Here’s my new car guys. It’s called the GTX for now. The “X” stands for EXTREME!!!!! The adjustable fiberglass wing and the Lenk hood aren’t done yet. I guess this will be my build thread, but it should more accurately be described as my strip ‘n’ build thread because I’m gonna take most of the good stuff off of the Red Baron to build it. The Baron will be dumbed down and I might use it for my bash ‘n’ crash car or flip it to a friend.
I want to do every extreme mod I can think of as I build it including an electronic display dash, electric windows/locks/door openers, maybe an all wood interior(wood floors?), etc. I’ll consider and attempt any mod that no one has done yet. I don’t have the deep pockets of some of our members, so everything that I have the skills for will be done by me. It’ll probably be a 2 year build before I’m done and it’s road worthy. I don’t really give a fig if I ever drive it, I just love having GT’s as a platform to do interesting projects to and I just love having one in my garage to look at.
I bought this car from a guy in Washington State about 3 years ago. He had done most of the mods you see on it, except for the morphed/adapted ground effects, lower rear panel treatment, and the gas cap out the rear. He’d done all the work and then stuck it in his garage for 14 years and moved onto other projects. Five projects down the road, his wife said “You’re not getting another car until you get rid of one you already have!!!” I got it for $1500!!!!!!!!!!!! A steal! It cost another $1500 to have it shipped cross-country to me here in Jersey. I tossed another $5000 at it for kit parts, auto body work to finish and modify it even more, and the paint job. The color is classic Ford truck red. I coated the entire underside, all of the interior, edges, and the engine compartment/headlight area forward of the radiator in POR-15. The Steinmetz flares were properly reinforced by cutting the old wheel arches into strips and folding them out to support the flares. The Ferrari Dino style side air scoops and the headlight mods were done with 3” pipe. He removed the headlight rotating stuff, cut out the bottom of the buckets and pierced through the sides of the buckets with some angle iron to provide a place to mount mini headlight or fog lights in the pipes. I will be putting LED turn signals in the side scoops. The side windows were covered over, but the openings are still there on the inside. I’m going to have Opel blitz’s etched into the old window glass, install some kind of hidden background lighting, and reinstall the windows from the inside.