wife's 68 Ghia Project

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Postby //8Ball// » Wed Jan 04, 2012 4:46 pm

moved in this much..
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final product

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Postby Franz » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:51 pm

Are you going to paint or chrome them?

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Postby //8Ball// » Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:19 pm

they are most definately not chrome candidates.. I am either going to try alsa corp Ghost Chrome kit or find a nice fine metallic silver that looks smooth and then flat clear them.. Being able to bodywork them makes it nice as you know.. plus the $$$ of chroming is more than this car needs... I like chrome if its done tastefully, but the theme of this one is more of the smooth sheen look.. I think she wants a flat clear over mineral grey/beige. almost the color of emily's ghia

This is where I got the idea from Goodguys street machine winner vette.. he actually brushed the alum on this one.. I thought about silver base then run some scotch brite on them for the bare metal look then flat clear them
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Postby Franz » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:03 am

Beautiful car.
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Postby slammed and shiny » Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:58 pm

damn!
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Postby //8Ball// » Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:10 pm

dont know if you have seen this,, some wild shit!! I used some of their sheeting.. unbelieveable stuff.. I may use ghost chrome on the bumper then clear it..

http://www.alsacorp.com/

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Postby //8Ball// » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:13 pm

ok moved to the front bumper,, proved to be bet ALOT haha little more difficult. brought it in quite a bit. then made little plates like you did Franz. the front of the bumper is about 1/8" out from the nose.. hope she doesnt bump anything haha..

this is before "original" fit.. so its easy to see difference.
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and after fit..
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Postby //8Ball// » Fri Jan 13, 2012 1:17 pm

semi finished up.. needs little more fit and finish before bodywork but good for now.

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Postby crimson ghost » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:15 pm

//8Ball// wrote:Image


Funny you guys posted that. The first thing I thought about when I saw the car was my Ghia. I really like the looks of most of it.

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Postby //8Ball// » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:51 pm

Update,,, finally back on the ground since sept.. need to fab up some "together" stuff.. going to go with a GM tilt colum as well.
I kinda like how it has a 165 tire on the rear and it looks way bigger from the side on a 4" rim..

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lots of detailed metalwork left.. Im happy with the front bumper sticks out no further than the nose for ref as to how far its moved in..
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Postby tlambert » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:45 pm

Cool =D>
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Postby //8Ball// » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:21 am

Ok so over the weekend I figured out that I need some spacers to run the Americans on a disc braked Ghia for the front.. So in my studies I have decided to put rack and pinion steering on the Ghia and since I already had to narrow the beam more to compensate for the spacers I just went F'n big on it.. John Jones thank you for the inspiration!! cut 2 more inches out of this bitch for a total of 10" now.. of course the rotors added a little and the spacers the americans also have a different offset than stock wheels.. Here is the end result,,, 3rd time I cut this beam, but I actually finished it up this time, capped it and all..

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as compared to last picture it does not even compare.. Ghias have a shitload of room in that fenderwell !!!
here is before with 6" narrow

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Postby //8Ball// » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:55 pm

Making the engine lid modification.. I want to make it look like a factory hump so I cut out the louvers and curved them a little. once its all boxed in I think it will be a nice addition.

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Postby cookiemonster131 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:26 pm

great start to the decklid!
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Postby crimson ghost » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:32 am

I'm really digging the deck lid mod so far. Giving me some ideas for mine :-k
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