OK so it is time to "catch up" a bit here. COVID 19 has kept me busy with my BMW - aka "the occupier". Been sitting for five years after I "got it running" with a lot of necessary parts - The Engine, The Brakes, The Shocks, The Electrical and The Fuel.
Was good but it was kinda like that first and second date. She needed a lot of work.
I sold my 1972 Karmann Ghia Convertible to pay for the BMW Project ... and yes I do miss my Ghia dearly.
So where I am now is on blocks again since COVID 19. And yes the labor of love is so much fun. Budgets are not fun.
Here are the areas where I will spend time in the upcoming blog entries.
*Interior - full restoration to as close to new as I can get it. New Seats, Carpet and Dash. Out with the complete Recaro you may have seen from the earlier shots I have posted. I just could not look at the car from outside and see those seats protruding inside the cabin...
*Full restoration on the heater box/heater core
*Door Seals, Window Seals, Headliner, New Glass front and rear
*Frame Rail - Driver's Side
*Engine - check for issues - since I built it myself I am my own worst critic. Ditching the Dellortos for a 38/38 and a 123 ignition.
*5-Speed is a possibility - not sure for some reason hesitating. Could be that the new Just Dashes project has a 4 speed symbol nicely embossed and darn it won't match?
*Steering box - well you may have seen my saga there - I think with all the parts I can assemble one good one...
*Exhaust - get back to right side exit - picked up a W&N spaghetti manifold and exhaust in stainless
*Bumpers/Grills - yes I have one early and one late grill. Never knew that. Gonna fix that too. Got some better looking non rusted original guards for the rear.
Paint - if I can ever find a shop that will do it.
Did I miss anything - Jesus this is going to be nice. 🙂