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Offline BDA

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #15 on: Thursday,January 14, 2016, 02:28:46 PM »
Those are some BIG pictures!

It looks like your making great progress. I'll bet your wife is almost as happy about it as you are since all those Lotus pieces will be getting out of her hair!

I'm expecting great things from the paint shop. Don't forget to post pictures!

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #16 on: Thursday,January 14, 2016, 02:44:25 PM »
Thanks, If you right click and select "open link" they become a normal size -). Yeah she's a trooper, I'm looking at getting her painted (The car not the wife) with the doors, bonnet and boot lids off and I think I've found someone to make the John Player Team Lotus decals for the door too. Hopefully I'll be at that stage in Feb. Just the window motors and locks to sort out, everything else should be good to go. I've a new windscreen in the box, carpets and seat leather and trim ordered from Classics and Sports in Mass. which should be arriving any day too. Starting to get excited as it's coming back together. Cheers,  K

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #17 on: Thursday,January 14, 2016, 05:49:21 PM »
If you're talking about the round black JPS stickers like on my car (see picture below), r.d. should have the JPS stickers. I had a couple from when I got my car when it was new and Ray and I thought he might be able to sell some so he had copies of my sticker made. Unfortunately, he said they didn't sell very well so that might mean he either threw them away, eventually sold them all and didn't make more, or still has a stack of them.

It looks like there's light at the end of the tunnel! Keep posting those pictures!

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #18 on: Friday,January 15, 2016, 10:31:42 AM »
Wow, very nice looking car sir. I meant the "Gold Leaf Team Lotus" decal, me bad, here it is for door install. Cheers  K

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #19 on: Friday,January 15, 2016, 10:56:41 AM »
I was thinking that's what you meant but "John Player" threw me off. Good luck! It should look great! Are you going to do the whole scheme (red/white with gold stripe)?

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #20 on: Friday,January 15, 2016, 11:54:00 AM »
Yes, that's the plan, I've finished the wheels (pics on previous page), and will probably leave the bumpers off, I'll see what she looks like. Now the doors are off (That was a fun Sunday) it's going to be much easier to install the interior too

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #21 on: Friday,January 15, 2016, 12:03:57 PM »
Those gold wheels will look great!

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #22 on: Friday,January 15, 2016, 01:00:42 PM »
 :BEER3: Lots of polishing and sore fingers, was allowed to do them in the kitchen at night during the week too -)
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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #23 on: Sunday,September 18, 2016, 03:21:59 PM »
Hi All, Been Quietly beavering away for several months, I though I'd post where I currently am. I've finished most of the carbon fibre work, finished rebuilding the seriously bad seats, tried my hand at re-upholstering and carpet fitting and just got her back from the paint shop - the labour continues, re-fitting all of the gear overhauled in boxes, Thought I'd never get here!   Cheers 
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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #24 on: Sunday,September 18, 2016, 03:24:16 PM »
Interior trial fit
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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #25 on: Sunday,September 18, 2016, 03:25:23 PM »
First day home
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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #26 on: Sunday,September 18, 2016, 04:12:54 PM »
Wow! Looks great - love the paint. I think the interior Is looking good, light color with the red/white paint.  Did you sew the console cover?  I've got a tanned skin stored away for that purpose.

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #27 on: Sunday,September 18, 2016, 04:39:05 PM »
Thanks! I worked with http://www.sportsandclassics.com/ on the interior and they sent the leather stitched cover for the console, I'm still working on the front "Scalloped" piece to get it right but they were very close with the seats and carpet stitching - no one is ever the same eh!

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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #28 on: Sunday,September 18, 2016, 04:43:12 PM »
Here's the seat basics from them
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Re: S2 Rebuild Labour of Love Houston
« Reply #29 on: Sunday,September 18, 2016, 05:16:35 PM »
Those are some SERIOUSLY BIG pictures!  :)

She looks great! Keep up the nice work and keep posting those pictures!

 I told you gold wheels would look great!  :beerchug: