Trying to get my Ghia to look like this....

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PotholesInMyLawn
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Trying to get my Ghia to look like this....

Post by PotholesInMyLawn » Sun Mar 24, 2013 1:42 pm

Hello All,

Great site and awesome community here... I have posted my desire to make my Ghia look very similar to the Ghia shown here...
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What I am trying to figure out is how do I get those wider wheels/tires both front and rear on the car?
Anyone have a guess to what size they might be?

I am wanting to get a set over fender flares for the rear as well as fab up the smaller units for the front.
But my quest is to get wheels on the car that are wider front and back just like those in that picture. I know
the wheel brand.. but I want to know the size.

Anyone have any ideas they can offer on how I would go about getting my car to sit like that car?
I really don't want to cut my wheel wells to accommodate the wider wheels unless I have to.
I wonder if I could just raise the ride height?

I'm very new to the Ghia and old cars. So I know very little. I have been reading the forums and any info
I can find by searching the web.

Thanks All.

This View show how wide those wheels are.. I love this view and I want to do this...
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What do you guys think is going on here? Do you think there has been a ton of mods?

Are these 225 on the rear?
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Ian Godfrey
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Re: Trying to get my Ghia to look like this....

Post by Ian Godfrey » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:52 am

Those minilite style wheels look like 6's and 7's (maybe 205 or 225 at the rear) to me but with more offset than would usually fit under the fender.
the front beam looks stock width and the rear also. there is no cutting needed to the inner fenders front or rear, just the flairs are needed to cover the wheel and tyre.
the front flair is body work and i have no idea what the rear flair has come from, though the factory outer fender would be have to be cut away a LOT to clear. The flair just covers it all up.
have a look at http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... 1&t=140125
efforts to put 225's under the fenders a couple of different ways

PotholesInMyLawn
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Re: Trying to get my Ghia to look like this....

Post by PotholesInMyLawn » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:34 pm

Thanks so much for the insight... and the link. I really like that look... I just don't know if I want to cut the car in such a way that I would never be able to return it to stock... Again many thanks... this was very very helpful.

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Re: Trying to get my Ghia to look like this....

Post by Jadewombat » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:24 am

PotholesInMyLawn wrote:I just don't know if I want to cut the car in such a way that I would never be able to return it to stock...
Probably not gonna happen with a ghia. The tolerances are so tight with stock fenders for widening. I'd just have a pro carefully cut the stock ones and hold onto them, then either add fiberglass flares or have a pro graft in some steel ones.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/PORSCHE-914-6-S ... 2c&vxp=mtr

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Re: Trying to get my Ghia to look like this....

Post by spectre6000 » Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:32 pm

Does anyone know anything more about the Ghia in the OP? I'm really digging it for some reason...
'57 German Market Karmann Ghia (DD)
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Re: Trying to get my Ghia to look like this....

Post by noslzzp » Thu May 02, 2013 7:28 am

spectre6000 wrote:Does anyone know anything more about the Ghia in the OP? I'm really digging it for some reason...
You're digging it because it's totally bad arse.. :) It's fairly inspiring and has influenced my own project as well.
Introducing the Basilari 306R - '58 low light Ghia, 300HP+ boxer 6, Mendeola chassis
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Re: Trying to get my Ghia to look like this....

Post by DORIGTT » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:31 pm

Let's raise the dead...as in this post.

Sooo, who's got info on that Ghia?!?

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