Lotus Elan

Chassis Alignment

PostPost by: saildrive2001 » Thu Sep 29, 2005 6:57 pm

I have my chassis stripped of all components & want to check it for
alignment relative to the dimensions in the manual. Since I don't have
a flat layout plate to mount the chassis on does anyone have any ideas
on how to check it dimensionally. I have thought of using levels &
plumb bobs but was wondering if anyone had any better & easier to use
technique.
Keith Marshall
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PostPost by: lotuselan2 » Thu Sep 29, 2005 9:25 pm

Keith

I was lucky enough to have a friendly body shop where my wife had
accumulated frequent fender bender points. He checked it and "adjusted" it
as needed on his alignment bench. He did it for free! With a bare chassis
it is really simple for a body shop to do. If you chat up a few of them you
might get someone to do it quite cheaply. I was able to stuff the whole +2
chassis in the back of a 1980 Honda Accord hatchback to get it to shop and
back; that is a site in itself!



Ken

'69 Lotus Elan +2 with BDR

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I have my chassis stripped of all components & want to check it for
alignment relative to the dimensions in the manual. Since I don't have
a flat layout plate to mount the chassis on does anyone have any ideas
on how to check it dimensionally. I have thought of using levels &
plumb bobs but was wondering if anyone had any better & easier to use
technique.
Keith Marshall
69 S4 SE







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