Lotus Elan

body removal

PostPost by: George S L » Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:38 am

Hi guys is it possible to remove the body from a +2 with the engine in place.
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PostPost by: HCA » Wed Jan 12, 2022 10:56 am

Yes.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:55 pm

+1 and remove Carbs and Carb Studs before
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PostPost by: Lotusian » Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:22 pm

If you’re going to do work on the engine, you could remove the cylinder head before removing the body - much easier to remove the carbs after the head’s off.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Thu Jan 13, 2022 7:06 am

15 minutes to remove Carbs with 1/4" drive socket and extension for bottom Nuts.
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:24 pm

As above, carbs off - easily done and working on the rest of the car sans body is about as close to delightful as you get with a Lotus.
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