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    Default Code Name: boneGHIA - 1973 Karmann Ghia Resoration

    Since I decided to go forward with the building of this car, I figured I would start an official thread following the restoration and customization process.

    I don't anticipate updating this thread too frequently, especially in the next year, as I really don't have anywhere to work on it. Actually the goal for 2009 is just to get it out of Ohio to prevent any further winter rusting.

    Once my lease is up and we get our house, the real work will begin.

    My 2000 Camaro SS/RS Wannabe. Proud non-member of PHK

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    The Idea



    This is an idea I've been playing around with. I'm sure by the time all is said and done, it will be something completely different.

    Some of the things I want to do is:

    • 2 or 3 inch lowering
    • 17" or larger rims
    • 5 lug conversion
    • Disc brake conversion
    • Turbocharged engine
    • High end stereo integrated stereo install (4 10's perhaps?)
    • Leather interior

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonemaro View Post
    The Idea



    This is an idea I've been playing around with. I'm sure by the time all is said and done, it will be something completely different.

    Some of the things I want to do is:

    • 2 or 3 inch lowering
    • 17" or larger rims
    • 5 lug conversion
    • Disc brake conversion
    • Turbocharged engine
    • High end stereo integrated stereo install (4 10's perhaps?)
    • Leather interior
    Well, my thoughts have changed since then. Today, I'm leaning this way.


    My 2000 Camaro SS/RS Wannabe. Proud non-member of PHK

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    The Way I Found Her



    Here she is... the day we met.

    • 1973 Karmann Ghia
    • 49,000 original miles
    • Runs well
    • Some rusting from 36 years of northern life


    I've got my work cut out for me, but overall not in bad shape. We'll see how she looks after deconstruction and media blasting.

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    49k miles is great. Lookin forward to seeing this thing be revived.

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    Awesome!

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    Well, doesn't look like 2009 will be a Ghia year. I just put her in a garage for the winter. Maybe next year.


    My 2000 Camaro SS/RS Wannabe. Proud non-member of PHK

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    all in due time....gonna be a bad ass cruiser when its done.

    |freakv6 12:21| bone will let people take his car out for joy rides at the g14
    |Pace 12:22| I vote we take the freak out for some joyrides.
    |freakv6 12:22| you can pace, then maybe you can drive the car afterwords

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    am I the only one that had to do a google image search to find out what the heck Bone was working on?
    1997 Camaro RS- Fully built 3.8, a little nitrous and some other stuff
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    good luck with the build. those cars are awesome. love the styling on them. you keeping the stock engine in it?
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