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PostPost by: chris1977 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:27 pm

Its done :D
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:48 pm

Looks like magic!
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:25 pm

Yes, magic!

Which is to say, Welcome, and . . . how did you do it? The very narrow A frames that appear to be supporting the body shell don't look like they did the lifting. And look very precarious :shock: :mrgreen:

Hope you'll share more pics of your set up :mrgreen:

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:35 am

Congrats! Now the fun begins :D
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PostPost by: chris1977 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:06 am

yes its magic :lol: , no, the magic was 4 strong guys who helps me to lift it by hand.
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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:05 pm

Looking good, pity they don?t make garage ceilings a bit higher! What are you planning to do now the body is off?
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PostPost by: chris1977 » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:01 pm

i bought the car 2004 near london and brought it to austria, since the+2 was sitting in the garage and was waiting for restoration, and now the time was coming to do the job, and so i started a full restoration.
it is a very early +2, cassis nr is 50/ 157, and engine is LP10091.
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PostPost by: Bigbaldybloke » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:13 pm

Mines just a few days older then as it?s chassis number 143 but had already been fitted with a big valve engine when I bought it in 1977. It?s been off the road since 1985 but it?s getting nearer to being on the road again, I started the engine for the first time a couple of weeks ago.
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PostPost by: chris1977 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:43 pm

Some pics from the car on the trailer and a pic from inside
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PostPost by: chris1977 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:11 pm

Some work is done
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PostPost by: chris1977 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:14 pm

I will replace the original driveshaft with an driveshaft conversion, but which are the best?
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PostPost by: Andy8421 » Fri Nov 02, 2018 5:25 pm

I am not sure they are best value (certainly not the cheapest), but in terms of best design and quality, I would recommend:

http://elantrikbits.com/

No connection, just impressed with the product.
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:23 am

I second that.

Mine have finally been installed, but not tested thoroughly. But so far, they are awesome.

Nice guy to deal with, too.

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