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    9er got a reaction from DJM in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    I know I'm probably taking it too literally, but I suggest the hardwork (sic) is done by someone other than the owners.
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    9er got a reaction from MFX in 356 coupe   
    All the best in your battle with CIDP.
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    9er got a reaction from Peter M in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Not to mention those outstanding compression figures.
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    9er got a reaction from turboT in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Not to mention those outstanding compression figures.
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    9er got a reaction from Mike D'Silva in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Carrera 3.0 Coupe for sale
    Aussie delivered low kms
    $129K
    https://www.typ901.org/forum/forum/classified-ads/non-901-for-sale-and-wanted-ads/172880-aus-del-1977-oak-green-carrera-3-o
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    9er reacted to MFX in Would you buy this 996?   
    The only time the issue of originality, or Australian delivered, or converted or kms, or whatever is brought up is when you buy or when you sell. The rest of the time you just have a 996.
    The way I see it, if you get a car like this (which has a fresher engine than pretty much anything else around), you get it for 25% less than market. You enjoy it while you have it in the exact same way as every other 996 owner, and when you sell it, you sell it again for 25% less than market. To me that is a win win. If 996's go through the roof in price and everyone is happy to pay $200k for a neat one, someone will still be happy to buy this one at a bargain price of $150k. Just look at GT3's with checkered history. They still sell.
    I am just happy that so many people are happy to throw away a bunch of extra cash for a piece of paper that no one else sees. It means there are bargains for me 
     
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    9er got a reaction from clutch-monkey in Custom 914 Project   
    Love my T\A's
     

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    9er reacted to OBRUT in 911 Safari   
    Lose the shark fin and add a roof rack. Done. 
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    9er got a reaction from SteveF in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    I have a 1959 Karmann Ghia which was the final year of production. They are known as Low lights and were only ever made in LHD and were not sold in Australia.
    Australia first go t Karmann Ghias in 1960 with the newer body style.
    I bought mine out of California in September last year and eventually got it shipped here in May (long story)
    Anyhow I know there are plenty of VW fans on here and also people who like picture driven threads so I thought I would record the journey here as I try to retain some of the 60yr old patina but also bring it up to a nice solid driver standard.
    The mix of old and new might not work and I may change my mind down the track but to get it up and driving that is the direction I'm heading.
    I was able to get it running after checking everything over however the asbestos checks in LA seem to have involved removing the brake shoes and calling it job done so I had quite a job of getting the brake system back up to speed.
    Front and rear suspension done with new link pins and king pins up front.
    First job was door hinge pins, followed by rear floors, then I tackled a dodgy repair to the RH front fender, where it seemed easier to cut a new body line with an angle grinder than try to rework the existing line.
    Front trunk had a rusted rear wall and spare wheel floor, and the ridge on the front nose needed tlc.
    Replacement rust panels are cheap and easy to source and the fit was good.
    I have bought new bumpers also.
    I disassembled all the seat frames and replaced broken springs and the sandblasted and repainted, ready for the new upholstery that I sourced from Lenny Copp in the USA, super expensive in VW terms but quite reasonable compared to Porsche stuff, and great quality. 
    The roof paint is too far gone to be saved so I am just in the process of buzzing it all off after which I will be able to fit the new headliner and refit the front and rear windows with nice new seals.

    Picture of the car in LA


    By the time it got here things looked a little worse for wear.















    The car colour is Bamboo green with a Dark green roof.



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    9er got a reaction from Dalai in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    more Pics of progress.





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    9er got a reaction from JWM in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    I have a 1959 Karmann Ghia which was the final year of production. They are known as Low lights and were only ever made in LHD and were not sold in Australia.
    Australia first go t Karmann Ghias in 1960 with the newer body style.
    I bought mine out of California in September last year and eventually got it shipped here in May (long story)
    Anyhow I know there are plenty of VW fans on here and also people who like picture driven threads so I thought I would record the journey here as I try to retain some of the 60yr old patina but also bring it up to a nice solid driver standard.
    The mix of old and new might not work and I may change my mind down the track but to get it up and driving that is the direction I'm heading.
    I was able to get it running after checking everything over however the asbestos checks in LA seem to have involved removing the brake shoes and calling it job done so I had quite a job of getting the brake system back up to speed.
    Front and rear suspension done with new link pins and king pins up front.
    First job was door hinge pins, followed by rear floors, then I tackled a dodgy repair to the RH front fender, where it seemed easier to cut a new body line with an angle grinder than try to rework the existing line.
    Front trunk had a rusted rear wall and spare wheel floor, and the ridge on the front nose needed tlc.
    Replacement rust panels are cheap and easy to source and the fit was good.
    I have bought new bumpers also.
    I disassembled all the seat frames and replaced broken springs and the sandblasted and repainted, ready for the new upholstery that I sourced from Lenny Copp in the USA, super expensive in VW terms but quite reasonable compared to Porsche stuff, and great quality. 
    The roof paint is too far gone to be saved so I am just in the process of buzzing it all off after which I will be able to fit the new headliner and refit the front and rear windows with nice new seals.

    Picture of the car in LA


    By the time it got here things looked a little worse for wear.















    The car colour is Bamboo green with a Dark green roof.



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    9er got a reaction from LeeM in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    more Pics of progress.





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    9er reacted to turboT in 930 values   
    anyone after an early 930 mine is up for auction on September 30 on PCARMARKET
    its a 1976, last owned by Magnus Walker. In excellent condition have recently undergone a big service with Autohaus Hamilton ($20K+ spent), full external body respray by Exclusive Body Werks and reupholstered doors, seats and carpet by Prostitch. 
     









     
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    9er got a reaction from hugh in Custom 914 Project   
    Love my T\A's
     

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    9er got a reaction from Harold996tt in Whats for sale (in Australia ) and interesting Thread   
    Surely you need one of these Ryan @OBRUT


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    9er got a reaction from JV911 in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    I have a 1959 Karmann Ghia which was the final year of production. They are known as Low lights and were only ever made in LHD and were not sold in Australia.
    Australia first go t Karmann Ghias in 1960 with the newer body style.
    I bought mine out of California in September last year and eventually got it shipped here in May (long story)
    Anyhow I know there are plenty of VW fans on here and also people who like picture driven threads so I thought I would record the journey here as I try to retain some of the 60yr old patina but also bring it up to a nice solid driver standard.
    The mix of old and new might not work and I may change my mind down the track but to get it up and driving that is the direction I'm heading.
    I was able to get it running after checking everything over however the asbestos checks in LA seem to have involved removing the brake shoes and calling it job done so I had quite a job of getting the brake system back up to speed.
    Front and rear suspension done with new link pins and king pins up front.
    First job was door hinge pins, followed by rear floors, then I tackled a dodgy repair to the RH front fender, where it seemed easier to cut a new body line with an angle grinder than try to rework the existing line.
    Front trunk had a rusted rear wall and spare wheel floor, and the ridge on the front nose needed tlc.
    Replacement rust panels are cheap and easy to source and the fit was good.
    I have bought new bumpers also.
    I disassembled all the seat frames and replaced broken springs and the sandblasted and repainted, ready for the new upholstery that I sourced from Lenny Copp in the USA, super expensive in VW terms but quite reasonable compared to Porsche stuff, and great quality. 
    The roof paint is too far gone to be saved so I am just in the process of buzzing it all off after which I will be able to fit the new headliner and refit the front and rear windows with nice new seals.

    Picture of the car in LA


    By the time it got here things looked a little worse for wear.















    The car colour is Bamboo green with a Dark green roof.



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    9er got a reaction from WOKA in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    I have a 1959 Karmann Ghia which was the final year of production. They are known as Low lights and were only ever made in LHD and were not sold in Australia.
    Australia first go t Karmann Ghias in 1960 with the newer body style.
    I bought mine out of California in September last year and eventually got it shipped here in May (long story)
    Anyhow I know there are plenty of VW fans on here and also people who like picture driven threads so I thought I would record the journey here as I try to retain some of the 60yr old patina but also bring it up to a nice solid driver standard.
    The mix of old and new might not work and I may change my mind down the track but to get it up and driving that is the direction I'm heading.
    I was able to get it running after checking everything over however the asbestos checks in LA seem to have involved removing the brake shoes and calling it job done so I had quite a job of getting the brake system back up to speed.
    Front and rear suspension done with new link pins and king pins up front.
    First job was door hinge pins, followed by rear floors, then I tackled a dodgy repair to the RH front fender, where it seemed easier to cut a new body line with an angle grinder than try to rework the existing line.
    Front trunk had a rusted rear wall and spare wheel floor, and the ridge on the front nose needed tlc.
    Replacement rust panels are cheap and easy to source and the fit was good.
    I have bought new bumpers also.
    I disassembled all the seat frames and replaced broken springs and the sandblasted and repainted, ready for the new upholstery that I sourced from Lenny Copp in the USA, super expensive in VW terms but quite reasonable compared to Porsche stuff, and great quality. 
    The roof paint is too far gone to be saved so I am just in the process of buzzing it all off after which I will be able to fit the new headliner and refit the front and rear windows with nice new seals.

    Picture of the car in LA


    By the time it got here things looked a little worse for wear.















    The car colour is Bamboo green with a Dark green roof.



  18. Like
    9er got a reaction from Mike-S in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    I have a 1959 Karmann Ghia which was the final year of production. They are known as Low lights and were only ever made in LHD and were not sold in Australia.
    Australia first go t Karmann Ghias in 1960 with the newer body style.
    I bought mine out of California in September last year and eventually got it shipped here in May (long story)
    Anyhow I know there are plenty of VW fans on here and also people who like picture driven threads so I thought I would record the journey here as I try to retain some of the 60yr old patina but also bring it up to a nice solid driver standard.
    The mix of old and new might not work and I may change my mind down the track but to get it up and driving that is the direction I'm heading.
    I was able to get it running after checking everything over however the asbestos checks in LA seem to have involved removing the brake shoes and calling it job done so I had quite a job of getting the brake system back up to speed.
    Front and rear suspension done with new link pins and king pins up front.
    First job was door hinge pins, followed by rear floors, then I tackled a dodgy repair to the RH front fender, where it seemed easier to cut a new body line with an angle grinder than try to rework the existing line.
    Front trunk had a rusted rear wall and spare wheel floor, and the ridge on the front nose needed tlc.
    Replacement rust panels are cheap and easy to source and the fit was good.
    I have bought new bumpers also.
    I disassembled all the seat frames and replaced broken springs and the sandblasted and repainted, ready for the new upholstery that I sourced from Lenny Copp in the USA, super expensive in VW terms but quite reasonable compared to Porsche stuff, and great quality. 
    The roof paint is too far gone to be saved so I am just in the process of buzzing it all off after which I will be able to fit the new headliner and refit the front and rear windows with nice new seals.

    Picture of the car in LA


    By the time it got here things looked a little worse for wear.















    The car colour is Bamboo green with a Dark green roof.



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    9er reacted to Airhead in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    Love a good low light.
    Here's one we prepared earlier. Same colour too.

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    9er got a reaction from Dalai in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    Definitely not.
    whilst it is a very easy conversion it would go against everything I know and love about classic cars.
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    9er got a reaction from Windsor289 in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    I have a 1959 Karmann Ghia which was the final year of production. They are known as Low lights and were only ever made in LHD and were not sold in Australia.
    Australia first go t Karmann Ghias in 1960 with the newer body style.
    I bought mine out of California in September last year and eventually got it shipped here in May (long story)
    Anyhow I know there are plenty of VW fans on here and also people who like picture driven threads so I thought I would record the journey here as I try to retain some of the 60yr old patina but also bring it up to a nice solid driver standard.
    The mix of old and new might not work and I may change my mind down the track but to get it up and driving that is the direction I'm heading.
    I was able to get it running after checking everything over however the asbestos checks in LA seem to have involved removing the brake shoes and calling it job done so I had quite a job of getting the brake system back up to speed.
    Front and rear suspension done with new link pins and king pins up front.
    First job was door hinge pins, followed by rear floors, then I tackled a dodgy repair to the RH front fender, where it seemed easier to cut a new body line with an angle grinder than try to rework the existing line.
    Front trunk had a rusted rear wall and spare wheel floor, and the ridge on the front nose needed tlc.
    Replacement rust panels are cheap and easy to source and the fit was good.
    I have bought new bumpers also.
    I disassembled all the seat frames and replaced broken springs and the sandblasted and repainted, ready for the new upholstery that I sourced from Lenny Copp in the USA, super expensive in VW terms but quite reasonable compared to Porsche stuff, and great quality. 
    The roof paint is too far gone to be saved so I am just in the process of buzzing it all off after which I will be able to fit the new headliner and refit the front and rear windows with nice new seals.

    Picture of the car in LA


    By the time it got here things looked a little worse for wear.















    The car colour is Bamboo green with a Dark green roof.



  22. Like
    9er got a reaction from 81SC in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    I have a 1959 Karmann Ghia which was the final year of production. They are known as Low lights and were only ever made in LHD and were not sold in Australia.
    Australia first go t Karmann Ghias in 1960 with the newer body style.
    I bought mine out of California in September last year and eventually got it shipped here in May (long story)
    Anyhow I know there are plenty of VW fans on here and also people who like picture driven threads so I thought I would record the journey here as I try to retain some of the 60yr old patina but also bring it up to a nice solid driver standard.
    The mix of old and new might not work and I may change my mind down the track but to get it up and driving that is the direction I'm heading.
    I was able to get it running after checking everything over however the asbestos checks in LA seem to have involved removing the brake shoes and calling it job done so I had quite a job of getting the brake system back up to speed.
    Front and rear suspension done with new link pins and king pins up front.
    First job was door hinge pins, followed by rear floors, then I tackled a dodgy repair to the RH front fender, where it seemed easier to cut a new body line with an angle grinder than try to rework the existing line.
    Front trunk had a rusted rear wall and spare wheel floor, and the ridge on the front nose needed tlc.
    Replacement rust panels are cheap and easy to source and the fit was good.
    I have bought new bumpers also.
    I disassembled all the seat frames and replaced broken springs and the sandblasted and repainted, ready for the new upholstery that I sourced from Lenny Copp in the USA, super expensive in VW terms but quite reasonable compared to Porsche stuff, and great quality. 
    The roof paint is too far gone to be saved so I am just in the process of buzzing it all off after which I will be able to fit the new headliner and refit the front and rear windows with nice new seals.

    Picture of the car in LA


    By the time it got here things looked a little worse for wear.















    The car colour is Bamboo green with a Dark green roof.



  23. Like
    9er got a reaction from Airhead in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    I have a 1959 Karmann Ghia which was the final year of production. They are known as Low lights and were only ever made in LHD and were not sold in Australia.
    Australia first go t Karmann Ghias in 1960 with the newer body style.
    I bought mine out of California in September last year and eventually got it shipped here in May (long story)
    Anyhow I know there are plenty of VW fans on here and also people who like picture driven threads so I thought I would record the journey here as I try to retain some of the 60yr old patina but also bring it up to a nice solid driver standard.
    The mix of old and new might not work and I may change my mind down the track but to get it up and driving that is the direction I'm heading.
    I was able to get it running after checking everything over however the asbestos checks in LA seem to have involved removing the brake shoes and calling it job done so I had quite a job of getting the brake system back up to speed.
    Front and rear suspension done with new link pins and king pins up front.
    First job was door hinge pins, followed by rear floors, then I tackled a dodgy repair to the RH front fender, where it seemed easier to cut a new body line with an angle grinder than try to rework the existing line.
    Front trunk had a rusted rear wall and spare wheel floor, and the ridge on the front nose needed tlc.
    Replacement rust panels are cheap and easy to source and the fit was good.
    I have bought new bumpers also.
    I disassembled all the seat frames and replaced broken springs and the sandblasted and repainted, ready for the new upholstery that I sourced from Lenny Copp in the USA, super expensive in VW terms but quite reasonable compared to Porsche stuff, and great quality. 
    The roof paint is too far gone to be saved so I am just in the process of buzzing it all off after which I will be able to fit the new headliner and refit the front and rear windows with nice new seals.

    Picture of the car in LA


    By the time it got here things looked a little worse for wear.















    The car colour is Bamboo green with a Dark green roof.



  24. Like
    9er got a reaction from Troubleshooter in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    Definitely not.
    whilst it is a very easy conversion it would go against everything I know and love about classic cars.
  25. Like
    9er got a reaction from Raven in Low Light Karmann Ghia   
    I have a 1959 Karmann Ghia which was the final year of production. They are known as Low lights and were only ever made in LHD and were not sold in Australia.
    Australia first go t Karmann Ghias in 1960 with the newer body style.
    I bought mine out of California in September last year and eventually got it shipped here in May (long story)
    Anyhow I know there are plenty of VW fans on here and also people who like picture driven threads so I thought I would record the journey here as I try to retain some of the 60yr old patina but also bring it up to a nice solid driver standard.
    The mix of old and new might not work and I may change my mind down the track but to get it up and driving that is the direction I'm heading.
    I was able to get it running after checking everything over however the asbestos checks in LA seem to have involved removing the brake shoes and calling it job done so I had quite a job of getting the brake system back up to speed.
    Front and rear suspension done with new link pins and king pins up front.
    First job was door hinge pins, followed by rear floors, then I tackled a dodgy repair to the RH front fender, where it seemed easier to cut a new body line with an angle grinder than try to rework the existing line.
    Front trunk had a rusted rear wall and spare wheel floor, and the ridge on the front nose needed tlc.
    Replacement rust panels are cheap and easy to source and the fit was good.
    I have bought new bumpers also.
    I disassembled all the seat frames and replaced broken springs and the sandblasted and repainted, ready for the new upholstery that I sourced from Lenny Copp in the USA, super expensive in VW terms but quite reasonable compared to Porsche stuff, and great quality. 
    The roof paint is too far gone to be saved so I am just in the process of buzzing it all off after which I will be able to fit the new headliner and refit the front and rear windows with nice new seals.

    Picture of the car in LA


    By the time it got here things looked a little worse for wear.















    The car colour is Bamboo green with a Dark green roof.



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