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GregM
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 5:19 pm    Post subject: Ghia Chassis Swap Reply with quote

I have a 74 Thing with a Rusted out chassis. Can you swap it with a 74 Ghia chassis? Somebody told me it was discussed on the Samba, but I cannot find it.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Ghia Chassis Swap Reply with quote

I think the rear shock mounts got in the way. On the Thing mounts there is a 181 part #
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:36 am    Post subject: Re: Ghia Chassis Swap Reply with quote

Has anyone had any getting insurance issues with a swap like this? I'm getting ready to purchase a 73 thing on a Ghia chassis titled as a Ghia.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:06 am    Post subject: Re: Ghia Chassis Swap Reply with quote

Has anyone had any insurance issues with a swap like this? I'm getting ready to purchase a 73 thing on a Ghia chassis titled as a Ghia.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: Ghia Chassis Swap Reply with quote

Any car body can fit on any chassis as long as you have a plasma cutter. ( almost ) Back in the day, I put a 40 Ford panel van on a 56 Chevy frame and running gear. If you think you can……..you can!
About 5 years ago I put a 64 Ghia body on a 73 Ghia pan. There were interference problems, but not for long.
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