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  1. Thanks - I’ll keep an eye out for those. I had two of them on the front mounts that bolted through into the spare wheel compartment .
  2. ……..so mystery over i don’t know if this is normal but.. in the front footwell of my S2 I have a chassis mounting bolt on either side which is removed as per all the instructions, but in addition the bolt for the front upper wishbones goes through the body ? it is these two bolts that are holding the front of the car in place while everything else is removed . Is that normal ?
  3. Thanks everyone. I’ve certainly removed all the fixings listed. The rear of the car will lift using a crane completely clear of the chassis , the front still seems ‘very heavy’ so I will do some more investigating as I don’t want to break something if there is a rogue bolt somewhere at the front. All the interior and dash are out along with the fixings listed , but the aircon/fan under the passenger dashboard is still in situ- is that somehow bolted to the frame ? As this is a factory aircon model I’ll report back as I progress at the weekend now thanks again
  4. Thanks Steve i will take a look for the brackets you mention. What seems weird is that if I lift the body from the front or the back it literally pulls up the entire chassis and suspension - it is not even ‘vaguely’ lose I’ll keep looking
  5. Anyone out there with sage advice - please on body/chassis splitting ?? Happy New Year With the fist day of non rain in 'forever' I took to stripping 837G yesterday ready to get the body off. I am 'trying' to get the body off my S2. The interior is out , dashboard is out,seats ,carpets out . I have disconnected all electrics and hoses ( water, air , brakes ) I have remove 3 bolts across rear boot bay, 2 bolts either side going through rear bulkhead into engine bay(behind where seats are) plus another two random bolts below them on the drivers rear bulkhead. I have removed seatbelts plus the 4 additional bolts along the tunnel (2 each side ) , plus the two bolts in the front footwell (1 either side ) , plus removed the pedal box and 4 retaining bolts. Additionally I have removed the two chassis mounting bolts in the spare wheel compartment (1 either side ) . Hey presto - body still stuck tight. Does anyone know of any other magic bolts connecting the body to the chassis? 🤪 Any advice appreciated thanks
  6. Anyone out there with sage advice - please on body/chassis splitting ??

     

    Happy New Year :)

    With the fist day of non rain in 'forever' I took to stripping 837G yesterday ready to get the body off.

    I am 'trying' to get the body off my S2. The interior is out , dashboard is out, I have disconnected all electrics and  hoses ( water, air , brakes ) 

    I have remove  3 bolts across rear boot bay, 2 bolts either side going through rear bulkhead into engine bay(behind where seats are) plus another two random bolts below them on the drivers rear bulkhead. I have removed seatbelts plus the 4 additional bolts along the tunnel (2 each side ) , plus the two bolts in the front footwell (1 either side ) , plus removed the pedal box and 4 retaining bolts. Additionally I have removed the two chassis mounting bolts in the spare wheel compartment (1 either side ) .

     

    Hey presto - body still stuck tight.  Does anyone know of any other magic bolts connecting the body to the chassis? 🤪

     

     

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      I forgot to say - the whole interior is out - apart from the heating fan ( if that is relevant ) . All dash , carpets, seats, metal dash cross member , release levers etc also removed . 

       

      Thanks

  7. Thanks Pete and Steve . That gives me something to go on As you say it is a very rare factory option - so would be nice to fix .
  8. Thanks Steve It is indeed a rare original factory option. Sounds like an expensive pain , but I will persevere and do it properly. Do you have any experience of compatible upgrades? I would like to keep as original as possible . I guess the dryer is Delphi ? Thanks for the note on the tray name
  9. As the weather was nice at the weekend and the roads were full with petrol queues, I decided to stay home and get some quality time on 837G- stripping down the front end , lights , Aircon, bumper, electrics etc in preparation for the day when I get the body off. Many many rusty bolts later - victory . I do have some questions which hopefully someone can answer. Underneath the front spoiler/splitter there is a separate GRP panel/ undertray which runs the width of the car and seems to partially protect the radiator and aircon condenser - does anyone know what this is called and if anyone sells them . Mine could be repaired, but it has clearly been grounded out at some point and probably 40% of it is missing. Unsurprisingly the Aircon condenser is missing too, so I imagine this may have taken a bearing at the time the panel was damaged. Does anyone have experience of sourcing the panel and or condenser and possibly the Aircon pipes . I seem to have everything else but the pipe connectors are very rusty and I don't know how gas tight the old pipes are . Any help or advice would be appreciated . I will send some pictures during the week
  10. As the weather was nice at the weekend and the roads were full with petrol queues,  I decided to stay home and get some quality time on 837G-  stripping down the front end , lights , Aircon, bumper, electrics etc in preparation for the day when I get the body off. Many many rusty bolts later - victory .

    I do have some questions which hopefully someone can answer. Underneath the front spoiler/splitter there is a separate GRP panel/ undertray which runs the width of the car and seems to partially protect the radiator and aircon condenser - does anyone know what this is called and if anyone sells them . Mine could be repaired, but it has clearly been grounded out at some point and probably 40% of it is missing.

    Unsurprisingly the Aircon condenser is missing too, so I imagine this may have taken a bearing at the time the panel was damaged.  Does anyone have experience of sourcing the panel and or condenser and possibly the Aircon pipes . I seem to have everything else but the pipe connectors are very rusty and I don't know how gas tight the old pipes are .

     

    Any help or advice would be appreciated .

    I will send some pictures during the week 

    Ali

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  11. So.......fellow campers. After extensive research I couldn't find the 'sane" switch anywhere. Armed with my trusty soldering iron and a good soaking of stripper to descale the internals and repair a broken contact I'm please to say I now have two working door switches, and on a positive - originality is kept
  12. Hi Drdoom Thanks for the response . My dash is currently out of the car ( full rebuild) and I have metered the push button . It just doesn't change status whether pushed or not. I asked SJ and they said they couldn't source them , but like you I assumed it would be easy to find a replacement from an RS/Maplin type place but can't seem to find anything that would be suitable If anyone has any luck / advice do let me know Thanks
  13. Hi all, Esprit S2 help Does anyone know where I can source similar or replacement sensors/contacts that go on the ends of the dashboard to trigger the interior lights when the doors are open ? Mine are complete but don't seem to work so assume they are furred up inside Thanks Ali
  14. @Peteyg, Thanks that offer will be kindly accepted. I will private message you to sort out a time. .Basingstoke is very close so no problem for me to get over to yours
  15. Thanks Fabian. A little gift to myself arrived in the post from Germany today Very excited. I now have an original Jaeger clock to perfectly fit the hole in my front roof rail and it appears to be in perfect working order. Was it cheap …..err well not really. But on a positive it was a lot less than the optional clock on Humphrey my Porsche Taycan ,……and I found one
  16. Thanks Rohan I do have the parts manual which has been extremely helpful. I was just hoping to view a 'finished" car to get a good visual on how things are completed . Eg roof lining , how does it look, feel, is it stitched at certain points etc . Thanks
  17. Thanks Michael Hoping to be on the road for next summer . I have setup a chat under renovations called 837G and finding lots of very helpful people and posts thanks
  18. Hi - strange request perhaps - but is there anyone local-ish to Camberley in Surrey with an S2 that is complete- that I could look at? it would probably be helpful for me to have a good look at one as I know I am short f some trims here and there - ( eg roof lining, etc) I’ve got the manuals but seeing everything for real makes it easier to visualise the tasks ahead and the finished requirements thanks Ali
  19. Lol Just realised the photo is my son. We both had the position . But yes he is around 6 1" Lucky for me I'm a couple of inches shorter but it's definitely not the most comfortable Good old marcasite panels
  20. Well who'd have thought . I bought a car and have now taken up yoga 😂 Taking out the dashboard today - I got to assume.a familiar position no doubt for many . The Lotus position . My god - who did they employ in Norwich to assemble this thing !
  21. Steve- The workshop manual was extremely helpful . Does anyone have an owners manual too? Having not had an S2 before I am not familiar with all the dash controls , interior switches, release pulls, choke etc lights etc , so need to know what everything is so I can test the wiring and functions as I dismantle thanks Ali
  22. Hi All , Does anyone have an owners manual and workshop manual for the S2 which I can purchase , download or copy please ? I do have a factory original S4 Turbo workshop manual which I purchased from Lotus in the 1990's but thats not much help for me ....... Any help or guidance would be appreciated Ali
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