What is the Fiberglass Hiding?

The front of my Ghia has a whole lot of nasty looking fiberglass on it.

What is it hiding? I was pretty sure what I was going to find, so I checked the date of my last tetanus shot and peeled back a layer.

It’s as bad as I imagined. I am better off just lobbing off this entire front end and starting over.

This part is apparently the air duct backing plate at the front of the wheelhouse. It’s part #11 in the below sheet metal air duct parts picture below. I’ll most likely need all of these parts. As of the writing of this, the part is available at:

https://www.mtmfg.com/vw/3442/Karmann-Ghia-Sheet-Metal-Air-Duct-Parts

I’m guessing I’ll need parts 1, 5, 9 and 11.

Good news is, it appears there’s decent metal below the rust.

Below pictures for future reference.

On the Move Again

A bit over two years ago, we moved to our current home. I really thought I would get more done with the Ghia, but sometimes life has other plans for you.

We moved here in November 2016 with our two kids.

A month later, we adopted two girls and maxed out our bedroom space.

But we didn’t stop there. On June 20, 2018, we welcomed Zachary to the world.

This home is not big enough for the seven of us. It was time to sell. We close on April 3, 2019.

So once again, the Ghia was pulled out and moved to a friend’s garage for a few months.

Why a few months? Our new home is not fully built yet.

There is a nice big garage cooking though (12 foot ceilings; yes!)

So… this brings me to my point. After taking with my better two-thirds, we are going to get this project going after we get settled in. We also decided we are going the full-time roadster route. What’s more fun than a 225HP go cart?

Like a good friend of mine said…