Lotus Elan

My Burgundi Elan plus 2 from 1968 to be restored

PostPost by: Newsax » Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:29 am

rgh0 wrote:
Newsax wrote:
Geoff wrote:Hi, welcome to Elan ownership,I have just finished restoring an Elan S4 and I also live in Belgium
I am at the coast in Bredene. If you live nearby I can come and have a look and help out if needed
cheers Geoff.


I'm more on the south side near Mons,
Any help is welcome, but a bit far away I'm afraid .

But I took not eof it :D


There is nothing in Belgium that is to far away from any other part of Belgium, that is if you come from Australia. :lol:


Well noted :lol: , if any important issue raised, I will contact you for help !

Thanks :D
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:55 pm

Hi Newsax,
i suggest you replace the Side Members before you lift the Body off the Chassis. New Side members will help support the Body and stop too much movement when lifting.
Get Stainless side Members to do job only once.
To remove old side Members you only need to remove rear Wheel and support under Chapman Strut.
Go along join in Sill with a Hacksaw Blade, then vacuum up the pile of rust dust on floor :oops:
SJS have Stainless Steel Sills.
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PostPost by: Newsax » Thu Jun 18, 2020 6:51 am

alan.barker wrote:Hi Newsax,
i suggest you replace the Side Members before you lift the Body off the Chassis. New Side members will help support the Body and stop too much movement when lifting.
Get Stainless side Members to do job only once.
To remove old side Members you only need to remove rear Wheel and support under Chapman Strut.
Go along join in Sill with a Hacksaw Blade, then vacuum up the pile of rust dust on floor :oops:
SJS have Stainless Steel Sills.
Alan


Thanks, that was indeed my plan :D
Will by side members from Spyder probably.

What is "support under Chapman Strut" ?
Would you have a drawing for "Go along join in Sill with a Hacksaw Blade" ? :lol:
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