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laith



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:18 am    Post subject: Ghia Vert Reply with quote

Dragged this home from NJ this past weekend. It is a very rough car, not a candidate for restoration. Which is great because I don't want to restore it. I just want to resurrect it. The plan is to fix what is wrong and repair what rot is structural. We will then run the car in the BABE rally this June...maybe use the Poker Run as a tune up if it is ready by then. Current plan is to sell the car at the end of the rally.



I will be selling some parts off the car and it came with an extra disk brake front end. I hope to have some pics and a better list of what I am selling by the end of the week. Would like the stuff to go local if possible before I put it on the samba.

More pics at www.foolswagen.com


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok...so far just about all of the interior is out. Bumpers are off. Tank is out. Decklid is off. Engine is out.

Just about ready to put it on a trailer to go to Joe's. Then it will get some bracing welded and the body will come off the pan.

Then lots of grinding and cutting and hopefully there will be enough good metal left to do something with.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Been working on the Ghia out at Joe's for a couple weekends now. Bunch of pics and updates at http://www.foolswagen.com/babe_rally_2012
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laith



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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

15 days left until we head out for BABE! Engine is finally in and after picking up a starter it turns over! Hope to have it running sat morning and then brakes, electrical and everything else!

We are also working on using our exposure from the rally to raise money for charity. Expect an announcement any day on that!

As always, continue to check out our website, www.foolswagen.com, for updates
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laith



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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Almost no time left until we leave for BABE! And so much still to do!
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laith



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got around to posting updates of the last two days. Laura also put together a couple of videos that are linked from her post.

http://babe2012.foolswagen.com/
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREAT videos Laith Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an awesome time, Scott!
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laith



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sapp67 wrote:
GREAT videos Laith Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


Clyde wrote:
Looks like an awesome time, Scott!


Thanks guys. It was a blast and I am definitely less afraid of air cooled VW's than I had been!

Selling the Ghia hasn't worked out like we had hoped, so Laura and I are going in a couple weeks to New Orleans to get it and drive it back. Won't be able to make it to the July meeting, but will try to get it out to the August meeting.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope the weather cooperates with you Very Happy
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laith



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Made it home safely in the Ghia. The heat was almost unbearable, but then shortly after we picked up Laura's truck, I got to drive through rain, wind, hail, and lightning.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sold the Ghia.
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