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Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by prorallycodriver » Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:52 pm

Came in as a complete rust bucket. Going SRVA vintage racing. Here it is now stripped naked ready for rebuild.

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by thermobox » Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:47 am

Awesome!! Looks like a pretty baby blueish color-
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Are you gonna keep it or go with a new color?

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by drwrx » Mon Apr 15, 2013 9:39 am

I can't wait tho see how this turns out!
I loved the Opel GT back in the day.

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Apr 15, 2013 12:01 pm

I've seen a few in full race livery, they look great. I'll make sure to take photos now that someone is working on one.

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by prorallycodriver » Mon Apr 15, 2013 7:02 pm

Guess I should have said this build is for a customer. I would have chosen something else but it is what he had in high school. He is a big fan of the late F1 driver Jim Clark and his Lotus so its going to be painted British racing green w/ the yellow nose band/center stripe. Lots going into this project so it should turn out interesting enough I figured would do a build thread.

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by drwrx » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:04 am

Regardless, my initial enthusiasm still stands.
I think it will look great in BRG with yellow stripe.

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by thermobox » Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:29 am

It will be so sick in BRG!!

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by Sabre » Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:09 pm

Awesome build. I agree, BRG is going to look AWESOME!
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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by Mr Kleen » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:19 pm

BRG is one of my favorite colors. I wanted a green car last time out but sadly it's dropped off the color pallets of most every manufacturer, at least that I can afford.

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by prorallycodriver » Sun May 12, 2013 10:03 pm

Fabricated and welded in new floors, rockers and quick release steering column and adapter. Tall driver has meant some fitment hurdles but seem to be working out. Main hoop is done also.

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Would have been nice starting w/ a rust-free car but there is a sense of satisfaction saving one from the crusher.

Race seat procured.
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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by Sabre » Tue May 14, 2013 10:24 pm

Looks like it's coming along nicely!!!
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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by prorallycodriver » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:28 pm

Restoration of rust and bodywork completed.

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Change in plans. Due to so many other british racing green historic cars, car is now going to be Gulf blue and orange livery.

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by ElZorro » Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:41 pm

Looking good! Gulf blue will definitely be nice.
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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by drwrx » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:00 am

I gotta say the work is fantastic.
I can't wait to see how this is going to come out.
Is the drivetrain going to be upgraded?

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by prorallycodriver » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:17 am

drwrx wrote:Is the drivetrain going to be upgraded?
Yep. I don't know all the details other than the parts sent to the machine shop are back and have seen at the shop intake manifold and dual 45 DCOE Webers, shiny exhaust header and know that there is a lightened flywheel and performance or racing cam there.

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by prorallycodriver » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:46 pm

Rollcage and paint done.

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Interior needs to be wiped down when I took this pic but general idea.

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Emkei lightweight racing wheels.

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Race rubber.

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by drwrx » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:23 am

Nice looking shoes! Some of my favorite wheels.
Don't recognize the tread.

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by Sabre » Wed Jul 24, 2013 9:45 pm

Looking good! I run those wheels as summer time wheels on the STI :)
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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by prorallycodriver » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:02 pm

Now w/ stickers.

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Fuel cell.

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by drwrx » Sun Aug 04, 2013 7:30 am

I am completely wowed by this build!
Amazing!

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by ElZorro » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:20 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by Mr Kleen » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:13 pm

Is there anything that the Gulf livery doesn't look good on?

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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by complacent » Thu Aug 08, 2013 3:34 pm

that is my favorite livery. ever. absolutely timeless.
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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by WRXWagon2112 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:43 pm

Gulf. Martini Racing. Players. Marlboro. (though the last two could be controversial) Lots of great, classic liveries to choose from.


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Re: Opel GT Vintage Racer

Post by Mr Kleen » Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:47 pm

Marlboro is classic but it doesn't hold a candle to Gulf. I saw a Smart Car in Gulf livery at Hockenheimring: it looked good! :shock:

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