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Re: 68 Ghia

Postby Brown » Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:44 pm

Finally completed the repair of the chassis. Swapped the wheel cylinders and brake calipers from the Orange Ghia which were good but replaced the metal and rubber brake lines. Installed a new master cylinder as well. Married the body to the chassis and looks nice and solid. I have a door alignment issue but i read a few things on correcting that. Going through everything one by one and hope to have a complete car before too long!

Here are some pics of the chassis right before it went under the body!

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Re: 68 Ghia

Postby Raj » Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:13 pm

Looking good my friend!
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Re: 68 Ghia

Postby Big_kid » Tue Nov 29, 2016 9:00 am

Looks GOOD! Wish I'd made my chassis look that nice before assembly!
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Re: 68 Ghia

Postby Brown » Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:42 pm

I'm getting ready to put the engine back in the ghia do I can move it around and found the air flaps on one side were rusted so they can't move. I'll get them green up and clean the rust but should I grease them when I put them back together?

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Re: 68 Ghia

Postby Glenn » Sat Sep 09, 2017 4:33 pm

The flaps have bronze bushings, the linkage does not. A bit of grease wont hurt, but will wash away sooner or later.
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Re: 68 Ghia

Postby Tom » Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:26 pm

Wow ! Ken ,blast from the past .... Hope all is well.
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Re: 68 Ghia

Postby Raj » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:25 am

Miss you bud...
.. lets see some pic when you get a sec pal.
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