1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Thu 19 Jun 2014, 13:01

gordini wrote:Eish die tannie gaan vir jou nog donnor met jou karretjie goed in haar sitkamer :lol:
Dit is my eie binnenshuise speel kamer! Die Gordyne is seker 40 Jaar oud! 8O
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by gordini » Thu 19 Jun 2014, 13:04

Johann65 wrote:
gordini wrote:Eish die tannie gaan vir jou nog donnor met jou karretjie goed in haar sitkamer :lol:
Dit is my eie binnenshuise speel kamer! Die Gordyne is seker 40 Jaar oud! 8O
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Thu 19 Jun 2014, 19:40

First attempt at making a part :roll: This sample shows the flaws in the mold! :oops: This first sample will be touched up with sand paper, file and patternmaker's putty and then used to make a better mold! :D :D Note the aluminium Gelcoat :mrgreen: Takes time and patience :)
Used Ram wax and Red PVA release agent
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Note some of the flaws!
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Thu 19 Jun 2014, 19:47

[quote="Johann65"]Can't wait for tomorrow afternoon to go to the East Rand collect my windscreen :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Believe it or not I thought today was Friday :oops: Saterday is the big day!
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Fri 27 Jun 2014, 13:33

Every man to his trade! ;) I cannot work well with fableglass!! 8O Leave it to someone that can!! :D
With and without flash :roll:
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by jmvv » Fri 27 Jun 2014, 17:24

Johann, all is not lost.

That is a decent base to work with.

I would use some Car System body filler (available from Auto Paint Centre in Centurion) to fill in the irregularities.

Rough sand it with 80 grid paper to get the basic shape right.
Cover the outer edges with nice black vinyl and make a loose filler panel for the inside.
Cover that in vinyl and it will look killer.

This is a picture of the center console of the Rekord Coupe when we were refurbishing it.
The top edges of the console looked like your panel and it came out very nice with the filler applied and sanded.

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This is the finished product

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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Fri 27 Jun 2014, 19:58

You are right, I have decided not to go the mould way, but rather build a new face! It is much easier!
Like the Vinyl idea!! :D
Should be finished this weekend. Sons have a nice curing box!
This is how far I got today! ;)
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Sat 28 Jun 2014, 12:18

Into the curing box :D Note pegs and plastic to ensure the fibre is bubble proof ;) The plastic and fibre glass do not stick together and leaves a better surface! :) Small areas at a time. 8O Will be cured in approx. 1 Hr ;) Box has 2x100w globes to heat it up! :D Approx 1m long and 450mm x 450mm w/h
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Sat 28 Jun 2014, 19:54

Here are my attempts! 8O I am better at repairing than moulding! :? Will repair the black radio face and take the skew edge out! ;) The one I did today, I will not drill or cut, too valuable 8) Have already started with improving the black one. Like Gary Player says; "The more you practice, the better you get!" :D Also a pic of the "Homemade" curing box 8)
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Works very well!
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Re: 1965/66 Opel Rekord L Rally GMSA

Post by Johann65 » Sun 17 Aug 2014, 15:38

Home made free flow exhaust. Just a word of advice ;) Always start from the engine to the rear or you are going to end up short! 8O
57mm tubing! :D Will have the joints welded up in time! Only have a small 140 Amp welder! :roll:
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