Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Bonemaro » Tue Jul 08, 2014 10:54 am

It is very nice.
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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Piledriver » Tue Jul 08, 2014 12:37 pm

crazy tarzan wrote:back to the headlights and Piledrivers mention of a T3 with the sloped lights, here is a pic I pulled off internet--I don't know who's it is, or even where I found it :( But it gives you an idea of using porsche 356 glass instead of bug glass (if I've correctly identified it). Notice also the tubbed wheel wells and porsche rims.

Slick car, probably has a narrowed T1 front beam.
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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Bonemaro » Thu Jul 31, 2014 6:23 pm

Pulled my door panels. I've seen worse. I was actually expecting to see evidence of body work, but I think they are straight.

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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Bonemaro » Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:00 pm

Disassembly continues.

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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Bonemaro » Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:48 pm

I have some completely rusted screws here that had to be drilled out. Had a heck of a time. Are these old factory screw tough as Hell or are my drill bits dull?

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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by helowrench » Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:11 pm

The factory actually used very very good hardware. Much better quality than US manuf of the same timeframe.

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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Bonemaro » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:06 pm

That explains it.
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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Bonemaro » Mon Aug 11, 2014 5:03 pm

Pulled the last of the glass. The jams look pretty good, I believe.

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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Bonemaro » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:38 pm

My better two thirds is trying to talk me into converting the Ghia into a roadster. I cannot deny they make beautiful roadsters, but I wonder just how much s*!t I would catches from the VW community purists.

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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:54 pm

Yer never going to please everyone so try to please yourself via pleasing your other half. Future projects may go easier if you do.

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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Bonemaro » Sun Aug 17, 2014 4:31 pm

Ol'fogasaurus wrote:Yer never going to please everyone so try to please yourself via pleasing your other half. Future projects may go easier if you do.

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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Bonemaro » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:04 pm

What do the 'vert Ghias have that the coupes do not to strengthen the body?

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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by crazy tarzan » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:04 am

additional parts down in heater channel area if I remember right. Somewhere here or on TOS there is a thread showing what parts exactly.

I'd do a ragtop, or full top sunroof before a full roadster though, just my personal preference--I've had a wrangler and a vw cabrio, and while top down was nice I've enjoyed my cars with a sunroof much more.

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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Mon Aug 18, 2014 10:12 am

Bonemaro, were you aware of these: http://evhcompany.com/Ghia.html

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Re: Bonemaro's '73 Ghia

Post by Bonemaro » Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:58 pm

I was not aware of those. Think it could be retrofit to the body instead of the pan?
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