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by MetBlue
Mon Apr 19, 2021 18:01
Forum: General
Topic: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: Lotus Excel leaking sunroof

100 % agree with AndyC. Get a roof panel from Lotusbit's and set it in. Not much of a contour in the roof panel, but enough IMO that it would never look right if you filled in and tried profiling. You'd spend more on filler than you will on a panel from LB. - and all that rubbing down.... Urgh. Tony
by MetBlue
Tue Apr 13, 2021 18:11
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up April?
Replies: 44
Views: 1729

Re: Hampshire meet up April?

Success. I can finally see them on my tablet.
Great gathering. Roll on Castle Coombe., 👍👍
Similar to previously commented, on my PC I need to use Chrome to access the forum. Using explorer just bombs and has done since the site upgrades mid last year.
Tony
by MetBlue
Mon Apr 12, 2021 20:23
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: ExteriorDoor lock has fallen out
Replies: 9
Views: 771

Re: ExteriorDoor lock has fallen out

I had exactly this problem when I bought my car last June. It was the first job fixed and I was lucky the lock barrel was falling out simply because the single M6 screw that secures it had worked out. In this position, the insert was still good. Someone had used a wrong locking washer. Not so lucky ...
by MetBlue
Sun Apr 11, 2021 20:28
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Hampshire meet up April?
Replies: 44
Views: 1729

Re: Hampshire meet up April?

Well done guys. Good to see the start of something nearer normality.
I can't see Martins pictures either 😢😢
Tony
by MetBlue
Sat Apr 10, 2021 08:12
Forum: General
Topic: 1988 Excel SE. Brief Update
Replies: 92
Views: 13264

Re: 1988 Excel SE. Brief Update

. I might commandeer some assistance and have a go myself :shock:
I have a new screen for the Elite and was thinking of a DIY fit. I'd be up for a bit of joint learning. The race is on for the first to be ready. 👍
Tony
by MetBlue
Fri Apr 09, 2021 16:57
Forum: General
Topic: silly prices being asked
Replies: 9
Views: 613

Re: silly prices being asked

Looks like it is on the continent.
Prices abroad always appear higher than UK, but £38k is really pushing it.
Tony
by MetBlue
Wed Apr 07, 2021 17:52
Forum: Events, Meetings and a "Run Out"
Topic: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May - CANCELLED
Replies: 24
Views: 1507

Re: Donington Historic Festival 1-2 May - CANCELLED

Shame. Was looking forwards to that.
Does give me a bit longer to rebuild the car interior before Castle Coombe though. 1st May was arriving very fast and only one seat in the car currently.

Tony
by MetBlue
Tue Apr 06, 2021 20:13
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Window sponge ?
Replies: 5
Views: 490

Re: Window sponge ?

I'll be the 3rd to say I don't know of foam bonded to the glass. My Elite had a 50mm square foam section packed around the door beam to 'seal' to the door shell fibre glass near the hinge end. Did a wonderful job of aiding door beam corrosion. I have a plastic sheet bonded to the outside of the glas...
by MetBlue
Mon Apr 05, 2021 18:13
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Roof aerial M4 screw
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Roof aerial M4 screw

Sorted without resorting to the drill. After sleeping on it, I concluded the screw was more likely to be tight in the aerial casting than the M4 thread. Sure enough, found by holding the fitting inside the car, I could wind the aerial around outside the car and remove the aerial, complete with screw...
by MetBlue
Sun Apr 04, 2021 15:25
Forum: General
Topic: Elite 4th most beautiful car since 1950
Replies: 8
Views: 488

Re: Elite 4th most beautiful car since 1950

And the Excel in at 45.
Nice one. Good find Richard.
by MetBlue
Sat Apr 03, 2021 17:31
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Roof aerial M4 screw
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Roof aerial M4 screw

I'd like to remove the aerial, so I can get a good ground connection to new roof foil. But M4 screw from top securing the aerial is a slot head, very rusty and just ain't coming out. If I drill the head off from outside, am I likely to regret it? I'm sure once the aerial cable block with the M4 tapp...
by MetBlue
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:03
Forum: General
Topic: 83 Excel from from Finland
Replies: 187
Views: 20681

Re: 83 Excel from from Finland

That's looking terrific Osku. very professional installation
I like the look and feel of a thicker rim and certainly gives nice view of Instruments.
Tony
by MetBlue
Sun Mar 28, 2021 09:57
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leather Rear Seat Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Leather Rear Seat Repair

---TOOLS, MATERIALS and things I’d do differently --- A staple gun and Contact adhesive will be needed for re-fixing the leather on the frame once the repair is done. Beyond that the only other leather working materials all came off Fleabay, costing the grand total of £33.02, including £9.75 for the...
by MetBlue
Sun Mar 28, 2021 09:53
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leather Rear Seat Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Leather Rear Seat Repair

---THE BIG STITCH UP--- There were 2 major areas of concern in my mind all along. 1 / How tidy can I get the “pointy bit” where the two old pieces of leather and the new piece come together? 2/ Trying to maintain some tension in the leather across the back, so it looked tight, but not so tight the n...
by MetBlue
Sun Mar 28, 2021 09:51
Forum: Bodywork, Fitments, Interior and Trim
Topic: Leather Rear Seat Repair
Replies: 7
Views: 319

Re: Leather Rear Seat Repair

---CHANGING PLANS--- It was about this time that I was making good progress on some of the black highlights around the car, (all of which were reversible) but I began to question whether black flashes in the back seat (that would not be reversible) was the best end game. – Onto plan C, back to Fleab...