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





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.





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.





A Pristine 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible Absolutely Enthusiast Owned - SOLD!
SOLD - SIMILAR ALWAYS REQUIRED PLEASE CALL 01733 425140 Thinking of selling? Our proven commission sale or SOR (Sale or Return) program is a great way to utilise and access our professional services and facilities while still maximising the return from your vehicle with minimal hassle, stress and time, If you’d like to take advantage of this then please get in touch for further information. Alternatively If you’d like to move your vehicle on quickly and efficiently with minimal delay then we can make an offer on an outright purchase basis with payment and collection arranged soon after. A pristine 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible absolutely enthusiast owned EQUIPMENT Chrome bumpers, bumper rails, chrome driver’s door mirror, chrome waist strip, horn pad with Wolfsburg crest, emergency flashers, interior light, padded dash, headlight flasher, lockable glove compartment, fresh air ventilators, heater, electric clock, ashtray, door pockets, twin sun visors, acoustical soundproofing. Optional extras; Seat belts. EXTERIOR This astonishingly beautiful Type 14 Karmann Ghia Convertible is finished in DuPont single stage VW Dove Blue and is quite simply a show winner. The racy long low bodylines took 185 men working by hand at the Karmann coachbuilders of Osnabruck to make the body alone when new. Very few body off restorations can recreate the extravagant looks of the original with such perfection as this example offers. All the chrome enhancements have a mirror finish and the most scrutinising will struggle to fault this Luigi Segre iconic design. A quality Haartz Stayfast 3-ply dark blue fabric roof with matching tonneau cover at a cost of $5,000 complements the body colour beautifully. The underside is meticulously clean with detailing extending to wheel arch areas. Amazing. INTERIOR The red permeable leatherette upholstery is recreated exactly as Volkswagen intended by leading interior experts TMI Products Inc with no modification whatsoever. The bucket seats are both supportive and comfortable and the factory original steering wheel with Wolfsburg crest and horn bar is immaculate, as are all additional functions and chrome plated control knobs. Incredibly desirable and unique to the 1966 model year is the two inch wide plastic chrome decorative trim mounted longitudinally through the dash centre. The grey salt and pepper loop carpets are immaculate and tailored to fit over Dynamat Xtreme sound damping material. The original decorative electric clock works. A fantastic testament to quality and detail. ENGINE & TRANSMISSION The jewel in the crown. An air-cooled custom built 2074cc engine with incredible specification. Items include: SCAT forged 4130 counterweighted crank, SCAT rocker shift kit, SCAT manifolds, NPR 92mm pistons, Sig Erson Racing Cam and lifters, Norris Performance chromoly push rods. Setup and blueprinted by J&S Enterprises and breathing through a Custom A1 tuck-under Exhaust system this engines offers a thrilling package. The 4-speed gearbox is enhanced by a EMPI short-shift kit mated to Kennedy Stage 1 1700lb clutch. WHEELS, TYRES, BRAKES & SUSPENSION Pristine Speedwell BRM wheels recreate the classic California Look and are shod in new matching Nexen 185/60 R15 tyres. Dual circuit braking system with new front discs and rebuilt stock drums offer excellent braking. New shock absorbers all-round, steering dampers, tie-rods and lowered two inches with a EMPI camber adjuster fitted offers the retro look without compromising comfort and practically. HISTORY FILE Being a 1966 model year Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Convertible the desirability of this example is enhanced further. Originally sold in the State of California and remaining there until fanatical Volkswagen enthusiast William Ward imported the car in 2013 to add to his private collection. A history file encompassing many invoices for parts used for this high specification build goes someway in revealing the quest for perfection combined with real driveability and fun. Arguably one of the finest Karmann Ghia Convertibles available and sure to satisfy the thrill seeking perfectionist! Tax exempt, MOT May 2017, HPI Clear




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