Opel Parts and Classic Opel Appraisal
For now, I have moved this thread to the "GT" topic heading. When you want to tell us a bit about yourself and your "new" GT, please feel free to enjoin us in the "Introductions" section.
As for parts, I believe you have been given good advice regarding Opel GT Source. I, myself, am in the middle of a front suspension rebuild, and OGTS had most everything I could have asked for, including polyurathane bushings and various sleeves and bolts. The only real limit is your pocket book!
There are several other sources for parts, including your local automotive parts store, if they will take the time to look up parts numbers. I generally like to support OGTS, but the reality is that heavier parts, such as brake rotors, can be a more expensive than the part itself to ship any distance. And ebay is also a good source, but you have to be opportunistic. It often has such things as NOS (New Old Stock) brake parts and rebuild kits, and I have seen NOS tie rod ends and ball joints. You can even buy A-arms, leaf springs, and such. But again, patience and perserverance is the key. Not the ticket for working on a daily driver!
A terrific source of parts information can be found on the classicopels Yahoo! site. You REALLY need to be a member, for both the information there and to access the following reference sheet:
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/classicopels/files/GT Parts Oct 2002.xls
This is a spreadsheet with parts numbers for MANY required parts.
To sign up, go to the home page at
And you can also ask members here (use the "Parts Wanted" section of the classified section), on the ad board of Opel Motorsports Club at
and especially the classicopels site.
Finally, for a reference on pricing, try Charles Goin's article on the Opel Association Of North America site at:
in the Library section.