wife's 68 Ghia Project

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Postby vw fixer » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:46 pm

Cool project !

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Postby lonestar » Sat Nov 26, 2011 6:46 pm

Nice Work... =D>
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Postby Radar » Sat Nov 26, 2011 7:16 pm

=D> =D>

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Postby Flipper_1938 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:44 pm

//8Ball// wrote: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.
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 exciter » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:55 pm

Killer job on the build ! The sheet metal work is coming along great!! =D>
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Postby dave » Sat Nov 26, 2011 8:59 pm

Get some 15x8s with a 3 " offset, have 2" trimmed off of the backside, they will look deep and be a 15x6, then run a 185-65-15 (?) this is all just guessing but I think it could fit , and have some nice sidewall and clearance I think.
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Postby //8Ball// » Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:03 pm

thats a good idea dave! cool thing is i built larger wheel tubs :)

thanks for all the metal working comments.. all old school bend over the knee technique lol

few exhaust fabbing

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Postby OKMOOSE » Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:08 pm

I think it woudl be cool if you left the engine bay just as it is. Paint the rest of the car and clear the engine bay.
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Postby //8Ball// » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:10 am

welded a 1/4" bar to perimeter of engine bar for strength and it looks nice too :)...

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Postby //8Ball// » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:16 am

exhaust fit,, bumper rough fit.. final dimensions.. exhaust moved in 2" from normal and raised 1". rear bumper moved 1/2" down and in toward body 2.5" .. bumper profiles back of car with 1/4" gap.
should clean up the back a little

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Postby tlambert » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:29 am

Love what you've done so far with the ghia. Whats the plan for the shroud. I saw one recently in Farmington that was that shape but shorter. Not sure it was short enough for you though. It may have been a Thing shroud.
Also it didn"t have heat ducts to it either.
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Postby //8Ball// » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:39 am

yea I have not come to that crossroad yet haha.. Im thinking a combination of sectioning this shroud and modifying the inner structure of the lid. I have also been thinking of doing away with the louvers and making a front fresh air intake like the old cowl induction hoods off the muscle cars. wheelin out a new panel insert that has a little hump in it. Im glad I only went with a 4" raise! it would have been so high the panel on the back would have looked like a redneck hoodscoop lol.. Probably just would have no lid like john did.. But I want to drive this car alot rain or shine.

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Postby LooseNuts » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:43 pm

//8Ball// wrote:exhaust fit,, bumper rough fit.. final dimensions.. exhaust moved in 2" from normal and raised 1". rear bumper moved 1/2" down and in toward body 2.5" .. bumper profiles back of car with 1/4" gap.
should clean up the back a little

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the bumper placement/fitment is spot on mang. very very nice touch =D> =D>
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Postby //8Ball// » Wed Dec 28, 2011 10:51 am

Built me another lifting device over the weekend.. I needed two places to lift because I am by myself in the shop all the time.. comes apart too..

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