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  • Rear Trim Strip

    139 40.17%
  • Hella Right Side Rear Marker light

    5 1.45%
  • Hella Left side Rear Marker light

    7 2.02%
  • Original Drivers Side Mirror

    12 3.47%
  • Original Passenger Side Mirror (Euro)

    48 13.87%
  • Bumpers

    15 4.34%
  • Floor Panels

    23 6.65%
  • Rockers

    8 2.31%
  • Body Panels

    22 6.36%
  • Ignition Switch

    67 19.36%
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    ...and it looked like this - straight out of the '74 FSM.
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    I didn't even think to check any of the FSM's I have. I wonder what came in the European versions? It wouldn't surprise me if they had a few things that were different due to different markets for replacement parts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Hoffmann View Post
    It was a Delco. The one I remember had dams around the caps to prevent battery acid from spilling over the side.

    And that worked really well didn't it! ..... I don't want to think about the holes in the nose belly pan if they had just used a "normal" battery! -- Doug
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autoholic View Post
    Anyone know what battery was originally used? That's something, like the OE wipers, which would be replaced at some point.
    My '73 Gt came new with an AC Delco battery with the little green glowing light in one of the cell caps . It was an indicator of charge or discharge I think.
    I also believe that it had "sealed" non removable cell caps, but don't remember for sure.
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    Here's a part that I've never seen before. A guy on Facebook posted a pic and asking if the black ring he found under his shift boot was original. The consensus was that it's part of a previous shift boot.

    But then Gene Smith chimed in with a comment about the draw-stringed wrap that you see at the base of the shifter pivot. Gene says that that IS original and very seldom seen and that it's to keep grease and grime out of the pivot mechanism.:

    Shifter pivot assembly boot.jpg
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    Here's pics of an Opel battery from another thread:

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    Gordo, that first photo could make for a cool advert wall art piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    Here's a part that I've never seen before. A guy on Facebook posted a pic and asking if the black ring he found under his shift boot was original. The consensus was that it's part of a previous shift boot.

    But then Gene Smith chimed in with a comment about the draw-stringed wrap that you see at the base of the shifter pivot. Gene says that that IS original and very seldom seen and that it's to keep grease and grime out of the pivot mechanism.:

    Shifter pivot assembly boot.jpg
    I've seen a few of those in crusty condition. I've also come across a rubber one
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    Here's a part that I've never seen before. A guy on Facebook posted a pic and asking if the black ring he found under his shift boot was original. The consensus was that it's part of a previous shift boot.

    But then Gene Smith chimed in with a comment about the draw-stringed wrap that you see at the base of the shifter pivot. Gene says that that IS original and very seldom seen and that it's to keep grease and grime out of the pivot mechanism.:

    Shifter pivot assembly boot.jpg


    It looks to me like the bottom of the shifter Boot has Failed // Cracked and split and that pleat, and left behind the rubber ring in the enclosure...... that what it looks like to me ?/ the top boot broken too JMHO
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    I was fortunate that my 71 GT came with option 999 - rust. Not many GTs with that option. On a positive note, I have the shifter gaiter and the snaps still work.
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    Yep that’s just a separated boot. The cloth cover looks original. Reproductions are available from OGTS I have a cloth cover on mine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    Here's a part that I've never seen before. A guy on Facebook posted a pic and asking if the black ring he found under his shift boot was original. The consensus was that it's part of a previous shift boot.

    But then Gene Smith chimed in with a comment about the draw-stringed wrap that you see at the base of the shifter pivot. Gene says that that IS original and very seldom seen and that it's to keep grease and grime out of the pivot mechanism.:

    Shifter pivot assembly boot.jpg
    I still have the boot, carefully took the GT apart during the rebuild. When I got that far, I saw it. Pretty easy to figure out what it is for, only because it was in place.

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    Nice find with the pictures!So anyone can see that I have a Opel Color on my GT.
    The Color come with the Kadett C and called Signal Ocker!
    The German Paintchip RAL called it Meloneyellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Scifi Guy View Post
    Here's a part that I've never seen before. A guy on Facebook posted a pic and asking if the black ring he found under his shift boot was original. The consensus was that it's part of a previous shift boot.

    But then Gene Smith chimed in with a comment about the draw-stringed wrap that you see at the base of the shifter pivot. Gene says that that IS original and very seldom seen and that it's to keep grease and grime out of the pivot mechanism.:

    Shifter pivot assembly boot.jpg
    Gene is right about the vinyl wrap with the draw-string. It is an original part and is to keep dirt and moisture out of the shift mechanism. Mine is still intact. The larger round rubber thing does indeed look like the remnants of an old shift boot.
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