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Offline Keith A

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S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« on: Tuesday,September 29, 2015, 11:30:22 AM »
Here's my first posting.... The '69 S2's present state is a full rolling chassis rebuild, the interior is trashed, I've built a new dashboard, busy repairing and strenghthening various extremities and tatty repairs. Window struts were broken etc etc. I've stripped everything off and rebuilt when possible. Door hinges next......... Then the paint - John Player Gold Leaf. I'll keep adding the pics, I'm interested that it's an S2 but has the door push buttons, and as it's not a Fed, thinking it came in from Germany or maybe Canada any ideas? Nice to meet you all... This is my. 6Th Lotus through the years, in fact I had a 69 s2 JPS in 1975......years fly.....
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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday,September 29, 2015, 11:36:39 AM »
 :Welcome:

That looks like a great start to an S2! Good luck! Please keep us up to date and keep those pictures coming!

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday,September 29, 2015, 07:29:10 PM »
Early type 54 Europas had the push button door latches.  You find out where the car was initially dispatched if you contact Lotus.  It costs a bit but they give you a fairly detailed resume.

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday,September 30, 2015, 08:49:34 AM »
Welcome aboard, Keith. That's a fine project you have going there. I'm glad you decided to join in. Cheers.
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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday,September 30, 2015, 10:46:43 AM »
Thanks for the info. Nice to be here!  I'll keep you posted on the hinge progression if my sanity holds up -)

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday,September 30, 2015, 12:58:47 PM »
I'm envious of your craftsmanship. Keep the pictures coming on your progress.

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday,September 30, 2015, 05:28:16 PM »
 :Welcome: :coolpic:
Off to a great start! Looks like you've got a sweet shop too!

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday,September 30, 2015, 06:59:45 PM »
Like to take credit for the shop but it's where I found the chassis after the rebuild ....I've added my humble abode!
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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday,September 30, 2015, 07:03:54 PM »
Even that's not too shabby! Having a blast cabinet is REALLY handy!  The cars aren't too shabby either! :)

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday,September 30, 2015, 07:13:57 PM »
Thanks! Avery handy piece of kit from Harbor tool, I posted some other past bits and pieces pics above too,  Cheers

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #10 on: Thursday,October 01, 2015, 05:06:51 AM »
And I see some use of Carbon fibre in that last pic  ;D ;D
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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #11 on: Friday,October 02, 2015, 10:34:30 AM »
Yes that' s right, it's easy to use, goes around corners well and you don't get so itchy!

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #12 on: Saturday,October 03, 2015, 09:19:35 AM »
Nice job Keith!

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #13 on: Tuesday,October 20, 2015, 11:56:21 AM »
looks good Keith im doing a bit on car ,working on my m100 few repairs waiting for pro spray on wing & bonnet Derek

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #14 on: Thursday,January 14, 2016, 01:24:22 PM »
Here we go with some updates, been a while, almost ready for paint, new interior ordered and then to start putting things back on, my wife will be happy as most of the overhauled or new items are bubble-wrapped, in ziplok bags and stored in large blue containers.........in the lounge  :)) . A Happy New Year to All.  K
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