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Old crankshaft. The connecting rod had way to...
  
This engine had the cast iron crankshaft with an...
  
I ended up replacing this unit with a rebuilt one...
  
Cruizin' the Eastside 13th annual show in Moscow,...
  
We won the People's Choice Award! Cruizin' the...
  
Our car parked next to a 1955 Jaguar XK140. It...
  
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Here's our little car hiding among the American...
  
Parked next to a European Spec Smart Car at the...
  
It doesn't look like it in the picture but I am...
  
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Seat upholstered by Dido Upholstery of Troy,...
  
The interior turned out great. I still need to...
  
Door panel with pocket.
  
We are almost done!
  
Engine block with crankshaft removed. Everything...
  
Engine pulled from car for rebuild.
  
Cylinder head rocker arms and piston awaiting...
  
Rocker arm assembly close up.
  
Homemade flywheel puller. I ended up having to...
  
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Close-up with our photo album on the ground in...
  
Our car was awarded the "Sponsors Pick" of the...
  
Rear with everything on except the rear bumper...
  
Passengers side with front bumpers installed.
  
Door open with front bumpers installed.
  
Front drivers side with front bumpers installed.
  
Front drivers side with front bumpers installed.
  
Our first picnic at a local park. The luggage...
  
Our first picnic at a local park.
  
Interior with temporary blanket cover on the seat.
  
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Test drive up the street.
  
Test drive up the street.
  
Test drive up the street.
  
New front turn signal rubber boots. I purchased...
  
New 7inch chrome headlight rings purchased from...
  
New dash light lenses purchased from The Bromely...
  
Steering column installed.
  
Front with headlights and turn signals installed.
  
Drivers side headlight and turn signal close-up.
  
Passengers side headlight and turn signal...
  
Drivers side front with headlights and turn...
  
Passengers side front with door open after...
  
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Rear of car with sunroof cover installed and in...
  
Passengers side looking down onto the sunroof...
  
Passengers side with sunroof cover installed.
  
Drivers side with sunroof in its open position.
  
Rear luggage rack installed. This is the luggage...
  
Rear luggage rack installed. This is the luggage...
  
Front with side windows installed.
  
Passengers side front with rear luggage rack...
  
Passengers side with rear luggage rack installed.
  
Drivers side with rear luggage rack installed.
  
Drivers side front.
  
Passenger side windows installed.
  
Passenger side windows installed.
  
Drivers side windows installed.
  
Rear lights installed.
  
Dash board and door strut lift installed.
  
Door strut spring has been replaced with Werner...
  
Dash board installed.
  
Passenger side rear with light mounts installed.
  
Drivers side front with light mounts installed.
  
Rear passenger side with engine cover installed.
  
Engine cover panel installed.
  
Passenger side.
  
Drivers side rear.
  
Passenger side front.
  
Front with door installed.
  
Drivers side front.
  
Drivers side.
  
Body mounted to chassis!
  
Body mounted to chassis!
  
Body mounted to chassis!
  
Body mounted to chassis!
  
Body mounted to chassis!
  
Body mounted to chassis!
  
All masked off for painting the interior.
  
Passenger inner fender after painting.
  
Interior roof area after paining.
  
Passenger side window sill after painting.
  
Upper part of door after painting.
  
Interior paint finished.
  
Masking off the interior to paint the exterior of...
  
Masking off the front window.
  
Passenger side front after painting.
  
Headlight buckets after paint.
  
All of the differen't light assemblies after...
  
Passenger side after paint.
  
Passenger side looking past engine area.
  
Front of body after paint.
  
Engine panel after paint.
  
Drivers side after paint.
  
Passengers side after paint.
  
Door after paint.
  
Interior masked for bed liner application.
  
Gator Gaurd II purchased from Eastwood.com. ...
  
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After bed liner application.
  
After bed liner application.
  
Underside coated in spray-in bed liner.
  
Front drivers side with door mounted.
  
Front passengers side with door mounted.
  
Front straight on.
  
Paint test panel. So far so good! After wet...
  
There is just a little bit of orange peel that...
  
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Passengers side after second round of blocking,...
  
Passengers side rear after second round of...
  
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The drivers side rear corner where the nerf bar...
  
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Turn signal housings ready to wet sand and paint.
  
My DeVilbiss HVLP gun that I bought for the base...
  
Interior ready for final blocking.
  
Engine area ready for final blocking. This side...
  
Passengers side looking very nice.
  
Drivers side ready for final blocking.
  
My homemade stand to hold the door and all of the...
  
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Drivers side after second round of primer. I am...
  
Passengers side after second round of primer. ...
  
Passengers side inner fender. This is completely...
  
Drivers side inner fender. This fender is also...
  
Door after second round of primer. I built a...
  
Engine cover panel blocked and ready for primer. ...
  
Passengers side blocked and ready for primer.
  
Drivers side blocked and ready for primer.
  
Turn signal mounts, headlight buckets, and tail...
  
Steering box and pedal holes cut into new floor...
  
Passengers side blocked and ready to prime.
  
Drivers side blocked and ready to prime.
  
NOS Lucas stop lamp lens purchased from eBay. ...
  
Passengers side rear after sanding primer.
  
Passengers side front after sanding primer.
  
Door removed for sanding.
  
New battery box built by my Dad. Thanks again...
  
Headlight buckets, turn signal buckets and tail...
  
Close up of engine cover. I still have a long...
  
Door after sanding the primer.
  
Dash board and door shock housing after...
  
Heater parts.
  
Parts after powdercoating.
  
Interior parts after powdercoating.
  
Floor heater outlet after powdercoating.
  
Sliding window locks.
  
Heater outlet and sunroof frame after...
  
Shifter and heater parts after powdercoating.
  
Heater inlet after powdercoating.
  
Shifter rod parts and sunroof bow after...
  
Body test fit onto chassis.
  
Body test fit onto chassis.
  
Body test fit onto chassis.
  
Body test fit onto chassis.
  
Body test fit onto chassis.
  
Body test fit onto chassis.
  
Door test fitted after primer.
  
Top of door and roof area.
  
Drivers side front fender and door hinge area.
  
Door close-up.
  
Inside with door installed.
  
Passengers side rear corner.
  
Drivers side rear corner.
  
Primered body shell awaiting final chassis test...
  
3 thick coats of epoxy primer. I definitely have...
  
For how bad the body was I came out pretty good. ...
  
Only one spot to touch up on the passenger side...
  
Drivers side inner fender.
  
Drivers side after primer.
  
Passengers side after primer.
  
Door after primer.
  
Passenger side after primer.
  
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Passengers side rear or the engine compartment.
  
Front showing filler around the door jam.
  
Passengers side inner fender. The patch panel...
  
Drivers side inner fender.
  
Weld spot below the rear window.
  
Drivers side front fender.
  
Good thing the Isetta is small.
  
Working on the engine cover panel.
  
Working on the engine panel cover.
  
Finished for the night. Just a little sanding in...
  
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The new sander had made all of the difference in...
  
mmmmm.....smooth!
  
I am smiling because I can see the light at the...
  
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To make things easier and hopefully make the...
  
Firewall and spare tire test fit.
  
New floor panel with front door closed.
  
Front passenger fender body work progressing.
  
Front passengers side body work in progress.
  
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Rear passengers side body work progress.
  
Rear drivers side body without paint.
  
Front drivers side during the bodywork process.
  
Front passengers side during the bodywork process.
  
Rear passengers side during the bodywork process.
  
New upper and lower door hinges. These are laser...
  
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Engine cooling flange rubber gasket. Its brand...
  
Shifter boot, shifter knob, nylon steering column...
  
Complete body gasket set. I will end up having a...
  
New door gasket. Purchased from Werner Schwark.
  
New sunroof top and tensioner bow. The bow is...
  
Window gasket filler strips. These are for both...
  
Fixed and sliding window rubber pieces. The...
  
Front and rear window gaskets. Purchased from...
  
Square to round heater hose. I believe that...
  
New old stock Lucas lenses with chrome rings. I...
  
Finished up all of the tar paper removal. I am...
  
Finished up all of the tar paper removal. I am...
  
This was taken right before I rust bombed the...
  
This was taken right before I rust bombed the...
  
My friend Nick came in from Seattle to help me...
  
Body paint removal.
  
Here I am finishing up the body work on the door.
  
My friend Nick is into racing his e30 BMW and had...
  
After you let the dry ice sit for a couple of...
  
There were some spots that this method did not...
  
Finished with the dry ice. I will take a angle...
  
Nick finished removing all of the paint on the...
  
About half way finished with the underside of the...
  
Scenic view of the palouse.
  
I also did the inside of the door.
  
Four hundred pounds of sand later I am finally...
  
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Sand blasting done.
  
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My neighbor helped my unload the body into my...
  
Test fit of the body after the new floor was...
  
Man I love those whitewalls.
  
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We through some towels over the engine and shock...
  
Backside of the engine compartment opening.
  
Backside of the engine compartment opening.
  
Floor completely finished.
  
Floor completely finished.
  
Battery box and master cylinder cutouts.
  
Bottom of rear engine opening. The end was...
  
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Body with new floor.
  
Inside view of the new floor.
  
rear nerf bar holes welded and repaired.
  
rear nerf bar holes welded and repaired.
  
Rear quarter shot.
  
Rear quarter shot.
  
Body next to fully restored chassis.
  
New floor installed.
  
New floor installed.
  
Close-up of the cracking around the upper door...
  
Close-up of the cracking around the lower door...
  
Headlight buckets and front turn signal mounts.
  
3M Bristle Disk. This is what I will be using to...
  
Using the bristle disk from Eastwood.com it took...
  
Door with glass removed and paint removal started.
  
With the front door removed we lifted the body up...
  
We actually had a heck of a time getting the door...
  
Top rear of body.
  
Side shot.
  
Old floor cut out.
  
The passenger side of this floor required very...
  
Unfortunately the passenger side fender well was...
  
Jeff has a lot more experience welding thin metal...
  
Jeff's '51 Chevy Deluxe in the background.
  
Passenger side fender well all welded and...
  
Passenger side fender well all welded and...
  
Luckily the drivers side is in really good shape.
  
After we layed out all of the stiffeners I then...
  
Using a piece of wood as a fence I was able to...
  
There is one stiffener that is actually raised...
  
I then bolted the new piece of sheet metal to the...
  
After laying out the pattern on the sheet metal I...
  
Action shot.
  
Tools of the trade.
  
The new floor panel ready to be cut to shape and...
  
Engine and Gearbox installed. Chassis work is...
  
Engine and Gearbox installed. Chassis work is...
  
Engine and Gearbox installed. Chassis work is...
  
Engine and Gearbox installed. Chassis work is...
  
Closeup of Gearbox and driveline connection.
  
Closeup of Gearbox and driveline connection.
  
Closeup of Gearbox and driveline connection.
  
Chassis work almost complete.
  
Chassis work almost complete.
  
Engine and Gearbox installed.
  
Engine minus Carburetor.
  
Engine minus carburetor.
  
Fan housing and valve covers polished.
  
Chain drive drying after clear coating.
  
It rolls again.
  
It rolls again.
  
It rolls again.
  
It rolls again.
  
Exhaust installed after it was coated with a high...
  
Pedal cover installed after powder coating.
  
Chain drive starting the polishing process after...
  
Frame with both front wheels installed.
  
Chassis with rear leaf springs installed.
  
Chassis with rear leaf springs installed.
  
Chassis with tie rod installed.
  
Clutch cable and linkage installed. Clutch cable...
  
Drivers side front suspension re-installed.
  
Drivers side front suspension with steering...
  
Front drivers side brake re-installed.
  
Brake line re-installed.
  
Drivers side wheel installed.
  
Front drivers side wheel assembly.
  
Under pedal shield. Ordered from the IOCGB.
  
Under pedal shield. Ordered from the IOCGB.
  
Plenty of tire clearence.
  
Wheel with hubcap. Hubcaps ordered from the...
  
Wheel re-installed.
  
Werner Schwark's wonderful catalog for his...
  
All five shifter bushings and both drag link...
  
Front suspension swing arms and steering linkages...
  
Accelerator Cable installed with new boot.
  
Drivers side steering assembly all polished.
  
BFGoodrich Silvertown Whitewalls. 4.80x10 with a...
  
BFGoodrich Silvertown Whitewalls. 4.80x10 with a...
  
My little helpers. BFGoodrich Silvertown...
  
Front shocks. Supplied by Hans Rothkegel out of...
  
Front shock close-up. Supplied by Hans Rothkegel...
  
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Choke cable and exhaust clamp. Supplied by Hans...
  
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Close-up of muffler inlet and exhaust outlet. I...
  
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First finished piece that has been polished. ...
  
Steering box and pedal assembly all polished and...
  
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Air filter installed.
  
Close-up of master cylinder and new hard lines.
  
New brake hardlines installed.
  
Brake line junction.
  
Brake line junction.
  
All new brake hardlines installed.
  
Ashley, my wife, installed the first piece back...
  
One down, lots to go.
  
Both mud gaurds installed.
  
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Close-up of master cylinder and push rod assembly
  
Close-up of new master cylinder.
  
Close-up of air filter canistor and mud gaurds.
  
Done for the day.
  
Oil pan after powder coating.
  
Air cleaner canistor after powder coating.
  
Cooling tins after powder coating.
  
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All of the parts after they have been powder...
  
Close-up of two of the wheels.
  
Close-up of the mud guards and engine tins.
  
Close up of powder coated parts.
  
Shock towers
  
Pedals
  
Close-up of wheel.
  
Close-up of steering box and linkage mounts
  
Rear of frame
  
Front of frame
  
Rear of frame.
  
Entire frame
  
Entire frame
  
All loaded up to head to the powder coaters.
  
Engine on homemade dolly.
  
Another shot of the engine on the dolly.
  
Wingnut our Corgi kept me company in the garage...
  
The other side of the engine and transmission.
  
Close-up of the transmission.
  
Close-up of the fan.
  
Oil pickup tube.
  
Oil pick-up tube.
  
Valvetrain.
  
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This is the drivers side steering assembly. I...
  
Steering box and pedal assembly. This piece is a...
  
Engine with the cooling tins removed.
  
Shot of the massive rocker arm assembly.
  
One side of the engine tins after it has been...
  
Same tin only showing the inside.
  
Me starting to remove the oil pan.
  
Close-up
  
Sand blasted chassis parts.
  
Front springs ready for painting.
  
Air canister sand blasted and ready for powder...
  
Rear mud flaps ready for powder coating.
  
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Front shock towers ready for powder coating.
  
Pedals and bell crank assembly ready for...
  
Front trailing arms ready for powder coating.
  
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Isetta body next to a Fiat 600.
  
Canadian model 300 badge and Isetta script.
  
Isetta body next to a Fiat 600.
  
Isetta body next to a Fiat 600.
  
Front nose of Isetta body.
  
Isetta door open.
  
Everything has been stripped off of the chassis.
  
Isetta dashboard. This was the picture that...
  
Completed disassembly of chassis.
  
Front of chassis.
  
Rear of chassis.
  
Chain drive after chassis disassembly.
  
Front spindles and shock tower.
  
Chassis after degreasing.
  
Close-up
  
Close-up of passenger side wheel assemble after...
  
Close-up of drivers side wheel assembly after...
  
Complete drivetrain after degreaser.
  
Close-up after degreaser.
  
Chain drive after degreaser.
  
Complete drivetrain after degreaser.
  
Starting of chassis disassembly.
  
Chassis disassembly
  
Engine and transmission removed from chassis.
  
This was taken right after I removed the body.
  
This was taken right after the body was removed.
  
Front of chassis showing all of the steering and...
  
Rear shot showing chain drive and muffler. This...
  
New drive couplings were installed prior to the...
  
Close up shot of the chain drive and emergency...
  
Shot of engine before cleaning.
  
Close-up of steering and pedal linkages.
  
Passenger side wheel assembly.
  
Engine and Transmission.
  
Close-up of transmission and drive shaft.
  
Close-up of drivers side wheel assembly.
  
Rear brake before rebuild. I rebuilt the entire...
  
Rear brake after rebuild.
  
Front drivers side brake before rebuild.
  
Front drivers side brake before rebuild.
  
Front drivers side brake before rebuild.
  
Front drivers side brake after rebuild.
  
Front drivers side brake after rebuild.
  
Front drivers side brake reinstalled after...
  
Front drivers side brake reinstalled after...
  
Front drivers side brake reinstalled after...
  
After I pulled out most of the debris I was able...
  
The battery box was completely gone and had been...
  
The fender to floor seam is in pretty bad shape.
  
There are actually several holes like this one in...
  
It fit quite nicely in the back of my F250.
  
We drove about 300 miles with it in the back and...
  
Another shot with it in the back of the truck.
  
Close-up shot.
  
Getting ready to unload.
  
Starting to untie it.
  
Another shot of me untying the car.
  
Taking off the duct tapped sunroof plastic.
  
Here it is in my garage.
  
Time to call it a night.
  
The first of 4 pictures showing the "Brand New"...
  
I do not recomend doing any business with...
  
I later found out that makes a living ripping...
  
One of my friends had ordered a set of front turn...
  
The car had been sitting in the garage virtually...
  
Over the years it had become a glorified storage...
  
Inside filled with random stuff including Romex...
  
Interior view showing the door panel falling off.
  
Closeup of shifter and emergency brake.
  
Interior with random stuff inside.
  
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Filled up the tires with air and pushed it out...
  
Rear shot of the body showing the only real bad...
  
Drivers side of car. You can see the exhaust my...
  
Another shot of the drivers side.
  
Front drivers side.
  


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