Lotus Elan

Parting out 1965 Elan

PostPost by: lottex » Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:30 pm

This car needs to be brought back to the UK, restored and hopefully get the original reg no re-issued. Even if it makes little economic sense. PM sent!
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:31 am

bitsobrits wrote:I had to replace the wire frames on one of my Elans, and I wouldn't describe it as overly difficult. It was very tedious and messy to use a 2" grinding disc to 'cut' loose all the areas where the steel was bonded in.

This kind of job is worth investing in an oscillating saw : better reach and a lot less dust than an angle grinder or electric file, even if at the expense of a slightly lower material removal rate. That is my #1 go to tool for most structural fiberglass jobs, including cutting panels.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:29 pm

Pt 2
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PostPost by: Billmack » Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:47 pm

I repaired the wire frames (trellis) on my elan with regular tools. Its not overly hard if you have some decent welding and grinding skills. I'd leave body on chassis for that and make sure the doors still fit ok as you bond the new stuff to the shell.
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