Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:00 pm

Hi Dave,
they are Cobra Classic's - came as part of the deal...unfinished project. They fit but everything is very tight, I bought runners but have decided not to use them as they raise the seats too much, so these are bolted to the floor as far back as they will go.
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PostPost by: 661 » Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:49 pm

Nice work Dave,
What did you use for an interior heater box?


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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:38 pm

Thanks Graeme, I used an aftermarket unit:
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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Thu May 28, 2015 6:39 pm

another update on progress - it's coming on....screen went in last night and chrome bumper strip:
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interior fitted and roll bar:
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clutch and brakes plumbed in and bled:
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exhaust fitted, but can't find a picture just now, I'll get one later
more to follow!
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri May 29, 2015 5:38 am

it?s beautiful and probabaly hard to keep on the road, but even colin would luv it! sandy 36/4982: not a purist!!
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PostPost by: Bud English » Fri May 29, 2015 2:17 pm

Looking good. In the end you didn't use the other cam cover. Did you have problems with it?
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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Fri May 29, 2015 4:48 pm

Yeah too many problems to persevere with it. The BDA cover sits about 2 inches higher than the Raceline one, it fouls the thermostat housing, blocks my heater outlets through bulkhead, all resolveable but I've got too many other jobs to finish on it.
I may adapt everything to fit at some point or may sell if anyone makes a reasonable offer for it?
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PostPost by: seriouslylotus » Fri May 29, 2015 7:11 pm

Coming along nicely Dave
Keep up the good work
Just ordered a new chassis , roll cage, 26r drive train, suspension arms etc etc etc for my S2
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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:33 pm

cheers Dave,
when you can, lets have some pics of your build.
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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:34 pm

BDA cover now sold by the way!
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PostPost by: c.garde » Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:41 pm

dash 003.JPG and


Always interesting to see the many different variations on the theme.
This is my bid.

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PostPost by: Stratosboy » Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:11 pm

love it c. garde, is that pink leather?, what colour is the bodywork?
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PostPost by: c.garde » Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:07 pm

Blush!!!!! That was harsh words ( well some of them ) :-) NNNNOOO.

It is a very close to old english red . It is a classic leather color known from from various jags , morris , aston a.o.
The body is AM burnham green over white ( I did not want any darker as these often looks almost black in certain angles .
The carpet is dark green.

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