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  Topic: Vert seatbelts
Ghiaddict

Replies: 4
Views: 820

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2012 9:10 am   Subject: Vert seatbelts
Best to remove the hinge covers and do a
reach around Wink with your arm pretty much
inside the rear quarter panel and "armrest" shelf
to the side of the rear seat area.
  Topic: CV Lower Guide Bar Bushing: Part VW #: 141-871-829
Ghiaddict

Replies: 2
Views: 625

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:58 pm   Subject: CV Lower Guide Bar Bushing: Part VW #: 141-871-829
You can also place the bushing in a cup of water,
nuke it in the microwave until the water is almost
at the boiling point = same result.
Just don't use your fingers to fish the bushing out! :wink ...
  Topic: 71 harness in a 1973 Ghia. Will it work?
Ghiaddict

Replies: 16
Views: 1177

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:30 am   Subject: 71 harness in a 1973 Ghia. Will it work?
Just FYI, my views on this topic were not stated
from a "purist" viewpoint. Sure, I lean that way in
the Ghias I like best but no way am I a stock Nazi. Smile

The difference between doi ...
  Topic: 71 harness in a 1973 Ghia. Will it work?
Ghiaddict

Replies: 16
Views: 1177

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:57 am   Subject: 71 harness in a 1973 Ghia. Will it work?
My 73 has a 71 turn signal switch, turn signal relay, ignition switch, and wiper motor switch. I haven't had any problems. That doesn't mean it is "right" but if it works Question

OK, but I t ...
  Topic: 71 harness in a 1973 Ghia. Will it work?
Ghiaddict

Replies: 16
Views: 1177

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:53 am   Subject: 71 harness in a 1973 Ghia. Will it work?
It's because as the years passed, the Ghia wire harness/loom
and the fuse box/panel became progressively more complex.
Fitting a 1971 with new electricals is much easier than doing
the same task fo ...
  Topic: Factory Paint Code decals -Are they reproduced?
Ghiaddict

Replies: 15
Views: 3410

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:07 am   Subject: Factory Paint Code decals -Are they reproduced?
Thanks, good to know.
IIRC, the price was very reasonable considering
the high quality of the product.
  Topic: Picture Request -- Late model Convertible Top Seal
Ghiaddict

Replies: 9
Views: 1947

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:17 am   Subject: Picture Request -- Late model Convertible Top Seal
I'm sorry but I have to disagree with Disc.
We also restored a very low mileage late model KG 'vert
that I'm 100% sure still had the original vinyl top intact

The rubber header seal with metal su ...
  Topic: Factory Paint Code decals -Are they reproduced?
Ghiaddict

Replies: 15
Views: 3410

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:30 am   Subject: Factory Paint Code decals -Are they reproduced?
BBT used to be the best source for these paint stickers.
But they recently cut back on their operations here in the US,
so ordering them now may be a problem.

Here's one I got from BBT years ago ...
  Topic: Windshield trim poping out...fix without pulling glass?
Ghiaddict

Replies: 4
Views: 545

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:20 am   Subject: Windshield trim poping out...fix without pulling glass?
If you park your Ghia in the sun to let the gasket really
warm up, you'd be surprised how nicely the trim can be
persuaded to seat properly just by hand. You will actually feel
when it finally tak ...
  Topic: '74 horn relay mounting
Ghiaddict

Replies: 2
Views: 457

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:07 am   Subject: '74 horn relay mounting
The 1974 model relay was originally mounted to the
side bulkhead with a screw and yes, the relay came with
a bracket attached to facilitate mounting. Sometimes the
mounting hole may be obscured be ...
  Topic: 1971 ghia convertible frame adjustment questions
Ghiaddict

Replies: 6
Views: 1215

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:39 am   Subject: 1971 ghia convertible frame adjustment questions
There is a stop-limiting bolt with locknut just
forward of the main top frame bow. One is located on
either side of the body down inside the cavity behind the
rear door opening latch plate.
Adjus ...
  Topic: Take engine out to remove body?
Ghiaddict

Replies: 8
Views: 1026

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 5:34 am   Subject: Take engine out to remove body?
doesn't sound to hard on the surface, but still daunting none the less. I am sure if I miss something it won't come off. LOL

Just so I can make a check list my self....tell me if I am wrong p ...
  Topic: Take engine out to remove body?
Ghiaddict

Replies: 8
Views: 1026

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:26 am   Subject: Take engine out to remove body?
So I need to disconnect the electrical components that are attached to motor then I can remove body without taking the motor out?

Also remember to detach any cables that run from body to
engine or ...
  Topic: Convertible headliner fit!
Ghiaddict

Replies: 7
Views: 1064

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:43 am   Subject: Convertible headliner fit!
Hey GhiaAddict

Just wanted to say thanks for your convertible top walkthrough. Am finishing up the headliner stage on my 72 vert and have followed your post every step of the way. Went smoothly and ...
  Topic: Convertible headliner fit!
Ghiaddict

Replies: 7
Views: 1064

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:44 am   Subject: Convertible headliner fit!
Using the correct model year headliner is important.
You might be able to make the wrong one fit somewhat,
but there are enough differences betwen the two that
you would not be happy with the end r ...
  Topic: rear tow hook
Ghiaddict

Replies: 6
Views: 1820

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:14 am   Subject: rear tow hook
Originals I have seen have been satin (semi-gloss) black.
  Topic: are convertible tops interchangeable
Ghiaddict

Replies: 3
Views: 900

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:09 am   Subject: are convertible tops interchangeable
if the time /space continuum is flexible at your will- yes
if stuck in in this limited reality-no

lotsa metal variations ain't gonna let it happen

Correct.
The respective top frames are slight ...
  Topic: Picked Off
Ghiaddict

Replies: 32
Views: 5120

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2012 6:25 am   Subject: Picked Off
Anybody else getting tired of the "spin-off" series the
networks are so quick to produce? Evil or Very Mad
I mean, once they find something that brings in the ratings,
look out for the clones tha ...
  Topic: changing over to lowback seats
Ghiaddict

Replies: 12
Views: 2002

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:38 am   Subject: changing over to lowback seats
Yes, simple to do but it means cutting off the metal posts that support the headrests on your seat frames.

I'd be careful with that one. Those posts are part of the backrest frame and with the hea ...
  Topic: changing over to lowback seats
Ghiaddict

Replies: 12
Views: 2002

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:33 am   Subject: changing over to lowback seats
Yes, simple to do but it means cutting off the metal posts
that support the headrests on your seat frames.
The upholstery kits usually require you to cut 2 slits in
the top of the seatback cover so ...
 
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