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    Default 1970 Karmann Ghia - Panscraper

    Well I might as well start this thread now. I picked up this Ghia for 1600$ today. Barely any rust at all, pan is in really good shape. New breaks, carb etc. The car runs via gas directly in the carb, so I'm replacing the fuel pump tomorrow as the line does not seemed clogged from the tank. Plans are to go way low with it. Placing the order for the 4" narrowed beam with adjusters, new shocks, tie rods and bushings etc this week for the front, and plan on going down one or two outer notches in the rear. Should sit really nice.

    Home on the trailer.



    Sitting in the garage.



    Thats all I have until tomorrow when i get her running. Will update then!

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    Nice! I love Karmann Ghia! Haven't seen one properly slammed yet

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    amazing man, i adore ghias.

    its cool to see them modified more now a days.

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    The car looks stunning, and an excellent find at that price

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    Awesomeness
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    Wow, I want one of those so bad. My dad had one when he was young and he said he drove it all the way across the country to every stop on a Grateful Dead tour lol. It looked exactly like yours
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    oh boy im excited for this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by X5X View Post
    Nice! I love Karmann Ghia! Haven't seen one properly slammed yet

    Thanks man. Actually theres a guy on here with a really nice red one. I believe JSM Graphics is his user name, check it out for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus Christ View Post
    amazing man, i adore ghias.

    its cool to see them modified more now a days.
    Yeah they're great cars, I can't wait to get this one rolling.

    Quote Originally Posted by Yogi_Bear View Post
    The car looks stunning, and an excellent find at that price
    Thanks man, it really is in great shape. I couldn't pass it up at that price.

    Quote Originally Posted by got splits? View Post
    Awesomeness
    Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by jcbe34 View Post
    Wow, I want one of those so bad. My dad had one when he was young and he said he drove it all the way across the country to every stop on a Grateful Dead tour lol. It looked exactly like yours
    Thats fucking awesome haha. Ive wanted one forever too. Glad I finally had the opportunity to snag one.
    Quote Originally Posted by kevbot View Post
    oh boy im excited for this one
    Haha I am too!

    This was my last car. I traded this for an EK 4 door and 7250$ cash and then bought the Ghia. I wanted a reliable DD, and a project car on the side for when I have free time on the weekend and I'm not in school. The rest of the money is put away to help pay for school. I loved the wrx, but I don't need that much car right now in my life.


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    So excited, ghias are one of my favs, good call on having one plus a daily
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    Haha yeah I like having the civic for the reliability and gas mileage. And I have my bike rack so I can go to the park whenever now which is nice.

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    damn you scored man
    Its my money, and I need it NOW!


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    You and your changing plans lol

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    Lol you know me. Little update:

    Got her running! New fuel pump and she cranks right up. Drove it around the block and I already love it haha. Runs great. Brakes are strong, good clutch, and tranny shifts smooth. Also fixed small things like the hood, or I guess trunk? latch.

    Coming this weekend: Rear torsion adjustment, radio install, clean interior/exterior a bit. Gonna place an order with airkewld for a new front beam setup to bring the front down.

    Some more small pics and a super shitty video of it running haha.





    Cool volkswagen club of American sticker on the window it came with.



    Horrible video but it does run aha.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/3367069...n/photostream/

    Thats it for today

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    Drove it some more today. It was a nice day out so me and my buddy cruised to the store to get some supplies to do what we do when we get bored haha.

    This is all done with spray paint







    Also, The UPS man dropped me off a box of goodies for my DD EK. Function&Form Type 1 Coils, NRG Short hub + Gold NRG Quickrelease. Waiting for my classic Nardi and rear LCA's to come in to install all that shit.

    Placing an order tomorrow with Airkewld for their complete lowering kit. 4" Narrowed beam with adjusters, narrowed torsions, 2.5" drop spindles, lowered ball joints, shortened tie rods, delrin bushings, and correctly valved front and rear shocks. Then when that all shows up, Ill pull the front beam and install that, and index the rear torsions down 2 clicks to get her sitting perfect.

    Should take anywhere form 2 weeks-A month to get the kit in. So until then, ill work on the daily a bit, and just keep driving the ghia when I get the chance.

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    can't believe that was all done with spray paint...wow. Also, super excited for all of this to come in haha

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    Finally work being done!

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    amazing car.. i'll be watching this!


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    narrow beam, wheels with whitewalls, camber, huge drop

    set


    this is and all time fave of mine

    and it started like this
    Last edited by P78; 03-07-2012 at 04:21 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by X5X View Post
    Nice! I love Karmann Ghia! Haven't seen one properly slammed yet


    heres a pic of my cuzins slammed ghia

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    Quote Originally Posted by P78 View Post
    narrow beam, wheels with whitewalls, camber, huge drop

    set


    this is and all time fave of mine

    and it started like this
    Yes sir. That ghia is amazing.

    Quote Originally Posted by m-power View Post


    heres a pic of my cuzins slammed ghia
    Pic didn't work, try it again id like to see.

    Welp, 2-3 weeks and It should be on the ground.


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    Quote Originally Posted by NickL View Post
    Pic didn't work, try it again id like to see.

    Welp, 2-3 weeks and It should be on the ground.

    I like to see shopping lists like that


    picture fixed:

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    Haven't seen one properly slammed yet


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    please don't overdo the camber when you slam it, some porsche 7 slots would be awesome

    or you could do a 993 drivetrain swap and major fabrication, http://www.bader-racing.de/en/the_bu...ild_vision.htm

    subbed for sure

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeckniX View Post
    I like to see shopping lists like that


    picture fixed:
    [IG]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7188/6962545129_8e6abbb090_z.jpg[/IMG]
    Haha it was expensive but will be worth it. I dig the ratted style, don't know about the green wheels but the body and ride height is cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by CilvestDrad View Post
    Haven't seen one properly slammed yet
    You will soon!

    Quote Originally Posted by softg View Post
    please don't overdo the camber when you slam it, some porsche 7 slots would be awesome

    or you could do a 993 drivetrain swap and major fabrication, http://www.bader-racing.de/en/the_bu...ild_vision.htm

    subbed for sure
    The crazy camber comes from cars with swing axle style rear suspension. In 68 they converted the cars to IRS, so no crazy negative camber when lowering. I will get some negative camber, but not as much as a swing axle car.

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