To be honest I dont know a single person who collects ,restores GTs in any way at all..and since joining this group I have looked..I fear most of the old GTs in this area went for scrap when the price was high..I my self am even guilty of scrapping a few that I regret now after seeing what you folks can do with them and how much time and love you invest...we live and learn.
Auburn, Start checking out any of the farm tractor or heritage/history type shows and I bet you will find some collectors. I didn't think there were any collectors in TX, but I have found quite a few over the years. Maybe even post something on Craigs List about looking for GT collector clubs or shows, you maybe surprised by what you find. happy Hunting.
BTW, I have found and bought GTs out of central and southern Bama before..