Lotus Elan

Adding the shinny bits part 2

PostPost by: FEDUP » Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:11 pm

hi a few pictures of 1969+2s after two year + restoration.
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PostPost by: twincamman » Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:37 pm

still looks good -nice blue --ed
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Tue Nov 13, 2007 8:23 am

Not sure why you're Fedup, it looks a great job and an excellent colour. Can you tell us what the colour is and who painted it please?
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PostPost by: FEDUP » Tue Nov 13, 2007 10:19 am

Thanks colour is audi lquid blue painted and prepaired by Mick Hadley Autos ltd Brierley Hill West Midlands. Back to gel coat and retissued all over reshaped and painted they have done a excellent job i do believe they do work for Paul Mattys .
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:24 pm

Hi Ian

What was the price of the paint and prep?

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PostPost by: dusty » Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:32 pm

Jason1 wrote:Hi Ian

What was the price of the paint and prep?

Jason


Exactly the thought that came into my head. :D
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PostPost by: FEDUP » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:40 pm

Price for removing paint to gel repair were needed and applying a complete layer of tissue.reshaping and painting ?4300 but as you can appreciate condition of bodyshell will dictate price .
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PostPost by: twincamman » Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:50 pm

STRUTH!!!!-- :shock: -no wonder it looks so good --thats 9000 cdn dollars --ed
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PostPost by: alaric » Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:42 pm

Sounds like a reasonable price to me. Looks great. It's at a similar point in the restoration as my own +2 - I'm starting to put the shiny bits back on... very satisfying!

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:54 pm

Hi

It does look good but...... it is a lot of money. I'll swap you my shabby one :lol:

I was quoted ?4k to ?5k to paint mine and as the car is worth ?5k to ?6 I decided to leave it be. I am learning to love the shabbiness of it :lol:

Hopefully one day the wife will pay for the paint job for Christmas :lol: :lol:

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PostPost by: Over Steer » Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:59 pm

Mine is at that point too; although i got there at a fraction of the price: ?1250. as labor costs are so low here in Malta.

Shiny bits are on, now i just need to sort out the brakes, cooling, carbs, tires etc.
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PostPost by: hatman » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:46 am

Over Steer wrote:Mine is at that point too; although i got there at a fraction of the price: ?1250. as labor costs are so low here in Malta.


Hmm, now there's a thought - ship the car over to Malta to have the bodywork sorted. At those prices we'd probably still finish ahead. And, expanding on that thought, anyone know of a really good fibreglass repair/vehicle sprayshop in eastern Europe?
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PostPost by: tcsoar » Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:11 pm

Hi,
I have been quoted ?5600 for mine, and the guy told me that mine was in quite good shape :shock:
On the Eastern European front, a work mate watched a restoration programme on sky TV and they took a car to Poland for a complete body restoration and paint. I think the cost was around ?1500 mark, cant be certain.

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:52 pm

Yes, I saw a Sky program on an old Rover SD1 (can't understand why anyone would want to spend so much in one of those!).

Does anyone know of a fibreglass specialist in eastern Europe?

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PostPost by: Over Steer » Sat Nov 17, 2007 4:04 pm

you could always drive it down to Malta; my best friend just drove his boxter down from Glasgow in 2-3 days, then catch a ryanair back up.

the advantage of malta being that everyone is fluent in english & it has better transportation links to the Uk than eastern European states.
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