VW Karmann Ghia

The VW Karmann Ghia was a sports car built by Volkswagen from 1955-1974. The company doubled the production of this vehicle after its introduction into the market. As a result, it became the most-imported car into the United States.

Asked in Bumpers, VW Karmann Ghia

Are beetle bumpers the same as Karmann Ghia bumpers?

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Not at all Ghia bumpers are unique to the Karmann Ghia. Beetle bumpers only fit the Beetle models.
Asked in Volkswagen, VW Karmann Ghia, VW Beetle Type 1, VW Super Beetle

How do you find information on an old Volkswagen VIN?

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I have some charts showing the meaning of the number and letter sequence in old VW vin numbers. All depends on how old the owner is as to whether i can help with decoding for you. If you want to let me have the vin I'll see if i can help.Dave.
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How do you open engine compartment on a karmann ghia?

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behind the drivers seat you''ll a white or black knob. Pulling the knob will open the engine compartiment
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Vehicle Titles, Car Buying, VW Karmann Ghia

How can you you find a car that you owned many years ago if you have a copy of your old title and the VIN number?

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Probably a needle in a haystack. You can go to your states DMV and they could trace where it has been in the state. However it might have been moved out of state or even the country, so this could be a long drawn out process, and could be expensive. I can't image DMV doing anything for free.
Asked in Steering and Suspension, Chevy Corvette, Chevy Impala, VW Karmann Ghia

How do you install a front sway bar on a corvette?

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What year? Basically the bar is secured to the frame with bushings at 2 points at each end of the straight portion... and the ends are secured to the lower control arm with linkages bolts usually aprox. 6 inches to allow the control arm to go down and up with out restriction of movement. Rubber or poly material bushings are used between between the retainers and a sleve around the bolt is used in between the ends of the sway bar and the control arm. the sleeve absorbs the compression side and the bolt maintains the other when the vehicle sways.
Asked in Brake Pads and Rotors, Jeep Cherokee, VW Karmann Ghia

1989 jeep Cherokee front disc brakes pulling hard to one side is there an adjustment that could be made other then bleeding brakes?

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change calipers and brake lines. flush brake system. measure rotors for thickness. the rotors on your particular vehicle are composite, which usually warrants replacement rather than to turn them. do all of this due to the age of the vehicle. change calipers and brake lines. flush brake system. measure rotors for thickness. the rotors on your particular vehicle are composite, which usually warrants replacement rather than to turn them. do all of this due to the age of the vehicle. change calipers and brake lines. flush brake system. measure rotors for thickness. the rotors on your particular vehicle are composite, which usually warrants replacement rather than to turn them. do all of this due to the age of the vehicle. change calipers and brake lines. flush brake system. measure rotors for thickness. the rotors on your particular vehicle are composite, which usually warrants replacement rather than to turn them. do all of this due to the age of the vehicle.
Asked in VW Karmann Ghia, VW Beetle Type 1

What cylinder is number 1 on a 2100cc vw bug engine?

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same as 1600 cc pass side closest to fire wall
Asked in Ancient History, Name Origins, Baby Names, VW Karmann Ghia

What is origin of name ghia?

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THE GHIA NAME Giacinto Ghia was born in Turin on 18 Sep 1887 and by the early years of this centaury was on the way to becoming one of the most famous motor body stylists and coach builders ever to be associated with the motor industry. The Ghia design house designed futuristic and super luxury car bodies for: Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Plymouth,Volkswagen, Rolls Royce and even Moskvitch and Volga. Ghia was merged with the design studio of the Ford Motor Company in 1973 and since then, only the top of the range Fords have been privileged to carry the Ghia name. This vehicle is an excellent example of what Ghia set out to do to the internal appointment of a car and puts an already good quality product in the true luxury class.... Source: http://www.atwellwilson.org.uk/MercuryMonarch.htm
Asked in European Cars, Car Stereos and Speakers, VW Karmann Ghia, Nintendo Wii

What are the channels in front of the rear tires of a 71 karmann ghia used for?

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I believe you're referring to the heater channels. These run the length of the car on both sides. Typically you have a heat exchanger attached to the exhaust and the exchanger then connects to the heater channels. If these are open or capped off there's a good chance the car has an aftermarket exhaust attached that didn't include an connection for the heat exchangers so they were removed. Now, if you're referring to the holes in the body panels on both sides just in front of the wheel, those are the access plates to the torsion bars in the rear suspension.
Asked in Chevy Trucks and SUVs, VW Karmann Ghia, VW Beetle Type 1

How do you fill a differential with no plug?

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There is a plug on the front of the case. Usually a 3/8" square socket plug. Could be dirty enough not to see. Keep looking!
Asked in Toyota Camry, Ford Explorer XLT, VW Karmann Ghia

Is it possible to replace a 1970 Karmann Ghia seat with a 1970 VW Bettle seat?

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yes I would not recommend doing this, as the seat frames are different, a bug seat is higher than a Ghia seat, not sure if the bug seat and ghia seat have the same frame rails, however, might be a problem with headroom. The Ghia is substantially lower than a bug, the front seat area is both wider, and a bit longer than on a bug, and seats would generally not be considered interchangeable.
Asked in European Cars, VW Jetta, VW Polo, VW Karmann Ghia

How do you open the engine cover on a 2006 jetta?

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pop the engine and then pull the latch under the hood. Last, pick up the engine while you are holding the latch open
Asked in Fuel Pumps, VW Karmann Ghia

Where is the fuel pump located in a 74 Karmann Ghia?

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Same place as a carburetor equipped beetle, between the dizzy and gen/alternator stand.
Asked in VW Passat, VW Karmann Ghia

How do you change steering box oil 71 vw?

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Interesting question. It normally leaks out and requires topping off rather than replacement. I recommend not changing it, rather top off with 90 weight gear oil, or...you can fill it full of moly grease and call it done. Either work fine.
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How is the headroom in a Karmann Ghia?

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There is very little headroom in a Hardtop Ghia in the rear seat area, adequate for even a 6 footer in the front however much taller than that and you would have a problem. Convertibles do not have that problem but with a fairly short windshield, you would find that the headroom is limited at best for a tall person. The overall dimensions of the Karmann Ghia were established in the early 1950's and remained pretty much unchanged through the last year of production in 1974. Earlier seats actually have you sitting a bit lower than later ones anyway.
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Ford F-250, VW Karmann Ghia

How do you find a car you owned 25 years ago if you dont have the vin or license number?

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Good Question. I would say another path you could take would be to track down the path of owners. This would involve remembering who you sold the car to (probably a longshot), and ask that person who they sold it to and so on and so forth. You could also try searching the net or in your local classifieds to see if the car is up for sale. You could possibly spot your car by remembering the plate number when you see it or by identifiyng a specific feature unique to your car. These could include, custom rims, paint, scratches never removed, upholstery, dents, etc. Hope This Helps
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Where is the generator located on a 1972 karmann ghia?

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Same as any type-1 base vehicle, above the engines crankshaft pulley and to the right of the carburetor. The generator has a v-belt driven pulley on one end and the cooling fan (enclosed by the shroud) on the other.
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How much is a 2000 volkswagen beetle diesel worth?

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Check the Kelly Blue book. It depends on the condition and mileage of the car.
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What octane should you use in a 1969 Karmann Ghia?

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This depends on the engine. If you are running a stock engine with stock compression, you should be fine on regular 87 octane pump gas. The higher the compression ration, the greater the need for higher octane fuel. 8.0 to 1 should run at least mid grade; 8.5 to 1 and higher should use 92 and higher. Anything loopy like 10 to 1 should run race gas. Any solution with a turbo should run premium fuel.
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Location of VIN on 1970 karmann ghia?

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It is located on the dashboard by the steering wheel.
Asked in Bumpers, VW Karmann Ghia

Will over rider style Euro bumpers fit a 1974 VW Karmann Ghia?

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Huh? In the USA ghia bumpers 1961 till until ~1971 had chrome "towel rack" style bumper and 72 till end had a single blade "canoe shaped" and much larger tail lights and turn signals. If you ignored the energy absorbing shock style mounts of the late car, the early bumper share the same airspace as the lenses. But since they use entirely different brackets, that is nearly impossible to do. And what I can tell the "Euro style ghia bumpers" are more like the 1960 US version, just a blade and bumper-ettes. In short, early and late are way different. Answer I'm pretty sure they will fit, call one of the parts suppliers, they will know. Good Luck
Asked in VW Bus, VW Karmann Ghia, VW Beetle Type 1

Where is differential plug on VW Beetle?

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Drivers side of the transmission case, between the nose cone and axles. The late style (most common) takes a large Allen drive plug 17mm
Asked in VW Karmann Ghia, VW Beetle Type 1, VW Super Beetle

How do you install new heater box lever kits on your 69 VW bug?

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Check at rob and daves air cooled volkswagon pages. May not be specific to 69 but should cover basic procedure.There is a forum as well I believe.