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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:32 pm

ive got two ghias on their way over from south africa right now lol!

are ghias all they sold out there? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Thu Mar 15, 2007 7:58 am



Used a company in Kenn, just outside of Clevedon called Bristol Sports & Classic Ltd. You may have seen them in the local paper, they had a firework factory next door which exploded last year - only a few weeks after I got my car back!
Pleased with results now but final bill ended up being 50% more than they estimated and that was after hammering them down from what they really wanted to charge. Shows the importance of getting a fixed price quote as opposed to an estimate. Not an easy thing to do as you never know what you might find once you start removing paint.
Only welding needed was one headlamp bowl and the edge below the front lower windscreen, Oh and a couple of reflector mount holes which someone had previously fitted. Not bad for a 40 year old car!!

Keep the photo's coming of your's as it progresses.
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:05 pm

no worries ,I will keep everyone posted of the progress..............forgot to mention mine needed a headlamp bowl repair as well .....a dust cart hit mine in the passenger wing in south africa....but your right ,not bad for 40 year old's Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Thu Mar 15, 2007 2:10 pm

I've always fancied a nice firm 40 year old! Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:19 pm

see it all happen is kenn lol! , maltloaf has some of the guys working on his bus at the moment as the guys from Bristol Sports & Classic Ltd are camped out over the road from me.

hopeful going over there soon to use the ramp to sort out the tracking and paint the underside of the floor.
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Thu Mar 15, 2007 3:27 pm

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Used a company in Kenn, just outside of Clevedon called Bristol Sports & Classic Ltd. You may have seen them in the local paper, they had a firework factory next door which exploded last year - only a few weeks after I got my car back!
Pleased with results now but final bill ended up being 50% more than they estimated and that was after hammering them down from what they really wanted to charge. Shows the importance of getting a fixed price quote as opposed to an estimate. Not an easy thing to do as you never know what you might find once you start removing paint.
Only welding needed was one headlamp bowl and the edge below the front lower windscreen, Oh and a couple of reflector mount holes which someone had previously fitted. Not bad for a 40 year old car!!

Keep the photo's coming of your's as it progresses.

Coincidence, I've just been talking to someone at work who was there at the weekend talking to the owner about the fire. The guy lost his Studebaker in the fire apparently No

Looks like they've done a good job on your ghia afro
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed May 02, 2007 7:22 pm

Finally Finished!!! MOT Friday. Impy if you see this, this is the one I need the agreed valuation on. Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed May 02, 2007 7:54 pm

Dude, I love that!!
That is one seriously beautiful car.
Congrats on getting it done.....

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed May 02, 2007 9:01 pm

top work
hope you are pleased with it, lovely!
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed May 02, 2007 9:44 pm

That looks the mutts dude, you must be stoked! afro
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue May 15, 2007 1:11 pm

just cought up on this threrad as I needed some ghia 'porn' ...and it rocks ...shame you missed the cruise but you'll have to come to a meet ..(I'll bring the tissues ,impy)........mines still in paint 'Dave the paint ' has taken pic's .....but is unfortunately computer iliterate ...so we'll have to wait...hope mine comes out half as good as this one... Cool
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue May 15, 2007 1:38 pm

I want this car with my engine and box in!!!! affraid afro

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue May 15, 2007 2:40 pm

I also want it ...then lisa may forgive me for spraying it the wrong colour!!... Embarassed ..........It was moup's fault!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue May 15, 2007 2:43 pm

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I also want it ...then lisa may forgive me for spraying it the wrong colour!!... Embarassed ..........It was moup's fault!!!


affraid affraid

What's this???

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue May 15, 2007 8:08 pm

Well..........originally me and moup's went to "dave the paints " to pick up some colour samples to bring back to lisa....after chatting to dave about dark silver colours to bring out the chrome bits ect......he showed us a colour chip of smart car 'silber metallic'....and all three of us went somthing like "cooooor!!!.....that's it ...that's the colour".....so we went home to tell lisa we had picked the colour for her...(first mistake)...then after she had a fliddy fit on me ,i decided to phone moup's the following day to ask dave to hold fire on the colour...only to find he had already bought 3 litres (or somthing like that) of silber metallic paint...and it cost over 300 pounds....so silber metallic it is......and lisa has grown to accept this (nearly)...it has taken three months...but she is nearly speaking to me again!!!! Shocked Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Tue May 15, 2007 10:23 pm

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Well..........originally me and moup's went to "dave the paints " to pick up some colour samples to bring back to lisa....after chatting to dave about dark silver colours to bring out the chrome bits ect......he showed us a colour chip of smart car 'silber metallic'....and all three of us went somthing like "cooooor!!!.....that's it ...that's the colour".....so we went home to tell lisa we had picked the colour for her...(first mistake)...then after she had a fliddy fit on me ,i decided to phone moup's the following day to ask dave to hold fire on the colour...only to find he had already bought 3 litres (or somthing like that) of silber metallic paint...and it cost over 300 pounds....so silber metallic it is......and lisa has grown to accept this (nearly)...it has taken three months...but she is nearly speaking to me again!!!! Shocked Suspect

she still isn't speaking to me affraid No
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed May 16, 2007 6:06 am

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nomates wrote:
Well..........originally me and moup's went to "dave the paints " to pick up some colour samples to bring back to lisa....after chatting to dave about dark silver colours to bring out the chrome bits ect......he showed us a colour chip of smart car 'silber metallic'....and all three of us went somthing like "cooooor!!!.....that's it ...that's the colour".....so we went home to tell lisa we had picked the colour for her...(first mistake)...then after she had a fliddy fit on me ,i decided to phone moup's the following day to ask dave to hold fire on the colour...only to find he had already bought 3 litres (or somthing like that) of silber metallic paint...and it cost over 300 pounds....so silber metallic it is......and lisa has grown to accept this (nearly)...it has taken three months...but she is nearly speaking to me again!!!! Shocked Suspect

she still isn't speaking to me affraid No

If I didn't know the pair of you I wouldn't believe it!! lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed May 16, 2007 7:07 pm

Glad you like it. I've not been on here for a while, lost access to internet during the day. I should be at the next meeting 1st June? Impy is going to agree the value for me. See you there.
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed May 16, 2007 7:16 pm



I'm on the road!!!Tax and Mot'ed...bring back the sunshine! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Wed May 16, 2007 7:24 pm

You must be over the moon with it mate.
I can't wait to see it in the flesh (so to speak).
Make sure she's polished for the 1 June.

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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Thu May 17, 2007 6:59 pm

Just keep posting pictures dude....It will give me inspiration and.......by the way did I tell you it looks......................... afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro afro .....as lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Thu May 17, 2007 10:59 pm

How is Dave getting on with yours nomates?? afro
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Fri May 18, 2007 4:30 pm




Scoops, I like your thinking for the engine!!! maybe next year.
Nomates, come on put some of yours on here, you must have some in paint by now?
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Fri May 18, 2007 8:31 pm

Lot of work been done to my K.G dude..however dave the paint is a perfectionist so....I just let him carry on ,and await a phone call when its done (I don't like to hassle)........here are the latest (out of date)pics












I know its only primer....but hey..........its progress Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: My Karmann Ghia   Fri May 18, 2007 8:36 pm

It may only be in Primer but I bet it is nearer the colour that Lisa wanted that the one you and Moup chose!!!

lol! affraid afro

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