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Lilliputian S2 Restoration

PostPost by: lance54 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:36 am

I found an inexpensive Corgi Elan S2 to restore for my 3 year old grandson Jack.
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Like every Elan restoration I began with body off.
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Then inspection of all the components.
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Followed by paint removal.
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Watch this space for next steps.
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PostPost by: Bud English » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:32 am

Well done. You found one with what looks like good door fit. Now don't tick off the purists by painting it a non-stock color! :wink:
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:59 am

Pretty sure you can buy special rivets to put it back together too. Think someone does kits.
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PostPost by: billwill » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:40 pm

Ah, I have one of those too. But mine is painted non standard yellow over black to match is big sister.
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:55 pm

Now that you are restoring it, it's value will probably be in the $10 to $15 area. Had you left the original patina, the value would have been around $100,000 !!!
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PostPost by: Bud English » Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:34 pm

Ah but 3 year old Jack, being wise beyond his years, will supply that lost patina in short order. He'll hold on to the car through adulthood and cash in when the providence of these, now even rarer, cars is harder to trace due to the flood of 2069. :D
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Mon Jan 23, 2017 9:07 pm

bill its his sister runnin around in her leopard TIGHTS! sandy
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PostPost by: billwill » Mon Jan 23, 2017 11:39 pm

el-saturn wrote:bill its his sister runnin around in her leopard TIGHTS! sandy


Not exactly 8)
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PostPost by: lance54 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:46 pm

The TTR, Paul Matty and Kelvedon of the 1/43 scale world.....

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:01 pm

lance54 wrote:The TTR, Paul Matty and Kelvedon of the 1/43 scale world.....


The prices need to go up one hundred fold to join that club!
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PostPost by: lance54 » Tue Jan 24, 2017 4:17 pm

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PostPost by: cabc26b » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:14 pm

Send it to me and Ill shoot 3 coats of PPG concept inMedici Blue -
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PostPost by: lance54 » Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:38 pm

Several mold marks were removed by file before a light primer coat was applied.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:07 pm

Good work Lance! Can't wait to see the progress!
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PostPost by: lance54 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:52 am

I will need to find some more appropriate colors here.....

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Good thing I have the correct seats. They seem to be a scarce and valuable item these days.
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