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    Esprit S2, Maserati Zagato Spyder, Alfa Spider coda tronca x2
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  1. Thank you for your comment. In any case the new set up should be a vast improvent over the old, as the firewall used to have two big (speaker?) holes and the sound deadning was loose. The floor had multiple extra holes and no sound deadning at all. Just loose carpets from who knows where. I'll probably start with two layers of dampening mat on the firewall and see how that works. If not happy, then will add foam.
  2. Parking brake is now working and the trunk mechanism has been changed to LHD spec. Still need to fix the striker from the rear hatch. Started to install the noise suppression material. Should I put two layers on the firewall and more importantly, will the itching ever end?
  3. Not quite.. 2mm steel, that will be bonded and screwed to the sill and bolted through the sill in to the lower seat belt bolt mounting plate, that was replaced with a new part when the car was converted back to S2 spec (from the Turbo look). The mounting plate was built with the eventual LHD conversion in mind.
  4. One way to transfer the parking brake to the left side. Test fitting before attaching it to the sill.
  5. New leather for the dash top. Thanks to slewthty for his blog about this task.
  6. Thanks for the comment, Dan. I am planning to fuse the small section chemically to the main section and to the body.
  7. Installed the parking brake cables to the LHD configuration. Routed the cables over the fuel tank mount, unlike the PO who had jammed them between the body and the fuel tank. Still remebering the task of getting them off from the right side... Then removed deadwood from the firewall plywood and cut replacement pieces to fill the holes. Working with wood gave flashbacks from last years sauna renovation!
  8. Small details make difference. Something original and something with a twist. Speakerholes on the doorcard leather and chrome rings on the gauges.
  9. The motor is the same. You just mount it on the drivers side. The wiper arm is different . I just did this conversion to my RHD to LHD conversion.
  10. Jep, all black leather, with chrome instrument dial rings, as in this Esprit:
  11. Visited the upholsterer. Some progress visible.. :-)
  12. A picture of the gap between the fuel tank and the body, that the hand brake cables have to travel through. Pretty tight, eh? More evidence of the progress with the brake booster and the clytch master cylinder. Todays tasks have been sanding the dash (and replastering), Dismantling the boot latch mechanism (ordered lhd parts from SJ´s), hooked up throttle and choke cables (and ordered a new choke cable.. ). Ordered a km/h speedo and chrome instrument rings for the gauges (not original, but will look great!)
  13. Thank you, Mike and Scott. A productive day for a change. Installed the brake booster, clutch master cylinder, and the heater. Managed to remove the handbrake cables. That was a bit tricker than I thought. Had to move the fuel tank a bit to get them off! Finished the day with some plastic padding to smooth the bit bitween the windshield and the dash. I blocked the heater vent and instrument holes earlier, now I have to mirror image them to the opposite sides. Tomorrow is just some sanding with Esprit, and off to another side project (yet another Alfa Spider)... Some people never learn! :-D
  14. Absolutely. He´s a real enthusiast, and a great advocate to this hobby. Not to mention he has a pretty good taste in cars!
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