Lotus Elan

1967 Lotus Elan S3 DHC ..... Easy Project

PostPost by: neilcritter » Mon Nov 01, 2021 5:04 pm

Thanks for posting Tim! I look forward to meeting you and I dream of getting all the Lotus Elan's of Oklahoma together someday.

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PostPost by: neilcritter » Thu Nov 04, 2021 2:07 am

Things are moving smoothly with my restoration plans for this Elan. I met up with my local car buddies this afternoon and we developed an idea of where and how to do the final assembly.

Coincidentally I returned home and all 3 of my new books arrived in the mail. I thumbed the yellow Brian Buckland bible and saw this gem of a picture of page 38...

"A series 3 drop head in the woods..."

Now that's the kind of motivation I need to get rolling.

We'll keep you posted as the project makes its way out to Oklahoma City and gets finished.

After reconstructing the S3 with a little luck my wife and I may just be able to recreate that photo!!!!
Closeup of what's inside an S3
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A series 3 drop head in the woods...
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Brian Buckland' The Rebuilding of a Lotus Elan
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Fri Nov 12, 2021 11:14 am


I wholeheartedly agree, the photo you posted from Brian's book is fantastic!!!!

Things are moving along nicely here too. The engine, trans, and driveshaft are installed and the body was placed back on the frame Wednesday. We were going to install the windshield but the weather was no cooperating. Windshield should be in by the middle of next week.

Heading out for my walk.


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