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Does anyone know of any aftermarket parts(or robbed from different types of cars) that fit the GT's? I've seen air dams from Datsun Z-cars on ebay. I've seen the z-series wheels on GT's also. Mainly I'm wondering about side skirts, rear spoilers, and flares. I also want to make it clear, I'm not talking about OpelGT Source or Opels Unlimited; I don't want to spend more than I can buy 2 parts cars for. I'm sure there are others with limited budgets who want to dress up their GT's, so what can you come up with?
 

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OGTS and OU are pretty much it in the states.

You can try opelgtparts.com It's European and shipping takes awhile (I have ordered and received parts from them within a few months after ordering) but I believe they also have a source for some other alternate body kits.
 

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Has anyone ever tried one of the Datsun air dams on an Opel? I've also wondered if the wheel flares from a mid-70's Trans Am would look good on a GT, maybe cutting down the spoiler and moulding it on also. One more thing, everyone's talking about modding their GT's to V-6 engines; has anyone ever tried an inline? I have enough GT's to experiment with, and I also have possession of a 165hp 250ci chevy inline......temptation....?
 

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i think if you look in the gallery of members pics you will fine one or 3 with a trans am spoiler
 

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Dryandell, an inline chevy 6-banger and tranny will be way to long to put in a GT. The inline 4 Opel with the standard tranny takes up all the room as it is. Also I believe the 6 will be too tall too to fit as well.
 

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Straight Six

There is a pic in the Gallery of a GT with an in-line 3.0 litre Opel fuel injected six under the hood - the radiator bulkhead has been removed and the radiator pushed waaay forward. The problem must be all that extra weight hanging out the front and its effect upon handling - LOTS of understeer??
A 'Stovebolt' six would be even heavier! :eek:
 

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some thing real wrong with me today missed the straght 6 bit
(must be the glow in the dark juice and radioactive dye ive had today .last ct scan :D )
if you dont mind a reworked hood you can get any of the bmw straght 6's in (and all the 4s) the jag 6's will go in if you rework the gear box tunnel ,rear ends will need to be changed and for any hi-po work you must stiffen the chassis
 

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My 700r4 tranny measures 3" shorter than the tranny for the V6. As far as engine length goes, we've already measured under the hood. It came up that we would need an electric fan on the opposite side of the radiator. As for the height, I drive a Trans Am without ram-air; I'd like an Opel with it.
Does anyone know how people are doing the gull wing conversions? I saw pics of a yellow one that was really awesome.
 

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the gull wings would be real pain , cool when working but far to much avril for me and im rebodying my gt onto a jag floor pan
 

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Don't Get Me Wrong!

The 250 Chevy Six is a great motor. One was raced here with a 292 truck crank and V8 pistons with V8 valves in the head and tripple 45mm DCOE Webbers - put ALL the V8s to shame and put out over 300 horse power.
It got protested though as it was being run in a Holden and was jugged "Not stock" - Chevy and Holden are both GM products though ( but Ford V8 owners could not compete!) :D
 

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When you say jag are you talking about an XKE? Once I was sent on a wild goose chase for an Opel parts car that turned out to be an XKE roadster. Tried to buy it even, but he wasn't selling his cancerous, rotting down, baby. I've seen an Opel on ebay that had the original headlights sealed off. They molded some XKE style lights into the seams of the front fenders. It looked really sharp. It actually made the car look a lot wider( to me anyway).
Tip to anyone who wants to know: Old 70's chevy windshield gaskets that have the removeable rubber locking strip, work grear on the back glass of a GT(you have to cut it down some and install in two pieces). I've used two of them now and have $5.oo invested in the set.
Has anyone found a cheap replacement for the front?
 

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Datsun 240z Dam (aftermarket) on GT

dryandell said:
Has anyone ever tried one of the Datsun air dams on an Opel? ....?
Test-flying an "aftermarket" Datsun dam now (my avatar)... had to be severely narrowed & trimmed. Provides only 3-3/4" ground clearance @ 10" behind nose, stock suspension... drags on most everything... not practical (think I'll keep it! :cool: ) Junkyard find for me... tracked down mfgr before I started hacking it up. Was stock #3124 as pictured here...

http://www.teamxenon.com/cat2002pdf/ca02.pg34.pdf
 

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Well, I could not hold back any longer and started tearing into the front of the GT. Much worse than I expected, current problem is I need to rebuild front clip/belly pan. To help with this I would like to get an air dam - I have checked some threads, unfortunately I don't like the California style that Gt Source has. I may hack a 240Z one - any suggestions, or where did you get yours? Thanks, Jim
 

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Well, thats why they make many different styles. I for one, LOVE the California style, but if you go to www.lenk-opel-tuning.de you'll find many others.

P.S. Howd you get the license bracket off? I think mine is permanently welded in there
 

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If you have time make your own from fiberglass , see 'Dallas 'for his photos on his rear cover . Same process for any body parts you wish to
make . :D
 

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You might want to have the belly pan correct so that your spoiler/airdam will be correct on the car. I have two decent belly pans here.
Gene
 

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WOOFS-OPEL said:
I did see the post from "Dallas" - excellent job and a last resort for me. Has anyone ordered from "lenk-opel-tuning"? The license bracket is bolted in behind the bumperetts (holds the bumperetts also) 4 bolts, 2 per side.
Woofs-Opel check out my gallery 'Killer Texas GT' it may give you some ideas to do the front spoiler, it is simular to "Dallas" but I did the Ground effects on my GT back in 1981 using the same concept. I used some sheetmetal backing for support as some of the photos indicate, it is relatively easy and if you don't like the way it looks just add more foam and do it again. Then fiberglass over it when your satisfied with the way it looks.
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WOOFS-OPEL said:
...I need to rebuild front clip/belly pan. To help with this I would like to get an air dam - I have checked some threads...I may hack a 240Z one - any suggestions, or where did you get yours? Thanks, Jim
Found mine on a 2+2 in a junkyard- prior post has link to mfgr site and a "before" pic. Was not close to bolt-on... only used about half of it. IMO- I liked the proportion-look on stock body & suspension. The heavy ABS-plastic was very forgiving to inclines! Recently sent the modified Z-dam to another member on this site. On my install, the front 10" of pan/lip was visible, and required for mounting. HTH!
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Thanks for the suggestions, it seems I may have to fab something on my own. I don't have a problem with that, I have experience with both bondo and fiberglass. The only problem I see is getting both sides to match when doing the molding.
 
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