Sagging Ghia Body

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Sagging Ghia Body

Post by ruckman101 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:43 pm

Gretchen Ghia sags in the middle a smidge. Enough to slightly misalign the doors to their strike plates. Mike at House of Ghia in Salem mentioned some spacers that flatten over the years and can be replaced. They're between the body and the pan near the rear wheels somewhere.

Has anyone tackled this? How do I find where these spacers are?

Here are the spacers I picked up at Always.

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Re: Sagging Ghia Body

Post by Amskeptic » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:56 pm

ruckman101 wrote:Gretchen Ghia sags in the middle a smidge. Mike at House of Ghia in Salem mentioned some spacers that flatten over the years and can be replaced. They're between the body and the pan near the rear wheels somewhere.
Has anyone tackled this? How do I find where these spacers are?
Big job. You will see the body-to-pan bolts along the sides, Follow them. Once you have disturbed the body-to-pan seal, you are in it. And remember, people do it all the time. Great time for a factory manual, not the abbreviated Bentley.
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