Hello all. I’ve reading your posts for about six weeks and trying to absorb some of the knowledge that’s here. This is my first post but I’m sure I’ll be asking lots of questions going forward.
I bought three 2002 GEMs - two E2s and an E4. All three are project cars and in varying states of (dis)repair. I hope to get them home later this week so I can see what I’ve gotten myself into. Best case is all can be brought back to life, although, from what I can see, that will be a big challenge. My fall-back is to scavenge what I can from two cars to get at least one back on the road.
As soon as I can get these cars in my hands, I’ll take an inventory of what I have (and don’t have) and will be back looking for advice.
Good morning all - after two months, I thought an update was in order. I now have one of the two-seater E825s up and running. I robbed some parts from the other two, added new brakes, upholstery, fabricated a rear window and a QuiQ charger. I’ll replace the batteries too but the 8G31s seem good enough for now to test things out. It looks like they’re good for 5+ miles in our flat neighborhood, but I don’t know how much to trust the SOC meter.
I’m going to part out or scrap the other two. The four-seater appears to have been in a collision that tore up the right side panel, tub and frame. And there are so many parts missing from both that making them functional (let alone cosmetically acceptable) seems like a stretch.
So anybody want parts from these two before they go to GEM heaven?
I’m not sure if those have a hazard light switch or if it is the same part for my 2013 but I’d be interested in one if you have it. Also looking for the caps that cover the lower seat belt anchor bolts.
Sorry RS_E6, none of these cars have a working hazard light switch. A don’t see a cap covering the lower seat belt anchor bolts. On these cars, the lower bolts fave a flange nut on the outside and a pan-head torx (T55) on the inside. I have those, but no caps.
I have at 2008 with a 12:44 (I think) and would like a 9:8 (I think that is the ratio for at 2002) I always get mixed up on the ratio numbers.
I don’t know anyone that can read the labels to know, @grantwest, do you know the codes?