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Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:32 pm
by gino1
Very nice job... well done

Gino
Milano
Italy

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:26 pm
by gino1
David.... I’ve sent you a PM
Gino

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:48 pm
by dunclentdr1
The S1 GTS is almost ready for MOT and UK registration, a few finishing touches and ready to go...can't wait to drive!

David

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:03 pm
by dunclentdr1
MOT - passed - registration next and then on the road...

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:37 am
by Frogelan
Great achievement.

Thank your for the update, I always enjoy seeing the photos / reading the results of your efforts.

Did the MoT folks make a fuss over having a noisy, souped up car (how many dB ?)...or not having a rear number plate light ? :lol:

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:34 am
by dunclentdr1
Just the registration to clear and ready for the road and track - thanks to Gerry Wainwright Motorsport and DJ Rose Motor Body Repairs.

David

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:43 am
by Certified Lotus
Impressive build!

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:47 am
by dunclentdr1
...0339 so pretty close to (one of) yours Glen!

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:25 pm
by Frogelan
David

I have been following the build with interest...and have lots of questions!

With respect to the MoT test, how did the tester find the levels of noise and were there any observations that might be of help to other restorers (headlamps ?) ?

How loud is your car / type of exhaust in dB ?

Many thanks!

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 6:35 pm
by dunclentdr1
The Elan was MOT tested by a garage nearby the team who rebuilt it for me so cant really comment on the details.

The car has a TTR race exhaust on it and I haven't had it noise checked yet.

I think it is possible to road register an imported car here now without and MOT and this car is also exempt from future MOT tests so that's it forever!

David

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:27 pm
by dunclentdr1
All done - coming home tomorrow.

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:19 am
by gino1
Nice Xmas present.
Just noticed the Elan next to yours with the Elise headlights built in... 8) .
Gino

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 2:00 pm
by dunclentdr1
Thanks Gino.

My car is home now!

The car you spotted is an original 26R - I think the headlights are oval 26R ones with dark seals around them, maybe Elise ones, not sure!

David

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:33 am
by Certified Lotus
David, I’m in the midst of restoring an original hard top for my S1. Do you have pictures of the fittings you used to hold the front of the hard top to the windscreen frame? My hard top has two of the three original threaded bolts but they are so delicate I fear they will come off at any time. I’d also like to see the trim area of the window openings as mine is a combination of aluminum trim and rubber molding to seal the window.

By the way, if your car is 0339 it must be an S1, not an S2 and also Bourne body ? I’m confused as the headline on this post says S2 (unless 0339 is one of your other Elans?)

Your car turned out spectacular ! I’m sure your very proud of the finished result.

Re: Creating GTS style car from a S2 - the restoration begin

PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:20 pm
by knockoffnut
Congratulations David, That's a really attractive and well built car. Looks like many years of satisfying motoring ahead.