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#1 ScrappyJ

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:32 AM

I've been trying to get back into it after finishing my drag bike. Those that know me, know how much I like the Pro Touring genre and some of you know that I also have an affinity for VWs. So, I thought I would make an attempt at melding the two. Following are some pics of my Porsche-powered VW Ghia. First is some chassis work (all pics are in my Fotki, so some of you may have already seen them through the Fotki feed):
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The idea is to reverse the Porsche motor and have it mid-engine for better and more efficient weight distribution:
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I made a buck and vacuumed a tonneau for the engine area in place of the rear seat and the convertible:
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I then made a air vent/louver system for the "air cooled" motor:
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Edited by ScrappyJ, 23 August 2013 - 07:35 AM.


#2 george 53

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:06 AM

WOW! wat an idea! That sounds like a killer! If your gonna build the body like you did those hood louvres, it's gonna be even MORE kiler'r!(does that make sense?) You GO bro!!!!



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:08 AM

Oh OK I got it now! It'sa Porche powered Ghia! Duhhhh, Ok. Hey it's STILL a killer!



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:16 AM

Killer!



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:39 AM

Interesting .. you got my attention!



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:52 AM

Very interesting build.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:58 AM

Very cool concept. This will be a fun build to watch.. I'm pulling up a chair and getting myself some popcorn!  :lol:



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:08 AM

I appreciate the kind words, Gents!

I also made a chin spoiler and added a brass trim to the lower grill/opening I made. The plan is to polish and plate the trim:
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With mesh soldered to the trim:
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The chassis with mounting tabs for the upper and lower control arms (used some dirt modeler chassis do-dads):
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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:23 AM

Oh my! I'll be watching this one. Excellent work so far...as would be expected.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 09:31 AM

Thanks, Scott! I appreciate the kind words!
Here is a wider-angle shot of the chassis bolted to the body:
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If you look closely in this pic, you can see where the rear fenders were widened for the wider wheels and tires.

Oh...I forgot to mention that the rear bumper had to be widened too. Also, inside the diffuser is where the exhaust tips will be (if I can get it to work). I'll try taking some pics of the exhaust tips, etc. later.

Edited by ScrappyJ, 23 August 2013 - 09:39 AM.


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 12:24 PM

Very kool....



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:02 PM

Very NICE start, you got my attention!! :D 



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:06 PM

Really interested in this one, post often my friend, post often



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:36 PM

Brass is class....  ;) 

 

I love working with the stuff myself. Your project looks incredible. The Woody I did last winter originally was supposed to be Porsche powered, but got side tracked. I love what your doing here. I see your also doing Porsche headlamps in the Ghia. That looks sweet too. What wheels? Going old school Fuchs, or modern alloy/billet? Color? That tonneau cover is just-right. Wow.... I like this ALOT.

 

Nice work, looking forward to future updates! B)   


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Posted 23 August 2013 - 10:29 PM

outstanding built so far!



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:16 AM

Wonderfull! I'll keep an eye on this one!



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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:39 AM

Thanks for the encouraging words, guys!!!

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 01:51 AM

Brass is class....  ;) 
 
I love working with the stuff myself. Your project looks incredible. The Woody I did last winter originally was supposed to be Porsche powered, but got side tracked. I love what your doing here. I see your also doing Porsche headlamps in the Ghia. That looks sweet too. What wheels? Going old school Fuchs, or modern alloy/billet? Color? That tonneau cover is just-right. Wow.... I like this ALOT.
 
Nice work, looking forward to future updates! B) [/size] [/size] [/size]


Thanks, John!

My favorite color is blue and I think I'll add a little clear carbon fiber to the front spoiler, rear diffuser and the tonneau (and possibly some interior parts too), so that the carbon fiber is subtle. I have some modified fuchs from a diecast Maitso notchback. I made some inner and outer rims/sleeves and widened the tires. I'll try getting some pics of those posted later.

Again, thanks for the kind words!

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 07:42 AM

Another terrific start to an exceptional build.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 06:30 AM

Thanks for the kind words, Mr. Bob!