sandy our 71 ghia

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69satellite
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sandy our 71 ghia

Post by 69satellite » Mon Sep 17, 2012 6:55 pm

Picked this up on Aug 31, traded for it. Its a little rough round the edges. But it does run and stop. Didn't take a pic of the inside before we tore it down. But heres some shots of it. Had this over on the samba. Didn't even notice there was a ghia section on here till yesterday.

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Pans are rough

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Hit the back with a wire brush. It was mostly just surface rust. I had some eastwood rust paint so we painted it with that.

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And need to get a seal for the engine
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Heres got a rough cut out of the floor. will make the clean cut tomorrow and hopefully start on the pattern.

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passenger side done patched up

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well sanded down some of the layers of paint on this thing :roll: . This is what it looked like yesterday.

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TODAY

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I'll have some gnats to wetsand out. but came out pretty good considering.


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Re: sandy our 71 ghia

Post by fasty67 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:45 pm

Hey Good JOB. Sorry noone has replied/taken interest. Looks like you are well on your way. Any more pics of progress?
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Re: sandy our 71 ghia

Post by FJCamper » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:16 pm

Hi 69satellite,

You're showing us some really tender loving care for Sandy. Please keep us updated on your restoration progress.

I love to see these rescues.

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Re: sandy our 71 ghia

Post by 69satellite » Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:50 pm

Took a few quick shoots of it, now that its mostly together. Engine lid is just sitting on there, I couldn't find the bolts at the time. And got some taillight lens on the way.

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fasty67 wrote:Hey Good JOB. Sorry noone has replied/taken interest. Looks like you are well on your way. Any more pics of progress?
Its all good. I know this isn't a heavy traffic section anyways

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Re: sandy our 71 ghia

Post by BAJA-IT » Tue Nov 27, 2012 3:32 pm

Nice look'n Ghia. You are doing a nice job.
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Re: sandy our 71 ghia

Post by crankwalk » Tue Dec 11, 2012 3:40 pm

Pretty fast progress so far. Looks nice
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Re: sandy our 71 ghia

Post by 69satellite » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:20 pm

Forgot I even had posted this here. I'm hoping going to get back to work on it. She's been sitting almost a year now. We moved down to texas and bought a house that needed a lot of love and that's where all my time and money has been going. I posted over in the conversion section about how I want to go transverse tdi.

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Re: sandy our 71 ghia

Post by helowrench » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:01 am

What neck of the woods?

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Re: sandy our 71 ghia

Post by Piledriver » Tue Jan 26, 2016 1:08 am

69satellite wrote: I posted over in the conversion section about how I want to go transverse tdi.
Welcome to Texas!

I love the idea, I keep praying some idiot with insurance will (gently, but enough) rear end my Mk4 jetta TDi so I can swap the motor/trans into my Cabriolet, along with a GT22V.

Sandy looks to be in pretty decent shape after the work you did, be a shame considering it would end up with a rear subframe/rear all cut out.

You need to start with another one in really rough shape, we have plenty of room to park cars here in Texas. :twisted:
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Re: sandy our 71 ghia

Post by 69satellite » Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:28 pm

I'm in kerrville, and the pics made it look alot better than it really is. Shes rough

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Re: sandy our 71 ghia

Post by Piledriver » Wed Jan 27, 2016 3:06 am

Beautiful area...
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Re: sandy our 71 ghia

Post by 71GhiaGuy » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:15 pm

Joined this forum as I have just bought a '71 Ghia. Your work inspires me. I'll post some pics.

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