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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 6:39 am    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

Nice photograph, that is a great colour, what year is the car?
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 6:46 am    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

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Nice photograph, that is a great colour, what year is the car?

Thanks! It's a early 1963 (Aug 9 '62) - color is Pacific Blue L398. I need to work on the hood fit - the new gasket pushes it up too much!
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

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clarkare wrote:
Nice photograph, that is a great colour, what year is the car?

Thanks! It's a early 1963 (Aug 9 '62) - color is Pacific Blue L398. I need to work on the hood fit - the new gasket pushes it up too much!


I've been admiring your Ghia for a while. I had the same problem with the rubber under the front hood but solved it by buying the softer rubber gasket from Rudiger Huber in Germany.
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

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clarkare wrote:
Nice photograph, that is a great colour, what year is the car?

Thanks! It's a early 1963 (Aug 9 '62) - color is Pacific Blue L398. I need to work on the hood fit - the new gasket pushes it up too much!


I've been admiring your Ghia for a while. I had the same problem with the rubber under the front hood but solved it by buying the softer rubber gasket from Rudiger Huber in Germany.

Thanks for the tip, Chris- I am not familiar with Rudiger Huber- do they advertise in the classifieds? I've been admiring Emiko for a while as well! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 12:48 pm    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

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Nice photograph, that is a great colour, what year is the car?

Thanks! It's a early 1963 (Aug 9 '62) - color is Pacific Blue L398. I need to work on the hood fit - the new gasket pushes it up too much!


I've been admiring your Ghia for a while. I had the same problem with the rubber under the front hood but solved it by buying the softer rubber gasket from Rudiger Huber in Germany.

Thanks for the tip, Chris- I am not familiar with Rudiger Huber- do they advertise in the classifieds? I've been admiring Emiko for a while as well! :)


Rudi is at https://www.vintagecarparts.de. His Ghia parts are top quality.

As an aside: I ordered parts fr Emiko from Germany which arrived in New Zealand as promised 2 weeks ago, but the local DHL sent the parcel back because they were not allowed to deliver "big parcels" during the lockdown. Now that parcel has to come back halfway around the world a second time. Good grief!
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 1:36 pm    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

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I had the same problem with the rubber under the front hood but solved it by buying the softer rubber gasket from Rudiger Huber in Germany.
Thanks for the tip, Chris- I am not familiar with Rudiger Huber- do they advertise in the classifieds? I've been admiring Emiko for a while as well! Smile

Rudi is at https://www.vintagecarparts.de. His Ghia parts are top quality.

As an aside: I ordered parts fr Emiko from Germany which arrived in New Zealand as promised 2 weeks ago, but the local DHL sent the parcel back because they were not allowed to deliver "big parcels" during the lockdown. Now that parcel has to come back halfway around the world a second time. Good grief!


Thanks so much for this, Chris - what a wonderful resource! Unbelievable that a package would make it that far only to be turned away. Why, I wonder, does size have anything to do with it? Hope you get your parts soon! Diane
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 3:25 pm    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

Somehow exactly how I pictured you Sir, being a musician and owning that "Patina" Ghia, awesome pic. I love the filter you use, really enhances the gritty look of the Ghia and your dog of course!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

moogie32 wrote:
clarkare wrote:
Nice photograph, that is a great colour, what year is the car?

Thanks! It's a early 1963 (Aug 9 '62) - color is Pacific Blue L398. I need to work on the hood fit - the new gasket pushes it up too much!


I also experienced this problem with a new bonnet (hood) rubber seal but it did eventually settle to be a good fit ......mind you Pete t,he wizard who restored the bodywork and interior of my car spent ages ensuring a good fit

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:54 am    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

Here I am in the Aussie country side with my Ghia on a cold cloudy day.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 4:34 am    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

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Here I am in the Aussie country side with my Ghia on a cold cloudy day.
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I love your Ghia, Nicholas- that top turned out great!
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 1:11 pm    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

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Here I am in the Aussie country side with my Ghia on a cold cloudy day.
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So that's what you really look like?

The beard had me fooled.

PS. The fight against entropy requires that you shave regularly. Just saying.
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 1:59 pm    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

Removing the beard...removed 5 years. Looking good!!
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PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2020 2:18 pm    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

It's me... It's the Ghia... but it's not me with the Ghia Embarassed

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 12:32 am    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

I know it's low but it is actually parked in a hole here. Courtesy of John Moxon Photographic Studios.

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 12:39 am    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

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I know it's low but it is actually parked in a hole here. Courtesy of John Moxon Photographic Studios.

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Yeah I was a bit concerned when I saw you take a left off the tarmac. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

Me (seated) with my former '59 Westy at Bulli Brigade in St. Petersburg, FL a couple years ago.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

Here is me the day I picked up my 74...happy as a clam. Still smilin, even though Carmen is currently without an engine.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:11 am    Post subject: Re: The faces of the Ghia Forum. Who are you? Reply with quote

I love the idea of this thread!

A shot of me from 2013 (I still look pretty much the same, maybe imagine another wrinkle or two) and imagine the Ghia parked just in front (yeah, it's a seven car garage) of the the rear end of that blue Double-Cab.
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Here is a shot taken after a snowfall in 2009 in Missouri of my 1970 Karmann Ghia Coupe that I bought in my late "teens" off of a Volkswagen used car lot way, way back in 1974. The car also looks pretty much the same today too. She has seven other VW brothers and sister at our home.
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It is nice to put faces to the forum avatar names!

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