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Elan S4 Windscreen removal

PostPost by: djb222 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:17 pm

I removed the windscreen from my Elan today to allow for further paint stripping. Mastic has been used at some point, perhaps to seal leaks, but looks awful.
It?s a little scary how little strength there is in the screen frame !!

Here?s the video?..

https://youtu.be/OaPnFRM-Pd0
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:46 pm

djb222 wrote:It?s a little scary how little strength there is in the screen frame !!


No kidding! :roll: I was shocked as well, absolutely no strength there, made me want to put a roll bar in.
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:29 am

Quite a lot of work David...dangerously heading towards a full restoration!

I'm currently rebuilding a S1 frame for my S2 and plan to strengthen it as it is laughably fragile but surprisingly light and still intact - all suggestions will be noted and appreciated !

So far I have in mind embedding a perforated steel strip to the rear using fibreglass matting (taking inspiration from the front subframe skid attachment of the Lotus Elite).
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PostPost by: rviani » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:23 pm

Well done - a video of the windscreen going back in would be most interesting
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PostPost by: djb222 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:57 pm

The rear suspension/ gearbox/ fuel tank are stilll in at the moment but will all be coming out/of at some point, so it is heading to a full restoration.

There will at some point be a video of the screen going back in (should be fun) but I may have to get myself a bleep machine.... Watch this space.
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