Karmann Ghia - Convertible Top Installation - Part 3 - Padding Kit

Installing the padding kit for the VW Karmann Ghia Convertible. This involves a lot of detail work to get all the pieces to fit into place and make a smooth surface for the outer shell to stretch over.

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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.





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 - Stretching The Convertible Top
The rear window latch wouldn't clear, so I had to do some investigation into the problem. While I was in there, I tightend up the headliner. Boiling water was the answer to getting the canvas to stretch.





Karmann Ghia Window Scraper Install 2009
1960-71 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Window Scraper Installation. The procedure is the same for VW Ghia Coupes and Cabriolets, as the doors are identical. The only difference is the shape of the glass...




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