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  Topic: Official Split Beetle Engine Finder Thread
laneven28

Replies: 76
Views: 26972

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2022 1:45 pm   Subject: Re: Official Split Beetle Engine Finder Thread
My engine builder just let me know my May 52 case is toast Sad

Searching for a replacement May 52 case/long block/engine in the 1-0422196 to 1-0434255 range
  Topic: splitpartsunlimited - ricardo - [email protected]
laneven28

Replies: 380
Views: 124773

PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:38 pm   Subject: Re: splitpartsunlimited - ricardo - [email protected]
I've bought many parts over many years from Ricardo. Most recent was a batwing horn ring and a set of slab pop outs for my 54. As usual, the craftsmanship and quality is beyond amazing, and Ricardo is ...
  Topic: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION!
laneven28

Replies: 1006
Views: 121341

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2022 8:41 am   Subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION!
Hey Luis, confirming 3 complete sets of sound absorbers
  Topic: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION!
laneven28

Replies: 1006
Views: 121341

PostForum: Ghia   Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:30 am   Subject: Re: LOWLIGHT FLOOR MATS... THE SOLUTION!
Luis, I'm good for 3 complete sets including the tunnel mat please

Hello Ghía lovers!

It has been slow lately, but in the positive side, I just got a request for 3 sets of under mats (sound abso ...
  Topic: Accessory Straight Shifter
laneven28

Replies: 6
Views: 781

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2021 9:20 pm   Subject: Re: Accessory Straight Shifter
Cool find

To anyone: Is the phillips head securing screw normal?

No, It takes a pin tapped in after the wedge ring is tapped down.
I have 2 Dehne folding shifters one NOS and one thats used, on ...
  Topic: Accessory Straight Shifter
laneven28

Replies: 6
Views: 781

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Thu Jul 01, 2021 12:09 pm   Subject: Re: Accessory Straight Shifter
Dehne folding shifter

Thank you, wow, that was an unexpected score. I'd heard of them, but had never seen one before. I'll carefully disassemble, re-chrome, and use.
  Topic: Accessory Straight Shifter
laneven28

Replies: 6
Views: 781

PostForum: Accessories/Memorabilia/Toys   Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2021 9:14 pm   Subject: Accessory Straight Shifter
I found this accessory shifter in a March 54 beetle I recently picked up that sat in a southwestern field for over 30 years. I don't see any markings on it. Looks like the shaft was chrome at one poin ...
  Topic: 1961 Turkis Ragtop Build
laneven28

Replies: 195
Views: 102151

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:53 am   Subject: Re: 1961 Turkis Ragtop Build
Hey thanks for going down memory lane for me! That’s a good point I might have to source a og door card and interior piece to get a color match. Hopefully your son is still enjoying that beautiful car ...
  Topic: 1961 Turkis Ragtop Build
laneven28

Replies: 195
Views: 102151

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:16 pm   Subject: Re: 1961 Turkis Ragtop Build
Wow, it's been a long time since I was swimming in the details of this 61 ragtop. Getting hard to remember everything.

I can't remember the name of the darker green on the door panels (maybe it's ...
  Topic: '56 Convertible Rescue
laneven28

Replies: 27
Views: 5700

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:54 am   Subject: Re: '56 Convertible Rescue
The project stalled, but I'm about to fire it up again. My good friend Joe McRae at Rustology Garage is going to finish the metalwork.
  Topic: Example of Overpriced Ghias & Ghia Parts
laneven28

Replies: 1617
Views: 283867

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: 135
Views: 45568

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: 9893
Views: 830302

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: 9893
Views: 830302

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: 9893
Views: 830302

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: 1006
Views: 121341

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: 1460

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: 35
Views: 5069

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: 104
Views: 14138

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: 1169

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 ...
 
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