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Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begins

PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:43 pm

Making progress - French Blue always strange under some lights, looking forwards to seeing it in the flesh.

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:53 pm

Looks great! Can’t wait to see it finished.
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PostPost by: Davidb » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:32 am

Looks great! My last resto I did in Ecurie Ecosse blue and it did not look good in the booth but in daylight...!
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:44 am

...it is the same paint code and painters as did this one so fingers crossed...

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PostPost by: PaulFinch » Sun Dec 24, 2017 10:00 am

Looking good David, mine is currently sitting in primer waiting for the weather to improve enough for me to be able to spray the colour coats. I also need to build a little home made booth too.
Did they use 2k direct gloss on yours or is it clear over base?
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:41 pm

Body restoration complete and sitting on old chassis - weird colour cast in this picture, going to see the end result later in the week...

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PostPost by: Chrispy » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:46 am

Looks gorgeous! I do love French blue (but I’m biased).
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:57 pm

Thanks Chris.

Very pleased with how it has come together (wheels and chassis are not the final items!).

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PostPost by: 661 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:02 pm

That looks stunning.
I feel obliged to go BRG.
The cabin , underside and the engine bay are the negotiable colours.
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:06 pm

Thanks Graeme - will look great in BRG too.

The engine bay and boot lid are a match of the grey Bourne gelcoat (it looks a bit cream in the photo under artificial light), went black everywhere else, did think about body colour on the inside of the doors which looks cool, mine are black!

Black 26r wheels should set of it off nicely!

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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 2:08 pm

Body, chassis, engine and key parts all together in the same place now, final phase beginning.

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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:36 pm

Making progress - engine and gearbox in plus suspension set up nearly done, body trial fit next and will be visiting on Friday so more pictures then.

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:13 am

Exciting! Your getting close.
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PostPost by: dunclentdr1 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:44 pm

Exciting to see the S1 GTS today - suspension set up, body on, engine, gearbox and roll cage fitted - looks great, engine bay grey a little light for the correct Bourne car shade but at least I'l know it is mine!

Maybe 8-10 weeks from MOT, UK registration and a road going racer!!

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PostPost by: Davidb » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:00 pm

I have not heard reference to Bourne cars having grey engine compartments before-is that what you meant? Would the grey have been more like the colour of your chassis? That is the colour I painted my chassis and engine bay and I really like it.

D'ya think that radiator is thick enough? :)

Edit: I just noticed "3BXV" in the background of one of your photos-serious company!
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