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    Brittany F

    Hello Everyone! I purchased my first Opel in 2004. My dad and I have been working together on it,a 1971 GT,and I have still yet to take it for a spin. We are currently looking for a left side door window,drivers side. Dad put a little to much torque to the mounting bolts and it shattered over night. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brittany F
    Hello Everyone! I purchased my first Opel in 2004. My dad and I have been working together on it,a 1971 GT,and I have still yet to take it for a spin. We are currently looking for a left side door window,drivers side. Dad put a little to much torque to the mounting bolts and it shattered over night. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.
    They only reproduce the front windshield for the Opel anymore, which make the other pieces of glass rare. If no one closer to you has one, to barter on or sell you, (in order to save on the shipping), I have several, I am quite a distance from you just PM me and let me know if you are interested.
    rk

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    Welcome to the Group, you will find there are quite a few Opelers in Ontario.
    If none of the Ottawa area guys can help you, I have a complete L/H GT door, and we can soon remove the window for you.
    If you have no luck elsewhere, PM me and we can sort something out.
    I'm in Toronto's east end (The Bluffs).
    rgds, Rob.

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    We have quite a large group of Canuck Opeler's, especially in Southern Ontario, although Rob certainly wins the award for largest and most interesting collection. If Rob's window works, great. If not, have a look around and maybe also post at https://www.opelgt.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=1123 to see if any other Canadian Opeler's have a side window. I had a spare but John Warga here in Calgary had exactly the same thing happen to him last year. And I had it happen about 20 years ago as well, so be gentle with those bolts. Also make sure that the track is COMPLETELY cleaned of fragments. They can scratch the new glass, which will then shatter due to it being "tempered" (hardened).

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    hey brittany,
    welcome to the forums, glad to see more of us popping up in ontario, i'm in ayr, its a small town near kitchener.. or about an hour down the 401 from toronto. where is Merrickville?

    if for whatever reason you can't get a window from anyone closer, i've got one too, perfect condition, just needs a good cleaning. good luck

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    To simplemind7

    Thanks for the response. Merrickville is about 60kms south of Ottawa.My Dad is on vacation this week and just may pop out to you for a visit,I'm working.
    Last edited by Brittany F; 05-28-2005 at 07:50 PM.

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    To kwilford

    Thanks for the tip. The window was in the down position and shattered inside the door.I'm sure my Mom was impressed when I used the central vac.I will be sure to check the track a little closer.
    Last edited by Brittany F; 05-28-2005 at 07:44 PM.

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    kilometer what the hell is that lol? just kiddin you silly canadians

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    Hi Brittany

    Good to see another Opeler in the Ottawa area.

    regards Rob
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    Quote Originally Posted by slick7272
    kilometer what the hell is that lol? just kiddin you silly canadians
    Maybe I'm biased because I was born in Germany and grew up in Holland, but, to be fair, let's just compare the two standard length measurement systems for a moment:

    Avoirdupois (US): below 1 in, .100, .010, .001, i.e. decimal; 12 in. = 1 ft.; 3 ft. = 1 yd.; 5280 ft. = 1760 yd. = 1 mi., and it's even worse for liquid (volume) measurements.

    Metric, used everywhere else: Completely decimal, i.e. 1m = 1000mm (milli means .001) = 100cm (centi means .01) = 10dm (deci means .1); 1000m = 1km (kilo means 1000) = 10hm (hecta means 100) = 100Dm (deca means 10), and same thing applies to liquid (volume) measurements, i.e. orders of 10.


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    Come on, we Americans have contributed soooo much with our qwirky measurement system!

    The 100 yard dash
    Fruit by the Foot
    The Fathom which is 6 Feet, and one shot of chain, which is 15 fathoms, or 90 feet
    The Quarter mile
    And of course, who would want to go to the bar and do 355ml curls, you gotta go and do 12 ounce curls!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck
    Come on, we Americans have contributed soooo much with our qwirky measurement system!

    The 100 yard dash
    Fruit by the Foot
    The Fathom which is 6 Feet, and one shot of chain, which is 15 fathoms, or 90 feet
    The Quarter mile
    And of course, who would want to go to the bar and do 355ml curls, you gotta go and do 12 ounce curls!
    AND, speaking of going to the bar . . . there's nothing quite like a PINT of Guinness, is there?!


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    Otto, make that an imperial pint please.
    After years and I am still confused with the inherent complexity of medieaval measurements. Takes me a pen and loud counting to figure out a where there is 5/32 on a tape measure...
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    Hmmm....

    I think "thread hijack" works in both metric and imperial measurements....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buck
    Come on, we Americans have contributed soooo much with our qwirky measurement system!

    The 100 yard dash
    Fruit by the Foot
    The Fathom which is 6 Feet, and one shot of chain, which is 15 fathoms, or 90 feet
    The Quarter mile
    And of course, who would want to go to the bar and do 355ml curls, you gotta go and do 12 ounce curls!
    when did the yanks invent that lot ??
    me thinks they came over in the boat from the old country with the pilly dads
    and im with otto at the bar if he's getting the round in (20 oz only )
    btw you forgot that shoe sizes are measured in barley corn steps
    1 kernel = 1/2 a size so a size 11 (british ) is 22 kernels over standard and in metric its 45 kernels long

    and i hope you get your window in ok brittany to put the thread back on track
    Last edited by baz; 05-30-2005 at 04:25 PM.
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    Well Baz, you got that right, most of the citizens here had their progenitors come here by boat way back when. Not too many of us (kinda) Native Americans in comparison to the tourists.




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    Something's afoot . . .

    Methinks you're probably both right about the thread going somewhat "afoot"!

    Doesn't sound quite the same with "a-thirty-and-a-half-centimeters" (1 foot = 30.5cm), does it!


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    1970: '73 GT 1.9FI 4S 3.44 '75 1900 1.9FI 4S 3.44
    1980: '85 Bitter SC 3.9FI 5S 3.44P
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    hey slick

    Quote Originally Posted by slick7272
    kilometer what the hell is that lol? just kiddin you silly canadians
    A kilometer is ... oh about two quarter mile tracks end to end up to the turnout. "They" like to use kilometers because it makes things sound SO far away... 60 Km? 36 miles... about the diustance to the grocery store and back...



    sweet gift from Dad Brittany! First car? Are you available Friday night???? Can I drive?

    spike_michael

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    whoa, this thread is almost back on topic...

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    But you know the worst is the conversions foots per fortnight and all ... I wish the world could just settle on a system and stick to it !!!

    probably after I'm dead. I didn't have to learn to convert in high school like my younger sister did.

    Maybe the great grandkids will have it easier. Unless somebody comes up with some other system like "outer space standards" or somethin...

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