Well, the day finally came, and I am just totally excited about it... I finally have my car, so now comes the obligatory build thread. As the title states, this is a 1976 Opel by Isuzu that I bought from a member here (and on planetisuzoo). I intend to put it back on the road first, and fix things little by little once it's driveable. Anyway, on to some pics...
hauler backing down the street to unload
car on the trailer
sitting in its new home with a munchkin in the background
buncha stuff in the trunk
now honestly, I wasn't expecting to see this, but I guess that was just a question I forgot to ask.
the trunk after everything was out of it
gonna be a lot of work there :cry:
this was awesome, it even came with the original owner's manual!
those that know these cars know that these grille mounting points are always destroyed
keeping good company
original engine in the crate
and on the stand
that last one got a little fuzzy 'cause I was running out of light. At first, I couldn't get the engine to turn over at all, but I shot some wd-40 in the cylinders and let it sit for a minute, then I tapped on the pistons with the handle of a hammer while I put pressure on the wrench, and pretty soon it freed right up. Still gonna pull it apart and rebuild it, though. Don't want to have to pull it all apart later for a set of rings I should have done in the first place.
Well, that's as far as it got today. I'll keep you posted.