SubaGhia - '67 Karmann Ghia - EJ207 - Mendeola suspension

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Re: SubaGhia - '67 Karmann Ghia - EJ207 - Mendeola suspensio

Post by crazy tarzan » Fri May 30, 2014 4:16 pm

That put things into perspective for me. Helped a ton, thanks for the pics!

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Re: SubaGhia - '67 Karmann Ghia - EJ207 - Mendeola suspensio

Post by KR250 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:12 pm

Not much progress on the Ghia to report at the moment, a busy summer, new job, and catching up on household projects has taken up a lot of time. One project was cleaning up the garage to bring the pan back and continue work on it. Perfect opportunity to do an epoxy floor coating. It took a lot of cleaning, and did one half at a time, but came out pretty decent. Nice clean work space to use for the fall and winter. Goal is to complete the suspension work in the next few months and then have a rolling chassis again so I can mock up the engine and transmission.

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Post by panel » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:14 pm

Fill that thing up with an inch of water........wait till winter..........and skate away.

Looks really nice.

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Post by Bonemaro » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:26 pm

Yes, looks awesome. I was wondering what was going on with the Ghia.
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Post by KR250 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:04 pm

Well, it's been almost 2 years since I've touched this project and I'm calling it officially stalled out. I don't have the time, money, or motivation to finish it anymore. I'm going to post it in the for sale section as a part out or partially complete project for someone willing to take it on. It needs a good home and has a lot of good pieces waiting to put together.

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Re: SubaGhia - '67 Karmann Ghia - EJ207 - Mendeola suspensio

Post by dlamyle » Mon Feb 29, 2016 7:46 am

That stinks...your car was going to be my Ghia's closest relative :( If I wasn't breaking in a new clutch for the next 500mi I'd make a motivational video for you!
1968 Karmann Ghia , 'JDM EJ205, 5spd Subarugears w/OBX LSD, Blouch 16g XTR, Killer B Headers, DW 750cc, Meth Inj, Cobb AP w/Mach V 22psi Dyno tune (332whp)
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Post by KR250 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 12:29 pm

dlamyle wrote:That stinks...your car was going to be my Ghia's closest relative :( If I wasn't breaking in a new clutch for the next 500mi I'd make a motivational video for you!
Thanks, it's tough to admit defeat on this but the reality is that I will never finish it in any reasonable amount of time.

Here's the link to the for sale post if anyone is interested.
http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... 4&t=147786

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Re: SubaGhia - '67 Karmann Ghia - EJ207 - Mendeola suspension

Post by Hegel » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:59 pm

Man this bums me out. If i could afford it I would jump on this no question you are doing everything i wanted to do to my 69.

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Post by KR250 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 4:10 pm

Ironically, I will probably have to make some more progress to actually sell it, like finish the IRS installation so I have a rolling chassis again. Lol.

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Re: SubaGhia - '67 Karmann Ghia - EJ207 - Mendeola suspension

Post by noslzzp » Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:23 pm

Man, sorry to hear about this project stalling. ;(

You had a fan over here!

And dlamyle, my car sat for a year and half in a queue to have continued work but I've since moved it to another builder in Loudoun, so you may have a new close relative.
Introducing the Basilari 306R - '58 low light Ghia, 300HP+ boxer 6, Mendeola chassis
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