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Hi.:stuart: Below is the first picture of my project s1 76 eclat. It was purchased about 3 years ago already stripped  with just windscreen (allegedly!)  Missing .  f/forward 3 years iv found a suitable space for a workshop and started moving my giant jigsaw into its new home

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Crikey. 

Welcome to the forum. I hope you will find it as informative and inspirational as I have. There are some good hints and tips on here to be searched through.

We need more photos... Remember to post pictures and lots of updates on progress. It is inspirational to read other people's progress especially when you get into the dark depths of the job with no end in sight.

 

Iastly is that an excel spoiler on the back of it? Best of luck with the work, I for one will be very interested in progress

 

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Hi mikeeec ,thanks for the welcome ,yeah forum looks to be a wealth of information and inspiration.  Not sure about the spoiler and if ill keep it? One of my biggest problems will be as i bought it stripped  it will make it harder on reassembly,and getting time to actually work on it. Will update with pics when i can

 

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Welcome!

Another Duncan, presumably aged 42 with a yellow eclat? That won't cause any confusion on here at all!

nice to have you onboard! As Mike says - we need more pics!

Dunc

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Hi Dunc, no im just a young pup (38) lol 42 was my number when i raced. Will get more pics asap but progress will be slow lol

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Hi Duncan - welcome to the forum!

I'm not sure how those seats are going to fit in your Éclat - they don't look original to me :P

On a personal note - I hope you are slow with your project. I've already struggled to keep pace with @mikeeech doing  my Elite project. I can't stand the added pressure of someone beating me on the Éclat front as well! :blush:

Good luck and keep the photos coming

Ant

ps run the registration number passed @Dunc to see if it is already on the register

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Cheers ,oilmagnet ,progress will be slow due to new arrival due in 4 weeks and work. Eclat ufd 955r was a member of a scottish owners club back in the 90s before it was taken off duty 

 

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Duncan - is it a 520 4 speed on woolfrace wheels?

Where are you located?

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Yes 4 speed i think?? on non std alloys,was located in abdn till about 1993,if i remember correctly owned by a mr cardno .

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It's not on the register.

But that registration number seems familiar to me.

I have a feeling this is the car that started it all for me. I didn't buy it, but came so close to doing so when it was in Edinburgh in the mid 90's.

520 4 speed 1976/7, yellow on a replacement non-galvanised chassis and wolfrace wheels?

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76,non galv chassis 520 c/w pas n electric windows,will have a look at the rims been about a year since iv looked at them lol.

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Havnt had a lot of time lately to do much,have managed to kit the workshop out a bit better and make a plan of where to start after aquiring a factory manua .thinking of putting her up for sale as i cannot see me having enough time the remainder of the year.

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Don't sell it... I brought mine in 2013 and still have not driven it! Or any elite for that matter... I might hate it😰 

These things are long term projects, time snatched on them at weekends and other times. Dig in. Moe need saving

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What Mike says with KNOBS on!

I have never driven my or any other Elite or Éclat but am very much anticipating the prospect. Yes, I might be disappointed (especially if I haven't rebuilt it correctly!) but if it was good enough to be Colin Chapman's daily cruiser of choice, it can't be all bad!

Good luck

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Totally agree with the above. I bought mine in 2010 and it still isn't on the road yet. 

I'm so excited about getting to drive mine (hopefully in the next 6 weeks) but it may be an anticlimax! We'll see. 

Keep it.

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We're clearly all nuts to buy cars we have never driven! I guess they are really like Marmite

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Small update, still not had much time to go near her and when i do ,jobs i can do are limited as i still havent had time to move the chassis/mechanicals to new workshop. So a spare hour the other day saw me trial fitting interior seats trim etc and exterior chrome work. Mainly to see what was actually missing due to not being me dismantling the car. All that seems to be missing is the carpet,and headlining,all other parts seem to be present and in good order,apart from a now broken headlight,ooopsie! Pic below

 

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Good choice of car. Never give up on them even when people think your crazy. Just look at my drive. And that's only 3 of them.

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Nice collection john. Free time is my biggest problem at the moment. Local vintage show today thers usualy 1 s2 turns up so hoping to get a good rake about it see how some bits go together

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Below is a pic of the wheels that came with her , will use these but come tine i will try and source something bit more pleasing on the eye

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Those are cool period wheels and would look killer polished

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Dunc,they are compomotive. Suppose they would look ok cleaned up tom ,just not keen on the. The worst is 4 brand new tyres fitted then hasnt turned a wheel under its own power since but they are perished with age.

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