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Offline OmegaUser

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Hello from the Netherlands
« on: December 08, 2018, 04:03:35 PM »
I am Walter (OmegaUser) and drive an Opel GT roadster of 2008. I live in Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands. Alphen aan den Rijn is a place in the west of the Netherlands and is between Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
The Opel GT roadster is very little sold in the Netherlands. So you see them very little on the road.

Updates so far:
- Wind deflector from Germany
- DDM Shortshifter
- DDM Backbone Brace
- DDM "Venom Brace"

Some photos:

Rotterdam harbor; First ride after I bought my Opel GT:


Coffee stop during a nice ride near my hometown:


My garage:


Another view. I changed the license plate to a small American license plate. In the Netherlands officially not allowed but this is much nicer. For this I used a holder of a Porsche Boxter:

Offline Critterman

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2018, 07:19:24 PM »
Very nice ride and pictures.  Great garage
GONE: (but not forgotten) 2006 Cool named BIXABEL (BISH-AH-BEL) Mayan for "Good Roads"

DDM
StageIII intercooled Supercharger, Wisco ceramic coated pistons, Carrillo rods, superTech valves and Springs
Ported and polished head
Exedy Stage II Clutch
big brake kit, slotted/drilled Rotors w/Porterfield pads & blue juice
Backbone, Probeam, Cross Strut Brace
Underhood, trunk, & door Lights
ZOK suspension

JPM
Center console, door inserts, & dash
Seat bolster & lumbar support

Focuztech Tri-Y Header & hi-flow cat
Solo Performance SQR-2
Norm's Rear facia
Heated Seats
Black Cat inserts

Offline KappaSky

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2018, 07:12:15 AM »
Welcome. Nice picturess.
How are the availability of parts for your car there?

Offline Sly Bob

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2018, 09:22:42 AM »
Very nice OmegaUser. The car looks great and welcome to Kappa Performance. How long have you had the car now?
Just trying to do my part...

Mods: Lose the chicklets, VentureShield, Dual horns, AfterShock spoiler, Weathershield cover, Lil Chromies, Red calipers with black Solstice stickers, Opel GT antenna and Solo GXP-RCD exhaust with a Solo hi-flow cat!

Offline OmegaUser

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Re: Hello from the Netherlands
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2018, 11:25:28 AM »
Thanks to all,
I am very happy with my garage. I searched for it for a long time and two years ago finally found it.


@RedOne07
That is coincidental, I seems the same location in the port of Rotterdam. The small license plate is indeed only allowed in the Netherlands if you have the 18.2 code in the car papers. Unfortunately, I will not get this for my Opel GT.

@KappaSky
The parts supply is in the Netherlands pretty good for the usual parts such as brake pads, brake discs, spark plugs etc. It is already more difficult when you need a new clutch plate (this part is no longer available in Europe) or for example a new passenger present sensor.
Fortunately such parts are still available in the USA or else you have to find a different solution, see: http://www.kappaperformance.com/forum/index.php/topic,11751.0/topicseen.html.

@Sly Bob
I have my Opel GT for about a year now and I am still very enthusiastic about the car.

« Last Edit: December 09, 2018, 11:33:25 AM by OmegaUser »

 

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