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Post by laith on Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:28 pm

My research indicates that this is very doable. Any thoughts?
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Post by buggin70 on Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:31 pm

they have the same pans i think it bolts right on
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Post by Bugman114 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:44 am

IIRC, assuming u still have the thing beam, you'll have to use different spindles, as the thing spindles are basically raised spindles (the baja guys use them on their cars). not sure if all things came with those type of spindles tho, not a thing expert. also not sure what the difference on the rear is, as far as what exatly raised the rear to match the front (maybe just re-indexed, idk). Also, some things came with a ZF, so if that chassis still has the thing trans, it might have one.
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Post by bakertim2 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:05 am

Raised Ghia would be sick. It would be a simple bolt on.
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Post by laith on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:37 am

Bugman114 wrote:IIRC, assuming u still have the thing beam, you'll have to use different spindles, as the thing spindles are basically raised spindles (the baja guys use them on their cars). not sure if all things came with those type of spindles tho, not a thing expert. also not sure what the difference on the rear is, as far as what exatly raised the rear to match the front (maybe just re-indexed, idk). Also, some things came with a ZF, so if that chassis still has the thing trans, it might have one.

Turbo Mike...I am guessing that your comments are assuming that I would want the Ghia at stock ride height. Right?
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Post by laith on Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:39 am

bakertim2 wrote:Raised Ghia would be sick. It would be a simple bolt on.

Thanks Tim. And yes, for all you purists and anyone who is into the lowered look, sorry. But a raised Ghia is the plan.

I had read somewhere on the 'net that there were a couple of front pan to body bolts that might not line up. That was my main concern.
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Post by Bugman114 on Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:05 am

laith wrote:
Bugman114 wrote:IIRC, assuming u still have the thing beam, you'll have to use different spindles, as the thing spindles are basically raised spindles (the baja guys use them on their cars). not sure if all things came with those type of spindles tho, not a thing expert. also not sure what the difference on the rear is, as far as what exatly raised the rear to match the front (maybe just re-indexed, idk). Also, some things came with a ZF, so if that chassis still has the thing trans, it might have one.

Turbo Mike...I am guessing that your comments are assuming that I would want the Ghia at stock ride height. Right?

sorry, it just seems everyone on here slamms everything Laughing . raised ghia would be bad ass. Are you doing a baja ghia? if so here's some inspiration, lol:



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Post by laith on Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:39 am

That is awesome. Prob not a Baja Ghia per se, but may use some of those styling cues.
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