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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

Nice work, I have a disk brake conversion without backing plates as well so I would like to make these too. But mine is a king and link front end, I wonder if they will foul on the plate?.

I notice your calliper mounting plates have a step, whereas mine are straight so increase the track about 1/2” each side - I might have to do some googling for these.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

Nice work. They came out great. ... And I thought I was the only one who uses the trash can as a work bench. Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

c21darrel wrote:
Nice work. They came out great. ... And I thought I was the only one who uses the trash can as a work bench. Wink


The City gave us sturdier workbenches, but mine have to be out at the curb every Friday morning...

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

SOLVED! The splash shields make a HUUGE difference in the wet weather braking & the bearings eliminated the play that was causing the rotors to spread the pads which decreased the pedal travel.

Yes, the city does provide nice portable work benches (at a cost). These are great to use to do the grinding outside to reduce the dust inside & the frequent rains wash away the nastiness.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

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... And I thought I was the only one who uses the trash can as a work bench. Wink
NOPE +1
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:49 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

Well, I took the new GoPro out for a spin, here you go.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:19 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

Great just missing one thing Chris...for the next video. Wink


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

How about a compromise? Twisted Evil

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

Yep youza gotta get a Miss Daisy ridin' shotgun too. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

A quote of yours from another thread, ...

TDCTDI wrote:
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This is coming from someone that has just put 11,000 on one in 6 months.


Shocked Well DAMN! You do like to drive your little high-riding Krmann Ghia, don't you?

All I can say is Congratulations on managing to use an enjoy the Hell out of it as much as you have thus far.
I sincerely wish you many more such adventures, and look forward to reading about them here in the future.

Like John, I also look forward to seeing some photos of someone wearing a sweet pair of Daisy Dukes while posing next to your Ghia.
... as long as that someone isn't you! (no offense Wink )

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

Thank you sir, I'm glad you enjoy the updates.

Here's my first post showing the mileage on the odometer back on the 23rd of September...
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I haven’t been doing anything too exciting with the Ghiapet other than just driving the dogsnot out of it. So far, I’ve put just under 6,000 miles on it & Just rolled over 60,000 on the clock.
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And here we are just now...
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I figured that no one would believe how many miles that I put on it in such short time if I didn't share.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:47 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

You gonna fix that needle or is that part of the intrigue of the Ghiapet? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

Eh, one day... maybe. Speedometer still works, you just have to draw an imaginary line from what's left on the other end. I'd probably cause more issues trying to get the cluster out of the dash. It's not affecting the drivability of the car so IDGAF. Sometimes you just gotta know when to LITFA. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

you've got some fantastic scenery down there.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

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you've got some fantastic scenery down there.




X2!! Chris has a nose and an eye for finding great photo ops and entertaining videos. About as impressive as Mr. Moxon… just in a completely different way. Makes me want to visit N.C.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

Thanks Darrel! Embarassed

Basketcase wrote:
you've got some fantastic scenery down there.

Thanks! I have no control over the scenery other than my choice to stay in it, enjoy it, & photograph where I can. Very Happy


I have a lot more pics in one of my other threads...
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You’re all welcome to join in on that one too. I like the neat old buildings, derelict or not. Just like the ladies that make sure that all of their friends are heavier than they are, the Ghiapet just looks nicer when next to an abandoned structure. Laughing

FWIW, I’ve shocked lots of people when I told them that all of the pics were taken with my phone & that I haven’t taken any photography classes (And I'm sure it shows to those with a trained eye.). So just get out there & take pics & share.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

WOOHOO!!!

I found a sorta reasonably priced replacement front bumper for the beast on Clist.
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Some assembly required.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

good deal! now don't knock over any old barns with this one! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

DAMMIT!!!

I have got to stay off Craigslist. Evil or Very Mad I found a windshield on there the other day & I contacted the seller, after getting pics of it, he informs me that he has some other parts also.

Now for the crazy part, while making the transaction in a wallly world parking lot, we hear a loud “CRUNCH”, we turn around & some dumbass drove their newish RAM (how appropriate) into a lamp post. Laughing

Sooo, to go along with the bumper I just bought, I now have a windshield, a set of door glass to body seals...
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A new Karmann Ghia script...
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Aaannd, a complete new set of door cards.


So I decided to tackle the window seals since mine were a major source of water ingress & air leak.
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After getting the driver side seals in, there was an ugly gap on the rear edge.
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So after looking at the regulator, I loosened the lower bolt & shifted it forward.
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Mo betta!
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Then I looked at the passenger side seal & realized that it was installed backwards at some point in time & questioned whether I did the other side wrong.
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That seals up today’s “It is the night, my body’s weak, I’m on the run, no time to sleep...”.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Introducing the Ghiapet Reply with quote

Don't do that!!! When you said CRUNCH I thought you were gonna say someone hit your Ghia! Cool beans on the parts deal.
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