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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:35 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

Took the ghia out for the first drive since I bought it. Itís been a long time since Iíve driven a mostly stock VW, i must say Iím impressed! It drove real smooth and even barely noticed riding over railroad tracks, I canít say that for the mostly modified VWís Iíve owned in the past.
It still needs refining, new clutch, t/o bearing, had a wheel bearing making noise, and possibly some tie rods, but overall i really enjoyed the first drive.
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I can take care of this eyesore when i do the clutch
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

That's a beautiful Ghia you got there. Congratulations on the first drive.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

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That's a beautiful Ghia you got there. Congratulations on the first drive.

Thanks! Back at ya Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

Finally installed my fuch repops and disc brake kit. Just in time to put it away for the winter and cleanup my garage itís totally devastated.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:18 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

Nice job! But itís too shiny & way too low for my taste. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:03 am    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

Ha, i agree, definitely need a all weather rally ghia also.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

Blizzard supposed to be coming here this afternoon. Maybe I will take my Ghia out in the salty slop just to piss-off the Cali guys. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:33 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

Yikes!! Don't do that. Shocked

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That's devastated?? Perhaps I should show you mine? Looks great by the way. Did you do disks in the rear.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:57 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

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Yikes!! Don't do that. Shocked

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That's devastated?? Perhaps I should show you mine? Looks great by the way. Did you do disks in the rear.


If you do take it out, make sure to take a video!
Xzener, yes rear disks
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

Unfortunately rust season came early in Indiana, had to put the ghia to sleep while I work on one of my daily drivers. Iím still hoping to pull the engine this winter and get the ghia ready for non-rust season.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:13 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

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Blizzard supposed to be coming here this afternoon. Maybe I will take my Ghia out in the salty slop just to piss-off the Cali guys. Laughing

Quit threatening it & follow through Twisted Evil THIS is how you do it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

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Blizzard supposed to be coming here this afternoon. Maybe I will take my Ghia out in the salty slop just to piss-off the Cali guys. Laughing


Well, the good news is you'll be long past on before the rust from the salt starts bubbling the paint up. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:46 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

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iowegian wrote:
Blizzard supposed to be coming here this afternoon. Maybe I will take my Ghia out in the salty slop just to piss-off the Cali guys. Laughing

Quit threatening it & follow through Twisted Evil THIS is how you do it.
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Dammit Iím jealous! Seriously gonna look for an alll season vw once my bank account recovers. Nothing more fun than driving a vw in the snow
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

Been working on pulling the drivetrain. Figured Iíd address the engine compartment paint, tidy up the engine, and need a new transmission, but i might tear into this one and see what kinda trouble i can get into. Itís got a whine but shifts good.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

So much for an empty garage bay 🙄
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My plan is to just degrease and replace gaskets/exhaust
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And address the annoying trans. Whine, just waiting on a pinion nut tool
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:16 am    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

Degreasing parts in Indiana
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:30 am    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

That last picture brings back memories... Those old engines sure are a greasy mess after 50 years aren't they? Took mine to the DIY car wash, still took a lot of scrubbing and about 4 cans of engine degreaser.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:50 am    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

Yessir it was packed with sludge, hopefully I didnít unleash a gusher
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

xzener wrote:
That last picture brings back memories... Those old engines sure are a greasy mess after 50 years aren't they? Took mine to the DIY car wash, still took a lot of scrubbing and about 4 cans of engine degreaser.


The local DIY car washes here kinda frown on us degreasing the dirty bits in the wash bays...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 1972 Internet buy Reply with quote

My iPhone isnít letting me organize photos correctly, so Iíll just post pictures no telling what order theyíll end up in. I made a tool out of garage door parts to press out the pinion. Then disassembled the shafts from the housing. The only bearing that didnít feel right was the mainshaft bearing
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