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Hi all,

Recently purchased a Lotus Esprit HC but unfortunately arrived without the all important sunroof! I am now currently on the hunt for a replacement  so any information on where I can purchase one would be grately appreciated or if anyone has one for sale please let me know. Cash waiting and willing to pay the going rate. More information and photos of the restoration to follow! 

Many thanks,

Neil

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UPDATE:  Replacement fuel tanks are in and the engine has been reassembled ready to go back into the car - just need to give the gearbox a check over and good clean 😁

And it runs! Temperature and oil pressure are both very good along with gear selection. Now needs the front bumper respraying and the rear hatch fitting along with some other minor jobs that need doin

Drivers side fuel tank is now out. Looking considerably worse for wear! Passenger side fuel tank is next however looks much better!  

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Is it a turbo or the naturally aspirated one? I have an NA waiting to be restored which has a sunroof - if borrowing it was of any help you can let me know, but I obviously can't spare it on a permanent basis.

Look forward to the pics.

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56 minutes ago, NeilWood04 said:

Hi all,

Recently purchased a Lotus Esprit HC but unfortunately arrived without the all important sunroof! I am now currently on the hunt for a replacement  so any information on where I can purchase one would be grately appreciated or if anyone has one for sale please let me know. Cash waiting and willing to pay the going rate. More information and photos of the restoration to follow! 

Many thanks,

Neil

Is that the white one that was advertised quite recently Neil? Any photos for us to drool over😉

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Funny thing is - when that very car was initially advertised last year - I tried in vain to buy it. It was missing the sunroof at that very stage

Only here once

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Great to see this car being resurrected! Saw the advert and very tempted by this car however being realistic it was beyond my capabilities and garage space to take on such a project. Really pleased to see the car in good hands and look forward to seeing progress on it. Please let me know if you decide to part with it once she's on the road !!!

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5 hours ago, bigfella70 said:

Great to see this car being resurrected! Saw the advert and very tempted by this car however being realistic it was beyond my capabilities and garage space to take on such a project. Really pleased to see the car in good hands and look forward to seeing progress on it. Please let me know if you decide to part with it once she's on the road !!!

Hi,

We did buy it with the intention to restore and then sell on so will keep you updated with progress and let you know when we are ready for selling. Many thanks 

2 hours ago, Chillidoggy said:

Do I see the usual broken engine mount bolt in the top RHS hole, or is it an illusion?

Have had a look at this and it isn’t broken and has been helicoiled at some point 

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1 hour ago, NeilWood04 said:

Hi,

We did buy it with the intention to restore and then sell on so will keep you updated with progress and let you know when we are ready for selling. Many thanks 

Have had a look at this and it isn’t broken and has been helicoiled at some point 

Good news. Mine was snapped off. Does the carb turbo have the steel strap that goes over that top bolt up to the plenum?

Margate Exotics.

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Jeez oh - scary looking corrosion there. Why did they insist on putting water retaining sponge on them top and bottom......crazy. Great to see another Esprit being returned to former glory though👏

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5 hours ago, bigfella70 said:

Looking very clean Neil, you've done an amazing job there. Any issues found with the engine that required attention? 

No issues found so far. Done all the usual checks such as new belts fitted, removed sump and checked all bearings which all looked good. Engine was stripped, cleaned, resprayed cam covers + plenum chamber. More photos will be added tomorrow as hoping to get engine back in car tomorrow

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Engine looks fantastic Neil,   All very nice to see when all the freshy cleaned and re condtioned/serviced parts start to get fitted back into the car during a resto :)

Keep up the great work :thumbup:

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