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  Topic: Example of Overpriced Ghias & Ghia Parts
laneven28

Replies: 1373
Views: 225880

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:03 pm   Subject: Re: Example of Overpriced Ghias & Ghia Parts
How can I go on living knowing my lowlight escutcheons, my escutcheons of all things mind you, are NOT original. Oh, the humanity!!!

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2399121
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  Topic: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you?
laneven28

Replies: 97
Views: 10571

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri May 01, 2020 11:41 am   Subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you?
Me and my boys several years ago with my 58 lowlight vert - my dad bought the car in the mid 80's and it's been in the family ever since

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2033374.jpg
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
laneven28

Replies: 9136
Views: 685305

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:34 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
Thanks everyone
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
laneven28

Replies: 9136
Views: 685305

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:12 am   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
First time bay owner, 71 Westy. My body guy is wondering if the small hole below the tail light opening in lower right corner of panel should be there (not the apron)? If so, both sides? And what for? ...
  Topic: The Stupid Question Thread
laneven28

Replies: 9136
Views: 685305

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:35 pm   Subject: Re: The Stupid Question Thread
First time bay owner, 71 Westy. My body guy is wondering if the small hole below the tail light opening in lower right corner of panel should be there (not the apron)? If so, both sides? And what for? ...
  Topic: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION!
laneven28

Replies: 981
Views: 104554

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:47 pm   Subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION!
I will take a pair of fixing strips

There is always the first one.Thanks VeloMikey!

24+ to go!

Luis, I'm good for 2 sets of the fixing strips to go with the 2 sets of mats I recently ordered
  Topic: Whitewalls - Firestones or US Royals?
laneven28

Replies: 14
Views: 1320

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:22 am   Subject: Re: Whitewalls - Firestones or US Royals?
I struggled with this decision a few years ago when buying tires for my 56 beetle. I ended up with bias ply US Royals because I thought the whitewall on the Firestones looked too wide, and the US Roya ...
  Topic: My Dec 54 Project
laneven28

Replies: 29
Views: 3760

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 9:11 pm   Subject: Re: my dec 54 project
Cool car! Glad you're going to bring it back to life. Early Iceland Green ovals are my favorite. Watching.
  Topic: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside
laneven28

Replies: 74
Views: 7728

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:50 am   Subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside
Really well done! I'd buy one

I'd like to buy 2
  Topic: My 1956 beetle...and sheet metal recommendations
laneven28

Replies: 14
Views: 1040

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 11:12 pm   Subject: Re: My 1956 beetle...and sheet metal recommendations
Check your nuts on the klassic fab channels. Heard they can pop off. Mine stripped out with 14 lbs of torque. Super shitty nuts. Torque a bolt down before installing to check, easier to repair if need ...
  Topic: My 1956 beetle...and sheet metal recommendations
laneven28

Replies: 14
Views: 1040

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 1:39 pm   Subject: Re: My 1956 beetle...and sheet metal recommendations
Seems either is “correct “ klassic fab has the vents in the same place for both but one is a screen and one has louvers.

for a 56, you'll want forward louvers like these:
https://www.klassicfab.c ...
  Topic: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
laneven28

Replies: 45
Views: 7282

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:34 pm   Subject: Re: Unrestored '56 Oval in bits - what should I do?
That turned out great! Love that color!
  Topic: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside
laneven28

Replies: 74
Views: 7728

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 2:29 pm   Subject: Re: Vintage Battery box with 6V optima battery inside
Really well done! I'd buy one
  Topic: Stainless Ghia bumpers
laneven28

Replies: 784
Views: 189520

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:24 am   Subject: Re: Stainless Ghia bumpers
Well,,,, I pulled the trigger on a set as I could not find a set of european ones and didn't want to weld up my og bumpers.

Who did you order a set from?
  Topic: Stainless Ghia bumpers
laneven28

Replies: 784
Views: 189520

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:44 pm   Subject: Re: Stainless Ghia bumpers
How long did it take to recieve them?

Just under 2 weeks from payment to delivery
  Topic: Stainless Ghia bumpers
laneven28

Replies: 784
Views: 189520

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:45 pm   Subject: Re: Stainless Ghia bumpers
I recently bought a set of Euro bumpers from Tynda out of Vietnam. I'm not done installing them so this report might be a bit premature, but so far I’ve been cautiously impressed as far as stainless b ...
  Topic: Water slide decal for glovebox, in English
laneven28

Replies: 35
Views: 1914

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:32 am   Subject: Re: Water slide decal for glovebox, in English
I'm good for at least 2
  Topic: Abarth muffler availability
laneven28

Replies: 8
Views: 640

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:46 pm   Subject: Re: Abarth muffler availability
Another Abarth option
https://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C21-1053-10
  Topic: Okrasa Aluminum Solex 40 P11 / Weber 40 IDF Intake Manifolds
laneven28

Replies: 20
Views: 2221

PostForum: Vintage Speed   Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:15 pm   Subject: Re: Okrasa Aluminum Solex 40 P11 / Weber 40 IDF Intake Manifolds
Count me in too
  Topic: What’s everyone’s opinion on ovals on IRS pan?
laneven28

Replies: 27
Views: 1563

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:49 am   Subject: Re: What’s everyone’s opinion on ovals on IRS pan?
If your primary interest is holding value and trying to recoup some of the investment from building an oval, forget this one and find the most original oval you can afford that's on it's original pan. ...
 
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