Archive for the ‘Karmann Ghia’ Tag

Hank Update   22 comments

Hi all, now I’m back onshore it’s time to work on Hank, things are going pretty quick, this was Hank a couple of days ago.

Stripped down and ready for the final push.




A few days after that.




Perry my painter has been doing all the hard work, I’ve spent my time cleaning parts, giving them a wire brush and a coat of paint, even parts that will never be seen I’m taking the time to clean and protect.

Posted May 28, 2013 by rigmover in Hank

Tagged with , , , , ,

Hank Update   9 comments

I didn’t get around to posting an iPhone Friday yesterday so thought I would do a iPhone post today combined with a Hank update, there isn’t a great deal to see as most of the work has been carried out under Hank, things like new adjustable suspension all round, drop spindles fitted on the front, lowering the car by 2 1/2″ , rubber bumpstops and new gators fitted all over the place.

Here’s the bits you can see.

New Stainless steel front bumper and clear indicator lens.




New rear stainless steel rear bumper and rear light lens, these and the front bumpers will be coming off when Hank goes into paint but would rather make sure they fit now then when he’s got fresh paint.




New steering wheel and a Gene Burg gear shifter.




Have a great weekend.

Hank   27 comments

Morning all, I thought I would introduce you to my other passion, as you may of read in my last post, I’m a bit of a petrol head, or maybe I should say a bit of a frustrated petrol head, see I love cars, love working on them, would love to restore one, love everything about them, the trouble is I don’t have a garage, well not one big enough to hold a car, so it makes it very difficult to work on it, I have however spent the weekend turning my small garage into a workshop, and i’m really pleased with the result. So now when the weather is warmer and it stops raining I can drive the car up to the workshop and work on it, albeit still outside but better than not being able to work on it at all.

Now I suppose you would like to see my pride and joy.

It’s a 1969 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, imported from sunny California, this is it as I purchased it just over a month ago.




As I work on “Hank”(thanks to my wife) I’ll post more shots, I will be showing Hank at Carfest in August this year.

Posted March 18, 2013 by rigmover in Hank

Tagged with , , , , , , ,


Read to Recreate Experiences

Captain Jills Journeys

She sails the seven seas in search of FREEDOM

The Wandering Core

Wander as much as you can!


Looking at the óther side of Dalmatia


einfach schön - simply beautiful * click in the picture

Mustang Maniac

The home to Classic Mustang Restorations


Education and inspiration for visual storytellers

Life 365 A Photo Project

Going manual, I'm scared!

Captain Jills Journeys

She sails the seven seas in search of FREEDOM

Make New Tracks

Alternative, Independent British Backpacking Blog

One Man And His Mustang

A Classic '66 Ford Mustang Coupe v8 Full Restoration Guide


Vintage Volkswagens & Photography


The active mind and its take on the goings on of the day.

Atlas Tracer

Crossroads, exposures and travel's ideas!



Hiking Photography

Beautiful photos of hiking and other outdoor adventures.

Jayden Miller Photography

Amazing - Awesome - Unique


The blog of Bryan Davis Photography

Atlas Tracer

Crossroads, exposures and travel's ideas!

Plutôt cool not'life...



van plus 4

2 humans. 2 dogs. 1 converted T5.


Everyday Technology for Everyday Folks

Photo avant-garde

Photography at a different level


Photographs from my world.

%d bloggers like this: