Karmann Ghia - Convertible Top Install - Part 1 - Header Bow and Frame Adjustments

The first steps of installing the new convertible top. Installing a new wood header bow, adjusting the frame header junction, adjusting the rear glass and installing the webbing straps. Check out the vids on the rear glass frame and seal here: http://youtu.be/qj3o8qUEcgA (part 1) http://youtu.be/BiQnliKjQDw (part 2)

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Karmann Ghia - Convertible Top Installation - Part 2 - Headliner
A step by step of how I installed the custom tweed headliner from Mike at House of Ghia (made by TMI) in my 1974 VW Karmann Ghia. Thanks to Vince (Ghiaaddict) on thesamba for his step by step tutorial. I would not have even attempted this without his help and guidance. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=389729&postdays=0&postorde r=asc&start=0 Check out the vids on the rear glass frame and seal here: http://youtu.be/qj3o8qUEcgA (part 1) http://youtu.be/BiQnliKjQDw (part 2) Check out the frame adjustments here: http://youtu.be/BzM5mvo9N0A





1965 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible
1965 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible, VIN# 145629747, 1835cc Engine, Manual Trans, No Dents, Metallic Blue with a White Top, New Steel Rocker Panels and Rear Floor Pans. The Following is a List of New Parts Prior to Current Owner (unknown how long ago): New Convertible Top, Brake Master Cylinder, Brake Wheel Cylinders, Brake Hoses, Brake Main, Right & Left Rear Floor Pans, Left & Right-Upper & Lower Door Hinges, Interior Carpeting, Door Sill Scuff Plates, Windshield with Rubber Seal, Door Panels, Window Winders, Gas Shock Absorbers, Monza Exhaust, (5) Cooper Tires, Electric Fuel Pump. Work Done in 2012: Electronic Ignition, Front Disc Brakes, King Pins, Link Pins, Left Tie Rod, Front End Alignment, New Master Cylinder. Vinyl Seats, AM/FM, some rust on the wheels, a few blemishes on the interior, comes with a box of misc. parts and manuals, rips in the top (Vehicle Could Use a New Top) Runs & Drives.





Karmann Ghia - Convertible Top Installation - Part 4 - Outer Canvas
It been a long time since the last video on the install (September 2012 to be exact). The top arrived from TMI by way of HOG and this video shows the installation of the canvas top onto the headlined and padded frame. I will have one more video in this series showing the finishing touches and adding all the necessary seals around the windows.





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