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Eclat/Excel restoration

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John who is a member of Club Lotus Staffordshire (that I help to run) has recently restored an early Eclat / Excel. His aim was to keep the outside looking as original as possible but make some improvements to make the car more usable and to his own taste. Here are a few pictures I took at the Lullington show last Sunday.

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Nice looking car! 8)

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That looks really good!

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Interesting interior mods too
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KevW wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 16:36
Interesting interior mods too
John wasn't keen on the original early dash so fitted the later dash but I think with the early dials.
Also the fuel pipes to the carbs are interesting. I think he said that is a Lotusbits kit/solution to replacing the original pipes.
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Looks like the full leather later interior. Nice to see a well done early car.
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Re: Eclat/Excel restoration

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Tanz wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 19:06
KevW wrote:
Thu Jun 30, 2022 16:36
Interesting interior mods too
Also the fuel pipes to the carbs are interesting. I think he said that is a Lotusbits kit/solution to replacing the original pipes.
I did similar, black braided SS/teflon. Ran mine more similar to the original and added some spiral nylon to prevent chafing of the carb tops. An AN 'T' and 'L' to create the 'F' shape of the original.

Very nicely presented car. Love the color

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