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Monogram 1964 Pontiac G.T.O.
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 12:00 PM UTC
Picked up a Monogram 1964 Pontiac G.T.O. at the local IPMS show a couple of weeks ago. Since I'm still on my muscle car kick I figured I'd start it. I have the engine & frame assembled so far.



I am quite please with the quality and fit of the kit, considering its age. Kind of bummed by the red plastic, though.

This build is inspired by "Little G.T.O." by Ronnie and the Daytonas.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 12:08 PM UTC
Super cool, love the Pontiacs. The '64 GTO is one I haven't seen built up yet, so I will be following along with your build here Jim.

A good dumping of black primer will sort out that ugly red styrene, there are some very nice details on that underside that scream out for some bling!

Looking forward to more progress mate.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 12:10 PM UTC
Thanks, D. I will probably hit everything with flat black primer before adding color. The good part is the body will be red with a black interior, so that shouldn't be too bad. It's the Sea Blue for the engine that has be concerned.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 12:34 PM UTC

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It's the Sea Blue for the engine that has be concerned. Jim



Indeed. I would go black primer first then grey finishing (surfacer) primer on the block, then the blue will shine!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 06:50 PM UTC
Cool subject, love GTO's.

"Little GTO, you're really lookin' fine
Three deuces and a four-speed
And three eighty nine"
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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2019 - 09:26 PM UTC
That is seriously red but there looks to be a lot of detail, on the underside at least. Should look pretty good when you get the primer layers to hide it.

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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 01:40 AM UTC
Thanks, guys. Yes, I'm hoping that the flat black helps cut down the Red Glare a little!

Jesper, the kit actually does come with a tri-power carburetor, a four speed, & I'm pretty sure the engine is a 389. Just like the song.

Jim
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2019 - 03:20 AM UTC
Jim,
Now that's one iconic car for sure. A 1964 GTO with basically a Tempest body. Damn thing did really scream.

Like D said, prime with Black primer, then Gray for the Body, and you won't have any issues. While I haven't tried this other method of Silver, not Aluminum directly over the Red, guys do swear by it as a sealer. Then prime with the correct color for the body color.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 11:48 AM UTC
Little G.T.O.! You're really looking fine! Color is Rustolium Colonial Red over flat black.



Grill is just placed for the photo (hence the radiator holding it up).

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 12:59 PM UTC
Ran across your post. A few weeks ago, the local Drag Strip had a 'Pontiac Dream' Weekend event. Here is some motivational pics from the show. Hope it helps, though not a Pontiac follower these might be '65+ beauties'






Cheers



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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 01:00 PM UTC
Pretty nice looking GTOs.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 01:27 PM UTC
Looking very good mate, I like that deep red/brown you've got going there!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 01:29 PM UTC
Thanks, D. Now for the Sea Blue for the 389.

Jim
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 04:28 PM UTC
Looking good, keep up the good work!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 11:21 PM UTC
Very nice paintjob. Love your choice of color.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 01:24 AM UTC
Thanks, guys.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 07:35 AM UTC
So I managed to get some more work done on the GTO today. Just about ready to button it up. Here are some photos of the interior & engine bay to wet the appetite!





Jim
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 09:50 AM UTC
So, as promised, here are the photos of the completed G.T.O.

Well, that one is a little blurry!








Jim

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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 01:43 PM UTC
First one for 2020 on the shelf, hopefully the first of many! Very nice work Jim! The Colonial Red colour is spot on.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 02:00 PM UTC
Thanks, D. Hoping to get the 1948 Ford for the Group Build done soon, too. Not sure what I'll start next: 1969 Chevrolet Nova SS, 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442, 1969 Plymouth GTX, or maybe a 1952 Hudson Hornet or a 1950 Chevrolet Advanced Design 3100 pickup. Oh, decisions, decisions!

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Posted: Sunday, January 12, 2020 - 04:36 PM UTC

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Not sure what I'll start next. Oh, decisions, decisions!



You could always follow my strategy - start them all

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 04:56 AM UTC

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You could always follow my strategy - start them all

Cheers, D



I had thought of that, or maybe go get something new!

Jim
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 06:33 AM UTC
Very nice build James. Gotta love a GTO.
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 06:45 AM UTC
Thanks, Jesper.

Jim