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Elan S2 restoration...

PostPost by: lotocone » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:43 pm

Gino, Very nice work ! Looking forward to seeing more progress. What color will it be ?

It looks like you worked on the doors because they fit well.

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PostPost by: gino1 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 6:53 am

Hi Bob,

I'm going to do Medici Blue (sky blue) with opaque silver hardtop and bumpers.
Initially I thought of the Gulf livery but then I was persuaded not to :|

Keep you posted.
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PostPost by: gino1 » Thu May 15, 2014 3:24 pm

Well finally getting sprayed and should be back home at the weekend...looks like a busy few months ahead :)

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PostPost by: gino1 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:42 am

A few more pics with the bodywork fitted and car nearing completion..

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PostPost by: gino1 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:41 pm

Just posting some pics on how i fitted the air scoop to cool the diff.

I bought an aluminium hose reducer 76mm and a 76mm flange to sit above the diff.

Put a hole into the side of the sill wher the scoop fits and made a 50mm and elongated it to swing it vertical, cut the excess off then bonded it with black sealer silicon.
One of teh screws that holds the external scoop penetrates the wall of the reducer to hold it better in place.

See attached pics
I made it up as I went along and dont know if it's right but it looks ok :roll:

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PostPost by: gino1 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 4:20 pm

Restoration nearing the end.
Today i fitted the hardtop...next week should be ready for electrics. ..
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PostPost by: 661 » Wed Apr 15, 2015 5:12 pm

Stunning. An inspiration
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:30 pm

It looks sensational Gino, i like the Medici and silver combination and quality of your work.

I'm at about the same point in rebuild of S1 26/0429 which I've painted Flag Metallic Blue the colour used on the Ecurie Ecosse race cars. I've seen the last 2 days on wiring and fitting hardtop before sending the car to the trimmer

Keep the updates coming

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PostPost by: RedS4 » Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:22 am

Beautiful. Have you lowered the car? The way the arches frame the wheels is sensational. :)
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PostPost by: gino1 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:10 pm

Hi ,
Thanks for all your nice comments...
I've just set the car up as is for now whilst i'm rebuilding, and although it looks good low down, I'll probably need to give a little more rake.
Badges went on yesterday and although I put the shield badges on in the wrong place they look ok to me.
I put the badges here because I need to fit the side repeaters in their place.

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PostPost by: William2 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:55 pm

Hi Gino,

Likewise! Your S2 looks stunning and I like the colour.

Regards,

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PostPost by: gino1 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:26 am

Just off to the auto electrician for a full rewire. ...basically finished. ..Hope to enjoy a ride before the cold sets in. .
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:25 am

Stunning! Very nice work. Now enjoy it!
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PostPost by: gino1 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:15 pm

Well. ..end of restoration..car even MOT'd !
Took the car out today for its first run and everything went really well...
Now on with the plus two. ..

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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:27 pm

Looks stunning Gino, well done :D
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