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Since I just broke my trans-shift cable, I figured now is as good as any time to fix little things here & there on the Elky.

She's not the cream of the crop and I'm thinking a 'kid' owned her in the past so I know my work is cut out for me.
 

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Day One:
The Charging system....

The 'rats nest' I pulled out:


The old alternator 'harness:


Old and New Battery Cables:


And the final product:


 

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Day Two:
Headlight Wiring



Here's what the wiring looked like when I removed the wire conduit that was in...
(Yes that is speaker wire)


Finished Product:
 

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Days 3 & 4
Front Suspension

New Front Springs and Shocks:

Old vs New Front Springs:


Other Upgrades done at the same time were: Front brake pads & rotors, sway bar end links, tie-rod ends, ball joints, & full alignment.
 

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Swapped wheels over to some old dusty steely's I cleaned & repainted, bought two more matching beauty rings, & found a dirt road... Here's the result:

Old rims:

'New' cleaned & painted:



The resulting photo shoot:





 

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Even though I am restoring my Elky there are some modifications to the body I have planned (roll pans, custom tail lights, etc..)

Since the entire front clip is from another Elky (maroon paint under the white) I decided to not keep the hood 'stock'.

So, I cut along the outer bodylines:

Used the edges of an old BMW hood:

And tacked in the 'fins':

Front View:

From behind the wheel:


I'm in the process of body filling and priming for the final paint, so those photos will come in another post when it's done.
 

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{Here's what the wiring looked like when I removed the wire conduit that was in...
(Yes that is speaker wire)}

Did that well them hear better around corners or on foggy nights!!!:poke:
That hood is wild looking, I can't wait to see what it looks like when your done!!:beer:
Donny
 

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{Here's what the wiring looked like when I removed the wire conduit that was in...
(Yes that is speaker wire)}

Did that well them hear better around corners or on foggy nights!!!:poke:

Donny
The previous owner had done some 'upgrading' to his standards before I had purchased the Elky. Rest assured, the only speaker wire that is now in the truck is that which is connected to actual speakers. ;-)
 
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