Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: vstibbard » Mon Nov 06, 2023 9:09 am

Looks terrific, what’s the colour and please share the spec. Vaughan
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PostPost by: 661 » Mon Nov 06, 2023 9:30 am

cabc26b wrote:Finished during covid - rarely gets out

Very nicely done. More pics , please.
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PostPost by: cabc26b » Thu Nov 09, 2023 2:04 am

Steve - its road registered , however because it was covid and we were in isolation we sort of went a little overboard.

Vaughan - color is lime gold metallic - green comes forward depending on light - at some point in time ill document it but top line - started with a large crate from TTR containing light weight body with carbon kevlar floor option , foam under wings option . TTR frame , most of corners stuff and we then proceeded to throw everything including the kitchen sink at it. Too much time on our hands locked up - " hey , lets use Macassar Ebony fretboad material for the dash .. ya , sounds good lets do that.."
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Thu Nov 09, 2023 5:07 pm

... so which bit is the Lotus?
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PostPost by: cabc26b » Sun Nov 12, 2023 3:36 pm

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PostPost by: Barney » Sun Nov 12, 2023 3:37 pm

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Would I do this today? Picture from the early 80's
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Nov 12, 2023 6:24 pm

George, what's holding up the front end?
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sun Nov 12, 2023 10:22 pm

cabc26b wrote:Lotus bits

Do I spy a Bob Tullious Jaguar in the garage?
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PostPost by: baileyman » Mon Nov 13, 2023 3:25 pm

cabc26b wrote:Steve - its road registered , however because it was covid and we were in isolation we sort of went a little overboard.

Vaughan - color is lime gold metallic - green comes forward depending on light - at some point in time ill document it but top line - started with a large crate from TTR containing light weight body with carbon kevlar floor option , foam under wings option . TTR frame , most of corners stuff and we then proceeded to throw everything including the kitchen sink at it. Too much time on our hands locked up - " hey , lets use Macassar Ebony fretboad material for the dash .. ya , sounds good lets do that.."


That's what I did, too! Also covid project. Currently I'm stuck on how to install a hollow crash pad and refit the heated screen without stress. John
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Mon Nov 13, 2023 11:23 pm

Hi George,

Remarkably, your S2 looks like benymazz's but his number plate is DGY 187C (as opposed to your DGY 182C)!
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Nov 14, 2023 7:53 am

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Slowly getting there
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sat Nov 18, 2023 3:31 am

cabc26b wrote:Lotus bits


That garage looks familiar...I do believe that parts of my car have been worked-on in there.
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PostPost by: JonB » Sat Nov 18, 2023 9:23 am

Got the S4's shell back from the paint shop at last. Ignore the dust...

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As you can see, I opted to retain the LRG. It's a back to gelcoat respray in 2 pack.
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PostPost by: phil1800 » Sat Nov 18, 2023 4:36 pm

Some fresh air while I clean out the garage…..

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PostPost by: Bud English » Sun Nov 19, 2023 2:32 am

Ah, the P1800. That's another car I wish I hadn't passed up when I had a chance years ago. I've always admired those. Nice!
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