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1966 Catalina resto

robmiller

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I just bought a 1966 Catalina 2-door base, or at least I'm assuming it's a base since it doesn't have any louvers on the sides. I'm going to be looking for a lot of things for it. I wonder if anybody can offer some suggestions.

1. I need a new dash pad, or to have the old one recovered.
2. I need the top center air conditioner register/vent above the radio area.
3. Would like to buy new foam seat pads (bench) for the front.
4. Need the correct radiator and fan shroud.
5. Hood hinges -- definitely driver's side, possibly also passenger side. I'd buy a pair if available. The springs are present.

Does anybody know what parts from a GTO 2-door will fit the Catalina?
 

melsg5

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Generally speaking A body (tempest) and B body (Catalina) do not interchange.
Try frankspontiacparts.com for OEM and Ames Performance and Original Parts Group for reproductions.
Good luck with your project.
 

robmiller

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Interesting. Since the Impala was a B-Body, I wonder if any of the Impala parts will fit the Catalina? Any experience on this? There seem to be a lot more Impala parts available than for the Catalina.
 

melsg5

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GM divisions were separate in the 60's, again very little interchangeability
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The comments you received were 100 % correct. Full Size Pontiac is all by himself... No full size other G M with a rare exception... And no GTO /Tempest / LeMans with a rare exception....

The Great News is I have MOUNTAINS of NEW and N.O.S. parts for your big boy.
But nothing on your list --- I am strictly NEW Mechanical parts --- brakes , front end, ignition, electrical, fuel pumps, water pumps, motor mounts, transmission mounts, quality tune up parts, and a whoooooooole lot more....

You are welcome to always simply call me --- Craig --- 516 - 485 - 1935.....

Congratulations on your new toy !!!!!
 

robmiller

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The comments you received were 100 % correct. Full Size Pontiac is all by himself... No full size other G M with a rare exception... And no GTO /Tempest / LeMans with a rare exception....

The Great News is I have MOUNTAINS of NEW and N.O.S. parts for your big boy.
But nothing on your list --- I am strictly NEW Mechanical parts --- brakes , front end, ignition, electrical, fuel pumps, water pumps, motor mounts, transmission mounts, quality tune up parts, and a whoooooooole lot more....

You are welcome to always simply call me --- Craig --- 516 - 485 - 1935.....

Congratulations on your new toy !!!!!
Thanks very much — I’ll put your number in my book. I have yet to begin and there will be a lot of things I need so I’m sure we’ll be in touch!
 
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I just bought a 1966 Catalina 2-door base, or at least I'm assuming it's a base since it doesn't have any louvers on the sides. I'm going to be looking for a lot of things for it. I wonder if anybody can offer some suggestions.

1. I need a new dash pad, or to have the old one recovered.
2. I need the top center air conditioner register/vent above the radio area.
3. Would like to buy new foam seat pads (bench) for the front.
4. Need the correct radiator and fan shroud.
5. Hood hinges -- definitely driver's side, possibly also passenger side. I'd buy a pair if available. The springs are present.

Does anybody know what parts from a GTO 2-door will fit the Catalina?
May hav items such as hood hinges & radiatior
In Lanaing Michigan
Omishjon4@gmail.com
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robmiller

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Does anybody know if the OPGI 2+2 interior trim kit will work on the base? I'm assuming there's nothing structurally different about the car so it should fit? I don't see a kit available for the base model. Any reason I shouldn't go that way?
 

melsg5

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Who makes the interior they sell Legendary or PUI, call which ever manufacturer directly or call both of them, they both do retail sales.
 
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