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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday,April 17, 2013, 10:34:50 AM »

Hi Joe,

the video seems to be working on both of my computers, if the problem remains, try to watch the video in another quality (480p, 360p, ...). There could be a problem with the youtube encoding, I'll try to look into it.


The T-shirt that I'm wearing is a T-shirt with the Pistonheads logo on, this was a T-shirt given at the Spa 6 Hours Historic race meeting a couple of years back. But they sell T-shirts with the same logo (and many much cooler car-related shirts) on their website:

http://www.shotdeadinthehead.com/what/mens-tees/collection/pistonheads

If you have any questions about the crossmember modifications, just post them here and I'll answer them as good as I can.


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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #16 on: Friday,April 19, 2013, 01:54:38 PM »

Hello everyone,

I've uploaded aforementioned video. In this video I’ll show you some of the parts that I have been collecting for the past year to be able to continue and finish my restoration. This ranges from paints, tools, fasteners to second hand difficult to find Lotus parts. I also bought a lot of parts to build my own engine mounts, lower links and radius arm mounts. Since I recorded this video, I have been able to buy a Lotus Europa steering wheel, however, this isn't the exact steering wheel that I wanted, but it was fairly cheap and it could be used without looking too much out of place.

You can watch the new video on my blog here:

http://sleurs-motorsport.com/?p=558

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #17 on: Friday,July 19, 2013, 03:19:23 PM »

Hi everyone,


This is a small update for my Europa project. I've made an S2 modification to my S1 chassis, specifically the strengthening plates around the radius arm mounts.



There's a complete explanation with lot's of photographs on my blog on the link below and underneath I'll place a link to a youtube video where I explain and document the upgrades.

Blog: http://sleurs-motorsport.com/?p=575

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DG2oQscv5KA


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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #18 on: Friday,July 19, 2013, 10:37:36 PM »
It looks a sensible idea Serge. While you're at the "reinforcing" stage I'd also suggest the engine mount area for serious inspection. On my old chassis they had deteriorated badly and were the main cause for the body removal. Although it was largely corrosion I also found cracks which I suspect was caused by flexing of the area behind the engine mounts. At the stage you're at it would be very easy to do a similar treatment to that area.

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #19 on: Saturday,July 20, 2013, 03:08:49 AM »

Hi Brian,


The reinforcing plates for the engine mounts were very rusty as well on my chassis. Quite a lot of rust had developed between the spotwelded plates. I removed the plates and made my own before welding them back on.



Video of those repairs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9SZGp3_FZ8


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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #20 on: Saturday,July 20, 2013, 10:57:35 PM »
Hi Serge,

That's the bit !   I've found a picture of what mine looked like when I stripped the car and most of the damage was just outside of the mount. 

I was puzzled why you would get corrosion on a vertical plate where water would run away and there was nothing to hold moisture in place (mud/bodywork/noise insulation felt/etc). I ended up with the theory that it was down to the engine mount loading from cornering which would cause the vertical section to deflect, break the paint coating & allow gentle rusting.

My memory is hazy but I seem to recall welding in sections and making a longer & more rigid strengthener to try and spread the load better.

Brian 

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #21 on: Thursday,September 19, 2013, 10:15:08 AM »

Hello everyone,


I've finally had some time to upload some pictures of my recent work and to write some comments about them. The pictures were taken between may and august so they span a few months working on and off on the chassis.

The rusted metal was cut out and replaced with new steel sheets that were folded to match the original panels. Everything was then painted in Epoxy-Mastic paint to get the best rust protection out there. After the front T-section is welded on, I will paint the chassis again with satin black 2K paint, to get better aesthetics.

Currently I'm working on building a new front T-section from scratch, all the panels are cut, but I need to fold a couple of them and then I need to weld them together.

If I can find some time in the coming week, I'll edit the video of these chassis repairs and I'll upload it to youtube.

These are some before and after pictures. You can read all about the repairs on my blog (link below), where you can find a report with 55 photographs and a step-by-step explanation of everything that I did.

Before:



After:



Blog: http://sleurs-motorsport.com/?p=581

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #22 on: Thursday,September 19, 2013, 10:40:33 AM »
Serge,
Project is looking fantastic.  :trophy:
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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #23 on: Friday,September 20, 2013, 08:40:26 AM »
I must say, Serge, that I'm quite impressed with what you've taken on, and the excellent work you are doing. Quite inspiring.
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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #24 on: Thursday,October 03, 2013, 03:40:25 AM »

Thank you all for the kind replies!

I have managed to edit one short video, but I have two more lined up, I just need to find the time!

In this short video I’ll show you my ‘new’ S1 steering wheel and ashtray and I tell you the story of how I got it. I’ll also show you the difference between an S1 and an S2 steering wheel.

If there is any interest in me making another ‘Collecting parts’-video about all of the difficult (or not so difficult) to find parts and components that I have collected over the past few months, let me know and I’ll make another one if I find the time.

The link is below the photograph!



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdU4gNnqUUA


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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #25 on: Monday,December 02, 2013, 10:19:16 PM »
Finally a new video!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqBmgBixX2s

The blogpost isn't up yet and I still need to rewrite the description, but you can already watch it.


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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #26 on: Tuesday,December 03, 2013, 01:15:59 AM »
Great Job, Serge!  :pirate:

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #27 on: Monday,December 23, 2013, 02:26:27 PM »

Thanks Stefan!


I've uploaded some more pictures to my website and a complete explanation on how to make adjustable lower links:

http://sleurs-motorsport.com/?p=599

There's also a video on the way about the entire process.









Hopefully this will be of use to somebody.


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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #28 on: Monday,December 23, 2013, 10:43:16 PM »
Serge that looks excellent!! I am planning to make a similar upgrade for mine.

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Re: #460002 - Restoration
« Reply #29 on: Monday,December 30, 2013, 10:57:13 AM »

I have been able to upload the video about the making of the lower links! It has turned out to be a little bit longer than I wanted, but I wanted to be thorough in my explanation so you could use the video as a guide to make some of your own.

I'll promise to make some shorter, less technical videos in between the long-winded technical restoration videos if I find the time.

Youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNIELWMgKJk

Blogpost:
http://sleurs-motorsport.com/?p=605

Enjoy!