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Lowering 73 Ghia

Postby rrosson1 » Sat May 08, 2010 10:08 am

I'm in the process of purchasing a 73' Ghia vert . My top priority will be to slam the car as soon as I get it. I would like to go stupid low with it, but keep it somewhat driveable if possible. I was wondering if there is a shop/person in the OKC area that can install a narrowed beam and turn the rear down. If so, can anyone give me an ballpark idea of what it would cost (parts & beam included)? My dad was a VW mechanic in the 70's and early 80's before moving on to Porsche/Audi.I grew up around them. I have wanted a pre 66 type one for a long time but came across this Ghia instead. That being said, I'm also interested in any clubs/events in the local area. I would appreciate any info I can get. Thanks-Rob

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Re: Lowering 73 Ghia

Postby vdubjim » Sat May 08, 2010 11:23 am

Welcome!

I have done the same thing with my THING.

Do you need a beam, or have one?

Swapping a beam is pretty easy, 6 bolts and some tierod, steering box stuff. Rear can sometimes be a pain. if you take it to a shop your talking 300-500 without a beam i bet.
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Re: Lowering 73 Ghia

Postby rrosson1 » Sun May 09, 2010 2:41 am

thanks brother. I've seen prices for beams and wonder how much if any periferal costs there would be in installing. I guesss my question would be, how much would it cost if I brought the car in and wanted the car slammed and 4" narrowed beam. Without any parts what would it cost?
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Re: Lowering 73 Ghia

Postby vdubjim » Sun May 09, 2010 10:59 am

think of it like this, shops charge by the hour. So to swap a beam, and spindles. then depending on if they are able, your brakes might be ok and not need bled, do you have disks?
i would plan at least 3-4 hours shop time for the beam and another 3 for the rear.
I know it doesnt take that long, but i just know the shops in the area.

You can call darrell and see what he would charge or if he would even do it. he is very busy right now.

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Re: Lowering 73 Ghia

Postby bam2 » Tue May 11, 2010 1:09 pm

I'll do the front and rear for $600 including parts/ dropped spindles/ beam adjusters and narrowing tierods and beam.
I can make it go as low as you want-----

did this a few weeks ago---

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Re: Lowering 73 Ghia

Postby vdubjim » Tue May 11, 2010 3:34 pm

badass! and badass price!
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Re: Lowering 73 Ghia

Postby bam2 » Tue May 11, 2010 4:08 pm

thats my friend James' 60 euro semaphore..... it is now copper like a penny because we got bored and decided to change the color one day after some beers.

he needs some solid pre-64 doors for it if you know anyone that has some.
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Re: Lowering 73 Ghia

Postby vdubjim » Tue May 11, 2010 9:17 pm

damn. sounds like you guys need to make an appearance up here. swap met rocked.
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Re: Lowering 73 Ghia

Postby bam2 » Tue May 11, 2010 10:42 pm

we po folk..... and our babies momas don't like us leavin the town much.....
I will tell him about this site though and we may make an appearance in his soon.....
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Re: Lowering 73 Ghia

Postby rrosson1 » Wed May 12, 2010 9:58 pm

Bam, if that price includes everything, you're my hero. It looks like I'll be picking it up next weekend(22nd,23rd). When can you get to it? -Rob
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Re: Lowering 73 Ghia

Postby bam2 » Thu May 13, 2010 9:52 am

it will be at least a week. email me in a week and I will see how things are going...

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