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Old 11-11-2004, 21:41   #1 (permalink)
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To you, what makes a car a GT

With the age of most GT's except the latest breed. So many of the parts have been changed. For insantce. You can buy an old rusted paddock basher, replace all the panels and slot in a new 351, give it an all new interior, modernise the suspension and ignition etc. But its still considered a GT. Even though virtually the entire car is changed.

So im guessing it must be the compliance plates that say its a GT. As long as the chasis is still the same one it is a gt. Obviously GT's are held in best regard when they are matching number cars and not restored. Which are few and far between.

Whats your thoughts on fully restored GT's some of which dont have the original engine or gearbox. Are they less a GT?
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Old 11-12-2004, 00:33   #2 (permalink)
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Re: To you, what makes a car a GT

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Whats your thoughts on fully restored GT's some of which dont have the original engine or gearbox. Are they less a GT?
Yes, IMO they are less, also a GT with compliance plate that has been reshelled is not an genuine GT.
I would love a 6 speed in my GT, but i cant do it, will stay with the toploader.
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Old 11-12-2004, 03:14   #3 (permalink)
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Re: To you, what makes a car a GT

I think a GT is a car that came from the factory a GT .
I also think owning a GT becomes a responsablity . I own a XA GT coupe and as above would love to change things such as 4 link rear end but think a GT should only have bolt on bolt of things done so it always retains its GT heritage . If you want to highly mod a car try to do it to a normal falcon .
Rebuilding a GT with new interior different shocks and the rest is not going to make it a non GT
This is just my view
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Old 11-12-2004, 03:20   #4 (permalink)
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Who cares ,just enjoy YOUR car as you like it
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Re: To you, what makes a car a GT

mine the threads on www.falcongtclub.org and allow 3 days to read them lol

Actually, that is a bit harsh. Most GT owners undersand that at 30, and in some cases 35 years old, these cars need freshening up and a lot of maintenance. The basic rule is, replace it with the same item it was built with. I have seen two GTs with the original fan belt on them. But I dont think I'd trust driving it across town :-)

Restoration is fine, and encouraged. The car has to be safe, and what you want it to be. When restoring, you can spend $15k, or up to $55k (no I'm not kidding).It simply a matter of correct parts. NOS if possible, if not the best available. But the golden rule is, GTs didnt come with nitrous or powerglides :-)
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Old 11-12-2004, 22:46   #6 (permalink)
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Re: To you, what makes a car a GT

I think a GT is a car that came from the factory a GT .
I also think owning a GT becomes a responsablity.

I could not agree with you more. I have a Wild violet with white interior and they only did i think from memory it was 25 so it is quite rear compered to sum, and it has not been changed at all. It got a full resto in 1984 and it has covered about 1,00 ks since and it will never se another owner in my life time. (so says my dauter).
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Re: To you, what makes a car a GT

If I owned a GT I couldn't bear to change anything. If a panel had rust I'd rather fork out three times as much as a new panel cost to get it repaired.

That's why I'm going for a non-GT to play with, so I can molest it and still sleep at night.
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Old 11-12-2004, 23:24   #8 (permalink)
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If I owned a GT I couldn't bear to change anything. If a panel had rust I'd rather fork out three times as much as a new panel cost to get it repaired.

That's why I'm going for a non-GT to play with, so I can molest it and still sleep at night.
i agree, i would love to have a GT looking beast with better brakes, late model wheels, different stereo, steering wheel etc.
wouldn't want to UN GT a genuine article
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Old 11-13-2004, 04:20   #9 (permalink)
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Re: To you, what makes a car a GT

i have a fairmont hardtop and a 2 falc 500,s guess what gents the engineers that designed and built the hard tops originally would use every thing that we have today if it had been available back then so just build it the way you want and enjoy
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Re: To you, what makes a car a GT

GT's should be kept totally original IMO, if you want to modify/make big changes to suit your tastes, do it to a replica,like what im doing :) BUILD YOUR OWN CAR!
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