1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Any questions or suggestions regarding restorations
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Tue 14 Mar 2017, 19:20

Slowly but surely!
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by jmvv » Wed 15 Mar 2017, 09:05

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.

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Wed 15 Mar 2017, 20:21

jmvv wrote: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! I am leaning towards the wood finish! If the finish is not good then I will go to vinyl!! :mrgreen:
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Thu 16 Mar 2017, 22:05

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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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Fri 17 Mar 2017, 23:06

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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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Sat 18 Mar 2017, 17:17

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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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Sun 19 Mar 2017, 16:52

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 etc will keep to later! ;)
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Mon 20 Mar 2017, 19:21

Must dry properly! Will start connecting the wiring to-morrow :mrgreen:
Spacer for the switches next on the program!! 8O
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Wed 22 Mar 2017, 10:33

Facia refined (Note edge of facia!) and now need to complete the alignment! Will show later! :mrgreen:
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Wed 22 Mar 2017, 19:30

Mounting points for the facia :mrgreen: Connections tomorrow? :mrgreen:
No use getting impatient!! 8O
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