Elise - retirement project

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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:07 am

yeah, its a sort of semi retirement, I still like working, but its a lot less than full time. can pick and choose how much I do - good balance for me.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:15 pm

not much progress in recent months, but have now finished fitting lights, wiring and mesh to clams, ready for final fitting.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by mill » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:19 pm

Looking good!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:37 pm

fitted front clam for final time
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by nelly111s » Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:56 pm

That's looking rather good :D
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by RichEuropaS » Wed Oct 23, 2019 7:29 pm

Looks great...
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Nathan » Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:10 am

Getting there now! Looks great :Ok2:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Dave C » Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:18 pm

Still not sure about the colour of the wheels :P

Great project :Ok2:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by mikeydude » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:38 pm

Did you paint the insides of the panels to avoid issues with water ingress causing paint bubbling ?
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:34 pm

no, just to tidy them up, as they were rough (I know it wont be seen), but yes the 'Raptor' coating should offer better durability.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Fri Jun 26, 2020 6:20 pm

bit of an update, the blue car is coming on, all fuel, oil and coolant hoses are plumbed in. Engine to ECU wiring is done. Clutch and brake systems are finished with fluid in. Gear cables connected up. Air induction is completed. Just final Lotus loom to VAG anciliaries and a few other wiring jobs and we're there.
V6 Exige will be up for sale soon, just not using it - done less than 10k miles in 5 years and collecting this tomorrow to replace it:

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a nice low mileage 111S, with red leather interior.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Paul » Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:38 am

Both look lovely :D

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