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My +2's back :)

PostPost by: peterako » Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:31 am

Hi all,

Well, just 10 months longer than expected....but I have my +2 back :)

Got her back a week before vacation, and am only a few days back from that now, so spent the weekend fixing things here and there.

Also, after ages choosing a colour (I decided to change the colour based on the presumption that 7 layers of paint = it was not in original colour) I looked at the paint code on the chassis plate.....it WAS in it's original colour:

Tawny with Gold Flake.....

Hmmm....well...you're light gunmetal now!

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Some pic's of the process here:

http://www.petermandal.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=53&Itemid=57

Now.....back to my list of 'Lotus things to do'....I do believe I've found a self perpetuating list....

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:37 am

Peter

how about some more shots of the finished product?

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PostPost by: terryp » Tue Aug 03, 2010 12:24 pm

peterako wrote:Image
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I think we need more than this!!!

All the best
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PS I think we need to be members of Jon's site to see them!
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PostPost by: Foxie » Tue Aug 03, 2010 1:05 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:Peter

how about some more shots of the finished product?

John :wink:


Yes Peter, more pics !!!

And some more info on the Big Job !

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PostPost by: peterako » Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:12 pm

Hi Guys,

Sorry, not a lot of pics at the moment. She still has to be polished up, the exterior trim done etc.

But hopefully over the next week or so.
Some new parts on the way from Sue Miller :)

Thanks Terry for the heads up on the pics I had attached.
Depending on the light the car looks from light metallic blue (in dull - IRISH Summer - weather to light grey in sunshine)

So, some pictures from the first day she was back....finished putting her together at 3am the night before.

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:11 pm

Hi Peter,
I love the colour, do you have a code for it?

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PostPost by: peterako » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:17 pm

Thanks Mike,

Will find it out for you tomorrow.

I had originally picked a darker shade but we lightened it up a bit.

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PostPost by: terryp » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:21 pm

Nice colour, looks great!!!!!!!!!!!

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PostPost by: billwill » Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:47 pm

Smokeeeeeeeeeey !!!


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PostPost by: peterako » Wed Aug 04, 2010 2:05 pm

Hi Mike,

The colour code.....

Isuzu Cosmic Grey Metallic!

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Wed Aug 04, 2010 3:35 pm

Thanks, I may well follow your example, it's either gunmetal or light metallic blue.

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PostPost by: peterako » Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:42 pm

A bit, actually VERY, dull today:

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