1964-1974 How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO Restoration Manual
1964-1974 How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO Restoration Manual

1964-1974 How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO Restoration Manual

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1964-1974 How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO Restoration Manual
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The photos in this edition are black and white.Starting life as a hopped-up Tempest, the 1964 Pontiac GTO featured a 389 V-8, heavy-duty suspension, quick steering ratio, dual exhaust, and a floor shifter. Equipped with this performance package, the GTO set itself apart from other pedestrian coupes of the same era, and it made history. Many regard it as the first muscle car. As muscle car wars reached fevered pitch, the GTO would establish itself as one of the most prominent performance cars of the era, and from 1964-1972, more than 500,000 GTOs were built.You are shown different levels of restoration and afforded the information to select the right type of restoration for your particular car. This book covers how to verify the authenticity of your particular car, the most desirable models to restore, and option information. Like our other Restoration Series books, this new entry focuses on the actual hands-on, how-to procedures for restoring a GTO to its original condition. Each chapter illustrates the key procedures for completing a specific portion of the restoration project with detailed captions and color photographs.How to Restore Your Pontiac GTO covers all aspects of restoration - engines and drivelines, bodywork, interior and trim, suspension, brakes, chassis, and steering. The book provides guidance to assess your facilities, ability to do the work, and then determine the best course for completing the work. Sourcing and selecting the best parts for your restoration is also covered. If you are restoring any GTO of this time period, this book will be a valuable resource for years to come.
Tabel Of Contents:
About the Author
Chapter 1: Selecting a Project
What Are Your Goals?
Level of Restoration
Rarity, Condition and Originality
NOS, Used or Reproduction Parts
Evaluating a Project Car 
Club Benefits 
Use the Internet to Your Advantage
Some Friendly Advice
Chapter 2: Disassembly 
Planning, Tracking and Budgeting
Get Organized 
Workspace and Tools
Getting Started
Body Off or On?
Repair or Replace?
How Deep Are You Going? 
It’s Really a Parts Car—Now What?
Chapter 3: Bodywork 
Typical Rust Areas 
Paint Removal
Repair Patches 
Floorpan and Trunk Floor Replacement
Quarter Panel Replacement 
Quarter Patch Panel Preparation
Rust Preventers 
Dent Removal 
Body Tags 
Collision Damage 
Prepare Body for Painting
Chapter 4: Painting 
Selecting Paint
DIY or Professional? 
Choosing a Body Shop 
What Can You Do Yourself? 
Spray Gun and Compressor Setup 
Masking the Car 
Chapter 5: Engine
Time for a Rebuild? 
Identifying an Engine
Choosing a Machine Shop 
Repair or Replace?
Detailing the Engine
Engine Disassembly and Inspection 
Engine Assembly
Chapter 6: Transmission 
Rebuild or Replace?
Turbo Hydra-Matic 400 
Automatic Transmission Upgrades
Super Turbine 300 to Turbo 350 
Manual Transmissions 
Muncie 4-Speed Disassembly 
Muncie 4-Speed Assembly
Chapter 7: Suspension 
Restore Safety, Functionality and Appearance 
Inspection and Evaluation 
Paint Finishes 
Chapter 8: Brakes 
Repair or Replace? 
Check for Condition 
Aftermarket Systems
Master Cylinders, Proportioning Valves and Lines
1964 Rear Drum Brakes
Chapter 9: Interior 
Disassembly and Evaluation of Components 
Authentic Reproductions 
Mix and Match? 
Vapor Barriers
Carpet and Sill Panels
Carpet Installation 
Door Panel Installation 
Deck Package Installation 
Dash Pad Restoration 
Pedal Assemblies 
Steering Wheels 
Seat Belts 
Kick Panels 
Seat Installation
Chapter 10: Body Assembly and Alignment
The Process 
Door Alignment 
Front Fender Fitting and Alignment 
Hood Installation
Bumper Installation
Chapter 11: Electrical 
Inspection of the Wiring 
Harness Replacement 
Trouble Spots
Pages: 176
Size: 8.5 X 11 (inches)
Format: Paperback
Illustrations: 398 b/w photos
Publisher: CarTech
ISBN: 9781613253083
Product Code: SA218P

Publisher: Cartech Books / SA Design
Paperback: 176 pages, 414 color photos
Dimensions: 8.3 x 10.8 x 0.5 inches
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