07.02.01 - 28.07.01 - Purchase of 1967 Karmann Ghia Convertible from Mason Hogg of The Karmann Ghia Center. Complete body, hood, running gear and exterior trim restoration to agreed specification. Click here for more details.
25.03.01 - Purchased set of four fully polished Porsche
914 2.0Ltr Fuche wheels from John
Abbot Volkswagen Accessories Stand at the 2001 VolksWorld
show, Sandown Park Exhibition Center, Esher, Surrey. Four bolt configuration
suitable for existing hubs on car, so no need to change the brakes or
15.07.01 - Purchased set of Diamond 6'' Speakers and tweeters, later installed and wired into the car by Bernard Newbury, prior to fitting carpets and trim. Power cables also laid in with speaker wire, ready for possible high performance In-Car-Entertainment system, with amplifier located in luggage area at the rear of the car.
15.09.01 - Fitted pair of replacement rubber swing
axle boots to gearbox.
16.09.01 - Capped heater channel pipes within engine
bay (behind engine bulk head), ensuring they don't fill with water/dirt.
No heat exchangers will be fitted to engine.
06.09.01 - Fitted front number plate. Fitted new throttle pedal rubber cover. Fitted new fuse box cover.
14.10.01 - Fitted Engine bay side panels. Made from
Polished Stainless Steel. Cut out from supplied cardboard template guide.
Finished panels cut to shape by Peter at Pace Engineering, Harlow. (01279)
16.10.01 / 17.10.01 - Fitted 2100cc, Type 1 Engine
Maher Racing, Chorlton, Manchester.
21.10.01 - Removed silencer and sprayed in high temperature, clear lacquer.
01.03.02 - Purchased replacement adjustable, LHD front suspension beam from Big Boyz' Toys - Lakeside, Thurrock.
02.03.02 / 03.03.02 - With much help from John Stroud, removed old front beam and replaced with adjustable front suspension beam. Set ride height accordingly (best modification made yet!).
13.07.02 - Replaced front spindles with CSP 2 1/4 inch dropped spindles and readjusted front beam. Also replaced N/S lower ball joint. Carried out by Mason Hogg of the Karmann Ghia Centre.
06.10.02 - Fitted radio antenna to drivers side wing
01.03.03 - 06.04.03 - Replaced lowered front suspension beam with stock beam [see Front Suspension]. Changed the inner tie-rod ends for new ones, replaced the steering damper, replaced the front shocks for SPAX adjustables, replaced split track rod ball joint boots, replaced speedo cable, replaced both front brake hoses and replaced the anti-roll bar bushes with EMPI ones. Cleaned all steering and suspension components (removed all overspayed underseal and accumulated dirt). Painted anti-roll bar black.