wife's 68 Ghia Project

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wife's 68 Ghia Project

Postby //8Ball// » Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:22 pm

Well after 2 years of building, remodeling and tinkering with other bugs and other friends VW's I finally got around to putting some serious time into this ghia that we got for my wife 3 years ago... I am kinda glad because of the inspiration that KCW has brought about..

Breakdown.. this car was pretty shot from the get go, typical filler and build your panels out of fiberglass crap so I was not afraid to cut it up

Swayaway 3" narrow.. I narrowed torsion housing and used the snouts off of my 57 oval, VW republic guys plates for the swingplate raise. 4" trans raise..

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Postby //8Ball// » Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:27 pm

my 7 year old son is getting pretty crafty and is alot of help now... He has been welding with me.. Kids these days need to know skilled crafts instead of XBOX and spongebob..

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Postby //8Ball// » Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:30 pm

strippin her down in the new paint booth..

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American Racing Torq Thrust D's,, street rod stuff... ever seen a Ghia with these?? \:D/

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Postby OKMOOSE » Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:53 pm

Car is looking killer! Keep it up. I love the stance and the wheels.

And, i agree about kids. Send them outside and put them to work!

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Postby //8Ball// » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:41 pm

thanks man,,, I am trying to focus on one,, the oval keeps calling me back.. I have the 36er just about put back together but the Ghia is lookin too good to quit haha

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Postby Whistlebritches » Sat Oct 31, 2009 9:43 pm

I'm with Moose ^^ dig the wheels. Ghia's are damn sexy...

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Postby sunburnt » Sun Nov 01, 2009 9:05 am

That'll look great! Those wheels have always been a favorite of mine, kinda (or exactly)the old gasser look. Cant wait for more, especially since I don't have my own VW project right now...
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Postby MichaelDF » Wed Jan 13, 2010 2:23 pm

Any update on this?
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Postby Chomas » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:52 am

I like the stance. :D Good work on getting your boy involved too.

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Postby cookiemonster131 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:02 am

hate i missed this, super cool! you do really nice detailed work!
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Postby //8Ball// » Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:42 pm

been doin work on this car.. Had to fabricate the back end.. I decided to make tubs since this will be a car for the road.. I have gone a little creative with the back end.. I decided to make the middle part removable and also the inner part to get to the transmission from the cab without jacking the car up.. Here is some progress.

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inner panel removed

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Instead of making pieces to fill in the gaps in bumper like franz did on emily's Ghia, I moved the bumper closer to the car to profile better. Also fabbing up the exhaust up in the car farther. making pipes just peek out from below bumper

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More pics tonite hopefully,, making exhaust fit today
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Postby Dc13 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:34 pm

Nice job! As usual I guess...keep up.
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Postby dave » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:00 pm

Great stuff, i like it this is exactly what I wanted to do to my Ghia before I sold it. Are you gonna run a little wider rear tire? The Torq Thrusts look good.
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Postby slammed and shiny » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:08 pm

damn!!! nice metalwork.
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Postby //8Ball// » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:08 pm

yea,, it developed into more than i planned and after seeing johns ghia i want to go all out now.. wider taller rear tire, bigger engine,, this one is only a 1915,,, be nice to have about 180-200 hp in this car :) you know shit that costs more $$$$ lol i am only narrowed 3" on each side vs johns.. but i think i can fit an 8" wide tire in there,, same thing though these are 15x4.5s with 165 nankangs and they are a bitch to get out already may just stay with them.. or goto 185 let the tire buldge lil more creates the look of a fatter tire,, cept not from back


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