Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
2/25/16 2:41 p.m.
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With the body of our project Lotus Elan safely getting media blasted, we turned our attention back to the car’s frame. On the plus side, we were shocked at how little rust was present. That said, we were also unhappy—but hardly surprised—at how badly bent the frame was from the accident that sideli…

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CertifiedLotus
CertifiedLotus New Reader
2/29/16 6:37 p.m.

The straightness of the chassis is critical to the handling of the Elan. Glad you found an alternate quickly.

roblamoreaux
roblamoreaux New Reader
3/9/16 1:59 p.m.

I'm glad my chassis wasn't that bad. I just wish I had re-enforced it before powdercoating it.

What is the plate welded to the top of the strut tower near the LotoCone? I've not seen that before and it doesn't match anything in the parts or workshop manuals.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
3/10/16 5:51 a.m.

We welded that plate on just to bend the old chassis enough to get the body off of it.

And yes, chassis straightness is very critical in an Elan

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