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    Great to see a wife out there helping. Buy that woman a pair of mechanics gloves!
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    Believe it or not, I bought her some welding gloves last year for Christmas. I taught her to weld some. I think I'll Keep her!
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    Quote Originally Posted by opelgtcr8z View Post
    This car has ZERO rust. I mean ZERO.
    I mean, more like ZERO point FIVE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.v.Mainberg View Post
    I mean, more like ZERO point FIVE?

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    Ah, A scoffer! It's dirt dude. I cleaned a little spot for you, there is buildup from sitting for years and some more dirt in the picture, so don't be confused. This car is clean of rust. Oh I'm sure there is surface flash somewhere. Check any exhaust and you'll find something. But nothing on this car that needs welding. Its the best one I've had. Just try to get me down, it won't work. Look at my opel 2.0 thread, now that's rust. On this one, i'll say 0.0125!
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    So I tried some Chemical stripper tonight. It does a pretty good job but there are a couple layers so it still takes a bit of time and surface cleanup afterwards. So far to go.

    OK, now an opinion...
    I restored an instrument cluster from a 1969 GT that I was working on, it's great! My problem is that I abandoned that GT and now I have a 1970 GT. How many of you would consider it sacrilegious to use that 69 panel on my 70? The brazen idea that a 70 was masquerading as a 69. I have already decided to use a 69 color combination, is this too much?

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    There may be some purists on this forum, but (so far) they have let Gordo live so they are peaceful! It is your car so do what you like (but do it, not just start to do it)!

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    I say do it.

    But remember that the '69 mounted into the dash differently than the 70+.

    I prefer the rectangular indicators.
    Opel GTs are not GM products
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    Quote Originally Posted by First opel 1981 View Post
    I say do it.

    But remember that the '69 mounted into the dash differently than the 70+.

    I prefer the rectangular indicators.
    Really, How so? I was not aware that they were different. - Well other than the square indicators.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opelgtcr8z View Post
    Really, How so? I was not aware that they were different. - Well other than the square indicators.
    Can't you just compare the one that you took out of the car to the '69 and determine if there will be a problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by opelgtcr8z View Post
    Really, How so? I was not aware that they were different. - Well other than the square indicators.
    Look at the back mounting points.
    Opel GTs are not GM products
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    Quote Originally Posted by markandson View Post
    Can't you just compare the one that you took out of the car to the '69 and determine if there will be a problem?
    Yes, well I already did and don't see any noticeable mounting differences. They look pretty identical from that standpoint. The harness may be different slightly. I'll cross all those bridges when I come to them later.

    Thanks for the opinions so far from everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opelgtcr8z View Post
    Really, How so? I was not aware that they were different. - Well other than the square indicators.
    IIRC, the early instrument panels are held on with clips instead of screws. I am not sure if that changed with the shape of the indicator lights from rectangular to round
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwilford View Post
    IIRC, the early instrument panels are held on with clips instead of screws. I am not sure if that changed with the shape of the indicator lights from rectangular to round
    They appear to be the same. Prob changed after 70 I would guess.
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    OK, got a late start due to some morning shopping at Harbor Freight but this afternoon, I got some stripping done. Tried a chemical stripper on the fender and then sanded the roof off. Tried some cleaner on the engine compartment but it's still really nasty in there. Hope to get more done tomorrow with an earlier start. We'll see... Its hard to get up early on my days off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by opelgtcr8z View Post
    Yes, well I already did and don't see any noticeable mounting differences. They look pretty identical from that standpoint. The harness may be different slightly. I'll cross all those bridges when I come to them later.

    Thanks for the opinions so far from everyone.
    Can you post a pic of the back of the panel? I'd like to compare it to one of mine.
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    From Riches to Rags... My wife and I got a lot done this week on the Opel. Days of sanding, and more recently, sandblasting has gotten me way ahead of where I thought I would be by now. Found some disturbing damage that I didnt know was there. Looks like the car has definitely had a couple of fender benders. Nothing has rusted which is good but now I have some body work to do. I cut the bellypan off since it had been impacted by likely more than one biological obstacle. I have a fiberglass one ready to install. It gave a good opportunity to blast the underside of the nose and the parts in the front cavity. We rented a screw-type towable air compressor that delivers 100+CFM at 125LBS. Definitely worth it's weight in gold. Could have rented a blasting pot as well but opted to use the Harbor Freight one. We sanded most of the car and only blasted in the Eng Compartment and other harder places.
    The plan is to put some epoxy primer on the bare surfaces as soon as possible.
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    Not to bad actually. Usually GT's hide much more body filler than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DennisGardiner View Post
    Not to bad actually. Usually GT's hide much more body filler than that.
    Yeah, very true but I was hoping that this one would not be bondo'd anywhere. Still yet, I could be cutting out rust though. I need to be a glass 1/2 full kind of guy when you have opels!
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    More Progress today. We got everything Epoxy Primed and I am very pleased with the results. I was not expecting that the prime coat would be green but the stuff we got was blue with yellow activator. We used some etching primer for the engine compartment so that I can paint right over it without sanding. It would be hard to sand in there. As it turned out, the primer looked gray but turned green when we stirred it. Totally different maker than the epoxy on the body but just about the same color. Strange, green must be the new Gray lol! The Etch primer dried to look more army green. Next step is to start the body work but my vacation only has a couple days left and I need a rest so I don't know that I'll be doing any more this weekend.




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