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In February last year I brought a 1978 Lotus Esprit S2. I purchased the car after selling my 1986 Lotus Excel SE that I got for Christmas when I was 10 years old, and restored with my dad. I

I'm going to sound really old, but I don't care...... it's refreshing to see a young man write and pay attention to grammar. Project is fantastic and it sounds like you know and are learning load

And I'm going to sound really old but never get under a car when it's only on a jack. I know of two people on the e-type list who were both killed under a car supported by only a jack. Use axle stands

Lovin' your work mate, keep it up :D

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I'm going to sound really old, but I don't care...... it's refreshing to see a young man write and pay attention to grammar.

Project is fantastic and it sounds like you know and are learning loads.

Keep us posted!!

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11 hours ago, jakeo said:

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And I'm going to sound really old but never get under a car when it's only on a jack. I know of two people on the e-type list who were both killed under a car supported by only a jack. Use axle stands!!!

Keep up the good work though.

Paul.

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There are ramps under the rear wheels, you can see one on the left there Paul. 

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I am sure with Matt's guidance there was no way Jake was going to do anything unsafe.

Brilliant work, I wish I had started doing this sort of thing with my dad when I was your age rather than leaving it until my 30's.  You also have the benefit of Yoda being at your side (so does that make you Luke Skywalker?)

Keep up the good work!

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Super jealous - wish I could have done this when I was your age - I almost bought an S2 JPS at uni (when I was 18) for 3 grand - I could have just afforded it with my student loan! Good luck!

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Its so refreshing to see a young man like you doing something that your going to be so proud of, rather than playing Xbox and feeling proud of yourself for reaching level 2 on Fifa!!! Really looking forward to seeing the progress, good luck.

Paul

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3 hours ago, Bibs said:

There are ramps under the rear wheels, you can see one on the left there Paul. 

1 hour ago, markt said:

 

Well spotted - didn't see that without my galsses!

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On 20 May 2016 at 07:07, jakeo said:

 

 

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As a fellow S2 owner also doing a body-off restoration, I'm very much looking forward to following your progress!

What is that white Esprit there? Also an S2?

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