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A side project of mine. 1971 Opel GT. It was my father's car. He bought it new. It last ran in 1980. Very minimal rust due to it spending the last 41 years in storage in Southern California. Anyhow, he and my mother had a lot of road trip memories in the car. Sadly, he passed away earlier this year. Their 50th anniversary is next year. I got the family on board with secretly doing a restoration job on the car to surprise my mother with as an anniversary gift. Might have taken some inspiration for the show Car SOS, but skipping the annoying tall British guy.

 

 

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On 6/21/2021 at 6:49 AM, Donovan said:

Sounds like a perfect car / back story for Garage Squad to me.  Good luck with it!

 

It would make the project easier if they took it, but at least I can do much of the work during winter. Got a body/paint guy lined up. Did a pretty detailed inspection and took close to 100 pictures. 

 

I think I figured out why the trans never went back into the car... multiple broken mounting bolts snapped in the back of the block... My dad might have been short the money at the time to pay for that to get fixed. 

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