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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:54 pm

Agitated of Atlanta? :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:03 pm

I know Jim - he has an Elan & +2 & Europa and they are all absolutely spot on.

But I had never noticed this !! :-)

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:22 pm

It is a stunning car.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Dec 06, 2016 7:57 am

OMG!!!! Very Shocked

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:51 am

Stripes being expertly fitted by Adam (PastaPesto) early 2012.

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:43 pm

Adam, another member of the slap head club, who knew?
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:53 pm

For a minnit I thought Adam was drilling to screw the stripes on, innit? :shock:
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:41 pm

elanfan1 wrote:How did that rear bumper change from Silver to gold?

Adam, another member of the slap head club, who knew?


Click on the pictures to enlarge and see that the rear bumper is removed to allow the stripe to be placed correctly.

I must admit I freaked when I saw Adam getting his power drill out, then realised it was a hot air gun.

There's no "right" way to fit sidewinder stripes, but making sure they wrap round the door and jambs prevents them lifting and going under the rear bumper removes any wrongness for the fit. As we have discussed previously, early factory photos show the rear stripe in a variety of positions before settling on blending in to the rear bumper on production cars. If it looks right and nothing in the geometry or placement offends the eye, then it's fine by me.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:15 pm

elansprint71 wrote:For a minnit I thought Adam was drilling to screw the stripes on, innit? :shock:


You mean they're not screwed on??? :shock: :lol:
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:32 pm

Hmmmmm!

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