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PostPost by: 612kiwi3333 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:08 pm

I have had a few inquiries about my car. So god willing a short pictorial story should follow.
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PostPost by: 612kiwi3333 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:12 pm

I give up. after selecting many pics. Only the last one shows. This is what I started with.
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PostPost by: 612kiwi3333 » Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:16 pm

Frame after much work. ok I figured out why no pics. My files are to big. Stay tuned. :)
Thrashing it at Blackhawk raceway.
I have many more pics but you guys can read between the lines. I have since put 20,000 miles on my car and love every minute. I did all the work in my two car garage other than engine machinework. I do not have a lot of money but I make up for it with my enthusiasm and love of Lotus.
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PostPost by: lotocone » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:48 pm

Mike,

Thanks for posting the photos. Your Plus 2 looks excellent in black ! Sounds like you really enjoy driving it.

How long did you spend on the restoration? Did you do your own paint work? I am considering prepping and painting my Elan which is now in decent mechanical shape.
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PostPost by: florawills » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:36 am

That's really fantastic car Mike...Amazing :) nice thread.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:52 pm

Mike,
Your car looks very mean and moody 8) Thanks for posting the pictures and details. Are you running it without bumpers? It looks surprisingly good with an absence of chrome.

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PostPost by: 612kiwi3333 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:57 pm

Yes I did all bodywork myself. I have some bodywork experience tho. My car has bumpers. The rear is stock metal one blacked out. The front is a fiberglass one that I took two inches out of the middle and glassed in studs to hide the bolts. Still looking for a rear glass bumper.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:15 pm

Ahh! I see the bumpers now, the picture of the bare painted shell and the absence of chrome in your main pictures threw me off track.

It looks good black on black, It's nice to see something non traditional from time to time.

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PostPost by: 612kiwi3333 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:05 pm

If any one of the group has a Elan they would like to entrust to me I am looking for one. Preferably a basketcase FHC as I do not have alot of money. But I would entertain any opportunity.
I am in Mn, USA
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PostPost by: syrius » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:01 am

Hi Mike

Very nice black Elan +2

thanks for the pics .

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