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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&postorder=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


 


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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.





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)





VW Custom Wheel Wrap - Part One - Prep and Pattern Making
Getting the steering wheel ready for a custom vinyl wrap, Making patterns and making test pieces to try on the wheel.





Classic VW Karmann Ghia Restoration, 1966 By Last Chance Auto Restore.com
www.lastchanceautorestore.com This 1966 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia is going to be a beauty when finished. It requires a large amount of work, but will be very nice when completed!





TMI Carpet Kit Install - Part 1 - VW Karmann Ghia
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.





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





Classic VW Bug Beetle Convertible Top Installation, By lastchanceautorestore.com
This video shows a complete installation of a convertible top on a 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle Vert.





1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia Engine Start
First time starting up the 2333 cc engine (91x84mm) that I installed in my wife's freshly restored 1971 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible. Yes, I know my coil is installed upside-down. The after-market wire harness was installed with too little slack to reach a downward-pointing coil. This is temporary.





1971 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible for Sale
Visit http://www.sunsetclassics.com/1971-karmann-ghia-convertible/ to see this great barn find - a 1971 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible sold by Sunset Classics. This cute little Ghia has lived in a barn for the past 24 years! It is happy to be in my garage with other good VW company, but I already have a yellow Ghia Convertible so this one is up for sale. The long-time owner said he took the car out every year to keep things fresh. When I looked at the car he admitted it had been 3 years since it had been driven. The barn was on a dirt road way out in the Minnesota prairie. It was a fun find. Convertible Karmann Ghias are definitely one of my favorite barn finds for a classic car. Enjoy the video and then take a look at the link above for the full description as well as 2 photo galleries of this fun classic Karmann Ghia. Thanks for watching, please give her a thumbs up if you like her and subscribe for more great classic car videos. If you are interested in buying a Karmann Ghia give me a call! John Snell 612-805-2428 http://youtu.be/tGT5DrtD3DE





Karmann Ghia Cabrio
Een Italiaanse look en Duitse techniek versmelten met elkaar in de Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. Stijl en elegantie gecombineerd met betrouwbare techniek . Ook Patrick viel voor de lijnvoering van de Karmann Ghia en mag zich nu jaren later eigenaar noemen van een imposante collectie auto's en miniaturen. Verzamelaar en onderzoeker noemt hij zichzelf en als ware kenner van het model een wandelende encyclopedie. In de jaren vijftig was de Karmann Ghia een imagebuilder voor Volkswagen. Naast de Kever en de spijlbus lanceerden VW een elegante sportcoupe en in 1958 voor het eerst een cabriolet op basis van dit model. Door de chassisconstructie was het voor individuele carrosseriebouwers ook mogelijk om op basis hiervan een eigen carrosserie te maken. Als echte verzamelaar heeft Patrick zich dan ook gefocust op de eerste "lowights" en de speciale uitvoeringen. Zijn collectie auto's van bijzondere Ghia's, wordt aangevuld met een indrukwekkende verzameling miniaturen en andere model gerelateerde verzamelobjecten. Hier is geen twijfel mogelijk, dit is een echte liefhebber die zich volledig verdiept heeft in dit model! Lekker toeren en uitwaaien met de 58-er Lowlight Cabriolet. Vol met accessoires en kenmerkende stijlelementen van de eerste serie Karmann Ghia's. De koplampen net iets lager dan de latere versies geven hem de bijnaam Lowlight. In grote lijnen hetzelfde als zijn opvolgers, maar toch net op alle punten even iets anders en heel verfijnd. Kenmerkende details welke verraden dat een dergelijke auto nog handgebouwd is bij een carrosseriebouwer. Patrick rijd graag in de auto waar hij een heuse jacht op heeft gemaakt om hem in bezit te krijgen. Juist deze uitvoering en voorzien van een originele Okrasa opvoerset maken het een begerenswaardige auto voor een verzamelaar als Patrick. Het gevoel , de passie, ruimte en de wind door de haren geven direct contact met de omgeving. Dak open en uitwaaien maar! Wind en uitwaaien zijn zeker toepasselijk als je hoort hoe deze, van oorsprong nieuw in Amerika geleverde VW naar Nederland is gekomen. Een lange reis waarbij de auto een orkaan heeft getrotseerd. Eenmaal gearriveerd in Nederland wachtte deze cabriolet een warm welkom in de collectie van Patrick. Voor veel liefhebbers van mooi design en de betrouwbare Volkswagen techniek heeft de Karmann Ghia een speciale betekenis. Kijk mee wat Patrick in vervoering bracht en wat resulteerde in een bijzonder mooie collectie. Dennis Rietveld





Beautiful 1967 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible for Sale
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. This super solid, clean classic VW Karmann Ghia in beautiful shape. The body looks very nice and the new paint has a deep shine. Trim and chrome in excellent shape 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 walk around 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=GRGXerYHlC4





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





Convertible Top Replacement Demo
The demonstration was held at Seatco in Arlington, VA, presented for members of the Mazda Sportscar Club of Washington. The demo showed old top removal and new top installation on a Miata NB (2nd gen.)





35A of 44 1970 VW Beetle Convertible Top Installation Part A 1-6-2012.wmv
Clip 35A of 44 Convertible Top Installation Part A on a 1970 VW Beetle Convertible. The 44 Clips includes removing interior, removing and replacing the floor pans, removing and cleaning gas tank, sanding and painting body & interior, removing and replacing convertible top, specification and cost analysis and awards. Link http://home.comcast.net/~clublava/1970VW%20Restore.htm





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