Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Thing.
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Bleyseng wrote: ↑
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:43 am
Well I finally pulled the ghia out of storage for some late summer early fall exercise. Started right up after some cranking to fill the little single carb with gas. Now to do a few repairs on it.
The 914 took its place in storage until spring after having fun all summer long.
These cars like their exercise. It has been five years since the BobD did more than a day on the road. It has been almost ten years since the Squareback has been out and about. Drive!
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles
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I don't think either BobD or the Squareback are convertibles with old leaky tops! Actually on my Ghia it's the rear glass seal that is dried out, cracked and just doesn't seal so rain can get past it onto the back storage shelf. I pretty much only drive it when it's dry out due to that problem that only can be solved with a new top. I'd love to install one maybe next year it's in the cards.
I still have to install the repaired proper Ghia gas tank, new steering box, tie rod ends this winter.
77 Sage Green Westy- CS 2.0L-160,000 miles
70 Ghia vert, black, stock 1600SP,- 139,000 miles,
76 914 2.1L-Nepal Orange- 160,000+ miles