68 Pontiac Le Mans

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I will take a GTO and make a Le Mans.........................................

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This'll be fun to watch Bruce B)

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Cool project Bruce, l will be watching...

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I can't wait to see this one. Gotta love old Tin, old Tin Indians that is. ;):D

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:D Hi I started one about 8 weeks ago here it is so far.post-1882-0-05079100-1353078896_thumb.jppost-1882-0-23190700-1353078911_thumb.jp

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:D I am also doing a 64 Tempest I love the GTOs but every one forgets the basemodel.I to my drivers test on my dads 67 Tempest sprient that will be my next one.

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That is pretty cool. I carpool with a guy that has a 68 Tempest. It was nice of Model Car Garage to include Tempest badges in their photo etch sets to make this project possible. I have thought of doing this build myself just to give the guy a model of his car. I think I have an original MPC 68 GTO body somewhere. The front bumper could be ordered chrome or some sort of Enduro rubber bumper I think.

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Hey thank you guys for all the comments and the cool pictures.............

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That is pretty cool. I carpool with a guy that has a 68 Tempest. It was nice of Model Car Garage to include Tempest badges in their photo etch sets to make this project possible. I have thought of doing this build myself just to give the guy a model of his car. I think I have an original MPC 68 GTO body somewhere. The front bumper could be ordered chrome or some sort of Enduro rubber bumper I think.

Hi what I did for my front bumper was cut it from the pan and did a little sanding the shape is the same on the chrome as the Enduro then I sent it to little kar co for the chrome it worked out good.

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Thanks Rick...not sure what I am going to do for the front bumper....

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cool project bruce! any new progress?

cheers

bryan

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Thanks Bryan hope to have some soon.......................................

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Nice start, Bruce! Are you putting a bench seat in it? How about an OHC straight-six? It's kind of sad that so many Le Mans and Tempests were hacked up to restore GTOs or to make clone GTOs; they are nice cars in their own right. I guess hacking up a model of a GTO to make a Le Mans is poetic justice :D

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Nice start, Bruce! Are you putting a bench seat in it? How about an OHC straight-six? It's kind of sad that so many Le Mans and Tempests were hacked up to restore GTOs or to make clone GTOs; they are nice cars in their own right. I guess hacking up a model of a GTO to make a Le Mans is poetic justice :D

Hi your right they did hack up a lot of Le Mans and Tempests it,s to bad try to find one to restor.Anyway I am putting the OHC-6 in my 68 and Im looking for a bench to.I posted my 68 and a 64 I doing but I am also doing a 67 that will also have the 6 and bench just like the one my dad had and that was the car I took my frist drivers test in.

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Thanks Joseph & Rick....This build will have a stock V8 with custom valve covers and air cleaner..Yes a bench seat....

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Got some work done............................

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Coming along nicely Bruce....

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Thanks Carl...hope to have more soon.......................

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Got lots more done............................................

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Got it painted..................................

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Hope to have it foiled soon..........................

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This is really cool!! I have been wanting to do this with a 70 GTO but build a 70 Tempest T-37 like my dads.

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I like that color you chose for it. It's a very good match to the burgundy color available that year. What paint did you use?

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I like that color you chose for it. It's a very good match to the burgundy color available that year. What paint did you use?

The paint was Dupli-Color Autum Red Metallic..............

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I got the interior finished and the body foiled.....................

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Body's looking smooooth,Bruce (all ofit is),loving it! :D

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