Raleigh Car Restoration and Customization
 

1964 Karmann Ghia

Description: Compression check, tuning of engine, gas tank replacement, install sender and tank, rebuild carburetor; diagnostic: engine needs to be rebuilt. Fix turn signal; remove shocks, remove engine, degrease engine, degrease engine parts, clean and degrease block, clean engine parts, media blast, paint dog house. Remove, degrease and media blast heads, walnut blast. Jugs measure, disassemble degrease jugs. Box up engine to be sent for rebuilding.
Weld in front t/s lower panel, headlight bucket. Weld at headlight ring, grind; welds on front t/s patches. Metal work on tire well, grind welds up front; body work; rear battery tray weld in; metal work rear fenders patches driver side, inner fender panel fabrication, weld + filler; weld driver rear at bumper. Bracket. Metal work on passenger side; remove and replace passenger side rear fender quarter. Weld inner passenger rear quarter, filler. Sand rear quarter driver side.  rear quarter panel work. Floor replacement cut out, fitment, floor pan weld in. Wet sand body with 600 grit, prepare for clear coat, wet sand. Grind welds of floor. Prepare engine bay area for paint, body work passenger side floor. Body work on front nose, put in primer; prepare front end for paint, paint front blue, paint with clear coat. Wet sand body after clear coat, wet sand 1500 grit. Polish. Remove and replace headliner. Windshield glass: install  front and rear glass, install aluminum trim on rear. Reset rear window. WV engine metal tin clean up, paint. Test oil cooler, clean and paint, install oil cooler. Engine back, prepare for assembly, (generator and fan and other misc. parts). Install clutch and pleasure plate; straighten engine tin, sandblast, paint with clear blocked heat riser tube in manifold. Assemble exhaust, pulley, fan shroud, engine assembly, engine tin assembly, coil, wires, distributor, linkage. 
prepare engine compartment, install shocks, install rubber surround engine compartment, clean; install sound deadener, finish welding pans, install axle boots. Grind and paint underneath. Install engine, throttle cable, engine seal, clean up wiring, install voltage regulator; check starter; mount and balance tires. Get running; polarize generator and voltage regulator; sort wires to running to rear of car; check lights, fix brake lights, headlights, install, clean, fix brake leak at reservoir, install air cleaner, install weather-strip aluminum on headliner, bleed brakes, paint passenger side floor, topped of tranny, rebuild brakes, repack bearings , finish brake rebuild, bleed, replace master cylinder, new brake line, bleed; fix steering column and turn signal, adjust rear brakes, tire alignment, install mirror, install tie rod, rag joint. Test drive.

Parts replaced: Piston set. 8 exhaust nuts, 2 clamps, 1 chrome pulley and nut, spacer for carb, heat riser tube, exhaust tips, transmission mounts, shock bolts, nuts and lock washers, engine rubber, upper piece, axle bolts, brake kit, master cylinder.