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ajheath

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  1. Problem with having a spare is, if your out on the road and need to use it, where do you put the roadwheel, cuz in wont fit in the front boot
  2. im a bit worried cuz I used up all my best sweary words stripping mine down, what am I going to use to put is back together??????
  3. Blimey I thought mine was bad, biggest issue I had was with the top wishbone rear pins, worse than trying to get out the bottom rear links. All the rest came off ok, apart from the bent lower inner on the drivers side, but the good old recipricating saw, saw that off. All off to the shot blasters and powder coaters now, and loads of new bits ordered from SJ, as well as a set of dampers and springs from Gaz
  4. I got some great flat metallic stickers from a euro Ebay seller, for £13. 60mm is the size should anyone want a set, better than paying over £100 for a set of centres from SWL
  5. as part of my GT3 rebuild I needed a new pair of fronts for my Nova's, as I have Goodyear F1 on the back I wanted to match, but it now seems they dont do the 235 anymore, so I have gone for 245
  6. afternoon all, the bodyshop are in the process of rebuilding the mirrors to go back on my GT3, and the inner metal frame is cracked where the turret which usually breaks is screwed to on the drivers side (offside) mirror, does anyone have a frame, or a mirror to sell? Not bothered about condition or colour as all the rest of it is fine, if you have let me know price and location. This is a post 93 Citroen CX type mirror.
  7. Quick question, does anyone know what diameter the stickers are on OZ Nova centre caps? As part of my rebuild I want to fit new ones, but I dont fancy paying over £100 for a set of new ones when I only need to refurb the sticker. I have found a Euro seller who does Lotus centre cap stickers in various sizes both flat and domed for £13, just need the size. car is currently 120 miles away so cant just pop out and check.
  8. I know I keep saying this, but getting close now. I have taken the opportunity to get the seats retrimmed as they were looking a bit tired, other pictures are of the black detail being added to the body, as well as the referbed wheels, and the reassembly of the body.
  9. The recipe for TG that the BBC cant get right is very simple, essentially what made old TG great was the fact it was 3 mates who know cars inside out having a laugh, and we all wanted to be them, being paid to mess about.
  10. Top man, cheers Paul, thats what I hoped would come back.
  11. Although my car is a GT3 it runs on OZ Nova's. In a recent accident the two front tyres were damaged, so I need replacements, It has Good Year Eagle F1's all round so I want to keep it that way, however Goodyear no longer do the Asymmetric in 235/40/17, they only do either, 245/40/17 or 235/45/17 Question is will 245 be too wide, or 45 profile too high, what do the collective think is the best option? If the rears were worn I'd just go Falken all round, but they are like new with only 5000 miles on them, so I dont want to spend #400 for the sake of it.
  12. Andy French is going to see them and the car this week too
  13. May seems a long time ago, and I have now been without my GT3 6 long months. I thought it was time I updated on progress to date. The damage meant the car would need a total strip down and respray, as well as repairing the fibreglass damage, and other part. First thing on the shopping list was a drivers door as the original one was too far gone to be repaired. After some searching I found a Sport 350 door at DVB, for £550.00 which given it had all the fittings and glass I didn't think was too bad, most of the rest of the parts, such as sunroof fittings seals, and front splitter were ordered from SJ, and took 3 months to arrive, finally I needed a new rear light, which was very kindly provided by John Deighton, a fellow Esprit enthusiast. The posts above show the progress of the work to a couple of weeks ago. The car has now been painted and I went to see her this weekend, as Beaconsfield wanted to make sure I was happy before they started the refit, and also because B25 Chrome Orange is a tricky colour, and they ended up with a heavier pearl effect than normal, which makes it look like liquid in the sunlight, and a more modern colour. Below are photos I took yesterday, and I am super pleased with the finish and colour, the end is finally in sight. while she it being refitted they are sending off the OZ Nova"s for repair and repainting.
  14. Im fairly sure having a history in retail that Lotus can recommend a price, but it's up to the dealer how much margin they want to make, otherwise that would be anti competitive, no company is allowed to dictate to a retailer what they charge.
  15. Update. I was in Norwich this week so popped into Stratton Motor Company to order said grommets, to be told on pre 400 Evora's the grommet or pump is not now listed as a separate item and you have to order the entire washer bottle assembly at £78 + VAT. So either Rover or Land Rover item it is then.
  16. Cheers Bib's, it's 15, I was just trying to get one locally this weekend while Ive got the front stripped down. Guess I'll just have to fudge it until I get one from Lotus, need a couple of other bits anyway.
  17. The main damage was on the drivers side, the door is too badly damaged to repair, so I have had to source a replacement, which I got from Douglas Valley off a Sport 350. Main concern was the damage to the front Oz Nova, but thankfully this is repairable by a specialist, again other other wheels are undamaged but scuffed so all are to be refurbished. During the accident the sunroof was twisted and the catches broke, and the front tounges bent, so a complete set has been ordered from SJ As virtually every panel has some damage a full strip down and respray is the only answer, so that is what is happening now. To cut costs I am sourcing all of the parts.
  18. As some of you may know, along with Nigeniga in his Europa S, I was involved in a crash on the M20 back in May. Niges Europa S was sadly destroyed, and my Esprit was damaged. Although the damage did not seem that bad and was virtually all cosmetic, the car was writtten off. Devastated I thought long and hard about what to do, but the car simply means too much so I decided to buy the car back and get it repaired. The initial assessement was done by Beaconsfield Workshop, who are Lotus approved and also a Rolls Royce & Bentley approved bodyshop so its in good hands, I have seen their workmanship and it's excellent. So to kick things off below are some pictures of the damage after the crash.
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