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by Johann65
Mon 20 Mar 2017, 19:21
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA
Replies: 1083
Views: 171886

Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Must dry properly! Will start connecting the wiring to-morrow :mrgreen:
Spacer for the switches next on the program!! 8O
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by Johann65
Mon 20 Mar 2017, 17:43
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: Rare Fairmont XW Gt find
Replies: 21
Views: 4322

Re: Rare Fairmont XW Gt find

When I see such project cars I pretty much know the tiny % of people who could actually take on such a project, economically its hardly worthwhile if you farm the work out but if one is skilled then perhaps it would be something viable. I agree, Look at this one two years later! :cry: Is Frik stil ...
by Johann65
Sun 19 Mar 2017, 16:52
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA
Replies: 1083
Views: 171886

Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Made new facia! :mrgreen: Needed to improve The layout of the switches and buttons. Did not leave enough space to fit properly! 8O Surface preparation was terrible!! Poor tint and sanding 8O Poor finish :? Will leave to dry completely and see if it needs another coat! :mrgreen: Fitting instruments e...
by Johann65
Sat 18 Mar 2017, 17:17
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA
Replies: 1083
Views: 171886

Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

The first fitting to the dash! If need be this facia will be used to make a Walnut facia. :mrgreen:
I like the appearance! :D
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by Johann65
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 23:06
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA
Replies: 1083
Views: 171886

Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Almost there!! Need to find material with the right wood pattern! See the Kadett dash! :mrgreen:
The face fits very well!! :mrgreen:
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by Johann65
Thu 16 Mar 2017, 22:05
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA
Replies: 1083
Views: 171886

Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Reduced down to 3 ply!! Stained to a darker wood. Will wait till tomorrow before coating with clear polyurethane. At least four coats! :mrgreen:
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by Johann65
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 20:21
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA
Replies: 1083
Views: 171886

Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Johann, if you are interested, you can come visit me in Centurion and I'll cover your trim for you in vinyl for a matching / factory appearance. Thanks for the offer!! :D I have re-thunk the design and have come up with this! No drilling in the dash required ;) Must decide on wood finish or vinyl! ...
by Johann65
Tue 14 Mar 2017, 19:20
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA
Replies: 1083
Views: 171886

Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Slowly but surely!
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by Johann65
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 22:35
Forum: Post your ride
Topic: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILLYBOB
Replies: 1170
Views: 130502

Re: Grizz's Redneck Express 1966 Chevy Short Fleetside BILL

Not surprised to find the Bowtie elsewhere! Remember the Chev LUV? I believe that was Daihatsu!
The Mazda with the Holden Body? 8O The winds of change!
by Johann65
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 20:58
Forum: Restoration
Topic: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA
Replies: 1083
Views: 171886

Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Surface prepared with Spot Putty and sanded! To be sprayed tomorrow! :mrgreen:
Connectors fitted and each wire identified :D fit Pins to upper end of spacer and two locating holes at bottom edge! :mrgreen:
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