VW Karmann Ghia - TMI Carpet Kit Install - Part 1
I made HUGE progress on the interior of the Karmann Ghia today. I got the
heater channel "Y"s welded in, I got the kick panels made, I got the
windlace (s) made, I got the windlace retainers striped and painted, I got
the rear seat area covered in vinyl and I got a fair amount of the carpet
kit from TMI installed.
Karmann Ghia - Sound Insulation Install
I was planning to install carpet today, started by installing the
insulation and was suckered into completing the heating system... Bad
news, no carpet got installed, good news, the duct work is complete and a
few oddball items have been checked off the punch list.
Karmann Ghia - Paint
5:30 am to 8:30 pm... 15 grueling hours of labor, no breaks, no food, tons
of issues but it's over. I've given birth to a gecko green Karmann Ghia.
Thanks to everyone for their help on this project. It means the world to
VW Karmann Ghia - Custom Door Panels - Part 1
Developing the design of and sewing together the material for my custom two
toned (tweed and vinyl) door panels. I have a video of the door card
blanks being made here: http://youtu.be/sYXnNzB4pxw
Karmann Ghia - First Fire of the 1915 Engine
I spent the entire day finalizing wiring, fuel delivery, cables and other
odds and ends so I could get the ghia fired up for the first time with the
new motor. LET ME TELL YOU... IT WAS WORTH EVERY SECOND!!!
VW Karmann Ghia - FIRST DRIVE!!!!
OH YEAH!!! After 18 years of cutting, grinding, welding, filling, sanding,
sanding, sanding, priming, painting, buffing, fixing, wiring, trimming,
sweating, cussing, smiling, crying, talking, screaming, farting and
everything else it takes to dismantle and restore a car, the Karmann Ghia
moved again for the first under it's own power. The feeling? AWESOME!!!