I finally decided to start tracking my '69 Opel GT restoration. I owned a 1970 GT since 1985. After Marriage, Kids and other things that make up life's distractions, I decided that it was high time that I restored my 70 Opel. Unfortunately, after tearing into it and fixing things on the underside, I realized that while the car looked good on top, it was too far gone structurally to justify the restoration. Last summer I made the painful decision to chop the car up for parts and locate a better start for a restoration. I found two cars, a 1970 from northern IL, (purchased last year) and a 1969 from St. Bernice, IN. (late last year). The 70 had a good upper body but the interior and floorboards had been trashed by mice. Luckily the '69 became available. It has a near perfect floorpan but needs some body work. I found the car west of Paris IL where I live sitting next to a barn. The property owner said that it belonged to someone in St. Bernice, IN and they wanted him to crush it for them since it had been taking up too much space for 20 years in their barn. Awful glad that I asked when I did. I have already started the preliminaries and will post some photos to get this thread started.