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Factory enginebay

PostPost by: lbcmech » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:15 pm

Need a little info. I'm getting ready to repaint my 65 s2. I wasn't going to take the body off. But now I'm thinking about doing the Enginebay also. Is this correct way it is painted?
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:53 pm

I believe it is supposed to be black.
Something about an agreement between Lotus and the licencing authority back in the 60`s in order to be allowed to put the registration number on the front grill. The background to the white letters would therefore be dark to improve the contrast.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:07 am

The engine bay of Roy Bacon's old S2 chassis number 26/4891
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:47 pm

Yes the engine bay should be black (satin or Matt?) also the area of the sliding hinges should also be black. Can post a picture if you like... lmk
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PostPost by: lbcmech » Sat Jan 28, 2017 5:04 pm

Thanks for the info. Looks like I'm pulling the body off. Is the trunk area also black?
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PostPost by: Sking06 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 1:08 am

I have repainted my engine bay a couple of times. I have never had the body off. Just pulled the engine/trans.

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