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by MetBlue
Mon Apr 06, 2020 07:32
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Virtual meetings anyone?
Replies: 57
Views: 7489

Re: Virtual meetings anyone?

I'd be open for a virtual meet.
Tony
by MetBlue
Sun Apr 05, 2020 09:50
Forum: General
Topic: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably
Replies: 63
Views: 5745

Re: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably

Pete. Spring compressor worked great when the chassis was separate, but obviously no use if I needed to (or indeed need to) remove the shock with the body on. 30 years on though and I've still got it - never throw these things away. You never know when they might be useful and as my Dad used to say,...
by MetBlue
Sun Apr 05, 2020 08:45
Forum: General
Topic: The longest Elite Resto ? - probably
Replies: 63
Views: 5745

The longest Elite Resto ? - probably

Finally got around to starting my restoration thread. Only one problem. I know how you lot out there like a photo, and when this restoration began, there were no digital cameras (and no internet come to that) !!!!. So I've improvised and photographed photo's. First, one to prove it was actually on t...
by MetBlue
Thu Apr 02, 2020 18:58
Forum: General
Topic: Elite : Kaizen, those small manufacture changes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: Elite : Kaizen, those small manufacture changes.

That's very interesting about the window frames. They clearly evolved with part numbers D075U0700W & 701W in the Elite parts list and G075U0700F & 701F in the Excel list. There is also a manually crossed out B076U0716ZB & 715ZH which would appear to have been introduced for the Eclat then withdawn ...
by MetBlue
Thu Apr 02, 2020 15:25
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1750

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

We have stickers :) :) :) :)
Image

Still don't like the font, but you can't have everything.... Pretty impressed by Isaydingdong. Very prompt, good communicators and the stickers look the business.
Posting on as I get details.

Tony
by MetBlue
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:26
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Recommendations for rebounding fibreglass panels
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Recommendations for rebounding fibreglass panels

Pete : I'm clearly treading the same path you did when I it comes to doors. The newer inner forms are so much neater than the early ones. Until a week ago, I was convinced I'd use the later doors, but now I'm having second thoughts ( more of that when I finally Start a restoration thread for the car...
by MetBlue
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:44
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Window Frames
Replies: 25
Views: 1861

Re: Window Frames

I may be able to help you. I have a passenger side frame from a 76 series 1 that I'm probably not going to use.
I'll PM you with a few more details.
tony
by MetBlue
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:12
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Recommendations for rebounding fibreglass panels
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Recommendations for rebounding fibreglass panels

Couple of picies. First is the near side door in need of biggest repair. The separation goes back as far as the light source mid way along the door bottom edge. https://www.dropbox.com/s/mmsg9jxzxcgd4fp/200401a.jpg?raw=1 This next picture is the off side door, that only needs rebonding from the wast...
by MetBlue
Tue Mar 31, 2020 21:47
Forum: General
Topic: Elite : Kaizen, those small manufacture changes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Re: Elite : Kaizen, those small manufacture changes.

You're right Pete. Non Alloy hinges are brass - just did a small test spot drill on the hidden area of one. Hadn't realised until your post. Here's a couple of changes Lotus made to the inner Door mouldings. https://www.dropbox.com/s/6d9wmx5lqy1at26/200331.jpg?raw=1 https://www.dropbox.com/s/yfdzrqw...
by MetBlue
Tue Mar 31, 2020 17:57
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Recommendations for rebounding fibreglass panels
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Re: Recommendations for rebounding fibreglass panels

Thanks Pete. Door skin is already separate from the beam, so access is as good as it could be. That pliogrip stuffs a good price (as in expensive) on ebay, but then I guess cost per ml is no different to araldite etc. How does it mix? Picture on ebay seems to show a tube with screw top an two smalle...
by MetBlue
Mon Mar 30, 2020 18:55
Forum: Wheels and Tyres
Topic: Elite series 1 wheel colour?
Replies: 8
Views: 860

Re: Elite series 1 wheel colour?

Thanks all. Battleship grey it is then. That's pretty much how I'd describe the colour inside the rim when tyre removed, so I'll see how close to that I can get. Regards the unpainted Ali, I like the sound of fine brushed finish. The Ali was (is) so corroded that getting it back to a deep polish wou...
by MetBlue
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:51
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Recommendations for rebounding fibreglass panels
Replies: 6
Views: 427

Recommendations for rebounding fibreglass panels

Looking for advise / experience on rebonding fibreglass panels / skins. I have two areas in need of attention. 1: The bonnet near the plenum chamber has a strengthening fibreglass form running full width on the inside. Probably just need a good modern adhesive for this one as there is good surface t...
by MetBlue
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:44
Forum: General
Topic: Elite : Kaizen, those small manufacture changes.
Replies: 16
Views: 1046

Elite : Kaizen, those small manufacture changes.

My rebuild is (was ) intending to use some donor parts from an early 1976 elite, on my April / May 1974 car. I keep coming across small design differences that were implemented by Lotus and thought they would be interesting to share on this thread. To kick off, lets look at the rear hatch window. I'...
by MetBlue
Thu Mar 26, 2020 09:57
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1750

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

RB. Sorry, misread your post. Removed from list and Pete's updated to 2.
Tony
by MetBlue
Thu Mar 26, 2020 09:57
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label
Replies: 31
Views: 1750

Re: Elite boot lid "Push Here To Close" label

RB. Sorry, misread your post. Removed from list and Pete's updated to 2.
Tony