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what do you think?
leave it as is - looks great.
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looks great - just make it legal
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looks awful - needs complete restoration
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:11 pm    Post subject: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

this low-light was at a local salvage for years - one day, I went to get some parts and the old LL, was gone - someone actually bought it...

then, about a year later, I was at a show in Arkansas and that great-lookin' LL was there - I heard, a body shop owner, bought it>

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:08 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

It was here and talked about 5 years ago: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7805476#7805476
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:25 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

I think its a dangerous POS .... but Im pleased they are having some fun with it. Hardly anything has been spent on it and after the novelty wears it might find its way to a new junk yard for a few more decades.....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:15 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

Where's the crush it option?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:18 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

Make sure your shots are up to date before you get near that thing!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

Hey, it's out there, making memories, & being enjoyed. Much better than an over-restored, full-scale model that sits in a climate controlled environment because the owner has too much $, time, or labor in it & is therefore afraid to drive it.

Just like my beast, I'd make sure that it was safe & drive the livin hell out of it. (But I'll be damned if I ever drive a car that low ever again.)
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

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Hey, it's out there, making memories, & being enjoyed. Much better than an over-restored, full-scale model that sits in a climate controlled environment because the owner has too much $, time, or labor in it & is therefore afraid to drive it.

Just like my beast, I'd make sure that it was safe & drive the livin hell out of it. (But I'll be damned if I ever drive a car that low ever again.)


Yep but yours isn't a danger to the driver or other road users. As I said when it first appeared 5 years ago...there is no way that Ghia would be allowed on the road where I live. Yours would, there's no comparison.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:42 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

John Moxon wrote:
It was here and talked about 5 years ago: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=7805476#7805476

JOHN MOXON wrote "^^^^ "There is no way that car would be running on public roads on this side of the pond." - "^^^^ So, that pond is the problem - if there was no pond - we'd be on the same side...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

[quote="TDCTDI"]Hey, it's out there, making memories, & being enjoyed. Much better than an over-restored, full-scale model that sits in a climate controlled environment because the owner has too much $, time, or labor in it & is therefore afraid to drive.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:53 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

The MOT in the UK is tough. Watch any of the cars shows that are in the UK. They live in fear of passing the MOT.

Here in VA you can register anything as an Antique (25 years or older). There is no inspection for antique vehicles.

Some states such as Florida have no inspections at all - antique or otherwise.

Supposedly states without inspections have vehicle fatality rates that are about the same as the states with inspections.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

TDCTDI wrote:
Hey, it's out there, making memories, & being enjoyed. Much better than an over-restored, full-scale model that sits in a climate controlled environment because the owner has too much $, time, or labor in it & is therefore afraid to drive it.

Just like my beast, I'd make sure that it was safe & drive the livin hell out of it. (But I'll be damned if I ever drive a car that low ever again.)


Climate Control!!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

NOVA Airhead wrote:
The MOT in the UK is tough. Watch any of the cars shows that are in the UK. They live in fear of passing the MOT.

Here in VA you can register anything as an Antique (25 years or older). There is no inspection for antique vehicles.

Some states such as Florida have no inspections at all - antique or otherwise.

Supposedly states without inspections have vehicle fatality rates that are about the same as the states with inspections.


I came from the auto inspection capitols, of the world - very restrictive - NY and NJ - glad to have had the insight to relocate to an area of the country, without auto inspections - truly the land of the free - Oklahoma and Arkansas - FREEDOM means, open to ALL possibilities... we only become overly judgmental, when we identify with only one (narrow) point of view...
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

kingkarmann wrote:
TDCTDI wrote:
Hey, it's out there, making memories, & being enjoyed. Much better than an over-restored, full-scale model that sits in a climate controlled environment because the owner has too much $, time, or labor in it & is therefore afraid to drive it.

Just like my beast, I'd make sure that it was safe & drive the livin hell out of it. (But I'll be damned if I ever drive a car that low ever again.)


Climate Control!!
That's next on my list Cool


Ah hell, park it in your living room, & use the big screen as a simulator or pretend that you're at a drive-in with the little lady. I'll continue making vids so you can come along for the drive. Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

TDCTDI wrote:
kingkarmann wrote:
TDCTDI wrote:
Hey, it's out there, making memories, & being enjoyed. Much better than an over-restored, full-scale model that sits in a climate controlled environment because the owner has too much $, time, or labor in it & is therefore afraid to drive it.

Just like my beast, I'd make sure that it was safe & drive the livin hell out of it. (But I'll be damned if I ever drive a car that low ever again.)


Climate Control!!
That's next on my list Cool


Ah hell, park it in your living room, & use the big screen as a simulator or pretend that you're at a drive-in with the little lady. I'll continue making vids so you can come along for the drive. Laughing


Assuming I have a "little lady" Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

ZENVWDRIVER wrote:
NOVA Airhead wrote:
The MOT in the UK is tough. Watch any of the cars shows that are in the UK. They live in fear of passing the MOT.

Here in VA you can register anything as an Antique (25 years or older). There is no inspection for antique vehicles.

Some states such as Florida have no inspections at all - antique or otherwise.

Supposedly states without inspections have vehicle fatality rates that are about the same as the states with inspections.


I came from the auto inspection capitols, of the world - very restrictive - NY and NJ - glad to have had the insight to relocate to an area of the country, without auto inspections - truly the land of the free - Oklahoma and Arkansas - FREEDOM means, open to ALL possibilities... we only become overly judgmental, when we identify with only one (narrow) point of view...


I would have not imagined this possibility. I'm just not very creative.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

I am sure I have seen that Ghia at a few shows in Texas, It runs and drives around the show ground but I am pretty sure he tows it away at the end of the day
Unless I'm mistaking it with a different Ghia. Quite a few like that in Texas.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:30 pm    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

the king wrote... "I would have not imagined this possibility. I'm just not very creative."

don't be too tough on yourself, King-mann - creativity takes many forms - we are all a product of human-creativity and just look at all our differences - might be best, to be open (and accepting) of most all possibilities...

The next guy wrote " and lotza' Ghias, like that in Texas..". Sweet!
I used to trailer this Messerschmitt to shows too - lotza' crazies on the road, ya' know?

Be safe, my brothers...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

ZENVWDRIVER wrote:
this low-light was at a local salvage for years - one day, I went to get some parts and the old LL, was gone - someone actually bought it...

then, about a year later, I was at a show in Arkansas and that great-lookin' LL was there - I heard, a body shop owner, bought it>

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Further proof of that old saying "The cobbler's children have no shoes."!

I will say that I do like the look of the pillarless hardtop treatment, though.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: great lookin' Low Light Reply with quote

Braukuche wrote:
Where's the crush it option?

You barbarian you. One simply does not crush KG no matter the state.
It is a "piece of art" and a good way to keep KG parts makers in bussines a bit longer. Twisted Evil (my motives being purely selfish).
This will buff out and this "piece of art" just needs a bit of TLC

BTW to anyone in "it's patina" crowd, no it is not patina, it is rust.
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