digdug18 Dork
March 4, 2017 2:43 p.m.

My father bought a new to him 1968 karmann ghia, and we cannot figure out why there is a 3-4" hole underneath the front bumper. The PO painted the car, and taped over the hole to reduce overspray, but the PO had no idea either as to the purpose of the hole.

I've seen pictures of other cars online that also have this hole, though.

BrokenYugo MegaDork
March 4, 2017 2:58 p.m.

The shift rod comes out through there.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=436432

digdug18 Dork
March 4, 2017 4:17 p.m.

Thank you! Yeah, the one on this car is gone. So I need to figure out where to find another one.

GhiaMonster Reader
March 4, 2017 5:56 p.m.

I never knew why that's was there. Assumed it was just for the horns.

PMRacing SuperDork
March 4, 2017 6:57 p.m.

I thought it was for one of these:

84FSP Dork
March 4, 2017 8:02 p.m.

Another random VW question answered. Appreciate it.

MDJeepGuy
MDJeepGuy Reader
March 4, 2017 9:13 p.m.

In reply to PMRacing:

Not in the front on a Vw

BrokenYugo MegaDork
March 4, 2017 10:55 p.m.

In reply to PMRacing:

Wrong end of the car, but VW did equip early bugs and buses with hand cranks. I think it was option on the Thing.

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