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  • Franz
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    The green one is not carrying much of that weight.

    Pete
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    The green one is not carrying much of that weight.

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    A minor detail. ?

    The red one might be fun…

    Launch

    JWDII
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    Pete, You ever put any thought in checking out this show?

    http://www.euroautofestival.com/

    VW is the marquee car this Year. Bit pricey to field a car but not bad if you check out all that’s included. It would be cool to see your Ghia on the golf course at Verdae greens though.

    Scott Sain
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    Nice shot on the cooper river bridge Pete. I need to get back down their! Me and the wife luv getting a weekend their and eating at Hyman’s!

    No sir! We will take you to a real restaurant! And it’s not the Cooper River Bridge anymore. It’s the Arthur Ravenel!

    Master Blaster
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    Do you have any extra parts you want to get rid of?

    Pete
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    Do you have any extra parts you want to get rid of?

    I have a complete ’59 steering wheel/horn ring with all the internals and a VERY roached ’58/’59 turn signal assembly.  If you’re interested in either let me know.

    Pete
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    Pete, You ever put any thought in checking out this show? http://www.euroautofestival.com/ VW is the marquee car this Year. Bit pricey to field a car but not bad if you check out all that’s included. It would be cool to see your Ghia on the golf course at Verdae greens though.

    That looks like a good show….thanks for passing that along.

    Master Blaster
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    steering wheel sound awesome any pics?

    Pete
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    Here you go…it’s got a few hairline cracks but you have to look for them.  It’s solid and all of the horn ring pieces are there.  The cracks can be fixed for $175 by Ruben (“belairman” on the Samba)….I was going to get those fixed then sell it for more but would prefer to let it go as-is.Ghia5Ghia4Ghia3Ghia2ghia1

    John Jones
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    Good low light wheels are hard to find.. 😉

    Master Blaster
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    I want it! Whats the damage?

    Master Blaster
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    Im also up for trading… or $$$

    Master Blaster
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    turn signal too… any pics?

    Pete
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    Turn signal.  It’s complete, but crusty.  But maybe the wizardry of JJ/Franz could make it usable with some cleaning.  Wires are in good shape and not cut, circuit board looks good:

    Turn1

    Turn2

    Turn3

    I don’t see a way to PM on the new site…email me at pete@knology.net if you’re interested in either/both piece(s).

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    Master Blaster
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    steering wheel horn for sure…

    Master Blaster
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    my number 9704622926 cell

    JWDII
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    Pete, You ever put any thought in checking out this show? http://www.euroautofestival.com/ VW is the marquee car this Year. Bit pricey to field a car but not bad if you check out all that’s included. It would be cool to see your Ghia on the golf course at Verdae greens though.

    That looks like a good show….thanks for passing that along.

    Pete, it’s a great show. My 65 won best paint mainly for my pin striping in 2011. We won a corporate award and were invited to the banquet and awards presentation. It was fun watching folks take pics of my VW as it sat in line with an original GT40 and a couple Lambo’s  as I was waiting to get registered . It is one of the few times you can field your VW with Million dollar euros and folks still admire them. I don’t think you would be disappointed.

    JWDII
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    Nice shot on the cooper river bridge Pete. I need to get back down their! Me and the wife luv getting a weekend their and eating at Hyman’s!

    No sir! We will take you to a real restaurant! And it’s not the Cooper River Bridge anymore. It’s the Arthur Ravenel!

    Sounds like fun Scott. I will definitely look you up next time we are down. Are you going to the Farm next month? I am almost certain to be there with my family.

    Pete
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    Got some 6v LED brake/turn bulbs from http://www.culayer.com.  Flashers work with the same Wolfsburg West 6v flasher relay that powered the filament bulbs.  They’re spendy but worth it.

    Bulb1

    Bulb2

    LED/filament comparison:

    LED both sides:

    Jdawg
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    man that’s really cool…you weren’t kidding when you said they were pricey.

    Pete
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    man that’s really cool…you weren’t kidding when you said they were pricey.

    Yeah, that’s why I didn’t bother ordering any to replace the running lights. 🙂

    On the plus side I feel slightly better about drivers behind me seeing brake lights, and should I ever convert to 12v these bulbs will still work.

     

    Scott Sain
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    Nice shot on the cooper river bridge Pete. I need to get back down their! Me and the wife luv getting a weekend their and eating at Hyman’s!

    No sir! We will take you to a real restaurant! And it’s not the Cooper River Bridge anymore. It’s the Arthur Ravenel!

    Sounds like fun Scott. I will definitely look you up next time we are down. Are you going to the Farm next month? I am almost certain to be there with my family.

     

    Oh yes! I’ll be in the 11.90 (which is now a 9.90!) or the new Ghia I built. Hopefully both will be there!

    Franz
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    The thin slot regulator looks crispy. Speedwell manifolds are nice too. I think you should consider Solex p11s on them, looks to be dual bolt pattern. I also have a Porsche fan shroud and linkage to run them seamlessly. We could paint it up silver like a super. Put some knetch punch plate air filters. Poor man’s Porsche. 😎

    Pete
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    Thanks for posting pics!  Glad both got there.  I’m still guessing mid-January before Joe is done with the long-block.  I’m down for faking the funk if I can.  I’ll send this junk closer to time the motor arrives so it’s not in the way.

    Franz
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    Some more goodies arrived.

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