Originally focused on the restoration of my November 1961 built (1962 model year) Type 3 Karmann Ghia (343) I have now extended the blog to cover the ongoing ownership of my 1964 built (1965 model year) RHD type 3 Karmann Ghia (344) purchased in 1982.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Rear brake drums

I finally got the NOS rear brake drum drilled to accept the rear hub oil seal thrower and have refitted that drum to the axle. However problems continue with the other side as the seal is now leaking and will need to be replaced before the car goes on the road.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Trim rings and chroming

I managed to pick up a set of the correct wheel trim rings off The Samba. These are a 1961 set as fitted to Type 14 and Type 2 but only to the T34 for a short period of time. Overall they are not in bad condition. I am looking into anodising companies for a few parts on the car and may get the trim rings refinished at the same time.

Meanwhile I took a load of small parts for rechroming at London Chroming Co along with other parts for passive plating, these should be done in about a month.

Finally I took the rear drums back of the rear axle and off to an engineering shop to have a hole drilled in the NOS one of the pair so that I can fit the oil thrower assembly back on.

No more progress on the bodywork but hopefully things will have moved on by the next post.