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Postby Enright » Sun 02.12.2007, 11:44

Um, installation of what?
The seats, are you doing something under the centre console or inside the doors? :?
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Postby Dico » Sun 02.12.2007, 12:24

Seats and door cards is my guess.
Ekers, you're going to have a cold backside this winter compared to what you're used to :lol:
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Postby Monty » Sun 02.12.2007, 13:07

Ekapol wrote:Um.. installation picture :-D


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Nice seats :smt023

but why have you got the center console out? :?
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Postby John_W » Sun 02.12.2007, 17:26

Ekapol,
Great looking seats. Full details and fitting comments, please.
John :smt023

PS: oh, and final pictures of the result
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Postby lotusgirlmarie » Sun 02.12.2007, 19:18

We had a bit of fun geting the seats to fit. There is still a fair amount to do but its shaping up nicely. I'm sure Ekapol wil post more photos of the progress thus far
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Postby Ekapol » Mon 03.12.2007, 06:37

Spot on Dico! :)

The new seats make it feel like I had the suspension upgraded. It bounces less, reducing the amount of me sliding around in a corner by a lot hence improvement in steering response.

Initial plan was just trying to find something to replace my sagging driver seat, didn't know that it will come with all the goodies. :smt111

More pictures to come.
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Postby Ekapol » Wed 05.12.2007, 11:03

My lovely old wheel - out and away :-)
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Her crafty hands.
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Yes, I did nothing but clicking the shutter~ while she's having fun welding.
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Customed steering wheel hub adapter with anti-rust paint.
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Postby Ekapol » Wed 05.12.2007, 11:04

Marie is on fire!
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More fire! Hot.. Hot.. Hot..
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Customed fiberglass door panel, gray Alcantara wrapped.
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New Elise S2 steering wheel, Alcantara wrapped steering column, Momo seats, Momo shift knob, and gray Alcantara door cards. Quick snap picture below doesn't do its justice.

LGM rocks :smt026
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Postby lotusgirlmarie » Wed 05.12.2007, 20:44

......and all of this was done in bebe jeans and a Chicago Cubs sweatshirt. Happ that you like the newest refinements to the Elan. More to come soon.
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Postby Enright » Wed 05.12.2007, 21:46

Spectacular transformation - especially the door trim panels. Most impressive. I'm going to have to develop fibreglassing skills like that.
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Postby F1 LOTUS » Wed 05.12.2007, 21:58

This could turn into a Superhero comic strip...
CHOP!
GRIND!
She's doing it in her Bebe Jeans!!!
WELD!
DOB!
*WOW*!
All in a days work for... ELANUPGRADEGIRL!


Very nice :D
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Postby Ekapol » Thu 06.12.2007, 01:59

F1 LOTUS wrote:CHOP!
GRIND!
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*WOW*!


You crack me up Brian :smt044
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Postby lotusgirlmarie » Thu 06.12.2007, 08:29

It was a bit of a challenge but well worth it in the end. Unfortunately on this side of the pond we don't have the luxury of having the factory hub addapter. I had to make my own as I did on my car. I cut the centering hub from the factory wheel and welded it very carefully to the compression section of the Elise wheel. End result is a custom built hub addapter that fits like a glove.

The door cards actually fit better than the factory units, not requiring any sort of adhesive to hold it in. Just preasure of a tight fit done right. Soo cool. 8) Now the car beginning to live up to the pedigree of the emblem on the nose.
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Postby Ekapol » Tue 11.12.2007, 21:33

Another shot of the door card - LGM edition.


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Momo-Lotus shift knob/boot with silver collar.


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A little difference eh?
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Postby Paul.P » Tue 11.12.2007, 22:00

Wish you would move over here LGM, you could play with my bits anytime :!:
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Postby Doug » Wed 12.12.2007, 00:43

I like it all except the shifter knob/gaiter change :smt023

is the new wheel with gasbag or not?

is there a way to drop the seat heater elements into the new seats?? or else maybe you can trade that center trim piece with someone who wants the heaters . . .

Ekapol, I still have the Lotus OEM engine compartment mechanic's perimeter protector (a lot of words cause can't think of its true name) -- would be great to give it to you anytime you want to come up for some driving and/or wine tasting in the Elan !!

more pics please!

time for a white dash gauge changeover!
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Postby Ekapol » Wed 12.12.2007, 12:02

I like your new signature Doug :-)

No airbag -- Yes, I know.. 4 point harness upgrading any time soon. My passenger will be better secured to the seat too.

The heating elements are already out from the original seats. The project plan is there and I can foresee it will be LOTS of fun :roll: , judging by tons of hog rings that Momo uses to secure their seat shell together.

The Hog Ring Pliers arrived 2 days ago :-D

One of these days I will drive up there, wine tasting sounds good. Thanks for keeping whatchamacallit-Lotus mechanic fender protector thingy for me. :)

I've never thought ball shape shifter will so much give positively enhanced shifting experience. The one that was there was very nice already... but this one hmmm... talking about intimacy. No wonder many exotic cars out there use them. Also that this one is straight from what Lotus uses for the Esprit. You gotta give it a try, I think you'll like it.

The light was almost gone, sitting around in Golden Gate park, playing with my fisheye lenes :smt111
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Postby Sy V » Wed 12.12.2007, 12:14

Doug wrote:...is the new wheel with gasbag or not?...


How can it possibly have Geoff Smith in it!
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Postby John Price » Thu 13.12.2007, 03:17

Where did you get that cool silver collar for your shift knob ?

Love the look of the wheel, door panels, shift knob - the gray, silver theme is very cool indeed. Would like sharp in my white Elan. I WANT that steering wheel !

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Postby lotusgirlmarie » Fri 14.12.2007, 09:04

John,
If you want a wheel like that, the first step is to find one on ebay.co.uk. Bid on it, get it shipped here to th USA the send it along with your factory wheel over to me here in CA and I'll do the mod for you and either send it back or fly it back myself. That easy.
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