pre67vw
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3 years ago
My new project... needs a bit of work.


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JD
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3 years ago
The Kabriolet not challenging enough for you Rob?
"John, you need to get a grip and STOP MOANING AT EVERYTHING. ThumbDown "
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pre67vw
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3 years ago
everything looks easy after seeing the kabriolet
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JD
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3 years ago
Oh i dunno...Ghias are horrible to work on as you can't get the wings off without resort to an angle grinder.
Probably the same as your Kabrio come to think of it. 😃
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51reutter
3 years ago
Nice project! Congrats
Aiming for the 2023 1000 Miglia!…
Tall Bloke
3 years ago
Is it sitting on a later pan or just a later steering wheel ?
pre67vw
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3 years ago
Originally Posted by: Tall Bloke 

Is it sitting on a later pan or just a later steering wheel ?



Original pan, wrong steering wheel.
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Tall Bloke
3 years ago

A pair of headlights and thats ready for Lavenham 2020-UserPostedImage

lifeintheslowlane
3 years ago
It's got the lowlight front and the facelift rear. Quite easy to change the rear light apertures to the smaller lowlight versions. What year does the vin number reveal Rob? Looks like it has remnants of a dash pad which would indicate a '59.


John.
pre67vw
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3 years ago
It’s June ‘59
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pre67vw
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3 years ago
Thanks John, I’ve bought a few times from Sam, but the other link is new to me, so thanks for that, very useful!
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lifeintheslowlane
3 years ago
Originally Posted by: pre67vw 

Thanks John, I’ve bought a few times from Sam, but the other link is new to me, so thanks for that, very useful!



If you're also in the market for replacement pans you'll find this uesful:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=706778 


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/search.php?username=danny+gabbard 


John.
pre67vw
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3 years ago
were there two different sizes of lowlight Karmann Ghia badge for the rear engine cover?
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lifeintheslowlane
3 years ago
Originally Posted by: pre67vw 

were there two different sizes of lowlight Karmann Ghia badge for the rear engine cover?



https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=554046 


John.
pre67vw
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3 years ago
Thanks John. I'm so confused... (not difficult).

We bought a Karmann script from Camberg, I brought it home and it doesn't fit. Initially I thought maybe it was a later decklid replaced along with the back lights, but some research on your Samba thread shows that it's the correct engine lid.

So I have a lowlight decklid and a large badge, but they don't go together.

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lifeintheslowlane
3 years ago
I would say Rob you have a later decklid. The early lid was not unique to the Lowlight era as you'll see with this picture of a '67 decklid...
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That will explain the spacing of the mounting holes.
John.
pre67vw
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3 years ago
So they changed to the smooth panel, then changed back again in the 60's?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=344617&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=20 
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lifeintheslowlane
3 years ago
Originally Posted by: pre67vw 

So they changed to the smooth panel, then changed back again in the 60's?

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=344617&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=20 



"Smooth panel" not sure I understand what you mean Rob. For much of the production years the decklid was the same, the only difference being the spacing of the holes for the script and much later ones had a plastic rain tray. Quite often the plastic rain tray was removed on later '70s cars to improve air flow for larger custom engines.
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