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Post by Hobug on Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:27 am

I have been working on getting my sister-in-law's Ghia roadworthy for a while and I am finally making some real progress. Once I have it running and driving I will hand it over to my sis-in-law. She will then be looking for guidance from the Atl Wagens group. As I am too lazy to repost everything here,
please follow the link to the pictures.

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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Hobug on Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:26 pm

Ok, I have a little more energy today so I'm posting pictures here too.

Here are a few more pics of the progress. Kat came to help sand, prime, seal, and paint her floors.








I still have to turn it over and do the underside.
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by zabo on Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:45 pm

you didnt like the fiberglass pans? Laughing
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Grifspop on Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:24 pm

Where do the bolts go through to the body? scratch
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Hobug on Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:50 pm

Grifspop wrote:Where do the bolts go through to the body? scratch
Yeah, what happen to the good old days when you didn't have to do everything yourself? There are dimples where the hole are to be drilled, but I don't trust them to be in the right spots.
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Grifspop on Thu Aug 09, 2012 3:53 pm

Yeah, Jon, I'm sorry that I missed the body lift party- but you seem to be knocking this one out!
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by DiggerD on Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:52 pm

Grifspop wrote:Where do the bolts go through to the body? scratch

Thats them "one size fits all" pans...................... Razz
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Hobug on Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:23 pm

I've been pretty slack about workin on the Ghia, so Saturday I'm going to install the shifter bushings, new shocks, shift coupler, and install new cables. If I'm really on a roll I might even paint the front beam. Cool
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Hobug on Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:09 pm

Back on the ghia. Beam is off and painting the frame head. Found a spot that needs to be welded on the shock tower. Pictures soon.
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Jon65 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:14 pm

Hobug wrote:Pictures soon.

Sounds good.

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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Hobug on Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:52 pm

So I've moved the pan inside to work on it. I started on the front beam and was just going to clean and paint it before putting on the new brake hoses.



Well as usually happens with VWs, I found some rust holes. These were in the shock tower, so I pulled the beam and cleaned and painted the frame head while it was exposed.






I took the beam to the car wash and degreased it last night. Now I'll take it to get welded, then I'll finish cleaning and paint it.

While at Bug Jam I got a used shifter for $5.00 (thanks Clyde). I don't have the before picture, but here it is after I finished with it.



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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by zabo on Fri Nov 30, 2012 7:42 pm

lookin good!
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Jon65 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:13 pm

Yeah, that's an awesome job.

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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by tronview on Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:19 pm

Nice work Jon. Keep it up.
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Hobug on Fri Nov 30, 2012 10:40 pm

Thanks guys. I've got a football game to go to tomorrow, but I'll be back on it Sunday. GO DAWGS!!!
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Jon65 on Fri Nov 30, 2012 11:33 pm

Hobug wrote:GO DAWGS!!!

A big X2. Very Happy

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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Hobug on Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:04 pm

Took the beam to Clyde and he removed the trailing arms so he can install new ball joints. I brought the rest of it home for cleaning and paint.

Painted the backing plates. Cleaned the lug bolts and other nuts and bolts in the vibrating cleaner. (kinda like a rock polisher)
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Hobug on Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:00 pm

Here are some pics:

The rusty parts of the shock tower. It is only on one side and I am going to get it welded up.



Backing plates before cleaning and painting.



Spindles before:



Grub screws before and after:


Backing plates after:



Brake push rod:


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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Hobug on Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:07 pm

Front end nuts and bolts


Several of the parts painted and ready
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Guest on Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:46 pm

alot of work will pay off

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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Hobug on Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:58 pm

Rust is cut from the beam and it is welded up. Thanks Joe. Very Happy
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by bayboy87 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:23 pm

did you use a tumbler or a wire brush to clean the bolts? i have alot of rusted bolts
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Hobug on Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:39 pm

bayboy87 wrote:did you use a tumbler or a wire brush to clean the bolts? i have alot of rusted bolts

Wire brush in the drill, but many times I will use the tumbler and finish them with the wire brush.
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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by Hobug on Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:20 pm

Trailing arms are ready to go. New ball joints installed thanks to Clyde. I put my son to the task of cleaning the spindles to prepare for painting and then I primed and painted them.



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Re: 1970 Karmann Ghia

Post by pwmcguire on Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:04 pm

Hobug wrote:
bayboy87 wrote:did you use a tumbler or a wire brush to clean the bolts? i have alot of rusted bolts

Wire brush in the drill, but many times I will use the tumbler and finish them with the wire brush.

You gotta use the lazy mans rust and paint remover, just wire it up and let it go. It works great. If you build a big enough box you could put the whole front axle assembly in it.
http://forum.georgiadubs.com/t5891-rust-removal-by-electrolysis
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