Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:45 pm

dash coming on....
July 2013 007.JPG and
July 2013 006.JPG and

I know....it's not very original! - but it is....it's an old S4 dash re-veneered and modified for my car!
Body work nearly ready for paint, doors are taking forever to get right!!
I'll post more as I go on
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:29 am

So what are all those gauges?
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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:24 am

oil pressure & temp, clock, voltmeter, water temp, speedo, tacho, and fuel guage.
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PostPost by: c42 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:03 am

Hi, what method did you use to strip the body?

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:17 am

Dash switches look nice. New or refurbished, and if so, how?

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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:02 pm

c42 wrote:Hi, what method did you use to strip the body?

John


Hi John,
Body is a new moulding which came as part of unfinished project, never been painted.
Boot and light pods needed stripping - used Nitromors (crap) and lots of elbow grease rubbing down.
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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:04 pm

gjz30075 wrote:Dash switches look nice. New or refurbished, and if so, how?

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Hi Greg,
Switches are refurbished, just rubbed down and spray painted, look much better now. I'd tried other ways to polish them up but just too faded.
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PostPost by: c42 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:09 pm

Ah, that explains the remarkably paint free shell still showing a gel coat. I thought that you might have found a magic bullet to ease the misery of stripping my +2!

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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:08 pm

Stratosboy wrote:
c42 wrote:Hi, what method did you use to strip the body?

John


Hi John,
Body is a new moulding which came as part of unfinished project, never been painted.
Boot and light pods needed stripping - used Nitromors (crap) and lots of elbow grease rubbing down.


Have I not heard that Nitomors etc can damage the fibreglass?
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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:06 pm

i've never experienced this and lots of others agree, potency of Nitromors isn't what it used to be,,,really slow and gentle paint stripping action, lots of time to scrape and wash off, without it getting contact with gelcoat.

another quick update development - this came today:
Elan BDA cover 001.JPG and


so I put it on:
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Elan BDA cover 013.JPG and

Elan BDA cover 012.JPG and
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PostPost by: gordont » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:54 pm

nice motor...
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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:59 pm

further developments....painted and wiring coming on
Elan wiring 003.JPG and

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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Sun May 11, 2014 5:59 pm

a few more as body goes onto chassis thie weekend...
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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:21 pm

April 2015 042.JPG and
an update on progress....interior nearly finished, engine plumbed in (nearly),
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April 2015 047.JPG and

April 2015 037.JPG and

Windscreen, hood and tray, engine bay finishing next...getting there!
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PostPost by: Maulden7 » Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:15 pm

No problem here, looks great, what seats are those please?

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