Hey GPF-ers! Maybe I should have titled this something about hinges but I may want to drop other groups of random pics here from time to time.
Sometimes I post pics of junk I work on or around, its like a mini-walk-thru at a hot rod shop. Maybe you've seen that before, I just decided to make a thread. Peek, read, ask, get ideas or whatever. Its mostly cool mixed projects, and just bits and pieces of the work. I usually lay hands on most rides that pass through so...
Once in awhile I throw out an idea that sticks. In this case, its using 2002 GTP stuff on a fire-breathing street-n-show car, a 72 TA clone. Its below, just walk with and we'll get to it.
T-bird engine is still a T-bird engine... No idea how this thing will look with proper wheels and all that blue tape peeled off:
That tight El Camino OZ interior and finally crappy underhood shots of that one. I dd lots of rust chopping on this one. Wish it was mine! Its about ready for final cleanup:
I spent the last couple days on this spot of concrete, smoothing the filler over where the quarters were bumped out for clearance. By the way, the wheelwell lip is a single layer thick. Its just rolled over like a doorskin. Fenders next. Tire size= huge by large!
Now heres the fun Grand Prix part... recognize those trunk, er, uh, hood hinges? Same car as above, other end. Hard to see but the hood side is even clearanced for tire. This thing is LOW. So low that the stock type hood hinge would have to be inside the tire. No good. I had the decklid ass'y from the 40th in my sig, just lying around so I suggested using the hinges from it, after pondering the Trans Am's scenario. With yes lots of modification, they will be used. The guys doing the fab work were glad to see them, and after trying out the idea they were all in.
So these are 2002 GTP coupe trunk hinges being used upside down and backwards as hood hinges on a heavily customized Pontiac aimed at SEMA 2015. I thought it was a thumbs up to the W-body. Some F-body owner will probably ask where to buy them, lol.
Well, that was odd. moving along... Heres what that 67 Ranger looks like now. I did a teardown of the body, cab n bed at a blaster's now.
The Mustang next to the Firebird has it's new floors about wrapped up. I reckon thats it for now. Ha ha GP trunk hinges though. Wanted to share that.