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My Gordo's GTX thread has gotten a little too large for the site to handle very well. The car is basically done, so now is a good time to wrap it up. It's gotten so large that I've begun work on an index to help find topics within it. So, I plan on this thread being where I'll continue comments and projects on the car and general conversation. Here's the little bit of the index I've accomplished so far:


Index, by post #, of topics and projects in the Gordo's GTX thread:

0-37 - I introduce the car, after the major bodywork and painting were done, and we start talking about ideas for headlights and looking at pics of heavily modified GT's.

38-43 - Some preliminary talk about Steinmetz flares, wide tires, and lining the wheel wells.

44-56 - I clip the headliner in place and install "stay put" wires.

57-72 - I chop out the rear deck and spare tire area and start to line the area with wood. Decals, scoop lights, Lenk grill.

73-100 - Trunk/storage area wood work completed, tail panel mounted gas cap/filler neck, side rear windows repurposed as interior lighting, storage area carpeted.
 

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I went for a two hour drive today.

All was going well, then I got brined.

Why the brine?

Chance of flurries tomorrow morning.

Aaarrgghh!

Aaarrgghh!

It snowed for exactly one minute at my house at 4pm the next day. I found ONE snowflake on my Ford. I picked it up with tweezers and put it in the freezer. When I get home I'm going to put it on the GT's brine and watch it die.

Aaarrgghh!
 

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Nope, I'm all out of adventures, it's your turn now!

"Jimmy's Hot Chicks in a Hot Tub Hydrographics Adventure!"

I wanna see you dip hot naked chicks into your hydrographic hot tub with graphics that make them look like they're wearing clothes when you pull them out of the tub!


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I've got some bad news for my fellow Northern Opelers:

I went for a 200 mile drive today!

It was great! 70*, no salt on the roads, bright and sunny!

"Screw you man! I ain't seen my front steps since October!" I hear you saying.

OMG, my car is sweet!

EVERYTHING now works the way it should and flawlessly.

"FU MAN! I'm still trying to get my car to idle!"

Don't sweat it! Just keep plugging away and eventually your car will be as good as mine!

"LIAR! You're a douche! I hope all your dang LED's explode on you! :cussing: "

Now, now, don't get your blood pressure up.





May you all experience some Indian Winter and get to go for a drive in between ice storms, dam failures, and hurricanes!


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Holy Cow, what a dumbass I am!

I went to work today.

Unfortunately, it's President's Day and I had the day off.

As I have done every year for my entire 26 year Postal Worker career, I've managed to come in on a holiday that I'm not scheduled to work on. It's gotten so bad that just about every one of my coworkers breaks my balls in the run up to a holiday. "Now remember Gordo, tomorrow is Christmas, make sure you don't come in!" or "Tomorrow is Saturday(a normal day off) Gordo. DON'T set your alarm clock!". Some guys over the years have even headed me off in the parking lot to stop me from entering the building on my day off, thereby sparing me the lambasting I get. Of course, they tell everybody that they stopped me from coming in, so I get my balls busted when I come in the day AFTER the holiday. No such luck this time. Even my bosses pointed their fingers and laughed at me this time.

In my defense,....c'mon....President's Day? Yee gads! We actually have a holiday for those clowns? There's no parades or TV specials. Nobody is rushing to the supermarkets and liquor stores to stock up for the big President's Day party they're having.

I'd rather have Arbor Day off. I like trees. Presidents, not so much.

You're not buying any of this, are you? I'll bet you're sitting there thinking "Holy Cow, what a dumbass he is!"

Sigh......

You might be right.

:sigh:
 

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Well now you can get back to working on that vectra window opener, and making more videos. You should hang a couple of curtains across the front of it and have them open like at the movies with some theme music from 20th century fox playing. Then we could all sit back with some popcorn and watch the show.
 
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I went to work today.

Unfortunately, it's President's Day and I had the day off.

As I have done every year for my entire 26 year Postal Worker career, I've managed to come in on a holiday that I'm not scheduled to work on.
Grind!! Now your image will stay for three month on the white board "employee of 2017":notworthy
 

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Today I tried to make the color balance in my engine compartment better. All of the chromy hoses are on the passenger side and the driver's side has all black wire loom coverings on the wire bundles. They look ugly. It is very good wire covering, but still ugly. Red or chrome/silver would be much better. I searched and searched, but I could only find cheap plastic auto parts store wire wrap. A chrome tape that I could wind around the wires would be perfect, but I couldn't find anything. So, I found some weird split-wrap that was silvery gray and I just put it on. It's not much better looking. I will continue the search for something better. Ideas welcome! Here are before and after pics:


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I think it looks pretty good just with the black. You need a bit of contrast, or else everything will just look the same, and the cool stuff won't stand out. Plus anymore shiny stuff, and you'll need to wear sunglasses to look in there.
 

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Thought of buying this, but never did.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#standard-cable-sleeving/=16tw0qe
Heat-Reflective Slit Corrugated Sleeving
Reflective aluminum surface protects contents from temperatures up to 300° F.
A slit along the length allows you to install without disconnecting wire and cable.
Sleeving has impact and abrasion resistance similar to conduit.
It also resists gasoline, oil, brake fluid, and antifreeze.
 

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It looks fine with the black. The wrap stuff just makes it look bad.
 

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It looks fine with the black. The wrap stuff just makes it look bad.
Gordo,

I agree with Jeff, leave it black. The silver wrap just makes all your wiring stand out. Unless that is something you were wanting??
 
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