It took a whole month!!! but its finally here and fitted – Jom honeycomb grill don’t look too bad
For now front and back have been either de-badged and / or opelised. Next move is to sort out the wheels and the steering wheel badge. Door pins also replaced – much nicer than the stock plastic ones..
So what’ s next? hmmmm tacho rings…. means that I have to take out the tacho facia – not something I am looking forward to doing at the moment – maybe when I have some time off work and just not on the weekend.
Scoping out some nice rims too atm – trawling Ebay and Gumtree daily to find a good deal..
It amazes me how many Opel fans there are in Europe and the UK. There are numerous forums and fan-sites in the UK as well as Europe. There is one forum in Australia of Opel lovers and it has been more than helpful when diagnosing problems with my car. Australia just doesn’t get it. Most car nuts are too into their Commodores or Falcons and their V8 cars. From observations I can surmise that are are 2 main kinds of car freaks here (1) Bogan Commonwhore lovers with their V8s and their Maloo fetish and (2) riceys with their Mugen powered Hondas.
I fall into neither category but still like working on my car and modding it.
Anyways found a few great websites selling Opel Astra parts – one of them being this website – more than helpful customer service and relatively cheap postage rate. The parts are not expensive either.
Paid for 2 front grills, door pins and tacho gauge today – now the waiting begins….