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My Europa project :)


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Ok so some of you know I bought a damaged 2006 Europa which needed a chassis - here are some photo's of the car being stripped. I intend to widen it (obviously!! lol) & fit bigger wheels (17/18) 7 a bit more power for the engine.

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That's a weekend's work! Be interesting to follow your progress :thumbsup:

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Phil, from some of the pics it looks as if you're doing this project at home. Illusion or true?

With the amount of teardown involved, have you considered morphing it into an F1 entry? I hear that Lotus are looking for drivers.on2long.gif

Best of luck on the rebuild, and am eagerly awaiting the results. respect.gif

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Looking forward to this.

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Thanks guys I will update as it progresses but may be interspersed with the Diesel Exige project that I'm heading into as well lol

Quite a nice idea as an F1 entry but my skills as a driver on track are, well, less than average!! My talents definitely lay in other areas :thumbsup:

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Good luck with the diesel Exige project, I got seroiusly flamed by everyone at my plans for a diesel Esprit.... LOL

Think they were all scared of the torque!!!! :thumbsup:

Thanks Simon - I already have the engine (& have already been flamed!! lol) 1.9 TDi (VW/Audi) 225 BHP & 380lbs ft :thumbsup:

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lol & don't worry Tim its not staying purple!! I must have the only bloody purple one!! (although I do still like it :lol:

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Seem to recall you have a habit of picking up purple Lotuses in need of attention - did you pass along that Palacio Elan in the end? Look forward to following your progress. Welcome across to the civilised forum BTW welcome.gif

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Seem to recall you have a habit of picking up purple Lotuses in need of attention - did you pass along that Palacio Elan in the end? Look forward to following your progress. Welcome across to the civilised forum BTW welcome.gif

Indeed!! :( I have provisionally sold it to a guy in Australia if he can get the necessary paperwork from Lotus!! :animier:

Aubergine Purple?!?

How rare...I think the color looks great too.

Yep not the first car that colour I've owned!! :)

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Ok quick update, as it was looking like not having the car ready for this summer I have bought another less damaged one - if I'm honest also so I can use it as reference to see where all the bits go back!! :thumbup: Also of course it will wind Lisa up as its the same as hers :(

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:thumbup: That was a write off? Looks like it need a few parts and some paint!

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So you are going for the same stripes, wheels , Nitrons, Miltek, AP's etc to make it look identical? Her car should be around 300BHP soon when Randy and Sam have finished. If you need any fluids give me a shout as you might as well have the same oil too.

At this rate my car may well be the only unmodified S in the UK.

Incidentally do you have an Elise S1 crank sensor floating around?

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This one will be largely unmodified Pierre, I can't copy Lisa'a too much as she lives far too close & is prone to mood swings! :)

I'll have a look tomorrow for a sensor matey :)

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Update!

Extent of the damage.................

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Car on its way to the bodyshop & a quick mould made to repair the sill section

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So it won't be ready for Snetts then?

Well it will be tight mate but I'm still hopefull!! :thumbdown:

Sill section finished & ready to be fitted tomorrow :(

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