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10

May

Spring cleaning (blasting) preparation

Spring has taken her sweet time showing up this year.   Doesn’t she know we’re pushing to be on the road this summer?

Revenant sourced a used rotisserie and adapted it to the Ghia.   Locally, we found Ace Dustless Blasting which is a mobile media blasting service.  We’re ready to roll on our side and just waiting for a break in the weather to have Randy come out and do his thing.

There are somethings we’re working on in parallel.  Very disappointed that when we shipped our 1958 Ghia steering wheel to our California builder, it came back without the rare horn cover!  We can not get in touch with anyone over there to inquire about it.

29

Aug

Rear wing work coming along

Revenant mocked up the clipped rear end from the parts car.   We got lucky in that the parts car was coated with a thick protective layer of who knows what.  It was ground off and we have what you see in the pictures below.

30

Oct

It takes two to make a thing go right..

Picked up another ’58. Did the math on parts and this was an excellent buy. This thing is a total rust bucket basket case, but it’s got:

  1. all the glass except drivers door
  2. windshield trim
  3. bumpers
  4. lights and chrome ring
  5. front turn signal housings
  6. interior dash parts (+grab handle!)
  7. interior panel trim
  8. ’58 mirror and visor combo
  9. steering wheel
  10. interior and exterior door hardware
  11. internal door hardware
  12. possible donor panels for the rear
  13. front VW button

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10

Aug

Mendeola chassis/body fitment

Mendeola testing the body/chassis fitment.   It actually looks like a real car in the picture of the shop.  Kevin also put both seats in the car to see how they looked.   Still too big.

 

10

Aug

State of the body

The body is going to need a bit of work – seems manageable.

BAD:
You never know what you get buying a car sight unseen online.

GOOD:
It’s a lowlight!

07

Aug

Body and Bulkhead

Yesterday Mendeola pulled the body off to verify some measurements. The bulkhead is installed and the pan halves are going on.