Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: DJW » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:54 pm

Great, I’ll arrange for collection in 2022 ;)
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PostPost by: JonB » Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:58 pm

I have a front bumper in need of a new home here.. PM me if interested.
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PostPost by: jono » Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:08 pm

Thanks Jon but I've sourced one.

...but if you have a good rear one, and a nose moustache? :)

Dave - no such chance this one's a keeper, then no more restorations for me.....except a classic bike which is my next plan 8)
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PostPost by: NedK » Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:12 pm

Please post as many photos as you can be bothered to! Esp of the awkward bits that you know us first timers will be confused by. I find them a big inspiration for me to get stuck into my +2S restoration.
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PostPost by: McBiter » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:43 am

Great stuff. Echoing the previous post asking for pictures. Really helpful. My body was somewhat over enthusiastically 'soda blasted', resulting in a loss of all the gel coat and a mountainous surface overall. Showed all the cracks though.Replacing with resin and sanding back. Very slow.
Q. Will you leave an access panel from the boot to the diff? Mine has one but can either be made decent or removed.
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PostPost by: jono » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:23 pm

Tonight I separated the body from the chassis for the first time in 53 years - I will strip it down then take it for blasting but I'm certain it will go again - no holes or rot, some thin bits along the sides of the backbone where water has been trapped by the saddle felt. These areas might go through in the blasting process but they can be cut out and repaired
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