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When Holden closes down

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Fu Manchu, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Fu Manchu

    Fu Manchu Well-Known Member

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    What happens if Holden closes down, or more to the point, dealerships close.

    Where would we get our parts from? (Yes there are some things we are stuck with getting from Holden)
    Who would take over that role?
     
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    I would imagine there would be a surplus of parts available , in that unlikely (hopefully) event
     
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    I have read recently that is already in process.
    Don't know if it is true, may have even been scuttlebutt on this forum or a motoring news site, can't remember where.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    In reality Holden is only a retailer, they don't make most of the common parts which are either sourced from GM or local manufacturers. I guess Holden would be the source for things like body panels. I've sourced parts from the US that are listed as NLA at my local stealership so where there is a will there is a way.
     
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    I’d say we could go to the Chevy dealers when they show up.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    I said that elsewhere and got flamed for it...
     
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    Worse case scenario, it could be a Vauxhall dealership.:eek:
     
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    or Peugeot
     
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    Welcome to your local Vauxhall-Peugeot dealer.
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    Holden only keeps parts for ten years then has a massive sell off. Try getting parts for a VZ they're NLA after stock is gone and all the fast movers are gone. We buy a **** load of parts off dealerships as we sub contract to some panle shops for mechanical work. Insurance companies want OE parts 99% of the time, so when you qoute a 12 year old car and parts are hard to find and insurance value is low the assessor just writes it off. I've seen several holdens on the tilt tray to the auctions because of this.
     
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    the internet has made is a lot easier now to get parts from all over australia and overseas i know of some parts you can t get for a vr/vs but give it time the after market companys will start to make them
     
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    Like Kingswood Country do for Kingas.

    mieux je commence
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    If it has French styling and British engineering , maybe , Like French cooking in a British manor house , not British stodge in a French Castle
     
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    Some one needs to make a plenum for VR-VS as they crack if you try and remove them.
     
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    immortality Home of the smoky breakfast Bacon! Staff Member

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    Cracked plenum? not seen that before.
     
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    Yea when you try and pull them off there's these clips that hold them on which are a pain to remove. I took mine off to clean all the leaves out from under the plenum.
     
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    I have heard from one or two people who have bought them for VN's that they don't fit as well as the factory unit.
     
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    wetwork65 A wet business

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    The problem with reverse engineered parts is described by the statement on their website "we cant guarantee a perfect fit on every car". i.e. we do the best we can. Which is OK for a dunger, not your pride and joy.
     
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