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Chris's 1969 KG Coupe
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Short Update: The ghia pan is back in the shop. However the cold week last week delayed putting the car until primer - which just was able to get done very recently (Sun/Mon 9/10th) and now the rainy weather is delaying me moving it back to my shop so metalwork can begin.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So the ghia got back to the garage today... but I need help getting it off the trailer onto the dolly and into the shop.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got the ghia into the shop today, now it is just a matter of drying off and then the metal work can begin. I'll post pics shortly.





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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2014 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How's this project going?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

on hold till my 'new' shop is assembled.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The plan is once the new shop is up to get the 69' Ghia in and the 65' Ghia (i'll start a new build thread for it then) and get them both done at the same time.
The 69' hopefully has all the repro metal needed, might need to get new inner rockers depending how roached they are. I have enough donor metal on hand to get her done. I have all major pieces to complete the 69' interior.
The 65' needs minimal metal work, just a front heater channel and some tiny patches in the rear. The 65' is going to be (possibly) needing interior pieces, depending if I am unable to find something locally.
Rebuilding the front beam's should be pretty straightforward. As for the trans, I am thinking Ellice Auto? Or are there other places that rebuild them.
Engine wise... 69' is getting the 1500sp to be era correct. The 65' will be getting the 1600dp that was originally planned for the 69'.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2014 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Livin the dream👍
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looked over the car again on Saturday to see if I needed any more repop metal and... I do. The rockers look half decent from the outside but, the right side is Swiss cheese on the inside and the left is very questionable. The donor front clip will make it possible to repair the front for the most part, but the head light buckets are toast. Other than that the Ghia is ready to go.

Metal work is going to be starting on her soon, hopefully later on this week. In the meantime the under coating has to get removed prior to getting into the shop.

As for the sheet metal order - the ghia is getting a set of brand new heater channels, repair metal around the head lights and head light buckets.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Repop sheetmetal list to date is:
complete heater channels (Left and Right)
Out rockers (left and Right)
Left rear corner outer
Left rear corner inner
Rear Valance
Rear Apron
Left Rear corner
Left lower quarter
Left and Right inner quarter
Head light buckets
head light metal (around the buckets)
Lower Nose

OG metal from donor clips:
Left front Fender
Left and Right air duct (front)
Nose
Lower rear tray
Side tray

It is safe to say that 50% of this car is going to get replaced with clean, rust free metal. Shop is almost ready to start on the car, still in the process of organizing it.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you need a rear window?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok... The 69' Ghia had the pan halves re-done back in 2016. Front has been repaired as well.
Heater channels are fitted but not welded on just yet.

Front beam is completely redone as well.

Build has been on hold due to clients.
for completion:
- Finish metalwork
- media blast 2nd time
- bodywork
- paint
- interior
- 1500cc engine rebuild and transmission rebuild.

Probably next major update would be either on my youtube channel, here, or the shop's facebook page.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And your Youtube channel is............ Question
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