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    Ben Carter
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    Lotus Eclat 1978, Lotus Eclat 1981
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  1. You can just see in the top picture that the large bolt isn’t quite straight, but still does the job fine! **So the bolt that the eye screws into.
  2. Hi, the previous owner on my car fitted this system which would look neat if it hadn’t bent. However it does work, the towing eye just screws on.
  3. Good afternoon all, Just a hopeful post to see if anyone has any of the following: These style front seats (see attached) or a full cream leather interior. Unless I can find the seats I would look to change the colour of the whole interior. I’ve spoken to LotusBits so hoping you can all help out! Thanks, Ben,
  4. Evening all, My Eclat which I introduced a few weeks ago has a few issues. But issue number 1 is that it grates the wheel arches on full lock and a little less. I have had a good look underneath and think the suspension is in reasonable condition. However I found that the front where it is connected to the body is damaged on both sides. When I pull the body up it makes a big creaking sound. I only managed one photo in the light but it is the same on the other side. Looking at the book there are more more mounting points but I believe the front is why it is low. Has anyone else had this issue before and is it an easy fix with the fibreglass? Thanks Ben
  5. Thanks for the replies everyone, I feel welcomed already. As as some of you have mentioned - these Lotuses are always ‘done soon’ but it never seems to be the case! Photos incoming this weekend of the red one.
  6. Thought it would be a good chance to introduce myself. I had been using the forum for reference since I bought my Eclat S1 last year but finally signed up the other day! I now own two Eclats - a white S1 low mileage vehicle that is close to being on the road again for the first time since the 90s. It has a lovely interior but has caused me all sorts of trouble that I’m sure you’re all aware of - changing the rear brakes was a particularly ‘enjoyable’ task and I’ve spent countless hours on those vacuum headlights. I’ve still not fixed that but once that is done and I get it running nicely it should be ready for the road. The project has taken so long due to it often being in the other side of the country to me. So I got impatient and bought a red S2 that looks like a red Riviera and has an MOT. Does this mean it’s perfect? Absolutely not but I’ve enjoyed throwing it around now and again. The interior is pretty horrible as the door frame won’t seal and the tyres grate against the side on full lock but at least I’ve got a car I can enjoy! I will hopefully be posting some more pictures soon but I hope I can help some people with the stuff I’ve completed already and ask for help on stuff I need to do! Ben
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