1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

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1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by MrT » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:28 pm

Project due to be started this week! This is the before pics!
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1960 VW Karmann Ghia - Project http://www.aircooledvwsa.co.za/viewtopi ... 23&t=26973" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
1967 VW Type 3 Notchback - Project (completed) http://www.aircooledvwsa.co.za/viewtopi ... 23&t=25261" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by MrT » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:54 pm

Some more pics
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1967 VW Type 3 Notchback - Project (completed) http://www.aircooledvwsa.co.za/viewtopi ... 23&t=25261" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by retrovan » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:17 pm

Good looking car to start with, good luck

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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by hitlers revenge » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:21 pm

Where are you gonna get all your window rubbers from???
Why do we celebrate the guy that invented the wheel??
Surely we must celebrate the guy tat invented the other three

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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by Friedrich » Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:57 pm

love the number plate, hope you get to keep it
Die Zukunft startet jetzt.....

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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by MrT » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:34 pm

hitlers revenge wrote:Where are you gonna get all your window rubbers from???
The only way I can think is import. I will go to Pro-Auto rubber and see what they have, however think that importing will be the answer.
1960 VW Karmann Ghia - Project http://www.aircooledvwsa.co.za/viewtopi ... 23&t=26973" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
1967 VW Type 3 Notchback - Project (completed) http://www.aircooledvwsa.co.za/viewtopi ... 23&t=25261" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by MrT » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:59 pm

Some more before pics.

Here is the link to the FB album: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= ... 477&type=1

And the video http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10151185607861478
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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by MrT » Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:42 pm

The KG was picked up this morning! Will spend the next 9 - 12 months in Randfontein. Looking forward to the Friday afternoon drives to film the progress!
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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by MarshallGTi » Thu Jan 17, 2013 8:48 am

seems that most of the important bits are all there, good luck!
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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by Squareback newbie » Thu Jan 17, 2013 12:56 pm

Hey congrats on the purchase, cant wait to c how good it looks when u done

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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by 62vwbeetle » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:05 pm

Cool , can't wait to c progress
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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by MrT » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:06 pm

Could not wait! Had to see what the rims are going to look like!

Not to shabby hey Nige!
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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by riaanj » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:07 pm

Looking good man.. :flash:
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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by MrT » Sun Jan 27, 2013 5:03 pm

Took the engine to Impi today.

Wow! Armand you have an awesome collection. The SP2 and Puma are magnificent!

Thanks for your time and efforts! I am so glad that i took the engine to you!
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Re: 1960 VW Karmann Ghia Restoration

Post by Cogita » Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:38 pm

Wow Mr T

Your Karmann Ghia looks good, you have most of your chrome bits still intact,especially the decklid script badge.

I am missing :

Deckid script badge
Chrome molding below the doors (both sides)
right-side quarter window chrome piece
1 original headlight
Gutter chrome strips
Door window rubber strips
Door rubbers (to prevent banging)

Cant wait too see the progress, i will use it as a guidline to restore my ghia
"Its not a car its a Karmann Ghia"

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