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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 1:50 am 
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I have been talking with Karo of HoldenpartsUSA.com and he is willing to bring in the popular parts people want for the PPV. As most all of us know shipping from Australia is the issue to overcome so the more of us who want parts it will spread the sipping cost out. Of course without knowing the cost it's hard to commit but he indicated he would be fair. So here goes please respond if you are interested in any of the following and add items I may have missed.

• Rear Deck/Trunk Spoilers
• Fog lights
• Side Indicators
• Statesmen Side Rocke Skirts
• Side Chrome Trim Strips
• Hood insulators
• Trunk lid carpet
He already stocks leather steering wheels.

Please list items you are interested in so he can gauge how many of each item to order which will bring the cost down for all.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 3:28 am 
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I've asked him to come up with some pricing on Holden WM Caprice spoilers for a potential group purchase (initial ten count), so we'll see what happens with that one as far as pricing, interest, shipping, delivery when I get some initial numbers back.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 1:43 pm 
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Awesome, thank you! I won't be missing this opportunity.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 2:41 pm 
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Sounds good but please list items you are interested in so he can gauge how many of each item to order which will bring the cost down for all.

I personally am looking to get a spoiler, fog lights and rocker skirts.

What do you would want to buy for your PPV?

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 3:01 pm 
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Glad to see someone picking up the ball here--I've got both hands full dealing with my own situation (medical and selling 2nd home) that I don't believe I would be able to adequately do the task justice.

several things come to mind:

1. here's the opportunity for a shipment of hood insulators that properly fit the Caprice - and the G8 insulator is no longer available in US.

2. while it is possible to use the G8 trunk lid "carpet", the Holden Caprice part will be better--the problem with shipping this part from Australia will be the size of the box per individual part--but it should be possible to nest 5 or more of them together into a single package instead of individual boxes.
G8 part: http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/oe-gm/92171583 - appears to still be available, but for how long and how many are still available are relevant questions, as I'm fairly confident there won't be any more of this PN re-stocking to US inventory, which is currently in Lansing only.

3. for fogs, make sure everyone understands (including Karo) which version is desired--they're offered in chrome or black

also be aware that the lamp assemblies can be purchased here (US), as they were common usage items with several domestic models:
http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/oe-gm/94708773
http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/oe-gm/94708774

some links to past threads/discussions:
fog light info (there are multiple threads—this is probably the best place to start)
viewtopic.php?f=21&t=19

non-fog chrome bezels - another option if fogs aren't in your wheelhouse
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=104

carpet – trunk lid
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=210

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 4:41 pm 
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PPV wrote:
Sounds good but please list items you are interested in so he can gauge how many of each item to order which will bring the cost down for all.

I personally am looking to get a spoiler, fog lights and rocker skirts.

What do you would want to buy for your PPV?


Well, Eric mentioned that he would be gauging interest in what item once he got prices and availability info, but since you asked, I'd be REALLY interested in the boot spoiler. I'm also kind of interested in the side indicators, but want to look into their potential fragility first. I've read some not-so-good reviews about the OEM and replacement items getting cracked lenses with age.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 7:27 pm 
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Greg, Here is a link to Karo's (Holdenparteusa.com) introduction. He only deals in original Holden parts direct from GM so the side markers won't be the cheap aftermarket ones people have had issue with.

viewtopic.php?f=34&t=1309

Navy Lifer, Great info as always. Forgot about the trunk liner and hood insulators. I'll add them to the list above.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 8:42 pm 
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FWIW, the side skirts/rocker panels were discussed previously here:
viewtopic.php?f=20&t=180

I don't recall that I ever posted before & after pictures....

The "squared-off" section, behind the front wheel(s), like G8/Commodore/SS, is the main difference--it was to create a line with the nose as used in the Holden Caprice/Statesman. The ME Caprice SS was where I originally noticed the difference between PPV & other trim variants of the Caprice.

Not sure if any of these have ever been brought to the US other than the 2 sets that Scott Walker & I got several years ago. We thought we'd have an exclusive club with these, since no one else stepped up at the time we got them!

Another thing you might want to add to the list is the Commodore SS lower grille insert to fit the lower opening of the Caprice front fascia--sorry, I don't know where the PN is unless it happens to be in the writeup.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 12:44 am 
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Navy Lifer - I have 2 of those G8 hood liners / insulators sitting in my warehouse right now. They are for 2 local friends that needed them for their cars and I brought them in. Box size is not small at all. I'll get exact dimensions tomorrow when I get back to the warehouse at 5am.

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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 4:12 pm 
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Thanks PPV and Karo for breathing life back into this! I'm still interested in 2 hood insulator kits, but first we would need cost information.

Previous thread about this subject indicated it was not cost effective. Worth a revisit?
viewtopic.php?f=13&t=916

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