Elise - retirement project

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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:31 pm

spent 3 full days fettling the rear clam, it's getting there, but was way out, fit-wise:
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these show how the clams are quite a bit wider than the standard S1 Exige clam.

and one from the front...
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a lot more work needed on them yet.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:34 pm

still having problems posting pics despite following Nellie's suggestions, anyone else having the same probs.
I'll just put them on one at a time..
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:35 pm

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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:36 pm

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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Dave C » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:50 am

Looks like it is coming along.

I have seen a converted one before and the front of the door caught the wider from wing every time it opened, how have got around that?? Will you have to put spacers on the wheels to fill the arches??
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:17 pm

Cheers Dave,
I've had the front clam and sill covers bolted down and doesn't seem to be a problem with the doors catching, although it's close.
Hoping to not use spacers on wheels but probably means getting wheels made to specific offset... expensive but ok with me... this is my last build, so needs to be a good one.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:47 pm

wheels and tyres now on, still waiting for my engine to come back from builder.
but bodywork is mostly done
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Nathan » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:31 am

Wow it's certainly come on a long way since I last saw it. Looking good!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by oggy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:59 am

what you need is a gazebo :D looking good, have you decided on a colour
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:48 pm

colour will be Porsche Miami Blue....like this:
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although still hanker after yellow, but have had two elans and one stratos replica in yellow, time for a change!...I know - yellow is best!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Thommo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:54 am

Brill! I’d forgotten all about your project report here on Norlog when I posted on exiges.com asking for pictures and report!
I’m definitely losing the plot.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:13 pm

I’ve got a fuller build thread on: scottishelises.com under the Gallery section - titled Motorsport Elise project if anyone is interested
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Dave C » Sun Aug 12, 2018 7:11 pm

Will look great when finished :Ok2:

Brave colour choice but nice to see something different. Blue with gold wheels though :unsure: :unsure:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:00 am

Blue with gold wheels though :unsure: :unsure:

wait and see.....it will be the dogs....
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by oggy » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:28 pm

that blue does look nice, who's doing the painting?
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:35 pm

I'm going back to the guy in St. Helens who painted my Elan, as he did a cracking job with that.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by oggy » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:37 pm

sensible, but i thought you might of had a crack at doing it yourself, not that i recommend it :lol:
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:38 pm

nah, its been a long time since I sprayed a car, and know that my skills here are limited.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:44 pm

quick update,
engine build has been long, but added to my wanting extra things doing, LSD fitted to gearbox, engine loom and ECU organising, exhaust manifold, wastegate and turbo currently being zircotec coated before assembly.
Hoping to get completed engine, with gearbox, turbo, loom and oilways fitted later in October and then it's all systems go then.
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will post some of engine being installed when I get it back
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:49 pm

a few more of the engine build, should be getting this back in two weeks and into the car shortly after.
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by whitergb » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:17 pm

Nice shiny engine, looking good!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Dave C » Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:35 pm

Lots of shiny bits, good luck with the rest of the build :)
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by stratosboy » Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:14 pm

cheers guys, once I get this back I can really crack on with the build, engine build has taken almost a year!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Thommo » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:57 pm

Looking good. Top job!
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Re: Elise - retirement project

Post by Skidster » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:23 pm

I’m drooling over all those shiny bits. Did you paint the wishbones gold if so what did you use, my next job is stripping down front suspension.

I hope those driveshafts are not on the kitchen table i got skinned just for having my diffuser in the living room :Boxer:
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