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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by fireballv8, May 22, 2019.

  1. fireballv8

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    Can you buy new door check straps ? I'm sick of the front doors on Berlina never staying open.
     
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    Grab a good second hand one off a low k wreck.
     
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    Have you seen how much any NOS units go for on ePrey ? you'll be unpleasantly surprised.
     
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    Check Holden, I got mine a couple years ago and was reasonably priced. Get a new pin whilst you are at it too.
     
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    Pretty sure they are now obsolete as are many Holden parts for Australian manufactured vehicles are.

    Holden have no intentions of having large warehousing like they had in Dandenong. They are just getting rid of most slower moving parts where there's no cash to be made over the short term.

    VY and VZ are already hard to obtain body type bits for.
     
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    Local Holden spares told me two years ago that VT was about as far as they were going back at the time. Anything pre VT was pretty much obsolete, with the exception of a few bit and pieces. There seems to be a dealership in Adelaide who stocked up on obsolete parts and now sells through eBay, but he is not cheap and hits you hard with freight costs. I have bought from him before simply because he was the only seller who had NOS.
     
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    Correct
     
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    Hi Losh,

    Who might this be ?
     
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    Yes that's actually Metro Holden operating under another name after they got booted out of the Holden Network after its owner apparently made some controversial comments. They are now "Adelaide City Jeep", while their spare parts operation is being run by Peter Page Holden which is the Elizabeth Dealership that still hasn't moved to Para Hills West as they were going to do under Holden's new rationalisation plan.

    Check out the last photo in the following listing and this confirms my above comment.

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Genuine...706255?hash=item2349c81b0f:g:g0kAAOSw8d9UwI73
     
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    Peter Page Holden dont have much pre VZ bits remaining mainly consumables......and their prices........well...ouch! :)
     
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    I have bought a few things that I couldn't get elsewhere from him but price wise well yeah. He was the one I winged about his freight charges a while back. Last thing I bought from him was those fuse panel clips and was annoyed at the freight for three mesely clips but NOS he was the only place who had them.
     
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    yeah Im kinda under the impression that the ebay stuff is outside the dealership.....Ive been in there a few times as a longshot they had more of the parts I needed only to be told they didn't...yet they had one of em on ebay (was kinda hoping they would be cheaper at the dealer sales desk as most stack the ebay fees on top)....Meh looks like my holden heap of obsolete parts is going to be more china supported than locally supported ...I really do try to buy local but its just so hard these days especially in Adelaide
     
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    The reason why nothing is at the Elizabeth premises is because it's all at the Coglin Street, Brompton warehouse that doesn't have a shopfront. It's all Metro's old stock that Peter Page is selling under their name.

    BTW Losh, not quite sure why you would've bought those fuse panel retainers new as there's plenty good second hand ones around. I've collected quite a few (both Blue and Grey) over the past few years as spares.
     
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    Yep know that, basically saying it sucks ...plenty of old vr vs holden out north still some money to be made by making a simple phone call ;)
    anyway we have gotten way off topic :D ...again
     
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    I am wondering if, somewhere on this forum, a separate thread can be created showing dealers/retailers that have NOS.
    Might save a lot of members searching in the dark.
     
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    Not over here they are either missing off wrecks or are broken around the locking washer part. I got some from the wreckers but they were damaged. But fitting brand new ones still didn't fix the rattle anyway. Still have to push the panel down and it stops for like 5-10mins and then comes back.
     
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    Hummm, Peter Page Holden has been around for about 25 years....Peter Page probably bought metros stock when they lost their Holden dealership rights

    Another interesting point....There is a place on Main North Road Prospect called Axle Co, which have some alliance to Adelaide City Jeep....I can't remember the wording but there is a sign out the front of their workshop stating something about Adelaide City Jeep.

    The business is about half a dozen doors down, city side and same side of the street as Adelaide City Jeeps old site
     
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    Metros warehouse was in George Street, not Coglin Street, behind the car yard
     

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