Lotus Elan

Plus 2 rebuild

PostPost by: shaun » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:36 pm

At last my car is back from painters,great to start putting it back together, fabricated stainless strengthing plate for pedal box and handbrake lever picking up through front inner arch
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PostPost by: denicholls2 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 2:31 pm

shaun wrote:fabricated stainless strengthing plate for pedal box and handbrake lever picking up through front inner arch


Eek! Added non-lightness! :shock:

Seriously, looks nice.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Wed Feb 03, 2016 3:10 pm

The pedal box area stiffening plate is nicely done. I am OK with adding "unlightness" in this area where the safety factor in design is less than 1.0.
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:45 am

Right. And we see you've (presumably) cut a BIG opening in the top of the pedal box to facilitate re and re of master cylinders, etc. (judging by the full size cover plate).

I have certainly contemplated this, too.

What is the colour? Lotus, or . . . ?

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PostPost by: shaun » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:10 pm

Hi Randy I've not cut out any material out of the pedal box , just made a stainless cover ,the car colour is astonmartin almond green
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:51 am

Okay; no metal removed, just a cover. Do tell? ;) I assumed it was a cover over an access hole.

The colour looks beautiful. Those Aston colours were very well developed, chosen, etc. (although I will say I was quite shocked to see a Vanquish or Vantage in Bahama Yellow - my car's colour and one I have always disliked :shock: )

Anyway, keep the updates coming. Very nice. Keeps me motivated, too :)

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PostPost by: daverubberduck » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:33 pm

I also had a steel mounting plate made, but not as large as Shaun's. It was a big improvement to the stability of the pedal box. I also have a removable plate in the top. This was fitted previous to my ownership and is extremely useful for removing master cylinders.
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