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Old July 4th 2007, 19:20
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New Project Arriving Soon!

Well guys, I know its been a long time since I've owned a GL'er. I I went off
the path for a while and built a 67 Resto-Cal w/ a 2276 T1 & 48 IDA's....

Well now that Ive got that out of my system, its time to get back on track

The next project on the chopping block is a 1969 Ghia Vert done in what I
like to call Resto-German Look. Im thinking Black Car, black top, all factory
chrome trim, factory bumpers, maybe mocha/tan/cream interior, 2056 T4
w/ Dual 40 Dells and a 3.88 Tranny from a 73 Super that I have. I will be
using a 2" Narrowed CB Beam w/ CB Disc Brakes & CB Dropped Spindles.

The plan is to go more towards the luxury side of the German Look, rather
then the race inspired look that alot of GL'ers go with. I want to make it
quiet, comfortable, and also totally reliable. I want to be able to get in it,
drive anywhere, to any show and not have to worry about all the extra
crap that goes with running a Big High Performance Motor. I still want to
build another race inspired car as well and have been looking for a nice
1303 to build a nice Kafer Cup Style Car.

I know, I know, Im getting off track... Anyways, back to the Ghia Vert,
I cant decide what wheels to run. Its really driving me crazy. I really dont
want to run 17's for 2 reasons: First off, I think the Ghia's wheelwell looks
a little to small visually and second, 16's will give a little more rubber, which
will provide more comfort then running 40's series tires on 17's.

Here's a couple pics of the car and of the wheels Im thinking of...







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Wheels Im thinking about using
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Old July 4th 2007, 21:53
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Me likes. But come-on, get the porker brakes on the beast. 'Luxury preformance' right? It's a shameless plug but I'm cleaning up the inventory, I got a full set of Boxster brakes. Hey! Boxster wheels deserve boxster brakes. (i'm so sad, someone slap me)

I know exactly what you intend on doing with that car. It's kinda like my super, really comfy for long drives. One thing I did with the super that is anti-performance is that I loaded it up with dynomat. Heavy yes, but worth it. I'm not as young as I used to be, and I'll settle for a little slower but quiteter (sp?). Keep us posted!

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Old July 5th 2007, 01:56
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That sounds like a dynamite project. The engine sounds close to mine. Your tranny sounds perfect for the Florida interstates. If you can mate brakes and wheels from a similar source, I recommend it from personal experience. I'm sure there is a nice shameless plug discount attached.
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Old July 5th 2007, 07:28
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Lanner, exactly. Not as young as I used to be and really enjoy those
creature comforts. Especially since I got rid of my 911 and replaced it
with an Infiniti, getting a little more spoiled...lol.

Boxster brakes would be sweat!!! The only reason Im running the CB brakes
if because i have them and it will get the wheels on the car asap. But Im
definitely interested in a Boxster upgrade down the road
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That sounds like a dynamite project. The engine sounds close to mine. Your tranny sounds perfect for the Florida interstates. If you can mate brakes and wheels from a similar source, I recommend it from personal experience. I'm sure there is a nice shameless plug discount attached.
thanks,


Shameless plug discount would be nice...lol
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I put almost 5 rolls od Dynamat in my car. Yes it is heavy but it is quiet. Next time I will use "Lizard Skin" for the sound dampaning. It is 1/4 the weight and does a better job.
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Old July 5th 2007, 08:39
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I put almost 5 rolls od Dynamat in my car. Yes it is heavy but it is quiet. Next time I will use "Lizard Skin" for the sound dampaning. It is 1/4 the weight and does a better job.
Ive never heard of Lizard Skin Dave... where do you get it?
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Summit Racing has it. There's one for sound, and one for heat. They can be used together. Also, they are water based.

http://www.lizardskin.com/
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What he said.
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What he said.
Yep! You were going to sleep anyway
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Cool project Joe. :agree:
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very cool. glad to hear you are back at it. disappointed you ditch your 996 for an Infiniti, but now that i am driving a STi instead of the 951, i guess i don't have much room to talk.

looks like a great project. hopefully the different approach will keep the cost down too. as for the wheels, i love that design and chrome always looks good on black. and you can never go wrong with Fuchs on a Ghia even if overdone. personally with the way you are headed with the car though, i would consider going 5x100 and gain MANY wheel options.
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very cool. glad to hear you are back at it. disappointed you ditch your 996 for an Infiniti, but now that i am driving a STi instead of the 951, i guess i don't have much room to talk.

looks like a great project. hopefully the different approach will keep the cost down too. as for the wheels, i love that design and chrome always looks good on black. and you can never go wrong with Fuchs on a Ghia even if overdone. personally with the way you are headed with the car though, i would consider going 5x100 and gain MANY wheel options.
Thanks Zen.

Yes, I am sad about ditching the 996, but unfortunately I had a career
change in March, and my new job requires about 75 - 150 miles per day
in driving. I tried it in the Porsche for the first month. It wasnt very
comfortable, nor did it prove reliable. So I decided I'd better get a newer
Jap car and having had a 94 Nissan 300Z previously, I decided on an
Infiniti G35 Coupe. Drives like a Z, but has more creature comforts

I love Chrome on black as well. As far as the Fuchs go, I did consider using
16 x 6 & 16 x 7 (In Chrome of Course) as an alternative to the Boxster
wheels, but I really would like to do something a little different then every
other Ghia out there even though I love the look of Fuchs on a Ghia

As far as running 5 x 100, that would be great if I didnt already have brakes.

Yes, i plan on keeping the project costs down on this one. I dont want
to have so much money tied up into one project. I've got my eye on a really
clean 67 Sunroof Notch & also want a 75 Super to do a Kafer Style Car. Now
only if my 67 Beetle would sell, I'd have some more capital
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Old July 10th 2007, 08:42
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I plan on running 16" Boxster wheels on my new 69 Ghia Vert

They are 6 x 16 with 50mm offset in front
and are 7 x 16 with 40mm offset in rear

I am running a 2" narrowed beam in the front, so there wont be
any problems there, I more concerned about the rear...

Anyone have any experience running a 7" wide wheel in the rear
with a 195 width tire?

What wheel offset were you running?
What mods did you have to do, if any?
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