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Project Forums => Canada Custom & Hot Rods recent work => Topic started by: Geoff on June 24, 2012, 09:18:54 PM

Title: Glenn's 1963 Ghia Vert resto
Post by: Geoff on June 24, 2012, 09:18:54 PM
Ok, This thread is long over due! (and will be vastly compressed )
I keep getting asked what i've been working on lately so I thought I better post a little update since this week was the first time in 1.5 years  since this Ghia drove under it's own power.

As I mentioned this project started oround 1.5 years ago, (6 months at a body shop getting paint).
When it came to me it was a stock 1963 Ghia vert that looked in so so shape but with noticable rust and previous repairs.
Unfortunatly a local Vancouver body shop had "restored" this vehicle 15 or so years ago.

(http://airspeedparts.com/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fa8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net%2Fhphotos-ak-snc6%2F166805_10150417695765393_1761034_n.jpg&hash=100d1764019838733fb9b8e5f40ce895)

Although it looked ok I asked the owner to spend a few extra bucks to have it blasted so we could see what we were working with.

There was small cracks in the paint bleeding out rust stains, I started to pick away at the crack...

(http://airspeedparts.com/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.airspeedparts.com%2Fgallery%2Falbums%2Fuserpics%2F10002%2Fghia-2.jpg&hash=be023f51695a38a602f27e1267527442)
A quick tear down and we were off to Specialty Blasting in port Kells.

(http://airspeedparts.com/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.airspeedparts.com%2Fgallery%2Falbums%2Fuserpics%2F10002%2Fghia-start.jpg&hash=f51db4c3c930f2d10d09087d53c1da13)

I had Bruce and a few employees help lift the body off at the blaster..... it sure felt heavy?!?!


What was revealed was nothing short of amazing!

(http://airspeedparts.com/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.airspeedparts.com%2Fgallery%2Falbums%2Fuserpics%2F10002%2Fghia-weld8.jpg&hash=1a4bb445a7a5bdf73fdf37b28c884804)

More to come

But this is the end result..

(http://airspeedparts.com/forums/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.airspeedparts.com%2Fgallery%2Falbums%2Fuserpics%2F10002%2Fghia-1.jpg&hash=0493a26ef05b1484610af15f87837296)
Title: Re: Glenn's 1963 Ghia Vert resto
Post by: Randy on June 24, 2012, 09:51:54 PM
Wow! Nice job Geoff.
Title: Re: Glenn's 1963 Ghia Vert resto
Post by: bwaz on June 25, 2012, 07:36:48 AM
another amazing job Mr. Peterson!   :c029:
Title: Re: Glenn's 1963 Ghia Vert resto
Post by: Jeremy on June 25, 2012, 11:42:32 AM
Sure looks great now. Your bondo work looks much better than the last attempt. :O0:
Title: Re: Glenn's 1963 Ghia Vert resto
Post by: Jeremy on June 26, 2012, 12:01:05 AM
Any pics of how you fixed that mess?