Pete's 58 Lowlight Karmann Ghia

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  • Franz
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    Did you ever figure out something with the apron?

    Pete
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    I have a donor, but it’s rough (but an improvement over what’s there).  After blasting it needs some welding and reshaping in some areas.  The guy that was going to tackle it handed it off to someone more experienced in metal work this past Monday, so once I get the stock motor put back in I’m going to drive it out so he can see what he’s trying to fix.  I’d really like to find a better donor piece.

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    Here’s the hackery that I’d like to correct.  JB said it had a corvair motor in it at one time, and that shows.  It looks like someone cut the center section of the apron out for that.  Whoever “repaired” it lapped a section over it, booger welded it then layered with bondo.  I think with a good replacement panel this would be a straightforward fix for an experienced body man.  Battery trays are straight, solid, and unmolested as are the bracing underneath so there’s good surface to spot weld a new panel to.

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    Pete
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    Gonna wake up early tomorrow and put it back in.

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    Scott Sain
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    New P/Cs and heads and what else? Performance exhaust tips?

     

    Pete
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    Haha….just P/C’s and heads.

    Pete
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    Franz
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    Nice. Sounds good. They are just like big lawn mowers.

    Pete
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    Nice. Sounds good. They are just like big lawn mowers.

    Ha!  That’s what I told someone just last night about it.

    Franz
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    Tin back in the booth for blasting. To remove all the tool marks, fingerprints, and impurities. I spent yesterday going over everything with a fine tooth comb. Hammered dents and stuff. Welded tubes through the fan shroud for the coil and oil filter mount. Wire tabs, and all the Porsche linkage finalized.

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    Vwsarent4hippies
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    Lookin real nice, Franz! I think you have about 25x more time into that tin than I did in Erik’s, ha

    Pete
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    I agree…looking good!

    Erik_T
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    Lookin real nice, Franz! I think you have about 25x more time into that tin than I did in Erik’s, ha

     

    Colby, If you want another shot at it, I’m ready when you are 🙂

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    Scott Sain
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    Lookin real nice, Franz! I think you have about 25x more time into that tin than I did in Erik’s, ha

    Colby, If you want another shot at it, I’m ready when you are ?

    You coming to Drag Night next week?

    John Jones
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    This is gonna be so old school cool…..  😎

    John Jones
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    Franz making sure your tin is TIT’s…

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