Ok so I decided to end working on my 1969 Opel GT that some have followed in the Opel 2.0 Thread. There were several reasons which I will let you read about in my closing post on that thread. This thread is to follow the work on my new 1970 Opel GT which I picked up in Greeley, CO. This car was originally white with a red interior. It also has Air conditioning which does not work. This car has ZERO rust. I mean ZERO. This is a new concept for me with regards to Opel GTs. Of course I realized that starting with a great base car is the best possible option. This car started life in Montrose, CA. I have no information on the original owner other than a service slip from 1975 for a 'Mr. Rice'. I do know the lady that he sold the car to in 1983. I spoke to her on the phone. She drove it in California on occasion and eventually moved to Greeley, CO where she had it painted red (bad job that faded to orange) and rarely drove it. She said it has been sitting in a garage for 30 years and it shows. The battery box is even still intact. I may not get out much in the Opel community but I have never had a car with it's battery box still there. I know- I am cheap and pathetic. All my cars from the past are from the midwest and might as well have been bathing in salt solution. Their condition has always showed it.
At any rate, here it is:
Now the plans for this are:
1. Lose the A/C.
2. Remove the engine and put in the rebuilt one that I had for the 69.
3. I am keeping the red interior and painting the car silver. I love this color combination.
4. Im going to go through all the mechanicals to make sure they are OK. (I have a rebuilt steering rack and pinion and several other parts to swap.)
5. Rust proof with POR-15 anywhere possible.
I have already started but here are a few other photos: