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Offline BDA

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #90 on: Thursday,November 09, 2017, 01:55:49 PM »
In my own experience, both of my luggage compartments stay dry. My doors leak though. Some have theorized that the modern door seals are different enough from the original that that is a cause. I would also suspect that most of us (certainly myself included) have not rehung our doors as accurately as they were hung at the factory. When mine was new, there was a slight leak in the passenger door. Now it is "a bit more." It's all part of the fun of owning a vintage Lotus!

I have seen several cars when they were nearly new with stick-on foam rubber in the rain gutter of the bonnet or around the front luggage compartment so some have had a problem there.

The guy who installed my windshield would not guarantee that it would not leak. Thankfully, it doesn't and never has.

I would wait to see if and where you have any leaks. I would only use a drill for draining body work but would stick with seals to keep the water out of where you don't want it. Here's a catalog that might be useful (https://www.steelerubber.com/universal-parts).

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #91 on: Thursday,November 09, 2017, 02:17:17 PM »
 BDA,  I fully understand leaks ... I own a 79 corvette with glass t tops that have leaked since I purchased the car in 1998 I replaced all seals  and envelopes purchased a set of fiberglass tops
All leak when it rain 10 inches an hour . (Usually on my wife’s side) As I stated , I have never driven a Europa and do love all the input.
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #92 on: Thursday,November 09, 2017, 03:08:10 PM »
Interesting that your 'vette leaks on your wife's side! I think you now have to make double sure that your wife's side of the Lotus doesn't leak!

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #93 on: Wednesday,November 15, 2017, 06:48:22 PM »
   Checking in , firewall ,sanding and painting moving along.
Center Firewall panel molded from ScotchWeld EC 3524 which is a fire retardant compound
that I will coat with black carbon fiber. The two remaining panels behind the seats will be done the same way. Attached is the data sheet of the compound. The “close out panels will be carbon fiber.
See the cardboard template.

    Body has been sanded down to 600 grit so to see any remaining defects,and I did find a hairline crack just below the sail area probably caused by someone leaning on it . I also made a newbie
mistake and used a grinder with a whip hose that I pulled and tore a nice gouge in the door jamb .
One last coat of primer should do it .

   Painting the black panels are awesome looking but that's just my opinion, but it'st nice to see a final product... almost.

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #94 on: Wednesday,November 15, 2017, 07:05:28 PM »
That's looking great! Is that stuff good for sound deadening? That would be an important consideration.

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #95 on: Thursday,November 16, 2017, 03:17:28 AM »
 Yes it absorbs sound, weight of balsa and is completely waterproof . I will still put up a sound barrier and carpet as it originally had.   —-It is not easy to work with.—-

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #96 on: Friday,November 17, 2017, 04:36:16 PM »
 Doors,aft luggage tray in black and moving along .other pieces and body in last coat of primer
And sanding to 800 for paint... super jet black g9900s. And cleared within 30 minutes.
That’s me in the paint😀
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #97 on: Friday,November 17, 2017, 05:02:12 PM »
Impressive work and momentum! I’m envious of your available time to get things done.

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #98 on: Friday,November 17, 2017, 06:13:14 PM »
Certified 
    I’ve been put out to pasture from my job because of a small disability.
I’m working with mostly only my right arm . I had a torn rotator cup  and needed anchors put in ,
Weight restrictions put on by doctor is why I have not been allowed to return to work. A technician
Must be able to lift 70 lbs  ...I can’t torque wheel bearings to 600 ft lbs  for sure..lol I have trouble with 6lbs on the left side. I remain optimistic and waiting for an offer with my company in another capacity. So I’m in my garage daily keeping busy.
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #99 on: Friday,November 17, 2017, 06:25:19 PM »
Sorry about your disability. It doesn't seem to have impeded your progress at all! That black is super deep! Very pretty! But are you ready for an unairconditioned black car in Florida during the summer?! Or are you planning on installing A/C?

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #100 on: Saturday,November 18, 2017, 02:57:20 AM »
 I drove a pickup for many years without air , I will have ac is this car and have read about the demands on the electrical system and accessories, and cost. I’m still a long way off for that system.
After paint the harness will go in, lights . Building up doors is another whole project that I see and from what I read I think I’ll go with the stainless door pins .

    I can’t decide weather to put the cooling tubes in frame or shifter linkage first it seems the tubes take up a lot of room transitioning in and the shifter rods might get in the way . On the other hand I need to buy the stainless tubes because of just the fact that the ones I have are almost 50 years old .
All these upgrades..... I’ll be done by next week. . lol
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #101 on: Saturday,November 18, 2017, 04:04:18 AM »
Dakazman, seems like the work your doing on your Europa is the best type of physical therapy one could experience. Plus your enjoying your rehabilitation  8)

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #102 on: Saturday,November 18, 2017, 05:13:20 AM »
What Certified said,

It sounds like you're going to have a super car when you're done!

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #103 on: Sunday,November 19, 2017, 04:14:08 PM »
 
First coat on body...yeah 👍
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #104 on: Sunday,November 19, 2017, 04:19:38 PM »
Nice!