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:
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.
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 - Floor Pan Sound Insulation and Dash Painting
Prepping the shell for it's return onto the chassis. The pans got a
dynamat alternative. Peel and Seal duct insulation from Frost King. The
difference is huge. Also, the heater control cables get replaced, the
heater channels get a coat of epoxy and the dash face gets painted.
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!!
Karmann Ghia - Brake Wrap Up
Brakes finalized, gas tank installed, speedo cable revised, windshield
washer installed, wiring harness decoded.
VW Seat Upholstery, Making and Installing - Part 1
Quick rundown of the materianls, seat teardown, sewing up all the front
panels and finishing the seat bottom covers. Part 2 will have the seat
backs and install of the new upholstery. This is for my 1974 Karmann Ghia
VW Karmann Ghia - FIRST DRIVE!!!!
OH YEAH!!! After 18 years of cutting, grinding, welding, filling, sanding,
sanding, sanding, priming, painting, buffing, fixing, wiring, trimming,
sweating, cussing, smiling, crying, talking, screaming, farting and
everything else it takes to dismantle and restore a car, the Karmann Ghia
moved again for the first under it's own power. The feeling? AWESOME!!!
1960 Karmann Ghia.wmv
1960 Karmann Ghia Convertible
Red Plaid Interior
Black Convertible Top
Red Leather Padded Dash
Hidden Stereo Behind false plate
Solid, Straight car
Runs & Drives Great!
check it out at
Classical Gas Enterprises
"There's A Future
In The Past
Convertible Top Installation: 1969 - 1970 Cougar / Mustang
In this episode, we tackle the daunting task of installing a convertible
top on a 1969 Mercury Cougar. Instead of stumbling through it ourselves,
we watch a professional do the installation and take note of some of the
details and tricks involved in the process. Javier was there to help and
translate, and the end result was a great looking black convertible top.
Parts we used in the video can be found in the convertible top section of
our website here: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/convertible1.html
Or, here are some of the individual parts we used / mentioned:
The convertible top itself:
Rear tack strips: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/69convtackstrip.html
Tension cables: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c9zz-7652806-a.html
Bow Pads: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/c9zz-7652875-bk.html
Conv. Top Latches
Header seal retainer: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/69vertretain.html
Weatherstrip Kit: http://www2.cougarpartscatalog.com/d534.html
There are a lot more convertible top related parts we didn't even mention,
so browse around and find what you need!
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26 of 44 1970 VW Beetle Convertible Top Frame Rehab.wmv
Clip 26 of 44 Convertible Top Frame Rehab 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