Lotus Elan

S4 1969 dhc From Uruguay Restored

PostPost by: acrocco » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:31 pm

well after two years the lotus is almost ready i've just to finish the interior, has to buy a carpet set... i finish the paint job in original burnt sand colour (all done by me and a friend of mine) also the engine block and cilinder head (new valves, seats, etc. etc) and also brake seals and clutch and brake master cilinders, gearbox and front suspenssion done... less the dampers... i have to buy a new set. i'll send you some pictures to show my work...i have to thank Ted Taylor from USA that sell me the car and give me very useful tips and to all you guys that offer all your support and knowledge...
hope i'll find some other elan project i now want to build a 26r replica... regards from Montevideo - URUGUAY - South America.. Alvaro
hope you like it... and i'll need some tips from you guys regarding the stainless steel chrome wheel embelishers and also 3 eared knock on spinners, where i cuould find both things. cheers
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 1:33 pm

The car is looking great. I spent some time many years ago helping a friend rebuild an identical burnt sand Stromberg S4 DHC

It was a great car

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:28 pm

Looks great. I'd love to see the interior and engine compartment
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PostPost by: billwill » Sat Jul 04, 2015 3:36 pm

Nice Car, but was painting it the same colour as the environmental sand and grass the most sensible thing to do.

The car might be quite hard to see due to its camoflage.
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PostPost by: seniorchristo » Sat Jul 04, 2015 6:05 pm

What a great job you've done! And so far away from the Motherland! Are there any other Elans in Uruguay or even "close by" in South America that you know of ? Best of Luck!
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PostPost by: acrocco » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:53 pm

I will post more pictures soon with other scenery !! It's the only Elan in Uruguay about 20 years ago a collector here has a s2 that now is in Porto Alegre BRAZIL .... I think in Colombia there are 2 elans more but soon I will buy another Elam project so I have another challenge jejeje regards and thanks !!!
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PostPost by: normanjsmith » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:25 am


Your Elan looks superb in the original Burnt Sand. It was probably the least popular colour here in Australia but like you I love it and would not change it.

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