Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Elanman68 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:48 pm

Passed an MOT Test, no advisories. I could have applied for exemption but have decided that I like the reassurance of having the car independently checked over once a year.
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PostPost by: baileyman » Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:57 am

Took my shell to Competition Motors, Portsmouth NH, to begin the painting process.

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PostPost by: wotsisname » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:22 am

I also flocked my glovebox.. mostly pleased with result.. small glitch where I removed rust from a rivet and treated it but didn't prime.. the glue doesn't seem to have covered it well and so the flocking hasn't stuck... Have to decide whether to try a small localised fix or ignore it... Unfortunately I know it's there but I also want to drive the car this year....
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:07 pm

Two wheels on and two to go.
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PostPost by: SENC » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:35 pm

Beautiful
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:40 pm

SENC wrote:Beautiful


Thank you. Appreciated.
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PostPost by: lotocone » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:27 pm

SENC wrote:Beautiful


Yes, the Elite looks great. What's the color Rob?
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:43 pm

lotocone wrote:
SENC wrote:Beautiful


Yes, the Elite looks great. What's the color Rob?


Thanks Bob! It's Aston Martin Caribbean Pearlescent, it's a DB 4 colour.

How about some photos of your new paint job?
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:23 am

Stunning job, Rob. I sold it to the right bloke!
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PostPost by: Elanman68 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:33 am

That is absolutely gorgeous and colour is perfect.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:16 am

Mazzini wrote:Two wheels on and two to go.


? so what did you do to your Elan ? :lol:

only kidding, looks perfect in that colour
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:31 am

Fitted some new front dampers and uprated springs. Result, no more crashing and bashing and a much more comfortable ride. The old springs had settled too much and just bound up if you raised the spring perches to get clearance, the new springs are +2 specification, the dampers are Spax.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:20 pm

Spyder fan wrote:
Mazzini wrote:Two wheels on and two to go.


? so what did you do to your Elan ? :lol:

only kidding, looks perfect in that colour


I fitted the toad skin :D

Thank you for all your kind comments.

Alan, hope the new front dampers do the trick.
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PostPost by: lotocone » Fri Feb 22, 2019 7:56 pm

Mazzini wrote:
lotocone wrote:
SENC wrote:Beautiful


Yes, the Elite looks great. What's the color Rob?


Thanks Bob! It's Aston Martin Caribbean Pearlescent, it's a DB 4 colour.

How about some photos of your new paint job?


It's a great color Rob !

Here are a few photos of my car at the shop. Parts are going on the back of the Elan first, so that's where it looks best.
I might get the wheels painted the same silver color as the bumpers. The body color is Porsche Signal Orange from the early 70s.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:27 pm

FABULOUS! I love that colour. I always wanted a Sprint in Colorado Orange, was that the same colour as Porsche Signal Orange?
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