Lotus Elan

Return of the JPS (smoking is very expensive for your pocket

PostPost by: woodie » Fri Nov 05, 2021 6:44 pm

I thought that it is time to finally come out of the shadows, now my +2 is finished after 32 years!
A warning, those who like absolute originality, this may not be for you, so please be kind!
I like to thank Spydercars for all their help and support to make my dream come true.
I happy to answer any questions as long as they are not to technical. My skills are more making the small items ie. New switch covers. badges, etc.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Fri Nov 05, 2021 7:08 pm

magnificent ! it looks so period...

is the roof solid taint (gelcoat with metallic flakes in) or paint ?

keep it on the road ! (and dry when in storage, to prolong that as new condition as long as possible)
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PostPost by: elansprint » Fri Nov 05, 2021 9:48 pm

Beautiful you must be proud of that
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PostPost by: berni29 » Fri Nov 05, 2021 10:16 pm

Hi

Lovely, well done! Have to drive it a lot now to make up for lost time.

What are the front seats?

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PostPost by: mark030358 » Fri Nov 05, 2021 11:54 pm

Stunning :D
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PostPost by: woodie » Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:01 am

Hi
The gold roof and sills are metal flake paint, not in the gel coat which had faded very badly, it looks amazing close up, it spent nearly a year just settling in the primer.
The seats are from a MR2 and heated, very comfortable
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PostPost by: Foxie » Sat Nov 06, 2021 12:51 am

Fabulous !
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PostPost by: woodie » Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:05 am

The only external changes that were made are, a modern fuel cap, (I don't like the original, it spoils the cars line, in my opinion) And the windscreen does not use the big chrome plastic strip for bonding in the glass, which never looks satisfactory.
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PostPost by: woodie » Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:08 am

The screen view
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PostPost by: Hawksfield » Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:15 am

Hi very good. JPS was special in the day well done woodie
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Sat Nov 06, 2021 9:22 am

I love all things JPS Lotus.
That's a fine looking car with some very tasteful mods.
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PostPost by: 661 » Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:05 am

Sensational!
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PostPost by: S135 » Sat Nov 06, 2021 10:48 am

A really lovely looking car, well done.
I am halfway through the full restoration of my S130/5 so I fully appreciate all the hard work that would have taken.
Get out and drive it as much as you can!

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PostPost by: HCA » Sat Nov 06, 2021 11:18 am

I concur with the others - very very good!

I wish though you had finished and posted a year ago! a) I never thought of trying the MR2 seats, and plumped for an aftermarket Porsche type, but slightly regret it as the cushion is maybe too long. Yours 'belong' there more than mine, and b) my upholsterer would not pipe along the centre console, saying that it would get scuffed. I wish I had now insisted as your piping gives some 'length' to the interior.

I will, if you do not mind, copy your fuel cap idea. I agree, much nicer.

Compare my non-piped tunnel to yours:
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PostPost by: alanr » Sat Nov 06, 2021 1:38 pm

woodie wrote:And the windscreen does not use the big chrome plastic strip for bonding in the glass, which never looks satisfactory.


Was the original screen of the bonded in type? If so I would be interested to learn how you overcame the the lack of a bottom lip to the windscreen opening to enable the fitment of the earlier windscreen rubber and insert?
Normally it is not possible to fit the rubber/insert on a bonded in windscreen later model +2.
Was a lip fibreglassed in along the bottom of the opening or can you tell me please how was retaining the rubber in the opening done?

By the way...as others have said the car looks simply beautiful!! :D

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