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Back on the Road

PostPost by: Peter S2 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:13 am

I’ve just returned a 1965 Elan S2 to the road after an absence of 35 years, last tax 1983.
Although owned for 13 years, it’s the last 2 years since being made redundant that work as progressed.
Wouldn’t have been possible without this site, text and photos especially contributors like Gary Anderson, but thank you to all.
Done 1000 miles in last 10 weeks but haven’t completed the interior, so will post question on interior section.

Many thanks
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:41 am

Well done! Photos please :-)
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PostPost by: Peter S2 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:41 pm

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PostPost by: Peter S2 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:45 pm

Hi

These are part of the insurance photes.
Fitted the side glass still working on the interior.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Oct 26, 2018 12:36 am

Welcome Pete, beautiful car!
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PostPost by: TeeJay » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:49 am

Welcome Pete, congratulations, good to see another Elan returned to the road. :D
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PostPost by: vstibbard » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:19 am

Well done, what is the colour and code?

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:29 am

Beautiful!
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PostPost by: Peter S2 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:19 am

Thank you for all your comments.
The colour is Medici blue.

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 pm

Looks fantastic and original, Peter, great job. Could we know the chassis number, please?

Where do you find all the trim bits,like the bottom edge of the dash, or do you fake them like the rest of us?
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PostPost by: Peter S2 » Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:31 am

Hi

The dash I brought from a Lotus supplier at Donnington a few years back. One of there rejects, didn't
notice the problems until a few years later when I removed the cling film. Rest of the trim, crashpad etc,
from Type 26 register and ebay.

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:05 pm

Thanks Pete, I didn't realise Type 26 register was still operational. I met the two prime characters, Tim Mees and Charles Giles at Goodwood Revival many years ago though Mees, unfortunately, died not long after.

I'm interested in your plate number to see whether you have a transitional S1/2 like mine as that affects several trim details and even transmission bolt hole spacing, which you need to know about. Type 26 Reg lists the numbers where they believe changes took place so you ought to look in there if your number is below 5000.

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