Project Ghiaru!

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Project Ghiaru!

Postby mdmvisuals » March 14th, 2013, 12:55 am

1969 Karmann Ghia with a 2.2L Subaru engine. Ghiaru!

The plan is this... A slammed, ratty, mountain cruiser.

So here it is. I just started working on the car Sunday (March 10th 2013)

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This is the floor mount area on the driver side rocker...soon to be replaced
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Gas tank out, Front beam out as well.
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Transaxle out... going to be sending this down to Cali in exchange for a Custom geared, heavier duty Transaxle.
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Last night I got this seat out... it was not moving. I used a hammer.
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Got some more little metal work to do. not too bad!
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New 2" Narrowed Beam to go in this weekend after i get some needed tools...
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and just because...
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Here is the album of photos on flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikejoe/sets/72157632807000601/with/8551181778/

The plan is to have this rolling and driving by mid June (this year) for the Leavenworth Drive.

Ill update this as progress is made :)

Cheers!
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby heytrid » March 14th, 2013, 1:04 am

This is awesome.
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby Kane » March 14th, 2013, 2:09 am

Looking forward to this! Very cool project
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby canucker » March 14th, 2013, 2:14 am

glad to see a proper project page nstead of just photos on the fb page. looks like she will be a sick project!! id love for a ghia
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby dublu » March 14th, 2013, 2:57 am

sweet dude!
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby 2manydubs » March 14th, 2013, 10:52 pm

And the SuBe too boot !!! Keep the color !!
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby mdmvisuals » March 15th, 2013, 10:57 pm

Yesterday afternoon I was cruising the Canadian Tire website looking to see what tools they had on sale cause I have to buy tools to keep the progress going on the Ghia. I came across a 71 piece Air tool set, Reg. $279 on sale for $41... !!!

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My roommate jumped on that for me cause I couldnt leave work and snatched up the last one!

So last night I went and cleaned up the floor channel where the bits of the old floor still lingered.

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I have to go around the edge again and drill out the spot welds tonight. I got my replacement metal for the rocker area that the floor bolts to, so this weekend the plan is to give'r and get the floor in. :)
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Tonight and tomorrow morning I'll be buying tools! yay pay day!
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby mdmvisuals » March 18th, 2013, 5:03 am

Saturday night I cut out as much of the rusty shit as I could in prep for the new metal.
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Thanks for snapping this Jesse!
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I mocked up the new metal and called it a night
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I got my dad out of the house today and he came and helped me with the floor.
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Twas a good day!

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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby mdmvisuals » March 19th, 2013, 6:49 am

Made a Rocker this evening!

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I will continue on the rest of it tomorrow \:D/
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Re: Project Ghiaru!

Postby NotoriousNRB » March 19th, 2013, 7:39 pm

looking great!! i love being able to see the progress first hand tho, heh...
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