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    Neil Barber
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    Lotus esprit s2 ,Datsun 240z ,Honda s800,Berkeley,Toyota Celica supra
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  1. Guess I better step up .The car is mine. It has a service history which I would say a lot don’t have. clearly there are a few niggle but I’ve said it need a bit of tlc and is priced accordingly. She if far from a restoration case and drives well benefiting from a lot of work recently
  2. Check out the stitch perfect Instagram link above and flick through his pictures you’ll see pictures of the S2 seats he did for me in leather and also the seats from the JPS. He has my complete interior for this S1 to redo in green and red tartan.can wait to get the, back
  3. Haven’t looked back on this thread for a long time. Car is all restored and fitted with a 912 engine instead of the k series . I'm restoring a S1 now
  4. I have to confess I baled on Colorado orange. Played it safe The shade of tango is VW magma orange (same as my Datsun 240z )
  5. Well it's now been Tango-ed Popped into the paint shop and she is all in colour. Just has to have the Black bits and a final polish done. looking forward to getting her back .
  6. Mine is like this one
  7. My S2 has a two spoke leather momo steering wheel which I would like to retain. Can anyone recommend where in the uk I can get it recovered? Also where they original fittment as I seen on line a referance to them being fitted to JPS cars?
  8. I've left my seats with Joseph at stitch perfect He is going to recover them in leather also recovering the cabin fire wall panel and pocket along with the choke and door card inlays From what I could see when I dropped them off he does some really nice work . I was lucky that he had a cancellation slot .He said he normally is booked up for months in advanced Cant wait to see them all re covered
  9. Update Purchesed a complete 912 engine.( from Mike at lotusbit) have to say he has been fantastic decided to go 2.2 Chassis is now completely bare a waiting blasting Bodyshell is in the paint shop and should be back all painted in its new colour (orange) in a couple of weeks. Seats are at perfect stitch being recovered in leather Steve is making new carpets All being well should be should be on the bit I enjoy most putting it back together
  10. Anyone had there chassis powder coated? Wondering what the going rate is these days ?
  11. Bye bye k series here are a couple of photos of the adaptor plate and a large crankshaft spacer use to locate the flywheel in the bell housing
  12. Should be back from paint with in 6weeks .Hoping to have it on the road this summer recon the pedal box bolts are going to be a sod to get back in as well . Tempted to try fitting some small studs in the chassis on the back two then use nuts.?
  13. Couldn't get them out from inside ( to rusty) managed to get at them with a socket and extension via the heater flap hole under the bonnet. Ended up grinding the heads off quite a few of the other bolts .
  14. Starting to make some progress. Body is off bit of a struggle getting the x4 pedal box bolts other than that fairly straight forward. K series Engine and gearbox out of the chassis all in all a good days work. Hoping to get the body shell off to the paint shop in a couple of weeks .whilst it's way will get the chassis Sand blasted and rebuild .
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