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Old 01-04-2015, 07:28 PM   #41
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Default Re: Vauxhall Astra H grill conversion

Try Vxr Shop They carry everything to make your car an Opel or Vauxhall. The airbag will be a little more tricky because no one actually sells just the cover unless you try a wrecking yard or something similar. You may get lucky and find one on Ebay

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Old 01-04-2015, 09:41 PM   #42
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You know of a little cheaper place? Cause its too expsensive for me since I live in the states...

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Old 01-10-2015, 08:36 PM   #43
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Will the badge for the 5 door Limo hatch work for the 3 door?

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Old 05-14-2015, 02:24 AM   #44
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During the show so many people thought I had a real vauxhall, haha.
Might be because you tell people it is really a Vauxhall... Like you tried to tell me at the 2014 Creatures of the Night, after I mentioned I had a Saturn Astra too and was happy to see one being shown. I took a look inside after you said that... and there was one big issue, your steering wheel is on the left. I just walked away instead of reminding you that there are people that do know the cars.

Other things that stood out, besides the lack of RHD:
  • Vauxhalls don't have amber side marker lights in the front bumper, which yours does.
  • Vauxhalls don't have red side marker lights in the rear bumper, yours does.
  • Vauxhalls do have a raised area above the fog lamp area on the bumper, yours doesn't.
  • Vauxhalls do have a wide license plate area in the rear, yours doesn't.
  • Vauxhalls do have an indent in the front bumper for the wide, European front license plate.
  • Vauxhalls have raised safety strips on both bumpers.
  • There is a little circle on the right side of the front bumper of Vauxhalls. Possibly for the "smart" headlamps.
  • Most Vauxhall turn signals are half moon, not the full circle like the Saturn.
  • Red SXi emblems are not on Vauxhall front doors.
  • Your rear emblems are on the wrong sides and, IIRC, are the incorrect colors/typeface.
  • Your tail lights are Saturn.
  • Your grill is a different white than the rest of your car, meaning it was not original.
I would assume there are parts... but that is what I can remember.

Another huge factor, besides the lack of RHD, is that foreign cars not sold in the US by the manufacturer can not be imported into the US until they are 25 years old... unless the importer submits the same version of car to emissions and crash tests, or gets a waiver due to limited production or historical reasons... all doubtful in this instance.

I hope you no longer tell people you actually have a Vauxhall. I love all work people do to their vehicles, no matter what it is... and hopefully I can check your car out again, and actually appreciate your work instead of being amused by your attempt to lie.

Edit: Added a pic of your car I took at the show.
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Old 11-23-2015, 05:21 PM   #45
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Default Re: Vauxhall Astra H grill conversion

Does anyone have the part numbers to the Opel grille?

I'm looking to do the swap as well. More or less putting an ebay alert up, but it flags so many Opel G grilles.

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Old 08-02-2017, 03:00 PM   #46
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Default Re: Vauxhall Astra H grill conversion

Hey! I know its an old forum but I was wondering if anybody is still there.

I am looking to convert my Saturn Astra xr 2008 to an OPEL.

Can anybody help
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:58 PM   #47
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Default Re: Vauxhall Astra H grill conversion

I lucked out and found someone selling one on here. But, ebay seems to be a valid option. I was not far from going to ebay myself for one.

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Old 09-29-2017, 12:46 AM   #48
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Good luck finding a grill without paying a huge amount of money. I've been looking all over and I've decided it's just too risky to ship overseas. Who knows.

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