Lotus Elan

Lotus restoration

PostPost by: SimonH » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:52 am

I'd rather sell the pair I think. I'll pm you a ballpark figure and we can go from there.
Cheers
Simon
User avatar
SimonH
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 228
Joined: 15 Sep 2004
Location: Beccles, Suffolk

PostPost by: Chris5360 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 4:53 pm

So going through a few spare parts that came with the car, I found another front lotus badge, the one on the car as more yellow and green whereas the one in the bag (forgot to take a pic) idvery orangy yellow and slightly differant possibly sized logo would this be the original possibly ? And is if worth selling one there quite expensive new for what they are I think !
Chris5360
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 87
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Location: West Sussex

PostPost by: Chris5360 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:29 pm

img_3472.jpg and

Got the door on today, so starting to look more complete ish now !
Chris5360
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 87
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Location: West Sussex

PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:17 pm

Extreme handbrake test! :shock:
Elan+2 1968 Full Restoration 50/1153
Previously - Elan Sprint '71, Excel SE '87 Esprit S4 '90
User avatar
KevJ+2
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 807
Joined: 23 Aug 2013
Location: Newmarket, Suffolk

PostPost by: Chris5360 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:50 pm

:D I didn't realise till it posted
Chris5360
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 87
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Location: West Sussex

PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:14 am

Chris5360 wrote:So going through a few spare parts that came with the car, I found another front lotus badge, the one on the car as more yellow and green whereas the one in the bag (forgot to take a pic) idvery orangy yellow and slightly differant possibly sized logo would this be the original possibly ? And is if worth selling one there quite expensive new for what they are I think !



Post a pic side by side - I suspect the second badge might be a later badge from a more modern Lotus perhaps with a different font altogether?
Steve

Silence is Guildern; Duct Tape is Silver
User avatar
elanfan1
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1381
Joined: 13 Jan 2004
Location: Cardiff in Welsh Wales

PostPost by: Chris5360 » Fri Apr 28, 2017 8:00 pm

img_3480.jpg and
Ok this is the badges
Chris5360
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 87
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Location: West Sussex

PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Fri Apr 28, 2017 11:19 pm

Well, the one on the right has the correct (lighter) yellow as well as the correct (san serif) font for our Elan/Plus 2 cars. But the one on the left (orange-y yellow with serif font) may well be a factory Lotus roundel . . . I just don't know from what cars/era . . .

Hope that helps . . .

Randy
User avatar
Sea Ranch
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1030
Joined: 07 Mar 2011
Location: West Coast, Canada (Surrey, BC)

PostPost by: SimonH » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:42 am

Chris
The LH badge is the one that is from the GM era on. Around 1988 onwards.
If it's enamel it's still worth a bit. They used them up until the end of Elise S1 production. Now they are all plastic and if one of those worth not a lot.
Simon
User avatar
SimonH
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 228
Joined: 15 Sep 2004
Location: Beccles, Suffolk

PostPost by: Chris5360 » Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:42 pm

Ok cool it is an enamel badge, might still keep it though as you never know when you park up somewhere and some bugger decided to take the nice badge they ain't seen before off the front !
Chris5360
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 87
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Location: West Sussex

PostPost by: Chris5360 » Tue May 30, 2017 8:32 pm

So close to being up and running now, but with the sunny weather I decided to push it out and polish it
In the sun I could see the defects in the lawyer which I want very happy with, so spent today colour sanding to get rid of the dust and peel in the paint
Chris5360
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 87
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Location: West Sussex

PostPost by: Chris5360 » Tue May 30, 2017 8:34 pm

Had to picture it, but until I started Sanding I didn't realise how bad the peel was
img_0500.jpg and
Chris5360
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 87
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Location: West Sussex

PostPost by: Chris5360 » Tue May 30, 2017 8:35 pm

Took quite a bit of building up to take sandpaper to the new paint though! Bit it's coming out better
Chris5360
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 87
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Location: West Sussex

PostPost by: Chris5360 » Wed May 31, 2017 7:17 pm

img_0503.jpg and
And the hard work I think was worth while
img_0506.jpg and
Chris5360
Second Gear
Second Gear
 
Posts: 87
Joined: 06 Dec 2016
Location: West Sussex
Previous

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests