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Post by kokodabobo on Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:20 am

so I finally broke down and bought a ghia. it needs some work here and there but overall im happy with this starting point. the guy drove it down all the way from Knoxville. here are some pics as it sit now< but I have a lot of plans for this car







has a giant 3rd brake light, real road kill fox tail on a cb antenna, and an old Schlitz beer can brake light from an old barn in Mississippi with an old school bus light




id also light to change out this stinger exhaust for something more stock looking






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Post by bulldawgdude on Wed Aug 14, 2013 11:34 am

LQQks good.......Very kool starting point. Now its time to put your personel touches on it. I really like the brake lights. ( & of course the Rack )
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Post by dlandvw3 on Wed Aug 14, 2013 12:21 pm

I like it. Cool start
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Post by Jon65 on Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:39 pm

I think the custom touches look kinda neat. The car looks really straight. Good luck with your personalization process.Smile

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Post by bakertim2 on Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:19 pm

The Schlitz light is cool. I can't wait to see it in person.
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Post by Gabass on Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:23 pm

Like the beer can light. Are you gonna keep that paint or paint it?
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Post by DiggerD on Wed Aug 14, 2013 10:23 pm

Looks like a solid car, but there is a lot of scarey stuff going on in the engine compartment. I would get that all sorted out first, then work on the appearance.
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Post by bulldawgdude on Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:02 am

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Re: my new 68 ghia

Post by kokodabobo on Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:22 pm

thanks guys

Gabass wrote:Like the beer can light. Are you gonna keep that paint or paint it?
I may for a while but I plan on painting it an olive green with a crème top at some point

DiggerD wrote:Looks like a solid car, but there is a lot of scarey stuff going on in the engine compartment. I would get that all sorted out first, then work on the appearance.
I know it has some stuff going on, but just curious, are you talking about things in the pic or have you seen it in person? can you point out the stuff you see for me? im still learning a lot and don't want to miss something

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Post by DiggerD on Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:25 pm

Don't take it that I am knocking on your car, I am just pointing out things that I would do.
Get an original oil bath to replace that chrome filter.
Replace pulley with OG pulley.
Relocate fuel filter and safety wire connections, including connections at fuel pump and carb.
Center the coil in the bracket and make sure it's tight.
Replace all fuel and vacuum lines.
Install the fresh air hoses.
Replace wire to oil sender. (Looks like it has been cut and fixed with electrical tape)
Also I would check the nut on the fan and make sure it's tight. The fan had to come off to install that fancy chrome backing plate, so I would make sure it's tight.

Most of this is simple fixes, but any of these things could cost you a motor or even the whole car in the event of a failure.
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Re: my new 68 ghia

Post by kokodabobo on Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:39 pm

DiggerD wrote:Don't take it that I am knocking on your car, I am just pointing out things that I would do.
Get an original oil bath to replace that chrome filter.
Replace pulley with OG pulley.
Relocate fuel filter and safety wire connections, including connections at fuel pump and carb.
Center the coil in the bracket and make sure it's tight.
Replace all fuel and vacuum lines.
Install the fresh air hoses.
Replace wire to oil sender. (Looks like it has been cut and fixed with electrical tape)
Also I would check the nut on the fan and make sure it's tight. The fan had to come off to install that fancy chrome backing plate, so I would make sure it's tight.

Most of this is simple fixes, but any of these things could cost you a motor or even the whole car in the event of a failure.
I didn't take it as you knocking it at all Smile happy to have friends point things out to me to make the car last longer. where exactly should the fuel filter go? ive seen a bunch of people argue about the placement of it on the samba, so im curious as to what is correct. and with the fan shroud, should I block off the openings since its not running heater tubes? thanks, Kodie
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Post by 60andslow on Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:51 pm

i always put a filter under my gas tank and one right where the metal fuel line ends under the rear back tire.
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Post by vw57drvr on Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:55 pm

Does it have heater boxes? If so, those hoses still need to be connected.
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Post by kokodabobo on Thu Aug 15, 2013 2:00 pm

TIt does still have them. If the weather holds off ill know a few of those things out. Thanks for the help
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Post by kokodabobo on Sun Aug 18, 2013 1:46 pm

added some eyebrows to it today, got some stuff worked out with the engine and a few other things with david.
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Post by Foamermetal on Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:00 pm

Nice ghia. Even in person. Saw it in Newnan a couple weeks ago. Talked with ya about the low seat backs. Got a 68 myself. Soon as I figure out about loading pics I'll put some up.
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Post by 67vdub on Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:50 pm

Next time your in Lowes in town and see a 72 bay in the parking lot ask for me. Great looking VW saw it a few weeks ago.
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Post by kokodabobo on Tue Dec 10, 2013 11:32 pm

thanks guys. I know my car gets a lot of looks but I never know if they are positive or not. so its nice to hear good words about it lol.


67vdub wrote:Next time your in Lowes in town and see a 72 bay in the parking lot ask for me. Great looking VW saw it a few weeks ago.

do you work at the one in Cartersville?
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Post by ridikas on Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:00 am

I remember us talking about the whitewater sticker on the back of my car. I saw your ghia at the Bugs4Christ super cruise in. Sweet Halloween decorations on it! You plan on any Christmas decor on it?
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Post by kokodabobo on Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:25 am

Yeah, small world knowing jay bright lol. Did you know travis mahaelik? And I was planning on it but between work and project I havent had anytime to decorate it. Its the perfect colors for christmas though
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Post by ridikas on Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:46 am

I didn't know Travis. Be careful with the lights, I've put out lights on my car for the last three years with the reindeer antlers and Christmas wreath. But this year I got pulled over by Georgis state patrol, because apparently my lights looked like emergency vehicle lights. Local police didn't really care but the GSP is really uptight
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Post by sploval53 on Wed Dec 11, 2013 2:08 am

I graduated. With Travis. Lol.
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Post by 67vdub on Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:16 am

kokodabobo wrote:thanks guys. I know my car gets a lot of looks but I never know if they are positive or not. so its nice to hear good words about it lol.


67vdub wrote:Next time your in Lowes in town and see a 72 bay in the parking lot ask for me. Great looking VW saw it a few weeks ago.

do you work at the one in Cartersville?
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I do one of the store managers I drive my bay sometimes to work
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Re: my new 68 ghia

Post by kokodabobo on Sat Dec 14, 2013 12:01 pm

Got some christmas stuff done finally





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Post by pwmcguire on Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:16 pm

That looks great!
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