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Elan, Plus 2 and Europa toolroll and toolkit

PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:01 pm

Not sure how many of (or how often) you chaps get to look in Business and Vendor listings so thought in case anyone was interested:

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PostPost by: SENC » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:48 am

You do nice work on those tool rolls.

I recently found this rust-laden set tucked away in a corner of my trunk under a piece of carpeting. What identifying marks should I look for to evaluate whether original or replacement? Any tips on rust removal, cleaning and restoration? Worth doing? They seem pretty solid.

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:35 am

Nice find.

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PostPost by: SENC » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:57 pm

Finally got them cleaned up and the adjustable working through its range. For the moment they are coated in Boshield to prevent rusting. What is the proper way to finish them?

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:17 pm

Not saying it's correct but it does look good - paint the spanners Satin black and once dry polish off the flat faces maybe leaving a light grain using sand paper, polish the flat of the pliers too, the screwdriver again black but polish the linished ends, I think the box spanner and Tommy bar could be silver or black.


Btw still have toolkit/tool rolls still available!

Henry posting a photo of his original tool roll gives me the opportunity to post a photo of my replica which I think demonstrates how accurate it is:

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PostPost by: billwill » Sun Apr 01, 2018 11:47 am

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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:07 pm

I don't think the idea is to use the tools, just have them for collectability etc... :lol:
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 6:29 am

As many may have noticed I?ve been selling these for a while now. They seem to have been well received. Anyway a heads up - I?m down to my last 2 sets and once they?re gone they?re gone. There?s one on eBay if you?d rather look there.

Just for a laugh I thought I?d post the photo of the kits before I started selling them!

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PostPost by: nmauduit » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:52 am

so that is where they were all gone...
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:23 am

Snigger! Took a lot of work Nic.

Btw.. I haven?t tried it myself but if you like a more patinated look to the hessian you put a little undiluted tea on it though whether this would affect the glue holding the hessian to the vinyl I don?t know.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:03 pm

Will you still be making just the pouches?
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:31 pm

Not making anymore as it was a pita! Once the kits are all sold I will sell off the few toolrolls I have left over.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:58 pm

elanfan1 wrote:As many may have noticed I?ve been selling these for a while now. They seem to have been well received. Anyway a heads up - I?m down to my last 2 sets and once they?re gone they?re gone. There?s one on eBay if you?d rather look there.

Just for a laugh I thought I?d post the photo of the kits before I started selling them!

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I have a set that graces the boot of my S4, everyone who see's them remarks on them. Wow! is a common reaction.

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:59 pm

Well Steve, if the kits run out, and there are rolls leftover, I would love to have one. :D
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:11 pm

my very original tool kit that came with the car from the original owner shows the fat round lug wrench as black, not silver. See pix below:

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