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 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 8:55 am 
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:D :D :D :D Very Happy to see the old girl back on the road and running. definitely brings back good memories.
Thank you for bringing her back to life. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 8:55 pm 

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it's been my pleasure. honestly. I love this little car, it gets attention wherever it goes. I'm going to enter it in a car show here locally next month. I know it's not exactly "show quality", but it's unique enough I thought it would be cool to see what kind of reaction I get. in preparation for the show, I stuck the bump strip back on the driver's door, put a set of seat covers on the front, put on a new steering wheel cover, and cut a chunk of gray carpet to fit the dash and velcro'd it in place. it looks quite a bit better, but there's still stuff to do down the road. I'll polish it up before the show and I think it'll be fine. I'll grab some pictures tomorrow.

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 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 4:10 pm 
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opelboy76 wrote:
I'll grab some pictures tomorrow.


Well? It's tomorrow?






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 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:52 pm 

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sheesh... :roll:

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better? 8)

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 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:26 pm 
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opelboy76 wrote:
better? 8)


Much. :tu: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:16 am 
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:D it is looking good!


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 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:36 pm 

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cut and paste from another forum:

ok, minor update:
the headlights have been acting funky lately, and it's been getting worse, so I decided to try and figure it out. the low beams have been picky, and sometimes I have to switch back and forth between high and low a few times to get them to kick on. the last week or 2 they haven't been working at all, just high beams. so I figured it was in the switch between high and low. so I took the cover off the column:
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at which point I realized the wheel had to come off to get to it:
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much better:
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the problem was just a dirty contact back here:
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cleaned it all up and put it back together to try it out:
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so far, so good.

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 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:37 pm 

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the horn's been picky too, so while I was in there I decided to clean the 38 year old dried up goop off the ring:
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I found that one of the button terminals had a broken plastic insulator on it. here's the good one:
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and the bad one:
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the best idea I could come up with was to wrap some teflon tape around it:
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here's hoping!
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all back together!
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so far everything seems to be working. hopefully it stays that way for a while.

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 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:28 am 
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Good work. Some of the best times to own a car is when you only have to do the little things :)

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 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:09 am 

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one more thing I did... took a few minutes with a pair of scissors and some leftover vinyl stripe:
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maybe people will quit thinking it's German now.

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 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 4:52 am 
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Glad to hear she's still cruising the streets....those 'Opel' stripes look great at the back! Glad the horn and light switch was an easy fix too...better than having to pay out the big bucks or try and find replacement parts!


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 Post subject: Re: at long last... '76 Opel by Isuzu
PostPosted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:29 pm 

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I do need to find a new windshield gasket... mine has started leaking.

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