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Elan S2 reassembly video part 1

PostPost by: PaulH » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:08 am

I've posted a video on YouTube showing the start of my Elan reassembly having received the painted body. Maybe of interest:


I've put part 1 in the title; wonder how many sequels I might end up with?
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:47 am

Thank you Paul. Very enjoyable and useful.

I have learnt quite a few important details which help me to plan ahead as my project came without a bodyshell!
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:27 pm

nice, and informative video : thank you !
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:19 pm

Nicely done Paul. I didn?t have the patience to video record my rebuild several years ago. This will be a big help for anyone doing the same.
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PostPost by: webrest7 » Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:46 pm

Great effort on a fabulous looking car.
Thanks for sharing, looking forward to the next instalment.
You appear to be a real efficient restorer Paul. Love ya' work we now have our own our own Project Binky.
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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:53 pm

Brilliant. Thank you for posting this PaulH I am at a similar point in assembling a S2 (frankentwincam) and was scratching my head over the wiper assembly. Somewhere I must have the drive tubes in a box... Can anyone tell me where the little X10 x 1/2" nylon bolts and nuts belong (they were bagged with the wiper wheel boxes, and their fasteners...)
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PostPost by: Pastapesto » Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:49 pm

Possibly on the curves where the bonnet pivots.....I think they are the only nylon nuts & bolts I can recall......there should also be 2 off steel nuts & bolts with very thin bolt heads which attach to the support brackets that support this "curved" area......they are the only place I think they can come from...

Hope that helps

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:43 pm

Great Paul, keep 'em coming!

Lovely paint job!
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PostPost by: mwhitaker » Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:42 pm


Thanks so much for taking the time/trouble to post these videos. They are a big visual aid to those of us who have not yet pulled their cars apart. I look forward to the next installment. Your Medici Blue paint is lovely, almost the same shade as my French Blue with your garage lighting.

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