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hey all....got some pics of my "blank - canvas" GT that ive been excavating out of the load of junk in my barn......this is the same car that i managed to un-seize the engine to last summer, and i had a post earlier about whether or not i should try to save her.....so tell me what you guys think! they're in member photos under 1970GT.

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That looks a lot like my GT. I repaired the floors first. I removed all of the rusted floor, right back to the seat crossmember.
I made some mistakes, but now I have a solid floor.
(I just uploaded a picture of my floors to the gallery.)

Next is fenders and rear panel!
 

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1970GT,

Well, I have seem worse GT's restored. Well, maybe one. If you want to see a similar GT restoration, surf to

http://home.tiscali.be/rudolphnevi/Opel-GT/index.htm

I'll be honest, my first reaction was to suggest that you start looking for a GT with a lot less rust, and use this one for a parts car. Then, I thought, heck, with enough time and money, even THAT GT can be resurrected. But I am starting to drift back to my earlier sentiment. If you have a real love affair with that particular GT (which is Rudy's story), then it can probably be made roadworthy again. But for about twice what a better "base" GT will cost in total, and then some. And there are very few people out there who can accomplish what Rudy did.

Whatever you decide, good luck.

JM2CW
 

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Where is the car located? I'm about 45 minutes NW of Philadelphia. I have an extra repro rocker panel from OGTS you can have for a couple of bucks if you want to pick it up.

Let me know.
 

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jlthunder, i'm about 60 min N of philly, i just go to college in the city. i live in New Hope, PA....thats where the GT is. so you have one of these panels or two? that would be awesome, but does anyone think i should be worried about the structural integrity of the body? or will i just be able to cut out the rust and weld in new metal?

thanks!!!!
 
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