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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #30 on: Monday,December 30, 2013, 12:46:53 PM »
Nice work Serge.  I'm building a big ol' fence in my backyard........are you available?............ :FUNNY:

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #31 on: Sunday,February 02, 2014, 04:13:20 PM »
Hi everyone,


After my exams the university decided that I deserved a week off, so I found some time to work on the Europa and also update my blog!

I finally wrote very lengthy blog post with 60+ photographs of the fabrication of the front T-section.

This is a teaser picture:


You can read the entire story right here:
http://sleurs-motorsport.com/?p=609 


I hope you'll enjoy it.

Kind regards,

Serge


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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #32 on: Monday,February 03, 2014, 07:09:40 AM »
A masterclass! I am following in your footsteps.

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #33 on: Monday,February 03, 2014, 06:10:07 PM »
Serge,
that is some fantastic work you're doing.
the phrase 'better than new' comes to mind.
thanks for taking to document & post your progress so thoroughly.

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #34 on: Thursday,February 20, 2014, 02:40:52 AM »
Thank you for the kind comments everyone. I've split the T-section video up in to parts because it was to lengthy otherwise. The first part is uploaded and the second part will be online before the end of next week.



In this first video I'll explain the fabrication of all of the panels, while in the second video I'll show you how I welded them all together and how I got the suspension geometry right.

Link to the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DztlXXHQwyo

Link to blog:
http://sleurs-motorsport.com/


Kind regards,

Serge
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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #35 on: Friday,February 28, 2014, 03:17:31 AM »
Here is the second and final part of the video on the front T-section.



Link to the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w7iyrgfdew

Link to the blogpost:
http://sleurs-motorsport.com/?p=644


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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #36 on: Tuesday,March 11, 2014, 03:39:26 AM »



This is the first in a series of short videos that I will try to make to keep the momentum going.

These videos will be shorter, less in depth videos on smaller jobs on the restoration of my Lotus Europa S1 that don't take up a lot of time to do and film. I will be releasing these in between all of the longer videos that take a lot of time to make.

This first video will be on the polishing of the original 1967 bumpers that had a really hard life. I will be trying out the 'cola and aluminium-foil'-method as well as polishing the bumpers with Autosol metal polish.

Link to the video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZiSK4aqFOk

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #37 on: Wednesday,March 26, 2014, 05:57:37 AM »
If only my turtle would care to cooperate..

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #38 on: Wednesday,March 26, 2014, 07:46:11 AM »
 :FUNNY:

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #39 on: Wednesday,March 26, 2014, 08:07:01 AM »
 :FUNNY: :beerchug:
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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #40 on: Thursday,April 03, 2014, 10:21:21 AM »
Update!



Blogpost on welding the T-section to the backbone:
http://sleurs-motorsport.com/?p=659


I'm running behind on the updates, front suspension and front brakes are already done!

The video for this update will be online soon. I'm trying to keep to a rythm of one video for every two weeks, but I'm struggling to find time to edit them..


Hold tight!

Serge

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #41 on: Friday,April 04, 2014, 07:41:00 AM »
Looks great Serge!  Just a couple of points:

- the chassis corrodes mostly from water trapped between the body and the chassis on S1s.  They corrode from the outside in rather than the inside out.

- it is moderately easy to seal up the front of the chassis but water mainly makes its way to the front of the chassis from the rear!  It splashes in through the rear wheel wells and flows down and forward.  When you put the chassis back into the body, make sure you carefully seal the chassis to the body at the rear at roughly the line of the seat backs.  Fibreglass over a strip of foam to create a barrier to the water flowing further forward and drill a few drain holes in the low points to keep it from building up.

- water also finds its way onto the rear chassis rails through the engine hood vent holes.  Again, use carefully placed "dams" to direct this water from flowing further in.  You want to direct it down and out your body drain holes.

- finally your carefully sealed chassis will be drilled full of holes when you rivet it back in place.  Sealer inside and, more importantly, on the underneath is very important, as well as checking and refreshing it on a regular basis.  Inside use a sealer/corrosion inhibitor that stays semi-liquid so it can flow in and around where it needs to.  Underneath, use a sealer that hardens but not too much, otherwise it will crack and let moisture through.

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #42 on: Friday,April 04, 2014, 08:57:45 AM »
Thanks!

Did not know the water flowed from the rear to the front, interesting to know!

I was trying to prevent having to use a cavity wax for the inside of the chassis because it creates a real mess and I will have to stick my hand in there in the future to install and adjust various things. However, once everything is settled I can still apply it afterwards.

Serge


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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #43 on: Saturday,April 19, 2014, 04:07:26 AM »
I've uploaded the video about the final fabrication on the chassis. The chassis has been completely finished at this point.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYr6EEvjjuY


Upcoming videos:
explaining my spray painting setup
front suspension
brake calipers
rear radius arm mounts
rear suspension

Enjoy,

Serge

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #44 on: Tuesday,April 29, 2014, 11:48:36 AM »


I've uploaded another short video. This time I'll show you the spray painting equipment that I plan to use to do all of the painting on my car.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clIS8a2_KZw


Enjoy & Share!

Serge