Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby Phat Bug » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:02 am

Well we didn't get the Ghia to the show, probably still a few weeks of work to do.
We still went along and camped for the weekend, here's a few snaps......

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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby Phat Bug » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:03 am

In the mean time we finally got some parts back from the laser cutters this week :)

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Very happy :)

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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby Phat Bug » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:17 pm

Since John called all us lurkers out, I thought I'd better contribute!

Got back into it last week.......
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Screen is in :)

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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby vwfool » Thu Jan 22, 2015 9:58 am

That is looking good. I love crazy ass ideas like this.

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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby Phat Bug » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:56 pm

We have a VW show on this weekend, so the push has been to get the Gasser all wrapped up to make it's debut proper........

Had my 7yr old daughter home from school sick for a week, so she decided she wanted to spend a few days with Daddy in the shed Smile
Loved having her working with me, we did a bit of art class and came up with these cool doortrims.......

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Brakes, door latches, trims, fuel tank, battery and back on the ground for the first time in ages! After a quick hose off she's all ready to go \:D/ \:D/

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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby way2cool » Thu Mar 19, 2015 11:32 pm

unfreakin' real
you guys are really thinking outside the box
love it,love it ,love it...
of course, a little help from the kids is always a good thing
they only think of the do's and not the don'ts

ps.dig the 'back 'o the ute' workbench in the background of the last shot
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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby sixfootdan » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:05 am

I love it! Perhaps a small spun aluminum tank on the front?

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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby PeteSC » Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:29 am

This looks like fun one! This would be great with the rear wheel wells cut (sacrilege!!) and some 15x10 Mickey Thompson Sportsmans hanging out the rear.
Meh.

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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby Phat Bug » Sun Mar 22, 2015 4:50 pm

sixfootdan wrote:I love it! Perhaps a small spun aluminum tank on the front?



Thanks man!, look up a few posts^^ I've started on the tank for the front, just ran out of time.

The Ghia went down well yesterday!
In Australia, people are very precious about Ghia's, as they were only sold for a couple of years in very small numbers, so there were a few people that had their noses out of joint when we rolled in to the show. it was great to see the disgusted look on their faces \:D/

Couple of pics from the show.............

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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby way2cool » Sun Mar 22, 2015 7:05 pm

Ha ha ha...don't ya just love the 'purist pout'.
Good on you for stickin' it to 'em.
love the sign work.
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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby sixfootdan » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:24 am

Phat Bug wrote:
sixfootdan wrote:I love it! Perhaps a small spun aluminum tank on the front?



Thanks man!, look up a few posts^^ I've started on the tank for the front, just ran out of time.]

Ooops I must have missed that, Is it an air tank for an air cooled gasser? \:D/

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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby Phat Bug » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:03 pm

It was an air tank ;)
Just machined up a filler neck and will weld it in.

I'm thinking we may put the tank out the back, more in keeping with the engine in the rear.
After the weekend's drive, I need to look at the front end some more, it rides and steers like shit.
But for now it'll be pushed in the corner with a cover over it so I can get onto some other projects.

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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby Phat Bug » Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:27 pm

It was nice to drag her out of the shed on the weekend, took it to the "Day Of The Volkswagen" (local show of about 600 cars) the mixed reactions from some folks were hilarious!

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Re: Karmageddon!! Tales of a Ghia Gasser

Postby PeteSC » Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:10 pm

Nice...

I'd sort of like to see this with cut rear fender wells, flares, and some stupid-wide bias ply Mickey Thompson Sportman Pro's on it.
Meh.


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