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 » Wed 28 May 2014, 19:49

gordini wrote:I think you will need to weld to hold it in place :idea:
Will test it first to see if welding is required. ;) Like a press fit ;) Read my windscreen!
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by gordini » Wed 28 May 2014, 21:51

I did..congrats mate..you deserve to put the old lady on the road again :D :D
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Fri 30 May 2014, 15:27

Decided to get a new free flow :D Perfect for me to assemble at home ;) Nicely put together! :D
Just need to make new hanger bracket, even that was welded! 8O
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Will fit tomorrow ;)
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Sun 01 Jun 2014, 13:49

The Malibu got me thinking :idea: :idea: What if I spray the Opel the same Two tone! :?:
Look at the similarty :D
I have enough red paint from the Malibu to do the job like this::
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Sun 01 Jun 2014, 16:06

Bump! No Reply :?:
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by werner » Sun 01 Jun 2014, 16:42

I think its gonna look great oom Johan. The opel's interior is red as well. Going to be the perfect match.

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by IndianaJones » Sun 01 Jun 2014, 16:46

I like two tone, the red would make the car stand out from the rest.

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Bearhawke » Sun 01 Jun 2014, 17:09

As long as the two 'reds' (body and interior) match as in both having the same hue; Johann65's Rekord would look good in that two tone. :)
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Sun 01 Jun 2014, 17:18

Thanks to all of you :D The red I have is the Rally Red as for the 1964/5 Chevelles and Malibu's.
The interior red is the same material as was originally in the Malibu. The dash will also become Red!! :D
I will complete the mechanics first and when the summer and dry season begins, will start the spray job!
I am busy fitting the exhaust and then the Alternator (Work easy) will show you later :D
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by paulusvrotius1 » Sun 01 Jun 2014, 18:41

Hi Johann,

Although I think your Record would look great in the red I personally feel it is too good to respray. Look what you said in your first post in this thread.
The restoration work you are doing is enough, she's a beauty.
There is something very nice about an old car still wearing it's origional paint. :D

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