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I guess since the GT is on it's way to me I should start a thread.
Keith did me great with a nice buy and I'll post images and such when it arrives.
Now. I'm not doing a restore or anything like that.
It get's a V6 and automatic transmission. Which one? Well. That is open now.
I do have a set of seats picked out but will decide once the car gets here.
I have no plans to paint or do massive body work.
I plan to be that Old Guy in an Opel GT that blows away Junior in his Daddy's car.
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The GT arrived today! Well. Actually it arrived last night but the driver failed to notify me in time so he had to wait over night. Right around 8:15 AM he arrived. He rolled off an Audi to unload the GT. Was an easy job to push the GT into my driveway.
Again. I'm going to give a great big THANK YOU to Keith! The GT is in better shape then I expected!
Buying online sometimes disappoints you. Not this time. It's everything I was told it was and more as I look at it.
Funny thing was the driver had never seen or heard of an Opel GT!
 

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The Driver that delivered this saw my 2000 Escalade and wanted to buy it.
I just got that from out West and the body and frame are like new as it's never seen salt.
 

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Aside from getting the gaskets to install the front and rear windshields,
I'll be working on the side marker lights and tail lights.
None of the original stuff is there so saves me having to rip them out.
I plan a total de-chrome so outter door handles will be removed for blasting.
Gas cap has to go also.
 

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Yeah. I'm stoked! My old 71 had maybe 1/2 the body left!

Will probably finish removing the headliner then just Bed liner it.
Same for the floor after some patch work.
This is not a restoration after all.
 

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Did some looking close today and decided on a few things.
The gas cap and the whole set up goes! I have several ideas for that.
I want a flush system so it don't stick way up in the air. So will probably find a flush door of some type then fab any needed parts.
If anyone wants the gas cap? I'll send it just for shipping costs.

On the antenna. I have a motorized unit that fits. I'll have to build a shield and a few parts but not a big problem.
I'm thinking of taking some parts like the window crank knobs off and making a cast of them.
Then pouring a color matched knob. Yeah. I do cast ALOT of stuff! Mostly Air Gun parts.
The rear window deck is pop riveted in so I'll remove that and fab a new one.
I have the brakes and such to handle that. And will fab the rear fold up part behind the seats also.
Plans are to have that in 2 parts so I can lift 1 side at a time.
Probably aluminium to save weight.

Have some frame areas to look at closer but still not a big deal.
 

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I also have some 'stuff' in the basement to look at.
I'm thinking to use that for opening the hood.
Push a button and hood opens and closes.

I'll need to do some research on the dash but That can be fixed one way or another.
Still have to measure to see if the seats I'd like will fit.
Will also be changing the steering wheel if someone wants it.
 

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Battery will be relocated to the rear. That will free room upfront plus off-set weight of a newer engine.
Lights will be opened and closed by liner actuator so that handle and the cable will go away.
Center of the dash will be totally redesigned for a nice touch screen system.
 

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I still have it.
If you want pics I can take some for you.
The top door is a bit rough just to give you a heads up.
 

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So. Thinking about the floor boards and a possible carpet install I came up with an idea that will work for me.
I'm in the Commercial Flooring business. We have a warehouse full of stuff! So I started looking around.
One thing we install A LOT of is carpet tiles. Those are what you see when you walk into most stores with an outside entrance.
They come in many different sizes, colors, and patterns. They are an indoor/outdoor type of carpet so very hardy.
They are kind of thick with the backing and easy to work with given your good with a carpet knife.
So a good suspect for my needs as they have a built in padding of a sort.
Plus! If you use the right kind of adhesive? Easily replaced with no additional adhesive needed.
 

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I guess since the GT is on it's way to me I should start a thread.
Keith did me great with a nice buy and I'll post images and such when it arrives.
Now. I'm not doing a restore or anything like that.
It get's a V6 and automatic transmission. Which one? Well. That is open now.
I do have a set of seats picked out but will decide once the car gets here.
I have no plans to paint or do massive body work.
I plan to be that Old Guy in an Opel GT that blows away Junior in his Daddy's car.
;)
I liked that first quote, that is I pushed the like button, but that was not enough. After reading that again it put a really big smile on my face and made me wish I had gone for a 2.4.. Can't wait to see it when you are done, but regarding the paint job - in addition to being the old guy that blows away junior you may want to consider these cas are chick magnets too but its got to look good as well.
 
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