Lotus Elan

Elan rebuild

PostPost by: shaun » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:07 pm

Trial fitting wheels and calipers , a bit to close yet
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:00 am

Tight fit. Time to take out the grinder and do some "shaping" on those calipers (and re painting). Then you have to figure out where to locate the wheel balancing weights. My S1 also had a very tight fit with minilite wheels. I ended up removing them to go back to stock (only because I liked the original look better) plus much more room for suspension and caliper on the rear wheels. On a track car the tight fit wouldn't be an issue, on a road car kicking up stones......that is another consideration.

Lots of people have made this work, I'm sure you will get advice better than mine.

Nice looking restoration!

What size tires are you going to use?
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