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  1. Sticky: How Shall I Get the Ghia to Bare Metal?

    I’m contemplating the best way to get the Ghia to bare metal. There’s so much rust and filter on this thing, the best method is probably blasting or dipping.
    My problem with that is it’s expensive...
  2. Sticky: Karmann Ghia Throughout the Years

    Let’s take a look at the 20 years of Karmann Ghia.
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  3. Sticky: VIDEO: All About Body Filler

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  4. Sticky: Happy Birthday 73Ghia.com

    I just realized this blog is 11 years old. I’m not sure if anyone will read this, but if you do, thanks for sticking around.
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  5. Sticky: What is the difference between primer and sealer on a car?

    What is the difference between primer and sealer in the automotive paint industry? This is a great question and could lead into a forever explanation. However, I will make it as short as I can....
  6. Sticky: Matching Shifter Boot

    I had a matching shifter boot made for the Z. I dig it. #FakeManual
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  7. Sticky: Happy Father's Day

    A very happy Father’s Day to all you dads out there. My family got for me a Nismo steering wheel for the Z. No it’s not for the Ghia all you air coolers, but it’s cool nonetheless. It was also my...
  8. Sticky: Be Well, My Friends!

    With all this COVID-19 crap going on, I hope you all healthy and doing well. Perhaps when all of this is done and life gets back to “normal” I can get a little something started on the Ghia.
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  9. Sticky: Karmann Ghia by Kindig It Designs

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  10. Sticky: Watch "Volkswagen Karmann-Ghia - Widebody" on YouTube

    This is interesting, just not sure what I think of it yet.

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  11. Sticky: Possible OEM Part Numbers Reference

    This place only ships to mainland UK, but their site does have a lot of body part and trim references that might come in handy for research and such. I’m linking here just for future use....
  12. Sticky: 18x7? Yes... Avant Garde Forged Wheels

    Pictures a dark blue Ghia with gleaming chrome. Now image the dark blue is color matched to these.
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  13. Sticky: VIDEO: Replace VW Floor Pans

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  14. Sticky: What is the Fiberglass Hiding?

    The front of my Ghia has a whole lot of nasty looking fiberglass on it.
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  15. Sticky: Panoramic Welding Helmet with True Color Technology

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  16. Sticky: VIDEO: How to Load a Karmann Ghia on a Body Dolly

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  17. Sticky: Wheel Jacks Arrived

    They appear to be of very high quality. Perhaps I’ll do a review after I use them.
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  18. Sticky: Sunday Night Low Light

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  19. Sticky: Praise the Lowered, I Saw the Floor

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  20. Sticky: It's Official!

    After 2,324 days and 1,246 spams blocked by Akismet, the restoration is officially underway!
    After discussing with my beautifully lovely better two-thirds, we have come up with a plan and means...
  21. Sticky: VIDEO: Test Upload Video

    Just a test here. Enjoy… hopefully.
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  22. Sticky: Drop Loft is Done

    Now maybe I can get the rest of the stuff out from around the Ghia.
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  23. Sticky: 370Z Wheel Change

    Ops department. I was wrong about the spacer size on my rear wheel. As a result, my measurements were off and a 9.5″ wheel is not going to be wide enough.
    Looks like I’m going to have to go with...
  24. Sticky: New Wheels Coming

    It would seem this place should be the 370Z Project, as lately I’ve done more to the Z than the Ghia. The streak continues. I got a set of wheels and tires on the way.
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  25. Sticky: Drop Loft Started

    I had a little time to start building my drop loft yesterday, so I welded up the ceiling mounts. I had an issue with the welder which at first seemed like a bad ground, but I’m fearing it’s a power...
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