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    Lotus Esprit S2
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  1. Love it. Inspriration to get me back to work on mine!
  2. Mine were bare aluminium. I had the entire door beams anodised.
  3. Does anyone know what size bolts go either side to fix the lens on the housing? Seems close to M4 but looks like it's not a metric size.
  4. What holes? The hole next to the latch is for access to fit the latch. It just has a bung over it. Is that what you mean? Or do you mean the two holes where the latch fits into?
  5. Interesting, my bumber was completely enclosed at the back save for a couple of access holes.
  6. I also fit a plastic washer because I couldn't stand the bolt grating on the fibreglass. But you have to be careful because the plastic bush will alter the height of the pod, resulting in pane gap issues. Overall the way the pods fit with the bonnet is the worst system ever and I spent many hours getting it all to fit and due to the terrible design it is impossible to get perfect. If the S3 has a better design I would strongly recommend implementing that.
  7. Q1: a jack nut goes into this hole. Requires a specific jack nut tool to fit. From memory M5 but I can check if required. Q2: bonnet latch is held by a backing plate with welded on nuts. Tricky to fit because if you drop it it falls all the way inside and is a bitch to get out . Ask me how I know. You get a proper fit with shims. Q3: horrible alignment from factory, which is why my bonnet/headlamp pod shutlines are all over the place.
  8. I have disassembled everything, and when putting it all back together I'm finding the lever/spring is not doing anything, just moving up and down uselessly. I had everything cad plated, which means it would all have been stripped with something that would have eaten anything plastic. So my question is: is there a nylon bush inside this part? What holds the spring for pulling up the lever to select reverse? Why is it when the lever goes in with the spring, washer, circlip etc it doesn't seem to be doing anything?
  9. So I want to copy the original carpets and boards but improve where possible. When I have my new taillight boards made up wouldn't it be better to glue the carpet on rather than use fasteners? Could leave a flap to make the bolts to the fixing brackets accessible.
  10. So where the blue arrow and text box sits on the above pic there is no board, just a rectangular carpet with a cutout for the battery? And is the carpet on the two taillight end boards glued on?
  11. Were these boards also used on the S2? Does anyone have pics of them in situ?
  12. Mine is missing the other boards around the battery cover. A PO made some new ones up and then nailed a beam of wood across the back into the body and screwed some more boards into that. What a mess I had to clean up. So in the pic below I have the original top four, and am missing the bottom four. I don't even know where those bottom two go.
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