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    Finally got my Lowlight from the USA, hopefully have it looking a bit happier soon.

    Chris Fryer
    1965 Australian delivered 912/6 350696 resto. mod project.... some progress..
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    1966 Morris Mini Cooper S #1799
    1968 SS Camaro manual
    1959 Karmann Ghia Lowlight
    1956 Oval Beetle, original paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaton View Post
    Thanks guys. I'm not sure about the color of the Ghia. I'm thinking maybe Pacific Blue? It's very well preserved. The owner had the seats covered and carpet remnants covering the carpets.
    L532 Polar Blue, maybe?

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    Mmmmm, Lowlight Ghias are like pre-A 356's. Perfect lines. Congrats, Chris.

    My bus is waiting for an upholsterer to do the upper interior panels so I can install glass. And the lovely little T34 we got a few months ago has needed a heart transplant.
    Without ripping on the guy that restored the car 10 years ago, the internals of the engine were absolute junk. After a couple hundred miles I noted a rattle every time it started or stopped.
    Thought it might simply be the fan but noooo... crank was shot (10th of an inch of play at both ends) and the case, worse.

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    So, bought the 1776 kit from Berg Enterprises. New case, balanced and blueprinted every component, doweled counter weighted crank, added full-flow oiling, etc, etc. Runs like it should.
    Hoping to have this ready to ship for a vintage rally in Ontario in two weeks, still need to lower the suspension an inch and put some mileage on before it goes.

    Wish me luck.
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    57 purchased from an enthusiast who went a bit over board. Comes with an Allstate trailer that carries a vintage Heidelberg Keg. Since these photos I have adjusted the ride height upward and removed some of the over camber. Much fun to drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullethead View Post
    Mmmmm, Lowlight Ghias are like pre-A 356's. Perfect lines. Congrats, Chris.

    My bus is waiting for an upholsterer to do the upper interior panels so I can install glass. And the lovely little T34 we got a few months ago has needed a heart transplant.
    Without ripping on the guy that restored the car 10 years ago, the internals of the engine were absolute junk. After a couple hundred miles I noted a rattle every time it started or stopped.
    Thought it might simply be the fan but noooo... crank was shot (10th of an inch of play at both ends) and the case, worse.



    So, bought the 1776 kit from Berg Enterprises. New case, balanced and blueprinted every component, doweled counter weighted crank, added full-flow oiling, etc, etc. Runs like it should.
    Hoping to have this ready to ship for a vintage rally in Ontario in two weeks, still need to lower the suspension an inch and put some mileage on before it goes.

    Wish me luck.

    Keen to see some pictures when its ready to go.
    Chris Fryer
    1965 Australian delivered 912/6 350696 resto. mod project.... some progress..
    https://porscheforum.com.au/topic/38...12-restoration
    1966 Morris Mini Cooper S #1799
    1968 SS Camaro manual
    1959 Karmann Ghia Lowlight
    1956 Oval Beetle, original paint.

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    Always loved VWs. My first car was a 64 bug that I stuffed a 356A 1600 Super in. I've got a 66 1300 bug, 66 walk thru 11 window bus , 79 convert. and a 1985 Vanagon westfalia. We just took the Vanagon to Oshkosh for the air show and camped with it. I modified the looks with a Porsche SC, Carrera style bumper in the front and back. (2 fronts and 2 rears cut in half then stretched in the middle) Frenched in the stock turn signals up front and kept the park lights and turn signals in the stock Porsche location. Also stretched a stock Porsche front valence to fit under the bumper. In the back I removed the VW tail light assemblies and made some louvers which also help cool the engine bay. I wrapped the rear bumper around enough to fit stock Porsche rear tail light assemblies. This allowed me to build a 2 bike carrier and not obstruct the tail lights. Engine was going to be Porsche but so far just a rebuilt 1.9 with larger jugs and oil pump.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Porsche-RSR View Post
    It's been too long since I've driven this one..

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    This one is up for sale if someone is interested... :-)
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    Baja!

    My latest. This was a bit of an impulse buy....complete with metal flake paint

    I'm thinking about painting it Mango Green - time will tell! I keep laughing about how cheap parts are compared to a Porsche!
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    Cool. A baja has long been on my bucket list.
    '66 912 with a 2.2
    '66 Lotus Elan project

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    My current '67 will eventually hit BaT auctions. Original to the bone, paint, interior, all metal, bumpers, wheels & caps, engine/tranny and all the often missing, and hard to find, '67 only parts. I'm currently caring for the only rust, battery floor, with new metal and a couple of other tidying bits. The most complete and original '67 I have seen. If anyone has real interest in this car prior to auction (about a month out) message me. Known history since new.
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