Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
1/25/17 10:06 a.m.

We decided to start our Lotus Elan's restoration with the toughest part first: rebuilding the mostly missing back end of our car.

While we have not finalized exactly where we are going to join the new panels to the car, we are studying the best way to do it.

Despite the fact that fiberglass hides a…

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gjz30075 HalfDork
1/25/17 5:23 p.m.

Looking forward to seeing it at Amelia.

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
1/26/17 8:49 a.m.

We plan on having the Elan at Amelia in 2018, not 2017. We are good, but not that freakin' good!

racerdave600 SuperDork
1/26/17 3:18 p.m.

So Tim, I have been a subscriber to GRM or Classic since '92, and I have watched through the pages all the cars you've restored, but the Elan could only loosely be called a car when you picked it up. I've restored two cars over the years, but nothing remotely to that degree. Looking forward to the rest!

Tim Suddard
Tim Suddard Publisher
1/27/17 11:01 a.m.

racerdave, thanks. It is weird how the more of them you do and the more difficult the project gets, you just kind of get used to running through the same steps.

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