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  Topic: Can anyone help me know what was here in my 1960 coupe KG?
DrakeB

Replies: 23
Views: 1908

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 9:26 pm   Subject: Can anyone help me know what was here in my 1960 coupe KG?
It's gotta be autostick.. Imagine trying one of those being a clutch and brake!

It is a Saxomat transmission. Same principal as an autostick, but substituting a series of clutches in place of the t ...
  Topic: Some guy gave me the willies...
DrakeB

Replies: 16
Views: 1324

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:37 pm   Subject: Some guy gave me the willies...
I don't know about a stick shift being an effective deterrent.

Being that Dorian in Europe, there is the very high possibility that those punks who might steal a car have the ability to drive a st ...
  Topic: what size bolts?
DrakeB

Replies: 6
Views: 482

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2014 4:00 pm   Subject: what size bolts?
M6x12 Screw, Hex Head, DIN 933, galvanized

Part number N 10 212 26
  Topic: Good Welder?
DrakeB

Replies: 31
Views: 1870

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:25 am   Subject: Good Welder?
As mentioned by others, it would be best to get a welder that can be attached to a bottle of shielding gas and use standard steel welding wire. It is a real pain to weld sheet metal with a flux core ...
  Topic: parts diagrams
DrakeB

Replies: 7
Views: 840

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu May 08, 2014 6:06 am   Subject: parts diagrams
[url=http://hustlemuscleghia.site11.com/vwPartLists/T1_1968_MG4_SG15_Ill47.pdf]Steering box parts diagram
[url=http://hustlemuscleghia.site11.com/vwPartLists/T1_1968_MG4_SG15_PL47.pdf]Steering box pa ...
  Topic: 1972 conv bumper and fender
DrakeB

Replies: 4
Views: 354

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Apr 29, 2014 5:21 pm   Subject: 1972 conv bumper and fender
If you want to use the 1972 and later bumpers, you will need to cut out and weld in a new lower rear wheel well section. http://www.karmannghia.com/ part numbers 800-455 72 74 RP and 800-456 72 74 RP. ...
  Topic: Removing the delete plate and installing a radio questions
DrakeB

Replies: 15
Views: 2194

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:54 pm   Subject: Removing the delete plate and installing a radio questions
Why not see if the speaker can be re-coned? A quick google search "reconing a speaker Australia" and "jensen speaker reconing australia" turned up several places that theoretically ...
  Topic: Trying to find Ghia gas struts
DrakeB

Replies: 3
Views: 440

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:21 pm   Subject: Trying to find Ghia gas struts
Karmann Ghias were not originally equipped with gas struts to hold the rear hood up. OE equipment consisted of two somewhat high tension springs on the hinge block. The gas struts that you currently ...
  Topic: Scott's 59 Cabriolet
DrakeB

Replies: 485
Views: 125761

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2014 12:49 pm   Subject: Scott's 59 Cabriolet
Shocked We're going to have to start calling you Johnny Cash ( of "One piece at a time" fame ) Laughing
  Topic: Full auto pan pictures please
DrakeB

Replies: 3
Views: 396

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:44 pm   Subject: Full auto pan pictures please
There was a guy on one of the Australian forums that adapted the tunnel of a standard beetle and fitted either a type 3 or type 4 automatic transmission to the chassis by cutting off the transmission ...
  Topic: Ghia rehab $$'s
DrakeB

Replies: 51
Views: 4624

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:15 pm   Subject: Ghia rehab $$'s
If you knew what you were going to spend you would probably jump off a bridge. If your wife knew, you wouldn't have to jump.
  Topic: R and R the chrome trim piece under the quarter window
DrakeB

Replies: 10
Views: 1431

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:54 pm   Subject: R and R the chrome trim piece under the quarter window
You can try penetrating oil on those but it might take quite a bit of it to work as well as time. There is also a rubber seal underneath that piece of trim ( which I believe is actually anodized alumi ...
  Topic: Ghia Floor Pan Tutorial
DrakeB

Replies: 26
Views: 8402

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:37 am   Subject: Ghia Floor Pan Tutorial
There might be one thing that makes this entire topic even better. If you would include dimensions along the length of the tunnel (y) to the center of the pan lip (x) it would certainly help out. I be ...
  Topic: Anyone know if these heater channel plugs are available
DrakeB

Replies: 11
Views: 1250

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:25 am   Subject: Anyone know if these heater channel plugs are available
I need to make a correction to that part number, it is actually 111 801 177.

I wrote it down right, but I didn't type it out that way. Just giving you the heads up.
  Topic: Anyone know if these heater channel plugs are available
DrakeB

Replies: 11
Views: 1250

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:49 pm   Subject: Anyone know if these heater channel plugs are available
I believe you need 4 of part number 111 801 117.
  Topic: Fitting body to pan with photo of my question
DrakeB

Replies: 4
Views: 760

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:18 pm   Subject: Fitting body to pan with photo of my question
the after market patch panels have that same cut in it as well. I am not too sure, but I believe that indentation might be caused by the way that formed along the curve during the stamping process. Yo ...
  Topic: 400 Mile Karmann Ghia New Home Drive - LA to OAK
DrakeB

Replies: 79
Views: 11200

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:27 am   Subject: 400 Mile Karmann Ghia New Home Drive - LA to OAK
Just as an insurance policy, there is always Airs http://www.type2.com/rescue/.
  Topic: Ghia Fuel Filler Neck Hose
DrakeB

Replies: 9
Views: 3808

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:35 pm   Subject: Ghia Fuel Filler Neck Hose
Good info, fix & post. That hose looks like the perfect fit. Very nice Ghia too. The 68 must be an odd ball when it comes to fuel tanks.
On my 72 the bend is made by the metal fuel filler pipe.
...
  Topic: The official Karmann Ghia Ignorance Thread
DrakeB

Replies: 50
Views: 9641

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:01 pm   Subject: The official Karmann Ghia Ignorance Thread
This has to be the strangest T34 that I have ever seen, in fact, it might actually be an unknown prototype! Laughing

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/5067870.jpg

https://www.thesamba.c ...
  Topic: karmannghias.com
DrakeB

Replies: 2
Views: 675

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:08 pm   Subject: karmannghias.com
You might want to read this thread ( http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=178612 ). Seems like he has rooked several other people as well. They may post on their delightful experiences /sa ...
 
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