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Barn find update....

PostPost by: Andiken » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:30 am

Yesterday I travelled from the Surrey/Kent border to deepest, darkest Devon to view the barn find plus 2 I've been chasing for some time now. The current owner had swept the barn so I could access around the car. We spent a couple of hours going over the car, looked through several boxes of parts stored in two different barns before making the decision. A deal was done and I'm now the proud owner of a collection of parts that will someday be back on the roads as a 1973 Elan +2S 130/4.

Before collecting the kit of parts I need to source a plus 2 wheel, the car only has 3, does anyone have a spare one please? Until I have one I can't think about collecting it.

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PostPost by: 512BB » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:46 am

What sort of +2 wheel are you looking for Andy? Are you looking to match the 3 that you have just bought, or will any old +2 wheel do you, to get you rolling?

I have one of those weird steel part chromed +2 wheels that I would part with, if that is of any use. It has a tyre fitted to it.

And well done on your purchase.

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PostPost by: Andiken » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:54 am

Hi Leslie

Thanks for the quick reply.

Ideally I'd like it to match so I can refurbish them as a set. It has standard plus 2 steel wheels which I'd like to keep.

I can't picture what your wheel looks like. If there are no standard ones forthcoming yours would be great so I can get the car home.

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:16 am

The steel wheels with the rim chromed are the same as a standard steel wheel.
At least you an collect the car and you will need a spare later :)
You can always sand blast the chrome if it is rusty then paint.
+2 wheels are painted only, +2S are painted with the rim chromed
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PostPost by: Andiken » Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:33 am

Thanks Alan, that's great information to have.
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PostPost by: Andiken » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:00 am

Hi Leslie

Looks like your wheel will do the job thank you. Where abouts are you?

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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:19 am

hi andy
I have a set of four +2 painted steels avvailable [in devon] ....no tyres....in reasonable nick...

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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:34 am

Surly if a 73 S130 isn't on alloy's, it would be on the chrome rim steels mentioned ? The all painted steels were only fitted to the pre 'S' +2's, weren't they ?

Andy, here is a picture of the chrome rimmed wheel
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Good to hear another +2 will be saved
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PostPost by: Gray » Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:32 am

I've also got a spare chrome rime +2 wheel, I'm in South Devon
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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:20 am

Congrats Andy, and good indeed that another one will return to the road!
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:07 am

+1, Looking forward to any photos.
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PostPost by: Andiken » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:18 am

You asked for it.....

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PostPost by: TeeJay » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:37 am

Oh boy. Puts my restoration project into the "medium difficulty" category.
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PostPost by: Andiken » Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:59 am

I like a challenge....
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PostPost by: billwill » Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:58 pm

Is that another Plus 2 that the engine has been removed for a 'boy racer's car ?
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