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  Topic: Ghia vert seat belt pan and tunnel mount question
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 1
Views: 59

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 1:15 pm   Subject: Ghia vert seat belt pan and tunnel mount question
Question about the mount points for lap belts in my 1963 Ghia. There are mounts in the pan and mounts in the tunnel. I have two of the adaptors and missing two, I have tried buying new replacements fr ...
  Topic: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 7
Views: 130

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:05 am   Subject: Re: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top
That was really helpful. Talk about detailed information, wow. The samba has been so helpful now that I have really dug into the restoration of my Ghia. Thanks for forwarding the thread.
  Topic: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 7
Views: 130

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:35 pm   Subject: Re: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top
Just ordered a set from Airhead, hopefully they are ok quality. Thanks everyone for the feedback. Now trying to figure out that rivet.
  Topic: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 7
Views: 130

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:19 pm   Subject: Re: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top
Thanks Marc, really appreciate it. There seems to be a million parts to track down so appreciate the Samba knowledge base.
  Topic: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 7
Views: 130

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:26 pm   Subject: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top
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Need some help on identifying a part and if I need it for a 63 Ghia vert. I have the rubber ...
  Topic: Ghia vert rear shelf fabrication and dimensions questions 63
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 2
Views: 84

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:39 pm   Subject: Re: Ghia vert rear shelf fabrication and dimensions questions 63
Thanks Nicolas, I thought it would be challenging to see how people connected the hinge covers to the shelf but was hoping someone can dig up a photo.

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  Topic: Ghia vert rear shelf fabrication and dimensions questions 63
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 2
Views: 84

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:39 am   Subject: Ghia vert rear shelf fabrication and dimensions questions 63
Have a few somewhat complicated questions about re-installing the rear shelf metal in my 63 vert. It was chopped out by the PO to try to convert it to a glass window car and Iím putting it back togeth ...
  Topic: Ghia convertible sheet metal, rear kick plate area, need image
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 6
Views: 187

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2021 9:31 am   Subject: Re: Ghia convertible sheet metal, rear kick plate area, need image
Thanks for the heads up. Always helpful to learn what's available and how the quality is. Luckily for me, someone on Samba spotted that donor shelf after I put out a post on it. Had they not found tha ...
  Topic: Ghia convertible sheet metal, rear kick plate area, need image
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 6
Views: 187

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:54 pm   Subject: Re: Ghia convertible sheet metal, rear kick plate area, need image
Thanks for the vendor info. It is really helpful. As an example I was looking for that rear shelf where the top sits (see pic below) and couldn't find anyone selling the metal. Bought a donor part, bu ...
  Topic: Ghia convertible sheet metal, rear kick plate area, need image
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 6
Views: 187

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:40 pm   Subject: Re: Ghia convertible sheet metal, rear kick plate area, need image
perfect thank you. It will definitely help.
  Topic: Ghia convertible sheet metal, rear kick plate area, need image
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 6
Views: 187

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:25 am   Subject: Ghia convertible sheet metal, rear kick plate area, need image
Need some help finding a clean photo of a proper unmolested rear seat, kick panel area sheet metal area where the heating vents come out for a early 60's Ghia vert. Mine was chopped out by the PO in a ...
  Topic: Ghia steering column parts list 1963
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 4
Views: 91

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:43 pm   Subject: Re: Ghia steering column parts list 1963
Thanks for the tip, appreciate it.
  Topic: Ghia steering column parts list 1963
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 4
Views: 91

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 12:42 pm   Subject: Re: Ghia steering column parts list 1963
Thank you as always. Is there a specific washer or spacer that goes between the nut for the steering wheel and the turn signal indictor above the circlip? The pics I see look like there is.
  Topic: Ghia steering column parts list 1963
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 4
Views: 91

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:15 am   Subject: Ghia steering column parts list 1963
I'm diving into the restoration of my 63 Ghia vert and ran into another issue. I wanted to paint my steering column and steering tube to clean it up. I disconnected the steering column from the linkag ...
  Topic: 63 Ghia convertible top frame mystery and issues and need help
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 15
Views: 234

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:55 am   Subject: Re: 63 Ghia convertible top frame mystery and issues and need help
Thanks for the feedback. If I can't locate the replacement arms I'll salvage mine and of course get new wood bows all around as part of the restoration. I've already decided to go ahead and do the hea ...
  Topic: 63 Ghia convertible top frame mystery and issues and need help
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 15
Views: 234

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:57 am   Subject: Re: 63 Ghia convertible top frame mystery and issues and need help
Awesome, thank you. The pics were very helpful. Looks like my arms are likely correct but will take some work to repair. I'm actually hunting down some replacements but looks like I can salvage mine i ...
  Topic: 63 Ghia convertible top frame mystery and issues and need help
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 15
Views: 234

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:21 pm   Subject: Re: 63 Ghia convertible top frame mystery and issues and need help
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2152427.jpg
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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2152424.jpg
took a closer look at my vert top frame a ...
  Topic: 63 Ghia convertible top frame mystery and issues and need help
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 15
Views: 234

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:02 pm   Subject: Re: 63 Ghia convertible top frame mystery and issues and need help
Awesome, thank you. After Marc caught that top frame issue, I looked at the car more closely and realized that lip should be removed and those anchor points should be removed. Now it looks like I need ...
  Topic: 63 Ghia convertible top frame mystery and issues and need help
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 15
Views: 234

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 7:58 am   Subject: Re: 63 Ghia convertible top frame mystery and issues and need help
Thanks Marc. I appreciate you catching this on my other post or I would have bought the top and wondered why I couldn't install it. Any feedback on the rear lip that is in place which I don't think is ...
  Topic: 63 Ghia convertible top frame mystery and issues and need help
Big Mike Cbad

Replies: 15
Views: 234

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:55 pm   Subject: 63 Ghia convertible top frame mystery and issues and need help
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1983075.jpg

Starting a new thread about a vert top issue/mystery after some folks caught some issues while responding to another post. I really need expertis ...
 
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