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USA 70 Elan DHC project stalled

PostPost by: Chapman79 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:36 pm

After a few years of inactivity, I have come to the conclusion that my restoration of VIN: 0014K will not be completed, and it is better to sell, and have someone complete the project, than to never finish at all !!!!! Of course I have all documentation and receipts ! I am located about 60 miles west of Detroit Michigan.
Body: The body was completely gone through, stress cracks repaired, gel coat and then Sikkens epoxy in Porsche guards red. Now some of the body work / crazing has come through, All new wire harnesses (not installed)
Chassis: Rust free and straight !!!! all bushings in suspension are replaced, chassis has been gusseted for additional strength. Rack has been restored and tie rod ends are new. Ball joints are new and the trunnions are also new. New Koni shocks. Front and rear wheel bearings are new. Chassis and suspension components were stripped and the coated with epoxy primer followed by Sikkens epoxy black.
Engine: Big valve weber head conversion on the original 1600 engine. Reground cams to big valve spec, new cam bearings, valve guides and valves.Fresh valve job. Block bored .010 with new pistons, rings rod and main bearings, crank turned to .010 / .010. New clutch assembly including master and slave cylinders. New reman starter and generator. New headers.
Brakes: A calipers have been rebuilt, new pads including parking brake. All discs are refinished and within specs.
Master cylinder is new, and all brake lines have been replaced.
Interior: New carpet set, all rocker switches are new, windows have new winders (wire ropes),
There is much, much more, but maybe it is better for potential buyers to ask questions ??? Asking $16,500 us dollars.
Rick Branka (734) 516-2330 or [email protected]" target="_blank"
photos at http://s1058.photobucket.com/user/wobbl ... t=3&page=1
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:51 pm

pictures would help.
sounds like you've got 90% done, why not finish? you've come so far and are almost there!!! :)
very good price, if not under priced, unless it's more apart (basketcase) than together.
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PostPost by: Chapman79 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:37 pm

At the bottom of my post is a link to photobucket that has many pictures of my Elan.
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:54 am

Chapman79 wrote:At the bottom of my post is a link to photobucket that has many pictures of my Elan.


link doesn't work, "unexpected error" message comes up.
FYI
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Jun 08, 2016 2:59 am

Worked fine for me this morning, now I get the same message as you.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:23 am

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PostPost by: Chapman79 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:43 am

Let me know if you want pics and the link will not work for you, I will email them to you.

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PostPost by: billwill » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:13 am

I think you have your engine mount spacers on the wrong side of the engine.
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PostPost by: jimc805 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:20 am

Interesting project. Considering any trades or trades plus cash?
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PostPost by: Chapman79 » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:25 am

I need to make more room, so I would not be interested in trades.

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PostPost by: pierre bourgais » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:42 pm

hello
I'm new on the forum; Is that car still for sale?
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PostPost by: Chapman79 » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:49 pm

THIS VEHICLE HAS BEEN SOLD !!!!!
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