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  • Rear Trim Strip

    139 40.17%
  • Hella Right Side Rear Marker light

    5 1.45%
  • Hella Left side Rear Marker light

    7 2.02%
  • Original Drivers Side Mirror

    12 3.47%
  • Original Passenger Side Mirror (Euro)

    48 13.87%
  • Bumpers

    15 4.34%
  • Floor Panels

    23 6.65%
  • Rockers

    8 2.31%
  • Body Panels

    22 6.36%
  • Ignition Switch

    67 19.36%
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    Rarest Part on a GT?

    What is the rarest part on a GT? The part that is getting more difficult to locate in prime condition. Add yours below if it is not in the poll.
    Last edited by Gary; 11-26-2004 at 10:20 PM.

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    Inner tie rods and lower ball joints are getting more difficult to find lately.

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    Rarest Part

    The rear molding is a tough one, so is the ignition. If we are talking original, the duckbill drain that the roof vents drain out of the body. OGTS makes reproductions, but I have never seen originals.

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    Early rear axle bearing perhaps?
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    The little panel on the drivers side that covered the access to the flasher on the bottom of the instrument panel. There was one on Ebay last week. They often were thrown away. Also the plastic cover for the fuses. My opinion, Jarrell

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    the rear trim ring is hard to find but every item on the list except the mirrors I didn't like is sitting here and had no interest.




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    Rare parts

    Body panels, floor panels and the rear trim are the hardest to find, everything else is reproduced. I am fortunate to have three rear trim pieces in good to excellant shape and one NOS still in the Opel GM wrapper. The clips are hard to locate but I think I could find some that would work at a GM dealer ship, I hope.

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    Thanks eBay .....

    Thanks to eBay and a member or two on this site I have been able to source most every part needed. Even found a couple of NOS headlight covers when the bodyshop told me the originals looked like they had been sat on and bent out of shape. As for the rear trim mounting clips; a search for them turned up zilch so the bodyshop guy suggested filling the holes in the body when the rear panel was repaired. Then blasting and filling the trim strip itself with urethane body filler ( the strip was made up out of several separate sections welded together ). The strip was then stuck onto the car body and neatly filled along the join to look like it is actually still a bolt-on strip. Result = no holes in the rear edge and no rust trap on the inside of the trim strip. It looks superb.
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    CoolMY vote . . .

    Rear trim panel, matching "stock" right mirror, plastic fuse cover, duckbills, rubber boot around fuel line fitting at tank, resonator bumper, cable clip for heater water valve, engine cradle spacers (you'd be amazed at how many GTs no longer have these once the engine's been out).
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    '68 - early '69 GT front bumper(s).....

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    Rarest Parts

    Battery removal handels, an original,left, number plate lens.
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    The part I worry about most on my GT is the outside mirrors. They are real fragile and I'm always concerned about people getting too close to them at shows. One bump and they'll dent. I have a spare passenger side but none for the drivers.

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    Properly functioning Solex.

    Rally/driving light support bar.

    VDO oil sender with correct rubber cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opelbits
    Properly functioning Solex.
    Urban legend, I don't think they exist!
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    solex

    I've had many solexes that functioned perfectly.... as door stops paperweights and shotputs. Used one as a wheel chock and it worked fine too.




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    rear trim piece, front emblem, and uncracked original fuse block. oh yeah a brake booster!!!! MY solex works good... well it did, still debating if it was only the booster... i think its fine,I'll let ya know when I find a brake booster... i gotta stick up for those original opel parts!!! all i can say is that before the brake booster took a crap on me, the carb worked great....
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    Rarest part....

    I think the plastic chrome strip with clips that goes along the front opening of the body is the hardest to find original-it cracks and usually isn't flexible enough to use over. I have NOS clips for them, but no trim-been using 3m fender trim moulding, works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by opelspyder
    I think the plastic chrome strip with clips that goes along the front opening of the body is the hardest to find original-it cracks and usually isn't flexible enough to use over. I have NOS clips for them, but no trim-been using 3m fender trim moulding, works well.
    Keith
    Good one Keith. I forgot about that one. It goes around the grille.

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    Rare parts

    I am new at this, but I couldn't find an original clock that works. I took a shot at repairing mine... and it works now! I just didn't want to spend the big bucks for a replacement quarts version.

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    An unbroken plastic heater control plate for the GT
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