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Old 19-02-2016, 04:39 PM   #1
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Who is building what? Stock to wild

Show us your resto's

I'm building several at the moment ground up resto on a 58, literally,

Also a 57 bare metal resto and have a 59 awaiting a resto. Along with a customers 67
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Here's my 57









We are making the rear valence remove able ready for the new motor and transmission
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Wow, really pleased we now have a KG section. Here is a picture of where i picked up my '66.

Alarm bells should have been ringing as she had been left there for at least 3yrs! I guess i had bitten off more than i could chew although i haven't made it easy for myself as apart from the resto i have built a 2054 to go in.








Story so far, new wiring loom almost complete, new carpet arrived..wrong colour haha..never a dull moment

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Looks cool!
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Looks cool!
Thanks, on the '66 there were a lot of 'one year only' bits and bobs I bet your 57 has some interestingly priced parts? Or was she complete? That will look stunning, i love lowlites.
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I have 3 lowlites so plenty of parts there
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Hello Rogueleader, long time no speak how's the Ghia coming on?

Mine's engine/gearbox less at the moment for it's winter rebuild :-)



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Hi Carl, i'm always keeping an eye on your KG through all the sites, looking forward to your FI install. I'm still plodding along, i'm finding that virtually everything i'm putting back needs refurbishing or replacing. Family/work etc has slowed progress dramatically but i'm really enjoying the time i have with her, i think she's a family member now lol.
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I had Efi on my 2276 in the 74 ghia I had last year, was a really nice motor, I just prefer Ida's. What is the spec on your motor?
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The EFI is a collection of parts from Speedshop, his Tb's plus AEM EMS4 ECU, loom, toothed wheel timing sensor, coilpack, sensors etc.

The engine is a 76mm long stroke with 1955cc (from memory) and runs twin 40's at the moment. Suffered fuel starvation issues last year plus gearbox needed a rebuild so the whole lot came out. However time is overtaking me at the moment as i have a big trip planned in a couple of months. So I'm just going to finish the new fuel lines installation & conversion to electric fuel pump for now and put the engine & carbs back on. That way it'll be a lot easier to fit the EFI in phase 2 :-)
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