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Re: Hard Top

Postby Costas » Fri 18.03.2005, 21:56

Those wheels (should be 19") are great looking, but only if you own a Lotus Elan for show off and be a headturner. Such wheels make driving look like hell and turning almost impossible, not to mention that wheel arches should be removed with all the conciquences. Of course fast driving is out of the question, so YES they are good looking but for a Jap car and NOT the Elan.
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Re: Hard Top

Postby bunglin » Sun 20.03.2005, 21:36

If i`m not mistaken those wheels are OZ Titans (or something very similar).  I have them on my honda CRV  ;D
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Him » Tue 22.03.2005, 02:21

11 months since the last addition, but what the hell.<br><br>Back in 91 ish,if I remember rightly, we did a hard top for the Elan. It was for use on a clubsport variant.<br>! example of the car was made in this spec and sold as surplus at the end of the project. It was driven by Bob Eaton as part of an evaluation.<br><br>You never know, the tool may still be in existence somewhere in the bowels of the factory.<br><br>It was a rough unit a thin as possible (for obvious reasons, but was stiff and easy to remove/fit.<br><br>By the way, the car was the biz<br>
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Nige » Tue 22.03.2005, 10:57

Club Sport Version  :o.  Any photos please would love to see what it looked like,<br><br>Nige
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Sy V » Fri 25.03.2005, 17:33

Better late than never...<br><br>Image<br><br>Image<br><br>Image
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Fubar1764 » Fri 25.03.2005, 17:40

BRAVO! [smiley=clap.gif] [smiley=clap.gif] [smiley=clap.gif]
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Costas » Fri 25.03.2005, 17:45

Simply Fantastic!
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Doug » Fri 25.03.2005, 18:10

Sy, that is goddam beautiful!!  [smiley=bow.gif]<br><br>The paint is fantagasmic  ;)<br><br>Go drive the pants off her and snap some more pictures.<br><br>Looking forward to reading the latest chapter of Stripey II that you can write in one of your insomniac spells . . .
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Stef » Fri 25.03.2005, 18:12

Yep.<br><br>She's looking cool  8)<br><br>Just in time for the summer! ;D<br><br>You must be a proud daddy  ;)
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Costas » Fri 25.03.2005, 18:29

SY, i remeber you mentioned at some post you are over 6' tall. I am 6'4-6'5" (1.95m) and I wonder if you are comfortable with the hard top or not. Is the headroom better or worst than with soft top?
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Re: Hard Top

Postby John_W » Fri 25.03.2005, 20:08

Sy,<br>It looks great. I wish I could see it in person. <br><br>However it's just as well Stripey didn't make it to Dony or Blipi would have scratched its eyes out (miaow... only joking Stef, put down that bread knife).<br><br>John  ;D<br><br>PS you need to update your signature a bit. Let us know what all you did in the "rebuild".
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Re: Hard Top

Postby grahamec » Fri 25.03.2005, 21:17

Very nice indeed
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Re: Hard Top

Postby M6TT F » Fri 25.03.2005, 21:17

that looks awesome sy - a real transformation of a BRG car 8)
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Doug » Fri 25.03.2005, 21:53

[quote author=M6TT_F link=board=body;num=1081474915;start=420#432 date=03/25/05 at 12:17:38]that looks awesome sy - a real transformation of a BRG car 8)[/quote]<br>yeah, went from 'awesome' to 'awesome-er'   :P
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Stef » Fri 25.03.2005, 22:38

Oh the quest to regain youth...
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Re: Hard Top

Postby F1 LOTUS » Fri 25.03.2005, 23:02

Sy<br>How about a wider vomit stripe and lower case for the boot badges?... :P<br><br><br><br>Seriously it looks very nice, good job! 8)
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Houdini » Sat 26.03.2005, 07:36

Sy,<br><br>I hate to be a copy cat, but you got me thinkin' real hard about doin' my BRG the same way! Damn You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  [smiley=bowdown.gif] [smiley=bowdown.gif] [smiley=bowdown.gif]
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Sy V » Sat 26.03.2005, 07:55

Wow, thanks for the positive feedback guys I'm almost (but not quite) speechless.<br>I must say that I'm delighted with the hardtop; it really looks like it was meant for the car from the car's outset.<br>Simon, you da man! <br>I need to fit the production seals though (Dan got drenched bringing the car home on Thursday) and probably realign the passenger window (it's never been right since I've had the car) to lean in a little more.<br>The first time I took the door card off (to replace the original Lotus speakers I discovered pieces of broken glass in the bottom of the door.  So it's been replaced (badly) sometime in the past.<br><br>Costas<br><br>Headroom...I haven't noticed a problem.  So take it that it isn't any worse than the soft top.<br><br>One thing I have noticed though...the panoramic vision out of the rear window is amazing compared with the restricted view of the letter box translucent panel on the soft tops.<br><br>TC<br><br>There's no copyright on the design man...you go ahead if you want.
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Paul.P » Sat 26.03.2005, 08:49

I think it looks fantastic Sy, & worth the wait, can't wait to here how she goes now ?
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Nige » Tue 29.03.2005, 12:59

Looking really good Sy, especially as it's in my favourite colour  ;).<br><br>Nige
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