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HOW to all! It's good to Pontiac's are well! The Chief would be proud. I used to be a Camaro guy till they killed it in the third gen, IMO. After I sold my Zs I decided to see what I could do with a fwd. 

looks like you all have some nice cars, so I hope you don't mind a fwd nosing in.

 

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Nice looking GP! What's been done to her?

I see you like the wood theme in the interior. Is the steering wheel wrapped?

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Amazing job on your britework under the hood and the interior over the top.  Welcome to the FP tribe.

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Well the short answer to what been done to her is, about everything! And everything is real and custom made. The steering is a hand made piece as is the console top & shifter. Under the hood everything is functional, look close at the motor mounts. They are a complete design change from the factory. The engine cover is functional for cooling with the W6 type hood. I'll post up some more pics & explane in more detail later, but here are a couple others.

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Wow What a Ride !! Exceptional 00 GP GT !! Welcome !!

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Very nice Poncho! Cant wait to hear the details on the steering wheel. welcome to the site!

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Ok! The steering wheel was made by taking a stock GP wheel and striping it down to just the cast aluminum carcass. Then cutting of the outer ring, cutting the 4 spokes off the hub, shorting them. Then change their angle to shrink the wheel to finish at 13". Reweld them, roll a piece of 5/8 dia. Aluminum round stock and weld that to the spokes. The start cutting and machining Mahogany, Red Oak & Black Walnut to fit. Machine a center hub and outer aluminum pieces to fit the wheel controls & finish. See pics. This was easy, you need to see the suspension work & the undercarriage, brakes, wheels, etc.

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Nice!! Did you do all the work?

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14 hours ago, Last Indian said:

Ok! The steering wheel was made by taking a stock GP wheel and striping it down to just the cast aluminum carcass. Then cutting of the outer ring, cutting the 4 spokes off the hub, shorting them. Then change their angle to shrink the wheel to finish at 13". Reweld them, roll a piece of 5/8 dia. Aluminum round stock and weld that to the spokes. The start cutting and machining Mahogany, Red Oak & Black Walnut to fit. Machine a center hub and outer aluminum pieces to fit the wheel controls & finish. See pics. This was easy, you need to see the suspension work & the undercarriage, brakes, wheels, etc.

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Truly an artist with mad skills!!!!

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that is freaking beautiful, damn!!! Nice work.

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Ringo, if I may? Yes, I do all of my own work including design. I appreciate the nice comments thanks to all. I'm not familiar with how this goes so I'm not sure to continue this here or not? I will say this about the Indian, the suspension bares little resemblance to the stock one & yet it does appear somewhat stock. The same goes for the engine &a brakes as I indicated before. Embelems are custom as well!

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Amazing work!

It may be better if you wish to go into detail to create a "Progression/Build Topic" in: https://foreverpontiac.com/forum/9-pontiac-progression-place/

Then in there you can go into as much detail as you want and share as many pictures of the build process as you would like :) 

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