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54inches mentioned to start a build thread back when I first bought the goat, now I have a few things to show for it so before she gets parked in the garage for winter, I'll show the progress I made after owning the car for almost 1.5 months.

Mid-September I picked up the car from Athens, PA. I had to take 2 separate trips for a total of ~12 hours on the road, finally the last 3 hours was me bringing the car home.

This was the car when I picked it up.

The car came with an SLP Loudmouth I Exhaust on it, an 05/06 Hood and 05/06 Upgraded Brakes.

After a few days of having it home, I installed 6000K HIDs & Dual Color Changing LED Turn Signals (They shine white, but flash orange with directionals)

Comparison between Stock & HID's/LED's


All Finished


I also changed out the ugly green interior lights, dull overhead lights, door lights and trunk lights to LED's.


The engine bay was really dirty when I picked it up, so I gave it a decent scrubbing


But felt it needed something else, so I went online and ordered a New Era Performance High Flow Intake. :thumbsup:

After having the car for not even 2 weeks, I had dropped ~$400 in aftermarket parts.


The interior was also very dirty. The person I bought it from was in Construction and didn't keep it all that clean inside. I bought a lot of Adams Polishes products and went to work. Heres some Before & After shots..

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I then spent $20 :lol: and bought some Arrowhead Overlays (Black for the emblems, and blue for the wheel emblems)


That same day the picture was taken, I installed my Billet Pro Series Shifter with the help of my friend Chris.


Less than a month later, these arrived..


They now sit where they are in the picture, to begin getting installed tomorrow. They are used Stainless Works Long Tube Headers with Catless Mids.

As those wait install, the other day I installed some Boston Acoustic 6-1/2" Speakers in the rear side panels. One of the stock speakers were blown. These sound much better and I may end up replacing the rear deck speakers, and front door panel speakers with another 2 pairs of them.
 

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Here are some pictures of how she sits at the moment...













I will post up some pictures and video clips of the headers after they are installed. (Hopefully Wednesday.)
 

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Nice Holden. Love the color, and before and after seat pics are awesome.

BTW: Did you put a '05-'06 LS2 hood on it? I thought th '04s had a more simple hood.
 

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Nice Holden. Love the color, and before and after seat pics are awesome.

BTW: Did you put a '05-'06 LS2 hood on it? I thought th '04s had a more simple hood.
The 05-06 Hood was put on by the previous owner.

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Thanks for the comments fellas :D
 

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Good Job brother. Time to change your sig, or at least clean it up as well. :lol:
 

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Good Job brother. Time to change your sig, or at least clean it up as well. :lol:
Working on that right now. :thumbsup:

GTO only set me back $14,000. I actually see more 5th Gen Camaros around here than I do GTO's so I am happy with my choice to go cheaper.

Here are some plans for the GTO...

  • Pedders Front Tire Rub Package
  • Pedders 1" Drop Springs [Front]
  • Pedders 0" Drop Springs [Rear]
  • Underdrive Crank Pulley
  • SAP Grilles
  • Harrop Differential Cover
  • GFORCE Half Shafts Lvl 2 or 1 Piece Driveshaft
  • Ported 243 Heads
  • Cam (Unknown at this time)
  • 4.10 Gears
  • Mini-Tub
  • Wheels ( Unkown ) .. 315's on Back
  • 05/06 Rear Bumper
Hopefully the first half of that list will be done over the course of next year. If things go better than I hope, maybe most of the list will be done by the end of next year. :eek:

My goal is ~425whp. I may decide to go with an aggressive cam to increase that number a bit (I seen similar people around 450whp with aggressive cams) but if that's the case, I will need to get a beater next year. (Carpooling this winter)

As well, No Nitrous. Planning on keeping this my N/A monster :rolleyes: ... until I decide to redo the whole thing with a bigger LS motor, but that is years away. :confused:
 

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Sweet. I'm jealous. For budget reasons and frustration reasons, I'm floating the idea of ditching the Z for a Goat. I've always loved them and I like that they are rare. I've noticed that GTO owners seem to be real cool to one another. Plus, a fully built LS1 sounds like pure unadulterated sex appeal. Oh and Impulse blue is a total attention stealer/getter. :D
 

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I can't believe how much your leather changed color (for the better!). Must have been tough to get it that clean. Great lookin' car, buddy!

BTW, one of the Dolphin pilots at the Air Station is an Australian Navy exchange officer who owns a black Holden Monaro badged '04 GTO. He changed out the badges including the front grille. He said he did it to make himself feel more at home as he's here for two years...funny Aussie pilot.
 

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**** thats looking good! I wanted an IBM but none were available at the time I bought mine so I'm stuck with PBM :(.
 

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I can't believe how much your leather changed color (for the better!). Must have been tough to get it that clean. Great lookin' car, buddy!

BTW, one of the Dolphin pilots at the Air Station is an Australian Navy exchange officer who owns a black Holden Monaro badged '04 GTO. He changed out the badges including the front grille. He said he did it to make himself feel more at home as he's here for two years...funny Aussie pilot.
As much as I love and want a GTO, if I get one its getting the Monaro front on it and its getting rebadged.
 

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I can't believe how much your leather changed color (for the better!). Must have been tough to get it that clean. Great lookin' car, buddy!

BTW, one of the Dolphin pilots at the Air Station is an Australian Navy exchange officer who owns a black Holden Monaro badged '04 GTO. He changed out the badges including the front grille. He said he did it to make himself feel more at home as he's here for two years...funny Aussie pilot.
I wonder if the previous owner was a smoker? Even the back seats were discolored. My first car was an ex-smoker:lol:, and it too looked several shades brighter inside once I thoroughly cleaned and detailed the interior.
 

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