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a_florida_man
a_florida_man Reader
11/14/19 8:40 p.m.

ShawnG
ShawnG PowerDork
11/14/19 11:21 p.m.

First car I ever restored was a VW Karmann Ghia...

Never, ever again.

That being said, if you're cutting away everything from the doorsills down, you're solving most of the problems.

The way that car holds water, the job may be mostly done for you by now.

Knurled.
Knurled. GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/15/19 6:04 a.m.
a_florida_man said:

The bride and groom (you pick) look a little rough as you might expect, but the wheelbase tests came back positive, and the marriage is on!

If anyone knows of any reason that these two should not be joined, post now, or forever snicker behind the scenes.

Shhh... let's leave them alone and see what happens...

 

this gonna be good

Vigo
Vigo MegaDork
11/15/19 11:11 a.m.

This is a grand idea. You'll come out of it some new level of badass whether it works or not. 

a_florida_man
a_florida_man Reader
11/15/19 11:18 a.m.

Process is moving forward on the VW

Ownership paperwork is being updated. Expecting detailed pics of the problem areas so we can do a final go / no go for a run to Atlanta in the AM.

Sparkydog
Sparkydog Reader
11/15/19 11:26 a.m.

In reply to Vigo :

Agreed. I think he's a badass even at this point. Conceptual badass?

a_florida_man
a_florida_man Reader
11/15/19 2:22 p.m.

Just heard from seller. All looks good for tomorrow.

Documents are complete.

Learned today that the VW’s name is GiGi.

She was born 2/16/1971.

More on this later.

 

wheelsmithy
wheelsmithy GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
11/15/19 4:36 p.m.

Did you sayGG?

 

Shadeux
Shadeux GRM+ Memberand Reader
11/15/19 5:02 p.m.

How the hell did I miss this this? Subscribed! 

@ a_florida_man: Was the Merc photo taken on US98?  Looks familiar kinda.

a_florida_man
a_florida_man Reader
11/15/19 5:07 p.m.
Shadeux said:

How the hell did I miss this this? Subscribed! 

@ a_florida_man: Was the Merc photo taken on US98?  Looks familiar kinda.

Yep, south of the barge canal. West side of the road.

 

a_florida_man
a_florida_man Reader
11/16/19 5:42 a.m.

And awwwwaaaayyy we go!

Billy_Bottle_Caps
Billy_Bottle_Caps GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
11/16/19 6:22 a.m.

Good luck aon the rcovery,, in for more updates

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
11/16/19 7:13 a.m.

Unholy wedlock.

 

I'm in! 

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS Dork
11/16/19 7:46 a.m.

I was just thinking the bride and groom look rough and high mileage.....  it is a FL wedding.

noddaz
noddaz GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
11/16/19 10:55 a.m.
a_florida_man said:

No couple is PERFECT, but these two will have a certain flare...

I see what you did there.  It will be great to see what you do.

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/16/19 11:45 a.m.
wheelsmithy said:

Did you sayGG?

 

That would certainly make an interesting graphics theme...

a_florida_man
a_florida_man Reader
11/16/19 3:54 p.m.

 

 

 

Having a great day.

Met a very cool family.

Got a cool box of small parts.

Made it out of Atlanta in one piece.

Details to follow... still have to drive home.

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
11/16/19 4:04 p.m.

This is more of an arranged marriage than it is a drug and booze fueled post coital event.

I cant wait to see what happens when the bride and groom meet for the first time. By the way, who is the bride and who is the groom in this relationship?

 

Pete

a_florida_man
a_florida_man Reader
11/16/19 4:37 p.m.

In reply to NOHOME :

Bride VW

Groom SLK320

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand UltimaDork
11/16/19 5:36 p.m.

I've always loved Karmann Ghias. Did you get any engine/trans with it?  I might be willing to help in your budget recovery. 

759NRNG
759NRNG UltraDork
11/16/19 5:40 p.m.
a_florida_man said:

 

 

 

Having a great day.

Met a very cool family.

Got a cool box of small parts.

Made it out of Atlanta in one piece.

Details to follow... still have to drive home.

DUDE is that you with the two post LIFT or is that the previous owner with his 2 post lift?????????????

a_florida_man
a_florida_man Reader
11/16/19 10:24 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

Previous owner. REALLY nice guy, super family!

a_florida_man
a_florida_man Reader
11/16/19 10:58 p.m.

Post purchase treasures!

A build scrapbook from 1999

 

Box of stuff:

Love the emblems

a_florida_man
a_florida_man Reader
11/17/19 1:12 p.m.

 

Reassembled and washed. 

90% done. ;)

 

 

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/17/19 3:09 p.m.

In reply to a_florida_man :

Build it on the trailer & don’t unload it until you get to the track next October. :)

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