Massive Honda Spree Restoring Project - Check it out!

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Massive Honda Spree Restoring Project - Check it out!

Post by jerz40 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:02 am

Hey all, I guess you could call me the King of Sprees! :lol: What I'm gonna show is a massive Honda Spree restoring project that started in January 2016 and is something I'm still working on and making progress with. Starting last Spring, 2015, I began collecting the Sprees and parts nationwide, as I just kept finding them everywhere and people would make me such good deals I couldn't resist! Even with my garage, sheds, etc. loaded. I was finding them all over in Michigan, to Illinois, to Kentucky, and even as far as the Florida keys! Once September rolled around and I had finally got my last big deal spree lot, we figured that was enough and we would try and fix up what we have. That lasted till October, when I took a break to enjoy the holidays. Then, once all the holidays were here and gone, and the decorations put away, it was time to get serious! 8) January 2016 - I got lined up all the Sprees that needed to be gone through and completely tore down. With the help of a few great friends, we had em all down in a couple hours. After teardown was complete, it was time to sort the parts, in a fashion where it was all frames, all forks, all fenders, etc. Once that was all over, now here comes the real fun part, CLEANING! :( If only people would ride these Sprees on the road and not through the field or in mud baths :lol:

*As I add photos of the progress I will continue on* :)
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Post by jerz40 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:13 am

January 2016 - Teardown is complete! Time to get these frames loaded up and ready for Sand Blasting!
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Post by jerz40 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:21 am

February 2016 - The frames and other medal parts are back! :woot: Time to get some paint on these!
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Post by jerz40 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:28 am

March 2016 - All forks were cleaned and repainted one by one. A two day project.
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Post by jerz40 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:35 am

March 2016 - All fenders were cleaned and repainted.
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Post by jerz40 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:43 am

I used Krylon Super Maxx. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it! Just a tad bit darker than original, but in the end you'd never know and it looks GREAT! :thumbsup:
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Post by jerz40 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:47 am

March 2016 - The month ALOT of painting was done. :D
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Post by benji » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:53 am

Wow...what a project haha. What you gonna do w all those sprees?

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Post by jerz40 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:57 am

April 2016 - A good start at assembly. Handlebars, cables, & wire harness's all go on.
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Post by jerz40 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:00 pm

benji wrote:Wow...what a project haha. What you gonna do w all those sprees?
I know right! Something I didn't have in mind, but kinda just worked out! :lol: Plan is to sell them, currently got 5 in the garage nearly done.

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Post by jerz40 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:11 pm

July 2016 - The end is near for most of them. Some shipments that arrived a few weeks later such as Tires, Air Filters, Ignitions are finally on making the sprees nearly done. Just a few plastics and turn signals. I kinda forgot and got a little busy to take pictures during May & June, that's why the photos kinda jumped ahead.

A HUGE thank you to chopchop123 or tazland123 for the deal on ignitions! Saved me alot of time by going to the key shop and getting my "No-Key Ignitions" keyed. :D
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Post by vintagegarage » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:13 pm

Holy cr*p!

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Post by jerz40 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:16 pm

And then finally, which is all I have for now, are 3 photos taken yesterday 7/30/2016 of a SUPER CLEAN and RESTORED Honda Spree I was bolting up as that Spree is completely finished. A job well done. More photos to come soon! :)
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Post by jerz40 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:19 pm

vintagegarage wrote:Holy cr*p!
I know! :lol: Can't tell you how many positive compliments I get on this! People are amazed!

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Post by Wheelman-111 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:04 pm

Greetings:

You know those ads on TV that say "93 Percent of Volvo/Subaru cars built since 1985 are still on the road"? Well I say 99% of Sprees are in Jerz's garage!

A thing of beauty they are! I can think of no one who's done more to uphold the motto of the Honda Spree and Elite 50 Forums; Keeping Spree Elite Aero 50cc and Gyro Alive!. (See in banner above...) What extraordinary care and attention to detail. Hope you get a $G for every one of them! (But keep the nicest for yourself... :) )

You will probably know more about the assembly of these bikes than Honda-san himself, and probably be able to put one together even faster!
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