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hello people!!

 

I'm restoring/assembling whole car from 0, I finnished 90% of the car and I'm waiting for lift the body to chassis, and finnish some parts like interior all in alcantara, custom tank for methanol, water cooler, and some parts on carbon fiber, I hope you all enjoy viewing the images ( sorry there are lot of them...)

 

Here my blog

http://xsesiv.blogspot.com.es

 

Cheers,

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Wow! Really nice work. What is the timeframe of the photos? How long has this taken?

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Thanks for all answers! I started the project middle-end on march 2013, but I had another esprit S1 to restore at same time, and about 1 month without working waiting for some parts. I think the work of that esprit is about 3 month or a bit more. And now I still waiting again thinking how to lift the body trying to not damage the new paint, any ideas? I don't have lift....Thanks!!

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Thanks for all answers! I started the project middle-end on march 2013, but I had another esprit S1 to restore at same time, and about 1 month without working waiting for some parts. I think the work of that esprit is about 3 month or a bit more. And now I still waiting again thinking how to lift the body trying to not damage the new paint, any ideas? I don't have lift....Thanks!!

Hi , maybe this would work for you as a lift: http://www.theriens.com/lotus/Body97.htm

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Terriffic :)

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Hi,

 

Here some progress on my V8, I'm still busy restoring another esprits but I'm finishing the car little by little.

 

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/wpy8odfszzq9hv3/AACZnDYcZ8jQJir2hIbCS3F4a?dl=0

 

Finally I dont change all leather with alcantara I decided maintain the original leather from lotus, but I trim some part on alcantara and the seats will be on alcantara and leather, make a custom tank and support for methanol control unit, some carbon fiber parts.

The car is almost finnished only need a new windscreen and new design on central exhaust.

 

I hope you enjoy those new images

Cheers,

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As I said before, stunning. The electrical loom photos in the box are just scary.

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

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What a fantastic job you are doing, atrue nuts and bolts restoration.

I love that Carbon Fibre engine cover, where did you have it manufactured or did you do it yourself?

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What a fantastic job you are doing, atrue nuts and bolts restoration.

I love that Carbon Fibre engine cover, where did you have it manufactured or did you do it yourself?

thanks for your comment!!

Yes I make it the cover but varnish did a friend. I made some parts on that car.

 

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