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Carpathian burled Elm dash



All of the fake plastic dash wood capings were covered in real burled Elm wood including doors, dash and consul.
7 pieces in total and about 15-20 coats ( block sanded between coats ) of clear urethane PPG auto paint.

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'74 Elite 502 restoration

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Same wood Lotus factory used a few years later in their Esprit. I changed 5 somewhat major things I felt was needed to make this car easily more desirable and the factory ended up with the exact same improvements.

Real Elm wood dash, door and consul cappings, larger 16 inch wheels, electric lifts for the headlight pods and painted window trim body color. 

And finely, although it took them a lot longer (well after the final Elite version, the Excel went out of production) Lotus put in a much needed V8 in their 2 seater Esprit

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