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  1. Yes, it was good to see all the posts. Balsa wood is used as a sandwich or core material in laminates, so possibly. But your racks are very nice and an excellent piece of workmanship.
  2. The link is very interesting to watch, it has interviews of who worked on the film and all about the submarine.
  3. The little That I do know about the submarine, is that in the film when the car first goes into the water the first underwater shot is a model and the bubbles were produced using Alka-Seltzer tablets.
  4. After many hours of research, well actually I think it was more like several weeks of research on engine and gearbox combinations, finally by accident I found a engine and gearbox already adapted for a mid engine build. 



  5. Nice job, for any imperfections use some Dolphin Glaze and spray on some satin black as a guide coat and sand with 300 grit and you will see any low spots, repeat the process until there perfect and then your ready for primer.
  6. Looks like a good basis to start from, its more complete than my one with all the body panels and interior in place, just looks like the engine let go at some point, hence why its been removed and of course isn't uncommon. If you can get the car at a good price or negotiate on your original offer I would not hesitate. An excellent find, it looks like a lot of work, but don't be put off I can visualize the finished car. I look forward to hearing how you get on with your offer.
  7. Well best to over engineer as it will last, looks like a bugger to make and fibreglassing is not the nicest material to work with. Nice job and attention to detail especially with the bindings as well.
  8. Cheers, I think its a good opportunity buying a project car as you have license to design a bespoke Esprit which will iron out many gremlins that the original may have had. Although not for the purist but at least its another part of Lotus history saved. I look forward to seeing your project and we can compare notes and ideas.
  9. Ok, yes I looked at it thinking it was burnt fibreglass, but thank you for the heads up.
  10. Unfortunately there not the original doors, but I think most austin rover barrels will fit but I will take them apart and have a look. Thanks, I am getting there on parts, I will have to use my design skills and manufacture some of my own parts if necessary.
  11. Ok, Ive got the locks complete with the doors and barrels but no keys. Ok I will put an advert out for some parts. I have the rear wheels but not the fronts. Panels I have:- Front headlamp pods, front bonnet, front spoiler, both complete doors, air intake ears, rear bumper and valance I think its an S1 or S2 valance not a turbo one but still looks really nice.
  12. Many thanks, lots to think about, I suppose its a case of trial and error . James
  13. I do worry about her but i box her in with my other cars at night. Cheers, I will keep posting updates when I have the time to work on her. It cant wait to get her on the road. James
  14. I would say so, well it did help buying the wing mirrors off you. I have managed to get quite a few panels now, just need the front bumper and rear hatch/boot with louver panel and the sunroof. You don't happen to know what car the door lock barrels came off? I want to get the doors on and make it as secure as possible, not that it can be driven away anytime soon. James
  15. Hi Dave, Yes there is lots of work and not having a garage will hinder progress. It does seem as soon as you say esprit the price goes up. I will update as the build progresses. James
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