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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 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)





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 1973
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1967 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible Test Drive in Sonoma CA
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1967-vw-karmann-ghia-convertible/ to see this cool classic 1967 VW Karmann Ghia convertible for sale from Left Coast Classics in Sonoma California. Join us for a little test drive in this super solid, clean vintage Karmann Ghia in excellent shape. Body looks great and the new paint has a nice, deep shine. Excellent trim and chrome with lots of new rubber, crisp, clear windshield, excellent tires and brakes. Engine in excellent condition, rebuilt less than 10k miles ago with dual carburetors and runs like a champ. Shifting is tight and smooth as well. The interior still has some original patina'd areas like the original square weave rugs, giving it a nice vintage feel. Otherwise the front seats and panels have been replaced along with the headliner and newer cloth top and boot cover. The floors and rockers are super solid. Everything is in great working order. We are currently replacing the fuel sender so that will be completed at time of shipping. Important to note that 1967 is a low production year making it pretty rare since only 4,100 were built. Check out the link above for full details, pricing info and detailed photo gallery. Then give me a call with your best offer. Donn Dabney 707-332-8331 Thanks for watching our Karmann Ghia test drive video - please leave a nice big thumbs up and a like on this very cool classic Ghia! Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leftcoastclassics Google+: https://plus.google.com/115639340856344439203 Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PsMEjVqoZg





Karmann Ghia Windshield Installation - Part 2
Wrapping up the install on the Karmann Ghia windshield. Use Silicon or dish soad instead of Vasoline. Found out butyl rubber doesn't like petroleum jelly. If you are squeamish about seeing glass get hit with a hammer, turn the channel.





1969 Karmann Ghia
A 1969 Karmann Ghia that is Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett's first car...he wrecked it..let it set and rust...than restored it to as good as new 20 years later...a very cool car...guy...and story...I am very honored to be able to bring it to you..Check it out!!





1974 Karmann Ghia Convertible for Sale in Sonoma CA
Visit http://www.leftcoastclassics.com/1974-karmann-ghia-convertible/ to see this great classic 1974 Karmann Ghia Convertible for sale from Left Coast Classics in Sonoma California. Documented, one owner California car with only 68,700 original miles since new! The 1974 Ghia is truly the best of the last with only 1558 convertibles produced in 1974 making it the lowest production year. No rust ever, all original sheet metal. Always garaged. Original CA car. Heavily documented since new including window sticker, purchase agreement, repair orders spanning it's life, registration cards and more. Original interior including all panels and carpets. This car was never in any accidents. No clips, hacks. Small amount of filler on the nose, less than a square inch (inner nose pictures included). No structural damage. All electrical works. Born in orange, color changed to beige a few years ago, trunk was not changed nor was deck-lid so a color change back should be relatively simple if desired. Runs and drives excellent with tight steering, suspension, shifting and plenty of power with it's low 68,000 miles. Enjoy this car while it appreciates in value. Take a look at the link above for full details and detailed photo gallery, then give me a call with your best offer. Donn Dabney 707-332-8331 Thanks for watching this Karmann Ghia walk around video, please leave a nice big thumbs up and a Like on this great classic Ghia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXsE2SqHv24





1969 Karmann Ghia Coupe Restored by House of Ghia
Here is an example of the work we do here at House of Ghia restorations. I will be posting the details of this restoration on the HoG website soon with progress pics. www.house-of-ghia.com





1969.5 Karmann Ghia Cabriolet restored by House of Ghia
House of Ghia in Salem, Or specializes in the restorations of Volkswagen Karmann Ghias. This 1969 1/2 Karmann Ghia is one of our recent projects. Its the type of KG I would build for myself, so its going to be hard to ship it out...lol.





Karmann Ghia - Convertible Top Frame Assembly/Doors on
A quick letter from the stalker. The bushings get put into the convertible top frame. The doors go on. The lights go down!!!





Tracktest VW Karmann Ghia
Ein Karmann Ghia greift die Bestzeit an - denn er ist vollgestopft mit feinster Porsche-Technik.





Mustang 71-73 Convertible Top Installion Instructions Video On DVD
This is a sample of our video that shows you how to install the 1971 through 1973 Mustang convertible top. We show you how to do the convertible roof replacement, broken down into a series of small steps. It includes the mysterious removal and reinstallation of the rear window. Convertible top replacements can be expensive. Don't pay high a convertible top installation cost to replace your top. You can buy the complete convertible installation direction video on DVD at aoksales.com for $24.95. The full video is extremely detailed and designed for the DIY individual. Do it yourself and save money, do it for others and make money.





Kansas City to Daytona FL and back in a VW Karmann Ghia
2600 miles behind the wheel of my favorite Volkswagen. The detination was the Youtube Garage Gang Extravaganza in Daytona Florida. I was fortunate to meet and hang out with a lot of incredible Youtube Users in person. Thanks to everyone who helped make this event possible. Thanks to everyone who helped me, encouraged me and pushed me to complete my car. I could not have done it without you. This was a trip I'll remember until the day I die.





VW Karmann Ghia - Steering Wheel Repair - Part 2
The second lift of epoxy, sanding, priming, painting and clearing the steering wheel. MAN does it look shiney! The first upload had black outs. Hopefully this one is better.




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