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wespiece

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Restoring 2 - Zegato Elcar's - what do you think?
« on: December 05, 2013, 11:13:39 AM »
Hello all,
I am restoring two Zegato Elcar's that I bought here in Texas just east of Dallas. I don't know much about these cars but they have captured my attention for now and we are working to get them back on the road. The orange one is the 1000 model and the black one is the 2000 model. The orange one is getting a 07' GSXR 600 FI engine as part of its conversion. The black one is going back all electric. I still have both motors and all of the original wiring. Any idea what these may be worth?
Thank you for looking and please provide any feedback or details you may have on these.
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Re: Restoring 2 - Zegato Elcar's - what do you think?
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2013, 11:23:33 AM »
more pics

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Re: Restoring 2 - Zegato Elcar's - what do you think?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2014, 10:36:19 PM »
More pics - making some progress - suspension is back in place and working on the body and engine now
« Last Edit: March 31, 2014, 10:38:04 PM by wespiece »

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Re: Restoring 2 - Zegato Elcar's - what do you think?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 06:15:52 PM »
kewl rebuild,  as for worth, ...more then what they were "as is"..

I have one and looking at another here in NY for a  repower... geo-metro engined...
but first my Subie van gets its new powerplant  then other projects..

steveg.   scg13803@yahoo

wespiece

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Re: Restoring 2 - Zegato Elcar's - what do you think?
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2014, 01:50:40 PM »
The Elcar is now alive - not rolling yet but the 07 FI GSXR 600 is in place and running - gonna be a fun ride once its on the road.
video if the startup - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJnpq0gqIKg

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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 10:29:35 AM »
Ok with everything pretty well mach'ed up, I removed the body from the frame so I could complete the welding of the engine brackets and weld in the jackshaft assembly. Then I painted the whole frame with gloss black paint. Now I am just working to complete body for final reassembly.

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Re: Restoring 2 - Zegato Elcar's - what do you think?
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2014, 01:06:37 PM »
can you please reply with battery terminal wire color info, NEED dash, speedo and linkage for such if have, please reply

wespiece

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Re: Restoring 2 - Zegato Elcar's - what do you think?
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2014, 09:48:19 AM »
I do have some wiring diagrams I can share with you. I do not have any extra dash parts at this time. I have fabricated my dash out of a piece of thin aluminum.
You can see it in the pic attached

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« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2014, 08:54:41 AM »
Hi agian
the engine is and overkill, but looks fun.. I had another Zelle at one time which someone converted to gas using a 360 Honda, and it was fast, though scary with such a short wheelbase.   the conversion was simple and reversable , which i did before selling for another more orig. unit.
good job!.. keep me posted on your progress.

steveg.

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Re: Restoring 2 - Zegato Elcar's - what do you think?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2015, 08:16:40 AM »
Making a bit more progress. Car is now painted a dark metallic grey. Bottom half is semi gloss and the upper half is matt finish. Looks really good.
Now has all new carpet installed. Now waiting on door hinges and side marker lights. Anyone has a source for either of these?
Enjoy the pics!

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Re: Restoring 2 - Zegato Elcar's - what do you think?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2015, 08:57:08 AM »
here is a new video of the car actually rolling down the street
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tn9aTnuWBSA&list=UUPrhVcNnUZcrgg60YdFjRnA


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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2015, 08:41:22 AM »
We made it on Speed Hunters with our build !!!
Check it out and many other converts
http://www.speedhunters.com/2015/03/iamthespeedhunter-your-bike-powered-builds/
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2015, 09:51:15 AM »
here is another video of the car rolling thru the naborhood
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M13P2ItosG4

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Re: Restoring 2 - Zegato Elcar's - what do you think?
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2015, 08:48:10 AM »
Well my Elcar is basically done now. I am adding a few things like wigwag headlight circuit and just cleaning up. Hope you enjoyed my build log here.
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