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Old 08-09-2018, 01:28 AM   #11 (permalink)
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[shrug] Anyone can restore a car, it takes a real man to cut one up. Anything is possible: duckduckgo.com:blue+manta+v10+karmann+ghia




11" height-wise or width-wise? If you're taking 11" out of the width, just use longer offroad A-arms.


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A lifted Prius did pretty well in the Gambler 500. Does it have those nice Y-spoke aluminum wheels unde plastic hubcaps?

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Old 08-09-2018, 12:42 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Iíve been studying blueprints, running the tape measure and believe it can be done.
I'm sure it might be easier to fit than a Ford 302W V8. There is (or used to be) at least one Karmann-Ghia fitted with a front-mounted 302W in my country.
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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[shrug] Anyone can restore a car, it takes a real man to cut one up. Anything is possible:
I don’t think you’re understanding what my plans are. It’ll make more sense as I move forward. I’ll try to post more pictures of this build than I did with the 46 Chevy truck.
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:15 PM   #14 (permalink)
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S'okay, just spitballing to see what sticks.

I trust you [FWIW ], based on the refinement that went into the stance of the truck. The Ghia has a low cowl height compared to say a Beetle or a Prius. Will you reconfigure or rotate the drivetrain?
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Will you reconfigure or rotate the drivetrain?
I believe I can get the cowl down far enough for the Ghia front clip. I may need to put lowering springs or air ride on it to get the ride hight correct.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:46 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Is sectioning the Prius cowl an option, with maybe a bubble in the hood?

Are you going to try to reuse the Prius dash again?
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I’d like to remove the Ghia dash and use the Prius dash with all the creature comforts. I’ll tint the windows some so as to keep the Prius portion a secret.
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Old 08-10-2018, 02:55 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Gonna make it a British "Q-Ship"?

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