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S1 Elan for sale

PostPost by: zog » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:17 pm

Greetings! I have finished the restoration on my S1 Elan and it is now for sale on ebay. I know you guys all have at least one but I thought you may be interested. It is item number 200390021820.

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PostPost by: richgilb » Fri Oct 02, 2009 3:25 pm

'The original chassis was very solid and straight with minimal surface rust and no rust holes.'

I bet there are not many UK-based owners that can say that!
I am now an ex-Elan owner but will drop by from time to time with some suitably inappropriate comments.
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PostPost by: danielmo » Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:28 pm

Hey, that's my old car! Looks good now.
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PostPost by: Frank Howard » Fri Oct 02, 2009 11:50 pm

Bob,

I went to ebay to check out your ad and I also went to the link you provided to see photos of the restoration. All I can say is very nice job. I would encourage others to check out the photos beginning at:

http://www.lotuscorps.org/gallery/Bobs- ... s/P1010014
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PostPost by: gino1 » Mon Oct 05, 2009 7:43 am

Hi Bob,
Very nice job and your resto album is fantastic.
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PostPost by: mastijo » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:25 pm

Bob,

Very nice restoration

Looking through the photos how did you do your dash. I see you had put foam down first, what id you use for the pad itself

I restored a 1964 myseld and found a used dash. It came out pretty good but could be better

Thanks,
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PostPost by: zog » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:32 pm

The S1 is still for sale. The ebay bidding was strong but not strong enough. I had the top bidder off line come up to my reserve on Friday but then on Saturday he sent me a email backing out of the deal. Says his daughter got laid off and he now has to put her through graduate school.

As to the crashpad, I got the last one that Ray at RD Enterprises had in stock. Good quality plastic. It was a real sticky time however when I sprayed contact cement on the inside of the pad and the outside of the padding. As soon as I touched the two together they instantly stuck - LIKE GLUE! And it wasn't all the way on yet! I had a heck of a time peeling back the pad and pushing everything into place. Turned out nice.

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PostPost by: elangtv2000 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 2:10 pm

Hi Bob,
Yes indeed, very nice job. I sent your auction link to several folks - sorry it didn't sell.
I'm enjoying the restoration photos as well.
I'm thinking of replacing my crash pad, and was thinking I'd use new expanding foam. Do you have any thoughts on this? I see you re-used your old foam, so maybe you or others can shed some light on this.
Thank you,
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:31 pm

Greg
The Type 26 Register is getting the crashpads re-made. Foam filled and to original spec:

http://www.type26register.com/

I had to buy my frogskin rubber carpets for my S2 from California...seems only fair that you have to get the crashpad from the UK!!

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PostPost by: elangtv2000 » Wed Oct 14, 2009 4:40 pm

Hi Mark,
I've got the crashpad, but it is just the plastic shell. My thought was to form a mold for the open space (back) of the pad, then inject with expanding foam, leaving me with, I hope, a minimum of trimming. The only problem is the mess that expanding foam makes - sticks to everything!
Any other methods out there?
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PostPost by: zog » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:43 pm

Just so you know, I did sell the S1 Elan to a nice couple from New Orleans. On to the next project, a 66 Elan S2 SE.

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PostPost by: gordont » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:00 am

way off subject I know but how do I tell if my 66 S2 26/5416 is a SE or not and what is the difference?
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:41 am

The S/E was introduced at 26 5282 and had:

115bhp Engine
Close Ratio Gearbox
3.55 ratio differential
Servo assisted brakes
Knock-on wheels
Stainless steel trim under doors
Indicator repeaters on front wings
Carpet replaced rubber ‘frog-skin’ mats.

It's all here:
http://www.type26register.com/spec_changes.htm

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:18 am

261 photos of the restoration on the link, great job and very interesting pictures.

Any more pics of your next project?

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PostPost by: gordont » Tue Nov 10, 2009 11:52 am

thanks Mark

so I am guessing that my 26/5416 is a SE,woo hoo, I guess not a lot of difference but nice to know what it was and an excuse for some upgrades :)
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