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OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon

Unread post by Scott Howey » Mon May 08, 2017 11:54 am

:BradBodie: https://www.opgi.com/CatalogRequest.asp ... =PRODCAT11 :link:
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Re: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon

Unread post by caraholic4life » Mon May 08, 2017 1:38 pm

That is cool that a vendor like OPG is finally paying attention to our vehicles. :tu:

What would be even cooler is if OPG were to contact Corvair vendors that have already reproduced parts and include them in their catalog.

It would be really nice if a full line of quality replacement sheet metal were to become available within the next five to ten years. :my02:

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Unread post by joe moore » Mon May 08, 2017 4:14 pm

Just got MY name IN the guy their said their has been a lot of corvair people getting signed UP thy are really floored BY the amount OF attention this catalog IS getting.

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Unread post by terribleted » Mon May 08, 2017 4:32 pm

They do not have either of the larger forums listed as referral sources...they should fix that:) (no way I saw to write in an answer so you have to select an incorrect answer), which is a bit stupid)
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Re: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon

Unread post by 66vairguy » Mon May 08, 2017 4:52 pm

I'm kind of mixed on this. True a number of items like door handles and dash knobs used on the Corvair are the same as other Chevrolet products so OPG already has them to sell, but if OPG takes sales from Corvair specific vendors, then those Corvair vendors loose revenue to invest in making parts that are specific to the Corvair.

If OPG devotes the resources to make new replacement parts that would be great, time will tell.

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Unread post by dave t » Mon May 08, 2017 5:06 pm

I work for OPGI. I am doing all the research for the catalog. As of today, I have over 4000 parts identified. We have another list of parts we plan to reproduce. Parts that are not avalible as reproductions. My/our goal is to have a very complete catalog. Engine, suspension, interior & exterior along with some high performance. The catalog coming out in October will never be finished. We will continue to add parts as time goes on.
Go to OPGI.COM and register. You will automatically be on the mailing list when the catalog comes out.

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Re: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon

Unread post by 66vairguy » Mon May 08, 2017 5:41 pm

dave t wrote:
Mon May 08, 2017 5:06 pm
I work for OPGI. I am doing all the research for the catalog. As of today, I have over 4000 parts identified. We have another list of parts we plan to reproduce. Parts that are not avalible as reproductions. My/our goal is to have a very complete catalog. Engine, suspension, interior & exterior along with some high performance. The catalog coming out in October will never be finished. We will continue to add parts as time goes on.
Go to OPGI.COM and register. You will automatically be on the mailing list when the catalog comes out.

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Thanks for the reply. Please note that a number of Corvair "suspension kits" are on the market and most use "close but not correct" parts resulting in complaints on the forums. Some of the correct suspension parts are only sold by Clark's Corvair. I hope some manufacturer doesn't sell you inferior fitting parts claiming they "fit" the Corvair.

Looking forward to seeing your catalog - will the Corvair parts be listed online?

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Unread post by dave t » Mon May 08, 2017 5:55 pm

I daily drive a 64 greenbrier. I would not want the wrong parts either. I have been very careful to get "real"corvair parts. My personal reputation along with OPGI's is on the line.

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Re: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon

Unread post by dave t » Mon May 08, 2017 5:59 pm

Chevell, Pontiac & olds crossover parts are being programmed for on line now. Corvair specific parts will be several months later. All catalog parts will also eventually be on line. Everything will be available in november

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Unread post by lostboy » Mon May 08, 2017 6:13 pm

I understand and share the worry that if we buy elsewhere places like Clark's won't exist, but I also understand that it never hurts to have another source of parts. Should be interesting to see this unfold.

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Unread post by dave t » Mon May 08, 2017 6:37 pm

I/We are hoping that the catalog will spark more interest from other car guys for the little car that we all love. We are not out to take over the existing corvair vendors. We want to boost the corvair's popularity which will help everyone.

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Unread post by toytron » Tue May 09, 2017 1:21 pm

Just signed up for a catalog. I agree that we need to keep loyal to our long time vendors and those providing specialty parts, so while there may be overlap there may also be more available parts that are original and helpful like someone mentioned body panels etc.

I would also like to encourage those who haven't, to go ahead and browse the current vendor sites and for Clark's to get their catalogs because though they might not be the most user friendly even online they are very personable and willing to help.
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Re: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon

Unread post by joefarmer » Tue May 09, 2017 6:45 pm

Scott - thanks for the heads up on this! Anxious to see what is offered and how it will pan out with existing vendors. Always good to have more interest out there, and hopefully this catalog will help with that.

Just so I'm on the same level as everyone else... I am aware of the following vendors. Am I missing any from the list below?

Clarks (of course)
California Corvairs
Mike's Corvair Parts
The Corvair Ranch
And now OPG...
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Unread post by toytron » Wed May 10, 2017 8:34 am

joefarmer wrote:Scott - thanks for the heads up on this! Anxious to see what is offered and how it will pan out with existing vendors. Always good to have more interest out there, and hopefully this catalog will help with that.

Just so I'm on the same level as everyone else... I am aware of the following vendors. Am I missing any from the list below?

Clarks (of course)
California Corvairs
Mike's Corvair Parts
The Corvair Ranch
And now OPG...
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Re: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon

Unread post by 66vairguy » Wed May 10, 2017 7:07 pm

Dave at OPG - Would you folks consider making the door beltline window felts with a stainless bead (like all the other Chevys used) instead of the stock (and cheap looking) black painted metal felt units. At one time somebody made them in stainless steel for the Corvair, but no longer.

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Re: OPG has a Corvair catalog coming soon

Unread post by dave t » Thu May 11, 2017 9:56 am

We found the error on our website that does not allow selecting FC as your car type and fixed it. Thanks for letting us know. Dave from OPGI

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