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Opel GT Gasser style. Update 4-26


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#1 cobraman

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Posted 22 April 2013 - 02:45 PM

Started this wip in the "on the workbench " section but as it will be a drag car "Gasser Style " I guess it really belongs here.  Some parts painted. Body is Flamming Orange. Still needs to be decaled and cleared.  Lots more still to do.

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#2 AC Norton

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Posted 23 April 2013 - 01:48 PM

looking great so far....get it done and impress us one and all. regards, a.c.



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 02:18 PM

I will get it done. I doubt it will impress anyone but thats not why we build is it ?  : )



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Posted 23 April 2013 - 04:32 PM

I think it's a cool build.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:06 PM

Got a little farther down the road on this wip. Simple kit but kind of strange building the "gasser" version. Why ?  Well the straight axel has the front of the leaf springs to the front apron and not the chassis. Did not fix as I don't want to spend that kind of time on it and wasn't sure the best way to do that. Secondly, if you use the straight axel you of course don't have to and infact can't use the metal axels. Thats ok but the kit straight axel has very heavy "thick " stubs to mount the wheels. The wheels all are made to use with the metal axel. Not a huge deal as I will just drill out the wheels on my drill press. Just not sure why they would offer parts that won't work together. Anyway, car is painted and cleared, wheels and tires are together, interior is just about done. Engine has been started and I want to wire it but the way the pipes attach to the motor there isn't a lot of room to drill the plug holes. I may skip this. Here is a couple of progress photos.

 

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 01:09 PM

After looking at the photo's I think I could have picked a better color for the body. Not sure the color looks good with the color in the decals. My only defense to that would be that I am partially color blind and some colors do not look the same to me as they do to most people.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 02:53 PM

It doesn't look bad, look's like a old school paint scheme to me.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:21 PM

Ray......I agree with Steven..........looks good.



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 03:53 PM

I think it's a cool color. Like want you have so far.

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Posted 26 April 2013 - 05:51 PM

Looks good to me man!!!!



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Posted 26 April 2013 - 08:46 PM

Ray, l am glad l found your WIP. l like the flamming orange with the decals. l think everything pictured looks great. Your doing a very good job but if you don't like it then do like me and build another one. l am thinking about buying this kit....



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:44 AM

Thanks guys.



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 03:27 AM

looks sweet, you gonna use the buick v6 for this? and if anyone knows is it the famous 3.8L?



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 05:29 AM

Looks nice. Big issue I have is you did not sand the mold pin marks on the front pan, they stand out really bad.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

I did actually sand them but not enough. I thought I had them gone.... I did not. At least their not on the top !



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Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:10 PM

True, lol. A hint, next time you build one, cut the front pan from the chassis, glue onto body, sand smooth. The real car has nosema there.

Look forward to seeing this finished.

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Posted 27 April 2013 - 02:53 PM

Thanks. That's a good tip. Doubt I'll build another.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 07:49 AM

Car is done. I will be putting photos in the "Under Glass" section if interested.



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Posted 28 April 2013 - 12:21 PM

I like where this is going!!!

 

I love the color and decals!!!!