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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:21 AM   #1
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Well everyone, i fianlly made it over here to Volks Rodders.
I own the V10 viper Ghia and thought I would post some pictures over here so those of you wanting to follow the build can do so. Here are the basics.
1967 Karmann Ghia Coupe (stock dimensions)
custom 1 off mild steel 2x4 chassis

custom 1 off billet IFS fron suspenion
custom 1 off Billet IRS rear suspenion

Gen 3 Dodge Viper V10 510 cubic inches
Ported heads, custom grind cam, Billet Shaft rockers,
custom Flash ECM, custom 1 3/4 stainless headers and 3" flow through exahust, 6 speed trans (race prepped)
est-650HP+625ft lbs

20" KCM rims Font
22"KCM rims Rear
Vredestein performance rubber all the way around.

12.190 Wilwood cross drilled rotors front and rear
4 piston Billet AeroSpace calipers F/R

Compelte custom rollcage

Double adjustable Air Ride Tech 8000 series
shockwaves on all 4 corners.

Fuelab digital fuel pump, fuel filters and reg.

Eaton True trac posi with Superior 3:73 gears, Percision Shaft Technologies custom made Aluminum Half Shafts and Carbon Fiber Drive shaft, RCV Performance custom Billet Stub axles both on center section and on Drive plates.

Way to much more to list.....

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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:25 AM   #2
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Here are some pictures, I will let them do the talking.
A qucik before shot , followed by a glimps of the beast within.



I dont care waht anyone says, I love those rims, they look classic (Keystones) yet with a new additude.

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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:28 AM   #3
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Here are some pics of the engine components., First is a set of the fresh heads. Killer port job and the custom grind roller cam for the engine. They are a perfect match together and with the other mods.



Each of the valve covers are made from a solid piece of T6 aluminum. They really add some awe to the engine bay.



You can see a decent shot of the custom firewall in this pic. Hours and hours of work.




Here is a shot of the Crower shaft rockers on the V10. They are extremely well made and will free up a little HP for us.






There headers are from Stainless Header MFG. They made the entire exauhst system for this car including the mufflers.
They are the best quality we have ever seen.


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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:36 AM   #4
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Here is a pic of the intake polished, with the new custom billet fuel rails in place and also the new Billet Trottle body installed. As well as some interior pictures.



As you can see, the car has a unique pedal setup. These are bell crank opperated so we can mount the brake booster and resovior under the dash. This allows us a very clean and clutter free engine bay filled with just business.




Here is some tim work on the inside. The ribs are facing in so the under side will flat. After the sound deadner and carpet are in the ribs will be un seen.




Here you can also see the very cool trans tunnle which was made to fit the 6 speed tightly.


That glove box took forever to make, but well worth it.

Here is a shot of the gauge panel. Everything is digital except the G-Tech Tach. We wanted an uncluttered dash and this setup looks great and is functuional. In the middle of the dash is the new Touch screen DashDaq II by Drew technoligies. combined with the G-Force Tach these units will allow us to monitor nearly every engine opperation. Along with this we have a sponsor developing a &" touch screen that will opperate ever thing in the car from windows to headlights.


Dean really knows his tim work as you can see with this pic. If you ever get a chance to see this car in person you have to take some time and look around, ider the car to get a real idea of the quality and time put into it.


The cage in this car took forever, but we wanted something that was different and followed the flow and curves of the ghia. As you can see, it worked out great. The cage not only looks great, but in the event something should go seriously wrong, it will provide the added safety we need.


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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:44 AM   #5
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I've been watching this build on Samba.... unreal....

and I thought my project was crazy...this Ghia is over the top !!! and it better see some track time
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Old February 26th, 2010, 09:49 AM   #6
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Awesome... My favorite car I have ever driven has got to be the Viper. Hope your ghia comes together. Good luck! Looks good so far.

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Old February 26th, 2010, 10:21 AM   #7
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Here are some more random pictures of the suspension, and parts that have also been given to us by sponsors.








The steering in this car had to be custom desgined. This is what is known as a secondary slide setup. We had to do this beacsue of the lack of a kickup in the Viper pan. It worked out great and is super strong.





Here is a picture of the billet calipers form Aero Space components. They are 4 pot claipers and are super hi quality




Here is a nice shot of the header in place. It is up swept so iit will clear the tire at full turn without any issues. We used every possible trick to squeeze out extra clearance where possible.




The mufflers tuck up nicly between the chassis rails, you wont see a thing if you look under the car.




The suspenion and brake setup turned out just how hoped. It looks killer and will stop the ghia on a dime. We still have to send the pieces to be chromed or anodized. We are thinking about adding some color to contast the Chrome and aluminum with some Purple ANO. Should look sick when it's done.



The hub has a screw on cover , if you look close you can see the line.

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Old February 26th, 2010, 10:23 AM   #8
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I've been watching this build on Samba.... unreal....

and I thought my project was crazy...this Ghia is over the top !!! and it better see some track time
Thank you, I can tell you this, I am going to drive this monster, she is not a trailer Queen. I have plans for drag strip and road course time to she what it can really do.
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You need to have a day where you can set up and charge guys like us for a ride in it.

Fantastic stuff!!
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Old February 26th, 2010, 10:35 AM   #10
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I think the rims look good too. I would call them 'application appropriate'
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Old February 26th, 2010, 10:35 AM   #11
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Wow, that's going to take a lot of work to go back to restored stock!

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you can see the most important part of the build a few pics from the last... the duct tape sharpie holder.

you cant get SHIT done without a sharpie!!!!!!
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Awesome to have you here! Been drooling over your project since I first saw pics of it. Can't wait to see it all come together!
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I'm speechless... except..."There is a God!"...
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WOW is all i got to say. my laptop is covered in drool!!
thanks for sharing, can't wait to see it done.

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Thanks for all the kind words everyone. It seems this project has found a home where it can truly be appreciated. I will try my best to keep the updates and pictures coming. Cheers.
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I have been following this as well. Glad to see it moving along after the problems. I thought it might get held up for a while. Very glad to see a thread on here. This may very well be the ultimate V-rod
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Hummm, interesting idea.... Gas money, lol.
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I just realized Peru is about an hour from my house!
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I have been following this as well. Glad to see it moving along after the problems. I thought it might get held up for a while. Very glad to see a thread on here. This may very well be the ultimate V-rod
Yeah, we have had our share of delays, but she is still moving forward. It will LIVE!.
I love the whole idea of melting hod rod and VW together. I just thought out of the box and the Ghia is what happend.
This V-Rod has definatly gathered a large following of people interested in seeing the Ghia done. From viper owners to muscle car and VW owners. We hope to make the V-Rod crowd community proud when this monster is complete. Thanks for your feebdack.
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you can see the most important part of the build a few pics from the last... the duct tape sharpie holder.

you cant get SHIT done without a sharpie!!!!!!
That is the most profound observation yet. Yes the Sharpie is one of the most important tools..lol we kept loosing them so we tapes on to the car. Cheers.
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I just realized Peru is about an hour from my house!
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No dout you will see us at a local cruise night then. Keep following the build, I will be posting events locations when it's closer to completeion.
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Hey, does Volks Rodder have it's own magazine? Man it would be great to have a mag dedicated to stuff like this. Just a thought
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I think the rims look good too. I would call them 'application appropriate'

Thank you! it's all part of the vision.

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No dout you will see us at a local cruise night then. Keep following the build, I will be posting events locations when it's closer to completeion.
Hell, I'm coming down to see it! Swing by JC Whitney for some cheap parts, take my wife to Starved Rock for lunch. It would be a good day!
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