....
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Canyon Copper 71. Nice. When you do it remove the GTO decals from where they are to behind the front wheel opening. Automatic or manual transmission? Be glad your hood is ok, hard to find and very expensive.

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I wouldn't close the vents on the '72 fenders, more trouble than it's worth. It won't be correct but it looks better.

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This is the assemby test with the Endura (sandblasted), valance panel, fender and hood. I think the alignement was good....
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A little bit of fantasy to repair the lamps support: from two parts in one! Befor cut the craked edge from the "72" parts end rapair with the "survived" parts from the "71"
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Ok, "72" fender is modified but is not right... ist just to watch to right side!
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Next step is to "remove" the "furry" cover seat....
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