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  1. Good find on that side graphic- I like it better than the one I've got. I'll be taking this one off and deciding later whether to get that one. Cheers, Andy
  2. Thanks! I'm still on the fence about the side graphic.
  3. Here are some pics of how she came to me after finding her locally on eBay....
  4. I have wanted this car since I was 5 years old, and my dad had one that he bought new in 1972- this one was built in 11/70- I am so excited to have her almost back on the road- new windshield this week. Fuel pump replaced. Now just some engine bay detail work.....
  5. I've restored mine- here are some before and afters. As far as I can tell, the correct color is a matte version of the same grey on the tail light panel and grille. The centers age poorly, and cannot be machine polished without risking burning them. This was lotss of hand polish with plastic polish.
  6. If you ever have a chance to drive one, it is the most responsive car you will ever experience. My other car is a Caterham, and I never thought anything would out handle it- the Elise is the one.
  7. Thanks man. I've wanted one since my dad bought one new in 1971- first car I ever cared about. With this, my dream garage is only missing one car- an Elise. Someday.....
  8. Also- I've got new emblems, mirrors, chrome bumpers, and rubber seals to be installed once paint is done...
  9. So to date: Interior: -dashboard rewired. -heater controls fixed. -seat covers and foam replaced. -OEM inner door panels installed. -complete carpet set installed. -window mechanisms fixed and properly greased. -rear hatch strut replaced. -JDM steering wheel installed. Engine: -Carbs cleaned, jetted & balanced. -timing adjusted. -distributor replaced. -coil replaced. -cooling system cleaned out, flushed, hoses replaced, water pump restored. -fuel pump restored. -resonator bypassed. -all vacuum hoses and clamps replaced. -oil change to synthetic. Body: -all rust spots cleaned up, patched with metal repair. -replaced from lower valance. -tail lights restored with new chrome strips. -hubcaps restored (from 1972 car, but like them better than the D caps. -sprayed with two coats high build primer- one heavy, one light. -wet sanded, glazed, sealed. Awaiting paint, likely this week. Etc: -Retrosound head unit installed. -rear speaker box with 2 alpine 6x9s installed -front kick panels with 5" holes and 5 inch alpines installed Pics: (Last photo shows final color)
  10. Ok, so we are getting pretty close to spraying primer on my 1970 restoration project. I have all of the new trip pieces and NOS logos, etc... The whole body is going to look great, except the gas door latch- the chrome is pitted and rotten looking. Do inhale any alternatives other than sandblasting it and getting it re chromed? Any aftermarket replacements? Any suggestions would be ost appreciated.
  11. You're pff to a better start than I was. Enjoy. Wonderful car!
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