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4/03/2014 4:14 pm  #1

Opel GT

This is my second car. Its an Opel GT. After building a rusty Gremlin gasser, I had to build something pretty. I wanted a color you don't see on Opel's so the car is painted GM Tropical Turquoise in auto lacquer.  I have not run it yet. It's a WRP chassis with a Proslot Dragmaster group 20 motor.  I'm hoping for .850's we will see.



4/03/2014 5:17 pm  #2

Re: Opel GT

I likey.

A few questions before the car makes the maiden voyage:
Are the wheelie struts soldered along the main frame rail, or is the "tack" at the end all of it?  
How much rear tire to wheelwell clearance do you have?  It looks really tight.

That is alot of motor packaged in a relativeley short wheelbase.  Take it easy!http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/smile.png

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To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty.
To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be.

4/03/2014 6:21 pm  #3

Re: Opel GT

The rear tire clearance at the closest point is only about 1/16 of an inch. It's tight, do you think that is sufficient or should I clearance it a little. And the wheely bar axle is only attached to the bars not the rear brace. I can't drop them any lower but I could add a piece of tubing on top of the brace to fill the gap so that axle has solder from one end to the other if it is needed.

What do you think? 

I'm going to take it easy the first few runs to get used to it. It only weighs 90 grams,  has a big motor and it's a tiny car. Not sure how it will do.

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4/04/2014 3:02 am  #4

Re: Opel GT

If you can get more tire clearance do so ,they will really expand 1/16th of an inch or more , you do not need tire rub , just watch for broken solder joint at the top brace to wheelie bar connection . A nice looking model , owned a real one in yellow ,the mini-vett was fun to drive!


4/08/2014 9:12 pm  #5

Re: Opel GT

Nice detail! The white interior and the turq look very good together. Did you have a rattle can of the GM color made up? Did you add door glass? 

They gave their tomorrows, for your today.

4/10/2014 8:50 pm  #6

Re: Opel GT

No door glass yet. I plan to add it. As for paint I did this one with my spray gun (leftovers from a real car) but if you want this color in rattle can, testors makes it. I have used it before on 59 buick model.  It covers great, lays down smooth and dries fast.

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