ok, got a little more done this evening. i actually worked some on my hybrid conversion, the wife's huffy mountain bike, and the GT.
here is the GT now:
the last things, the grips, are in jason's stocking as a surprise. all that is left, besides the grips, is to outline the GT emblems on the frame with silver and fill in the silver with black and then paint the GT on the front where the sticker normally goes. i might try and locate some proper pads too but i have to think about that. oh ya, i have to put new tires and inner tubes on it. these are very old and slowly lose air over two days so i will get some white or blue tires to final this thing up