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:
Good news is, it appears there’s decent metal below the rust.
Below pictures for future reference.
I could body work and flush mount the glass in.
…or maybe create a cool panel like my brotato chip at Frankforged.com suggested.
Has anyone ever shaved and capped their side pillar and glass?
I heard about these folks on the “My Classic Car” program and they appear to do fantastic work. They are a bit on the expensive side, but typically you get what you pay for and their work is backed by a lifetime guarantee.
This is similar to some of the things I’ve been planning. I love the smaller tail lights of the older Ghias.
The original Facebook post of this can be found HERE.