pResto chango! a restoration challenge for the old school!
so, as many of you know, i for the last however many years have been in the close proximity to a 1967 karmann ghia.
this is my father's "toy car" he purchased on a whim, in what i'd say to be back in 1993 or 1994. regardless of whenever it was purchased, it was a single owner car, and the registration expired back in 1995.
that said, i was in for a lot of work when i decided to embark on this project.
now, lets also do a bit of side explaining as to what happened here...
now obviously, we purchased this vehicle back when i was either 6 or 7 years of age back in the 90's.
i remember rollin' around town near my old amreins pre-school, and decided to hold my old barenstien bears book out or near the window... and you can guess what happened.
it was traumatic :poke:
one new book later, i didn't care that i had lost it, as any kid would.
then came the knowledge of an interesting situation...
apparently this car was resprayed from the OE "neptune" color to a crappy off white, something you would see on the walls of a 30 year old hospital. interior was changed to a beige, and so forth.
basically, we've come to understand that the lady who owned it had just said the equivalent of "F*&$ it, get the car running so i can sell it!"
and so she did... she found her fool, my father.
keep in mind, back in the 90's this was purchased for a sum of $5000!
imagine the CPI inflation to what it would be equivalent to nowdays! (consumer price index inflation, the way currency grows in value or declines)
anywho, a few short drives, a book later, then came the troubles...
a sputter sputter here, and a smoke smoke there...
yea. bad seals.
as in, EVERYTHING was poorly sealed from the story my very picky mother told me.
well, so basically after the problems started occuring, my father let the registration slip, removed the insurance, and it sat in the garage at the old house as the "toy timeout" box for the years to come.