BasketCases 62 948 Sprite: Project Moneypit 
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I was asked what the car looked like when I got it. Here's 3 pics I scanned sorry about the quality. It was a roller when I got it. I knew I had a damaged/worn front shock, so got this repair underway first. In this view the rebuilt front shock is installed and a reman lower control arm. Other side appears to be stripped, parts removed. But other than the front end work underway, this is pretty much what I bought, plus a pickup bed full of parts (body panels and other misc. stuff that belong to the car). Only really glaring missing items were the seats. "Oh, I threw those out, they were junk" the PO says........
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I was asked what the car looked like when I got it. Here's 3 pics I scanned sorry about the quality. It was a roller when I got it. I knew I had a damaged/worn front shock, so got this repair underway first. In this view the rebuilt front shock is installed and a reman lower control arm. Other side appears to be stripped, parts removed. But other than the front end work underway, this is pretty much what I bought, plus a pickup bed full of parts (body panels and other misc. stuff that belong to the car). Only really glaring missing items were the seats. "Oh, I threw those out, they were junk" the PO says........
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Side view of when I first bought it. Paint was really pretty bad. Reportedly the PO before the one I bought it from had to park it outside when he lived in an apt., had plastic tarps duct taped to the body, so lots of tape residue patches. But all in all it was pretty solid. The PO I bought it from proceeded to tear whole car apart...."It overheated" he said. Ohhh Kay... let's just dismantle the car to find the cause for that nasty overheating habit. Red color wasn't the original color, I got the certificate that shows it was Old English White, and looking through the photos you can see evidence of the original white, but someone REALLY wanted this car red, had to work on it quite awhile before I started noticing the hidden white areas. In this pic you can see the engine studs sticking up, head was removed, really had just the block installed, most everything else was in boxes.
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Side view of when I first bought it. Paint was really pretty bad. Reportedly the PO before the one I bought it from had to park it outside when he lived in an apt., had plastic tarps duct taped to the body, so lots of tape residue patches. But all in all it was pretty solid. The PO I bought it from proceeded to tear whole car apart...."It overheated" he said. Ohhh Kay... let's just dismantle the car to find the cause for that nasty overheating habit. Red color wasn't the original color, I got the certificate that shows it was Old English White, and looking through the photos you can see evidence of the original white, but someone REALLY wanted this car red, had to work on it quite awhile before I started noticing the hidden white areas. In this pic you can see the engine studs sticking up, head was removed, really had just the block installed, most everything else was in boxes.
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Here is after I yanked the engine, after I decided to repaint it in Old English White. Original white can be seen in the right hand brake box area (where the cover plate fits) really surprised me this wasn't removed and painted red. Brake pedal box itself WAS removed, you can see that hole is red in and out. Can also see white on the firewall where the brake lines attach. Brake box WAS removed, but not the lines. YES I did have to replace the brake lines, all ends were exposed to the elements. It also had the typical hole in the firewall behind the battery, and also an antenna hole on the cowl panel I had repaired.
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Here is after I yanked the engine, after I decided to repaint it in Old English White. Original white can be seen in the right hand brake box area (where the cover plate fits) really surprised me this wasn't removed and painted red. Brake pedal box itself WAS removed, you can see that hole is red in and out. Can also see white on the firewall where the brake lines attach. Brake box WAS removed, but not the lines. YES I did have to replace the brake lines, all ends were exposed to the elements. It also had the typical hole in the firewall behind the battery, and also an antenna hole on the cowl panel I had repaired.
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Shots from Wings Over Gillespie Air Show
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Shots from Wings Over Gillespie Air Show
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...now all I need is a trailer...........
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...now all I need is a trailer...........
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