Lotus Elan

Assemble an Elan in 3 Hours!

PostPost by: prezoom » Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:01 pm

When I read about assembling the Elan in 3 hours, I have to laugh. When I assembled my S7 kit back in 1965, it took at least 3 hours after dumping all the bolts, nuts, washers, split pins, clevis pins, etc. out of the 2 cloth tobacco sacks onto the bench and trying to figure out which went where from the parts list that was supplied. Even then, there were mistakes made that required changing some fasteners for others. It took more than 3 hours just to drill the needed holes and mount the 4 fenders/wings.
Rob Walker
1964 Sabra GT
1964 Elva Mk4T Coupe (awaiting restoration)
1965 Ford Falcon Ranchero, 302,AOD,9",rack and pinion,disc,etc,etc,etc
1954 Nash Healey LeMans Coupe

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:38 pm

i had all the proper bolts and nuts ready (orig. lotus blue elan parts manual); 3 major bits to assemble: body, cage (safety devices) and chassis: almost 200hrs of very precise and frustrating assembling: hydraulic pumps, ratchet straps etc.., WOOD WEDGES etc.... needed - alone on the floor mates! sandy
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