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A lot has changed since we started the business more than 30 years ago. Back then the restoration hobby, like computers and the internet, was just a cottage industry—a tiny dot on the map.
In 1982 when I opened the doors, I was thankful to be offering floor mats, authentic engine decals and a smattering of miscellaneous available original GM parts. I painstakingly sourced these in limited supplies back then. Restoration parts were gaining in demand, as many original GM parts could still be found.
The hottest trends at the time? High-performance and aftermarket alterations to improve handling, speed and overall performance. As anyone would agree, those improvements are still in tremendous demand today.
Back in the early '80s, the need for quality GM restoration parts just kind of snuck up on us all. GM discontinued tens of thousands of parts leaving a huge gap in the marketplace. I saw the need and was there in the beginning to fill that gap, which began around 1982, with our "first in the industry" reproduction injection-molded tail lamp lenses. That led to other popular OPGI produced parts like die-cast emblems and plenty of exact reproduction chrome that to this day, is in high demand.
OPGI now produces tens of thousands of reproductions the right way, including: factory-correct zinc and steel die-castings, injection molded plastic parts and brilliant aluminum and chrome parts that often require highly detailed finishing work. It takes many years of expertise to assemble the professional teams of parts makers we have as well as satisfying the discerning quality requirements of the restoration hobby. We are proud to say, we've done it over and over again for 30-plus years!
Today, OPGI-produced parts are everywhere. Chances are, if you've shopped elsewhere, you have OPGI made products on your classic. The needs of the hobbyist are ever expanding, as many vehicles of the '50s through the '80s have become highly prized and have come into their own. At OPGI, we will continue to expand our wares to meet the needs of hobbyists everywhere. It's our mission!
Thank you, and good luck with your restoration.
Founder and CEO