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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: just bought a 71 ghia vert for the wifey...now the fun.. Reply with quote

where is a decent place to order a new top? i have the padding and the headliner , i just need the top. i just dont want to order frome the wrong place and get a crappy top. thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't go wrong with Chuck's if you have the bucks! Laughing

http://www.chucksconvertibleparts.com/

Many don't realize he has the Ghia stuff as well and as Bug.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: just bought a 71 ghia vert for the wifey...now the fun.. Reply with quote

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where is a decent place to order a new top? i have the padding and the headliner , i just need the top. i just dont want to order frome the wrong place and get a crappy top. thanks in advance


If you know the brand of pad and headliner you would be best ordering the top from the same manufacturer. I think Chuck's makes his own tops so I don't think he would be a good source.

If you don't know the manufacturer for what you have you would be best buying a new top, pad and headliner together.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool, didnt think of that. ill look to see if i can dig up some info. thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, sure.... for the wifey. I know how that one goes, then soon you're slamming it and slapping on a set of BRM's and then slowly the Ghia becomes your ride.... uh huh.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yeah, sure.... for the wifey. I know how that one goes, then soon you're slamming it and slapping on a set of BRM's and then slowly the Ghia becomes your ride.... uh huh.... Laughing


What the heck. The wife does that with houses, furniture, etc.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 10, 2009 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

there might be 'some' truth to your theory lol
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive been working on it off and on between side jobs and now im finaly rolling. im mocking it up for the wheels and makeing them fit so i can get it to the body shop asap so i can have it back and start putting it together for next summer.
the day i brought it home
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...........and finaly at the body mans house!!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm planning on using Chuck's when the day rolls around. He is known for quality products, he is known for being a decent, honest, helpful guy as well. If you go to his web site his prices for quality products really are not out of line by any means.

Shop wisely.

About your ride, there is some serious rocker rot going on. Forget about your wheels and your top, focus on the heater channel / rocker channel rebuild that you will NEED.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ordered a top chrome set from Chuck's and they were great to deal with. Great with comunication, great packing, etc. The trim pieces were on sale and much cheaper than any other supplier. The trim was excellent and exactly like the crusty original pieces I have, only with nicer chrome Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome thanks. ill be busy doing all those things as soon as i get it back so thanks for the info.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

been a long time since i posted in here. feel free to follow me/us on facebook. brownbagsmd

here is a teaser of what it looks like now. keep in mind that this is a VERY SLOW moving project.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

these are the floors i made when i "flat panned" it.

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swapped in an older dash, so that i can fully paint it and not have to fill those damn top pad holes on the edge.

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we didnt want to do much of a "modern" feel, but still cut in the tag box. the goal is to build a nice retro looking car.....but flat on the ground

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mock up of the front suspension (still in rough form)

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my two favorite things....laid out cars, and rescue animals

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and just because its cool.......

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the new normal
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahah... thanks man
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: just bought a 71 ghia vert for the wifey...now the fun.. Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: just bought a 71 ghia vert for the wifey...now the fun.. Reply with quote

Those motor tins are pure sex. That looks DOPE. Was the flatpan a necessity for the lowering? Not sure how much drop one can get away with on a standard pan.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: just bought a 71 ghia vert for the wifey...now the fun.. Reply with quote

Is that the " Hammered" paint in the engine compartment?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: just bought a 71 ghia vert for the wifey...now the fun.. Reply with quote

Looks like spray on bedliner. Either way, it looks good.
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