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This is my Vx thread which goes back to 2005

http://www.vx220.org.uk/forums/topic/29167-project-jg/page-79

Its quite long and quite boring but it shows how one can get a bit carried away:

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Anyway, I only wanted to look at the front bumper this morning and this is where i got to

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I must have saved half a Kg in all the crap that had accumulated behind the wheel arch liner

Of course the bracket for the mud flap has mostly gone. 

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Always a mistake looking at the front bumper...... I removed and painted all the headlight bracketry.

wish my garage was big enough to work in.

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Blessed with the competence to be a slave to the incapable.

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God I wish I had the confidence to do stuff like that Colin. Well done matey ;)

 

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Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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In fact, if lotus had a few old Evora's knocking about and fancied running a wee little course on how to take things apart I'd actually pay as much for that as I wold to go driving around the track at the Academy. Maybe they could extend the Academy remit to cover taking things apart too..................  I know, i'm weird.  :getmecoat:

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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It's just like mechano.Hours of fun.

Mine looks like Colin's  now. Anyone who says there is no bumper adjustment is lying. There is loads.

loads of rusty fixings and corroded brackets too. 

However Evora bits in the kitchen didn't go down too well:

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you can see why I booked it in for new armourfend.

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@Miguel brackets fitted. Thank you. well thanks too, to @CocoPops for lending me his. :lol:

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first pile of brackets to be striped, dipped and powder coated. they weigh a ton!

IMG_3470_zpsp1mzc6rn.jpgIn the meantime, improving upon Lotus' fit and finish of the front bumper. Getting there. still room for improvement. 

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Lotus clearly had planned for an additional fixing (maybe later cars have it?) on the bumper because there is an unsused bolt bonded to the very tip of the front clam. And actually, it would help to get the fit better between the two.

 

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Interesting that JG seems to have lost the bottom fixing, as per Jonneyb it is usually the captive nut in the clam that goes.

looks like JGs bumper may have been off before and the tab completely removed.

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On 2/28/2016 at 09:41, C8RKH said:

In fact, if lotus had a few old Evora's knocking about and fancied running a wee little course on how to take things apart I'd actually pay as much for that as I wold to go driving around the track at the Academy. Maybe they could extend the Academy remit to cover taking things apart too..................  I know, i'm weird.  :getmecoat:

After yesterday's and today's comment's. Andy I am getting seriously worried about you. Your saving race is that you bought the Evora, but for god's sake, never mention on here that you have carried out anything more than a fluids check because when you come to sell her you will have No Bloody Chance if you say you have had a spanner on her. :ph34r:

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No worries John. I'll spank 'er but not spanner her...

Alcohol. Sex. Tobacco. Drugs. Chocolate.  Meh! NOTHING in this world is as addictive as an Evora +0. It's not for babies!    

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1 hour ago, Colin P said:

Interesting that JG seems to have lost the bottom fixing, as per Jonneyb it is usually the captive nut in the clam that goes.

looks like JGs bumper may have been off before and the tab completely removed.

I think it's more likely that the first bumpers didn't have the fitting.

James' is an LE, so an early car... Wouldn't surprise me that lotus didn't tell bumper supplier about all fixings

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1 hour ago, Colin P said:

Interesting that JG seems to have lost the bottom fixing, as per Jonneyb it is usually the captive nut in the clam that goes.

looks like JGs bumper may have been off before and the tab completely removed.

Ah, now thats very interesting. 

The clam fixing has never been used as the thread of the nut is painted white. 

As Lee says, it is more likely that the bumper never had it. And thats why the fit has never been perfect, here is a pic of it new and it doesn't line up properly 

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Could someone find me a picture of the fixing to the bumper? (which has clearly been prepared for it, but never got the fixing). I'll then try and find two, or make something similar. 

 

 

 

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On the PAX side, above the mudflap bracket, the cooling and a/c pipes going upwards, separated by foam block. Check these carefully, I noticed some pipes contacting and ribbing together as the exited upwards and over the suspension. This has the potential for the same fate as the infamous rivet rubbing a hole through the cooling pipe in the S1 Elise/Exige. I placed additional insulation between a couple of pipes and ziptied it so any rubbing is soft material contact. 

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1 hour ago, JG220 said:

Ah, now thats very interesting. 

The clam fixing has never been used as the thread of the nut is painted white. 

As Lee says, it is more likely that the bumper never had it. And thats why the fit has never been perfect, here is a pic of it new and it doesn't line up properly 

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Could someone find me a picture of the fixing to the bumper? (which has clearly been prepared for it, but never got the fixing). I'll then try and find two, or make something similar. 

 

 

 

You can see the "flap" in Jonnyb picture above. Bolt goes up through a hole in the flap and into the captive nut pinching the bumper against the clam. All you need is an angle bracket, it's fixing it inside the bumper that will be the challenge.

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oh yes, very interesting. Its looks almostproper.

Bonding it into the bumper wouldn't be very hard, making it look oem will be a bit harder. I wonder if the factory could supply those brackets to me...

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From memory (I'm 99.999% sure though), they are not brackets, unfortunately they are part of the bumper moulding.

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But bonded at manufacture. Not likely to have a seperate part number.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Lotus could not have been more helpful with my missing fixings. After a minor false start where they sent me the nuts, bolts and washers, I now have a pair of the bumper mouldings on their way. 

Anyone can deal with a couple minor issues when then the customer service is that good. 

In the meantime the first of set brackets are back:

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It needed new discs and pads as the old one were ruined, it didn't stop on a six pence as an Evora should so with those on, its actually going back together. 

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