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itsa fit!

Post by crocteau » Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:20 pm

Gotta hand it to you Jake, this baby practically jumped off the jack and into the engine bay of my Ghia.
Obviously I still have alot to do, but I couldn't wait to share this.

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And here's an angle highlighting some of Chris Foley's Tangerine handiwork...

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More to come...

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Post by doc » Wed Aug 16, 2006 7:12 am

Wow! Super nice. Mine goes in as soon as I get a new engine seal. KG looks like it has plenty of room. The install into the '63 T1 will be pretty tight. Hope mine comes out looking as good as yours.

More detail pics, when you get a chance, please.

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Post by Ephry73 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:04 am

That looks super sweet. Gives me something to look forward to as an installation for my Ghia. Who's exhaust system is that?


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Post by crocteau » Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:20 pm

Thanks doc; my tins don't hold a candle to yours, and given the photos you've posted it's clear you're going to push the bar a little higher with your install, too. Looking forward to your pics.

Ephry, I think we were looking into type IV exhaust systems about the same time awhile back along with plastermaster Ron. As it turned out, I had some extra time before I had to make a final decision, and during that time Chris Foley at tangerineracing.com came out with his new evo system. That's what it is, and it's fantastic. I've learned a lot from threads you've started here, so it'll be good to read about your next project, too.

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Post by Ephry73 » Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:09 pm

I thought I recognized the can. Without the pipes I wasn't sure. Chris is a great guy, and knows type 4s for sure. Looks really, really good. Keep us posted.

Glad any of my babblings helped out for sure. I am short on funds, so I have to be as resourceful as I can to get the Ghia back on the road. Once I come up with the final cut, I will post info.


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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:30 pm

Now thats an install!!

Its also the last Carbon Fiber DTM...
Discontinued due to cost and lack of materials....

Damn good job Charley- Damn good!

Call me on the cell before you touch it off the first time..

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Post by d-Mag » Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:59 am

I don't post here much but........ That is soooooo cool. Funny I always wanted a KG and never got one but ended up with two from the the karmann works anyhow (914&912) the later I just purchased a DTM for and even though it ain't carbon fiber it's still a thing of beauty,.... in the box!!! Crocteau and Jake you gotta be proud, Good job, the bar has been set high for the rest of us :wink: Don

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Post by Racer Chris » Thu Aug 17, 2006 8:51 am

Charley,
I'm so glad to see you found time to make some visible progress. The installation looks beautiful so far! :)

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Post by marekv8 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:29 pm

That looks fantastic! I can't believe how much available real estate you've got back there, I'm so starved for space in my early Beetle. The best news is that those parts work even better than they look. Good luck with your efforts.

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:54 pm

marekv8 wrote:That looks fantastic! I can't believe how much available real estate you've got back there, I'm so starved for space in my early Beetle. The best news is that those parts work even better than they look. Good luck with your efforts.

Regards, Dave
Dave, I'm thinking about a conceptual "Herbie/Ghia X" in the future...LOL

We could stuff TWO turbos back there!!!

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Post by Ephry73 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 1:00 pm

They fit, for sure. Even with an induction airbox to quiet things down, and an intercooler. Plenty of room inside those gorgeous rear fenders.



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Post by doc » Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:21 pm

Check those pics. Somebody been putting some time in on all that red body work. Looks great! Need more pics......

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Post by huw'sspeedster » Fri Aug 18, 2006 2:21 am

Ephry73 does that induction box you mention fit with a dtm shroud,or was it hyperthetical?interested in one for the speedster!
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Post by crocteau » Fri Aug 18, 2006 7:37 am

Racer Chris wrote:...glad to see you found time to make some visible progress.
:lol: It's all that invisible progress that seems to take forever!
doc wrote:Somebody been putting some time in on all that red body work. Looks great! Need more pics......
I've got pics out the yin-yang and am looking into setting up an album so as not to hog space here. The body wasn't so pretty a couple of years ago, but I'm a lightweight and can't take credit for repairing this kind of erosion:

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Thanks for the kind words and encouragement!

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Post by Ephry73 » Fri Aug 18, 2006 8:11 am

Man oh man! I thought my rockers were bad before! How long did it take you to correct the issues Charley?


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