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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Rebuilding my dad's 1966 Sea Blue Ghia Reply with quote

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Just read through this thread. Great work here and fantastic documentation, I will be referencing these posts during my upcoming pan restoration. Good luck with the T-3 and look forward to updates once you get back to the Ghia.

If you enjoyed this, then there’s the sticky “Ghia Restoration Topics - For Instruction and Inspiration” , listed by year of manufacture. You’ll have hours of fun there
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:41 am    Post subject: Re: Rebuilding my dad's 1966 Sea Blue Ghia Reply with quote

advCo wrote:
Just read through this thread. Great work here and fantastic documentation, I will be referencing these posts during my upcoming pan restoration. Good luck with the T-3 and look forward to updates once you get back to the Ghia.


I just read through your thread as well. Good stuff. As someone on there said, I think you’re the right person to save that car.

I think your ‘70 chassis, with a new beam and pans, might not be as bad as you think. And yes, your 68 body with fit with no issues.

If you look at the first pics of mine there’s not much there (I’d argue that mine was about the same as your ‘70 rust-wise), but when you take it all apart and start rebuilding it one piece/section at a time, you realize that it can be done. As people have said they can all be saved (witness the vw38 project found in the split thread) …the only question is how much time, effort, dollars, and health you are willing to put in. Looking forward to following your progress.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:03 am    Post subject: Re: Rebuilding my dad's 1966 Sea Blue Ghia Reply with quote

bobnorman wrote:

I just read through your thread as well. Good stuff. As someone on there said, I think you’re the right person to save that car.

I think your ‘70 chassis, with a new beam and pans, might not be as bad as you think. And yes, your 68 body with fit with no issues.

If you look at the first pics of mine there’s not much there (I’d argue that mine was about the same as your ‘70 rust-wise), but when you take it all apart and start rebuilding it one piece/section at a time, you realize that it can be done. As people have said they can all be saved (witness the vw38 project found in the split thread) …the only question is how much time, effort, dollars, and health you are willing to put in. Looking forward to following your progress.


Thanks, I look forward to saving it. You're right, the '70 chassis is quite solid minus the pans, and the beam from the '68 will go right on there.

I tend to do a million things at once with my motorcycle restorations, but your thread is a perfect example of why its good practice to tackle one task at a time with these bigger projects. Cheers!
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