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PostSubject: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:50 am

A couple of pictures of my Karmann Ghia which I'm currently re-building. I just need to fit the interior and should be on the road some time in April, hopefully by the 22nd!



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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:40 am

My god thats sexy, whay have you had to do to it? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 9:47 am

Mate, that is gorgeous. I love Ghias!!

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:24 am

OMG......i think i just......uuuuuurgh......tissues please!! lol!


That is GOOOOORGEOUS!!! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:32 am

Very nice dude, whats the engine spec?

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:40 am

Impy, I feel dirty after reading your post.

Too much time with Olly methinks! affraid lol!

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:49 am

Oi, theres nothing wrong with liking shiney cars! Smile lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:03 am

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Impy, I feel dirty after reading your post.

affraid lol!

Dirty......wait till tonight when you got to hand me money in a dingy carpark next to the worlds gayest suzuki.......then you'll feel dirty!

lol! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 12:57 pm

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Very nice dude, whats the engine spec?

Cheers, It started out as a 1300cc engine but I've changed the pistons and barrells etc to 1600cc, apart from that its stock. I've added a pair of weber 34ICT carbs & 009 dizzy, but as yet have not given it a good blast.
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 2:27 pm

Nice ghia and welcome aboard dude Wink
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:30 pm

I think that your Ghia looks so wrong in so many ways....













1, it's on your drive
2, it goes in your garage
3, your gonna drive it
4, it's not on my drive
5, it doesn't go in my garage
6, i'm not gonna drive it


Do i need to go on............ lol!


Bloody lovely car buddy look forward to seeing it. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 7:41 pm

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm sweet very very sweet afro
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:48 pm

Nomates will be upset!! That is almost the exact colour his is in for painiting as we speak!! No

There will be two identical ghias!! Rolling Eyes

Lovely looking motor though dude, would love one but mine takes up all of my time and oil money lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:52 pm

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Nomates will be upset!! That is almost the exact colour his is in for painiting as we speak!! No

There will be two identical ghias!! Rolling Eyes

Lovely looking motor though dude, would love one but mine takes up all of my time and oil money lol!


.......and have you noticed the rims?? They are the ones Steve has in his garage too!! Rolling Eyes

Bloody Cool Silver Ghias, like buses. Ferck all for ages then 2 come along!! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue Mar 13, 2007 10:55 pm

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Nomates will be upset!! That is almost the exact colour his is in for painiting as we speak!! No

There will be two identical ghias!! Rolling Eyes

Lovely looking motor though dude, would love one but mine takes up all of my time and oil money lol!


.......and have you noticed the rims?? They are the ones Steve has in his garage too!! Rolling Eyes

Bloody Cool Silver Ghias, like buses. Ferck all for ages then 2 come along!! lol!


Yep! it does look call as ...... though eh?

I would love one but I can't afford to fix bob let alone build something else No
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:06 am

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Nomates will be upset!! That is almost the exact colour his is in for painiting as we speak!!

There will be two identical ghias!!

Lovely looking motor though dude, would love one but mine takes up all of my time and oil money



.......and have you noticed the rims?? They are the ones Steve has in his garage too!!

affraid What!!! You've got to be kidding me! Is it on this Forum somewhere? I see its even the same year. No
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:10 am

KG, he hasn't done it......yet, it is having the gearboz sorted before it goes into the sprayshop!!

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:11 am

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Nomates will be upset!! That is almost the exact colour his is in for painiting as we speak!!

There will be two identical ghias!!

Lovely looking motor though dude, would love one but mine takes up all of my time and oil money



.......and have you noticed the rims?? They are the ones Steve has in his garage too!!

affraid What!!! You've got to be kidding me! Is it on this Forum somewhere? I see its even the same year. No

It is only on the forum in its unpainted non radar wheeled form, but it will be on here soon Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:30 pm

And..........I've seen this ghia before....I am sure of it,did it used to be off white and from south africa???.................had a boiler fitted by british gas under your stairs and it all went a bit tits up???.....moved and changed the boiler when your kitchen ceiling was down???
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:34 pm

That's the one! That was a few years ago you last saw it. Got any pictures of yours? I hear you have similar plans for it?
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed Mar 14, 2007 1:26 pm

hahaa, small world eh. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:09 pm

sorry ....the only pics I have of it were taken on a mates mobile phone when i went to see it (he printed a few poor quailty ones off for me) as i forgot to take my camera with me.........we drove it round for a while rat look style......then i stripped it ,fitted a GT gearbox and poly mounts and it is at the moment at the spray shop getting a coat of dark/medium silver paint...then its back home to have a 1641 motor fitted and the interior/wiring loom ,doorseals ect.....so it will be a while yet Very Happy ....yours turned out a treat tho' ...you must be well pleased.....if you finish it in time we could meet up at the cruise for a chat maybe?..........by the way...mine is from south africa too lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed Mar 14, 2007 2:29 pm

just found this..........looking a bit sorry for himself!!!


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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed Mar 14, 2007 4:08 pm

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if you finish it in time we could meet up at the cruise for a chat maybe?..........by the way...mine is from south africa too

That'll be good. I've got a carpet on order and am hoping to get that this week so I can fit it on the weekend. Will need to fit door cards, seats, dash pad and front windscreen then I'm ready for the MOT. 5 weeks until the cruise so should be achievable. Hopefully see you then.

Yours looks solid enough, was any welding needed prior to spraying? Where are you having it done? Nice wheels!!!

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:32 pm

I welded in a tiny repair to the battery tray and to one of the cills,other than that I de-trimmed it and welded in the door mirror holes ready for a pair of swan neck mirrors on the wings ,I'll be in my splitty on the cruise so easily spotted Very Happy hopefully see you there ,not much left then,should all be done in time for the cruise......paint is being done by "dave the paint" ...one of harvey's mates who paints harley davidsons for him at work (harv works for riders of bridgwater).....who painted yours?...looks great from the photo's ...are you pleased with the results?
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