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It’s alive !!!! Engine running , first time hadn’t seen it running until today.  Just need bigger fuel tank 

Might be someone’s engine on the forum  Tour of the Lotus factory in the 70s. 

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lol.......isnt that the excuse we give DVLA for retaining vehicle ID's...........

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and 'cut the body off'............is it that bad???

 

oh wait.....you mean the one thats 'had it'.....phew

 

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On 03/02/2020 at 14:39, mikeeech said:

The number on the subframe (which you may be confusing with a chassis) is not the chassis number. This is on the plate rivited to the body. 

Anonymous quote from May 2014...

"yes - I've changed the chassis for a 2nd hand galvanised one which has a chassis number stamped at the front off side just rear of the front suspension mounting point. I'm not sure what is actually original on this car now - even the wheels show signs of being bought later."

Then we can debate, chassis vs space frame vs subframe 😉

Or Elite; Eclat, vs Seven; 11; 23 vs Elise; Exige

Neil

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29 minutes ago, Neil D. said:

Anonymous quote from May 2014...

"yes - I've changed the chassis for a 2nd hand galvanised one which has a chassis number stamped at the front off side just rear of the front suspension mounting point. I'm not sure what is actually original on this car now - even the wheels show signs of being bought later."

Then we can debate, chassis vs space frame vs subframe 😉

Or Elite; Eclat, vs Seven; 11; 23 vs Elise; Exige

Neil

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Hi Rob - foam is OK, it's the leather that's poor.  The passenger side seat isn't too bad and the driver's side back is reasonable, but the driver's side "squab" is quite worn.  It will eventually need recovering but I can't afford that yet!  If I could find a good base - squab - I would have a serviceable set.

Pete

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