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    Sport Mirrors

    Anybody know which sport mirrors will fit and look good on the Opel GT? I've been perusing ebay, looking at 70's era domestics.

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    Sport Mirrors

    I would go for Engelmann Sport Mirrors they look a bit like Sebrings however, in Matt Black. These Mirrors were adopted by Opel for the Manta A GTE, Opel Manta & Ascona 400s. Will upload a pic later
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    i know this prolly been discussed, but since its going again, i'm really considering the fender mounted mirrors and was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on which i should get.
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    Check ebay, they have a few types that look pretty nice. The mirrors I got, looked real close to the original, and they had them for both sides too. They were REALLY cheap, and looked awesome. There are also bullet type mirrors that would be my second choice.

    About the fender-mounted, I don't like the looks of them, but some people do. Thats a personal choice, so if you like them, go for them!
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    There is a great article on the OANA site about putting power mirrors on that look pretty nice:

    http://clubs.hemmings.com/frameset.cfm?club=oana

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    mirrors

    The first time you have to work inside the engine compartment and have to lean over the fender you will get the mirror-in-the-ribs and stomach awaking and say why the hell did I put them there:banghead:

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    Take the advice of one that has advanced years and had the mirror in the stomach treatment, get some nice mirror in polished stainless, that fit both sides of the car the way they should, and put them on the doors like the original. Mirrors on the fenders and mudflaps don't do anything for an Opel.The mirrors on the fenders look too ricey and the only other language, after American, that I learned cuss words in was German

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    Mazda Rx7 Mirrors can be modified to fit the GT nicely.
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    I have a set of power mirrors from the article Steve is refering to, to install on the Red Gt, as well as the power windows. If you get the right Mazda, there is one button with the left and right switch and up/down, in/out controls. Jarrell
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    yeah, power windows definately seem more enticing. how much did you pay for them?and where, oh where, are you guys running all these wires from inside the kick panel to the door at. dad's got his riding on a hinge while i think i could MAYBE get away with a flat ribbon style connection ... somehow. lol. dunno. whats the biggest diamater shrink tube you can get? maybe that'd work.
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    It is easy to drill a 1/2" hole in the door jambs and put in rubber grommets to protect the new wires. I would sleeve the wires running thru it also, just to keep it looking nice and all together.
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    I was thinking about doing what Steve sugested, but a trailer hookup cable(flat ribboned 4 wire) might work. I haven't gotten that far yet. Just got the Mazda seats in last week. Hth, Jarrell
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    asdsc, do you have a picture? heck, does anyone have ap icture of how they ran their door wiring? i need power locks, windows, speakers and controlling wires for the mirrors i'm thinkinga bout... i'm looking at ... lets see.

    power locks - 2 wires
    windows - 2 wires
    speakers - 2 wires
    mirrors - i assume 4?
    and i figure i'll run 1 ground wire to make sure i have a good ground. 10 / 11 wires is no small bundle. heh.
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    There are a couple of people here who have done it, but I can't remember who. It's not in any of my subscribed threads either. About the only suggestion I can make is start running searches and get ready to read a lot of posts. Wish I could help more. Keep us informed on what you find out as I'm headed down that road myself.
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    Sorry, no pics. The car I did it to was sold a long while back. I was only running speaker wires back then. You can get pretty good sized grommets, though. I would get the grommets first, then figure out where to put them. With that many wires, you should definately shroud them all together in shrink wrap to protect them further.
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    Mirrors, Windows, Locks, and ground can all be smaller wire. Depending on the type of speaker, and how many watts it can push, determines the wire size. It won't be a SMALL bundle, but it shouldnt be all that huge. I would either shrink wrap them, like mentioned before, or just get some wire-loom.. that may look a little neater. Thats a person choice though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fredopelgt
    I would go for Engelmann Sport Mirrors they look a bit like Sebrings however, in Matt Black. These Mirrors were adopted by Opel for the Manta A GTE, Opel Manta & Ascona 400s. Will upload a pic later
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    I used mirrors made to fit 92-99 Buick Le Sabre/Park Ave. Bought a pair new from an e-bay supplier for about 35 ea. inc shipping. I got the switch from a salvage yard, but decided am going to use the switch for a Ford Sable instead as I like the size and mounting for it better. I drilled a hole through the hinge side of the door and ran the wires through and into the dash area. There is alot of room for wires between the door and fender area. The switch will be mounted in a new center a/c console once I get it finished, along with window switches when I get those converted. There is a pic or two of the mounted mirror in the gallery.

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    i have been looking at some mirrors for my gt that are a bit more stylish and have always liked these , now i have the vectra they come from i can do some measuring on them but it all looks good
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    Hmm I don't really like those mirrors Baz posted. Kinda the same idea as from the Camaro, coming from the fenders. They don't look THAT bad, but just the fact that they come from the hood, it makes it look like it wraps around the windsheild..
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