BasketCases 62 948 Sprite: Project Moneypit 
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Just another view of the front, this is a little out of order. Anyways, it's the front end. The long screwdriver attached to the brake backing plate was used to get the track rods roughly adjusted, I'll have to do it again after the engine is dropped in, the adjustment will change whem weight is on the front.
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Just another view of the front, this is a little out of order. Anyways, it's the front end. The long screwdriver attached to the brake backing plate was used to get the track rods roughly adjusted, I'll have to do it again after the engine is dropped in, the adjustment will change whem weight is on the front.
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More of the brake lines are installed, you can see the line running to the right front, and back to the rear. When you look at the pictures of the rear of the car you can see the rear line popping out for under the floor pan, the brake hose attaches to this, which goes to the union on the rear axle, the 2 seperate rear brake lines attach to this union.
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More of the brake lines are installed, you can see the line running to the right front, and back to the rear. When you look at the pictures of the rear of the car you can see the rear line popping out for under the floor pan, the brake hose attaches to this, which goes to the union on the rear axle, the 2 seperate rear brake lines attach to this union.
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This is actually more of a "before" photo of the rear end. The axle is removed (I forgot to get a "before" photo of the rear axle itself!) But shows the overspray and rustproofing all over the bracket for the radius arms and shocks, and the shock links. It's all cleaned and painted now. I'll get a similar picture of this area to show the difference a little (OK, a LOT) hard work and some spray paint will make.
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This is actually more of a "before" photo of the rear end. The axle is removed (I forgot to get a "before" photo of the rear axle itself!) But shows the overspray and rustproofing all over the bracket for the radius arms and shocks, and the shock links. It's all cleaned and painted now. I'll get a similar picture of this area to show the difference a little (OK, a LOT) hard work and some spray paint will make.
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Maybe I'll get a brighter picture of this. Got the rear axle "roughed in" tonight! Brakes haven't been touched yet, so excuse the lousy looking brake drums.
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Maybe I'll get a brighter picture of this. Got the rear axle "roughed in" tonight! Brakes haven't been touched yet, so excuse the lousy looking brake drums.
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Another view of the rear axle in place, looks pretty nice in person. Shocks not installed yet.
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Another view of the rear axle in place, looks pretty nice in person. Shocks not installed yet.
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Thought I'd get a shot or two of the work completed on the rear before I put in the gas tank. Haven't been doing a real good job of getting pictures lately, really trying to finish the chassis before moving on up front and get the rest of the drivelin installed. I'd LOVE to at least hear this thing run this year. By my estimation this thing ain't moved under it's own power for over 20 years!
So in this pic you can see the new brake lines are un, the suspension is complete. This week I replaced the rear hub seals and packed the bearings. Tonight I installed the parking brake cables, rods and handle, seems like it'll work fine, need to adjust the parking brake after bleeding the service brakes.
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Thought I'd get a shot or two of the work completed on the rear before I put in the gas tank. Haven't been doing a real good job of getting pictures lately, really trying to finish the chassis before moving on up front and get the rest of the drivelin installed. I'd LOVE to at least hear this thing run this year. By my estimation this thing ain't moved under it's own power for over 20 years!
So in this pic you can see the new brake lines are un, the suspension is complete. This week I replaced the rear hub seals and packed the bearings. Tonight I installed the parking brake cables, rods and handle, seems like it'll work fine, need to adjust the parking brake after bleeding the service brakes.
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Just a slightly different angle from the previous pic. You can see where the gas tank goes, on the right side of the image on top. One stud that attaches the fuel tank to the body is gone, the front/center one. This was seized when removing the tank (seems like 100 years ago now, probably more like 5 or 6), so I had to drill out the fastener. I have another fastener like this from a donor car at Worldwide Automotive in Madison, should look OK when it's done.
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Just a slightly different angle from the previous pic. You can see where the gas tank goes, on the right side of the image on top. One stud that attaches the fuel tank to the body is gone, the front/center one. This was seized when removing the tank (seems like 100 years ago now, probably more like 5 or 6), so I had to drill out the fastener. I have another fastener like this from a donor car at Worldwide Automotive in Madison, should look OK when it's done.
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Threw the poster in the pic to see if anyone is paying attention. 
Ooooo, an actual operating "control" on my Sprite, the parking brake handle.......scaaaaarrryyy
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Threw the poster in the pic to see if anyone is paying attention.
Ooooo, an actual operating "control" on my Sprite, the parking brake handle.......scaaaaarrryyy
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Just got the tank and line put in tonight. Not too much left out back. Going to start finishing up the rest of the hydraulic system in the engine bay area and will be bringing the engine out of "the dungeon" and into the bright lights of the garage to finish up the assembly and get 'er all painted up purty. 
The wire for the fuel gauge can be seen at the top center of the photo, that's the original, spent a bit of time getting all the red paint and primer off of it.
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Just got the tank and line put in tonight. Not too much left out back. Going to start finishing up the rest of the hydraulic system in the engine bay area and will be bringing the engine out of "the dungeon" and into the bright lights of the garage to finish up the assembly and get 'er all painted up purty.
The wire for the fuel gauge can be seen at the top center of the photo, that's the original, spent a bit of time getting all the red paint and primer off of it.
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