Let's see your Karmann Ghia

VW underneath a classic Italian body design.

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57Drag
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Post by 57Drag » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:49 pm

What is the year and color?

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Post by Spyke » Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:00 pm

57Drag wrote:What is the year and color?
My car? It's a 1960, paprika.

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Here's my 70

Post by 1970ghia » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:10 pm

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Post by FJCamper » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:22 pm

Hi 70Ghia,

Absolutely beautiful. I really like the instruments.

Tell the truth. No modesty. What the top end?

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top end????? hmmmmm

Post by 1970ghia » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:42 pm

To be honest when I built the 2,4ltr back in Germany I made it to be an Autobahn runner.
It would take 7k RPM shifts and not miss a beat, the fastest I have had it to was 120mph on the back roads of Germany, it still had more to give but I didnt want to push my luck with the police so I didnt stay out long. :wink:
I still have a lot to learn about these type 4's though.

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Here are some more of my 70ghia

Post by 1970ghia » Tue Mar 24, 2009 3:50 pm

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Post by FJCamper » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:24 pm

Hi Again, 1970Ghia!

It looks like you have converted to coilovers and done away with the rear torsion bars. I see the coilovers clearly, but can't quite see the spring plate pivot.

It appears your coilovers mount to the stock trailing arm brackets, unless you've done some reinforcement. Without torsion bars, I've wondered if the stock brackets would hold tp to the load.

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Post by 1970ghia » Tue Mar 24, 2009 6:38 pm

Hi again,
Yeah I did away with the stock set up and went with the coil overs, They are from MBT in Germany.
The set-up is real good for the noraml guy but they do say that if you are going to raod race, then you need to have the 6 point brace rather than the 4 point like I have.
The 6 point has 4 mounts on the tranny forks (2 in front 2 in the rear ) and the 2 at the shock tower upper mounts.
I do use the stock shock mounts on the trail arms, I'll see if I can get you a better pic or two.
Talk to you soon.

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Post by kingkarmann » Mon Mar 30, 2009 5:54 pm

I thought I posted some pics of mine already.... Oh well, here she is;

1967 Karmann Ghia Coupe
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Post by smithe68 » Wed May 06, 2009 5:38 pm

Purchased 2 days ago, '64 body on '71 pan.

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Post by 70ghiavert » Fri May 08, 2009 10:19 pm

After Paint, wet sanding and polishing:

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Post by vw-in-neptune » Fri Jun 19, 2009 10:01 am

kingkarmann wrote:I thought I posted some pics of mine already.... Oh well, here she is;

1967 Karmann Ghia Coupe
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hey i have a 66. what year is your speaker grill from? im not running a dash pad and need something to fill the hole. also isnt that a lowlight dash grab handle? how much did you pick it up for?

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Post by sturm » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:43 pm

just bought today
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Post by bajaherbie » Wed Jul 22, 2009 10:29 pm

here is my ghia...
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and a shot of my '73 with the judson set-up and scoop..
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and finally one of me and the '73..

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Post by DORIGTT » Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:43 pm

Would you post more pictures of the roll cage? It's very rare to see a Ghia with one and I would like to see how it's set up.

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