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post #61 of 70 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 08:56 AM
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I've wondered about monoballs and their longevity as well... The ones from EliseParts look nice!

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post #62 of 70 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Very different design. These have all steel bearing you press in first then two aluminum end caps with Oring seals
The design is the same except the bearing used by Monkey Wrench is smaller in OD, that is why it is inside of an aluminum sleeve. That is why I'm curious if you got the part # off of the bearing.

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Some very yellow rear suspension parts 🙂

Had hoped to powder coat them but running out of time. Will pull them some Winter and have them done.
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That chassis is the definition of scrap!
No one is qualified or has the jigs to repair that chassis except Lotus.
You know, I visited a local powdercoating facility recently and they do some of the chassis for a local kit car manufacturer, and they can dial those ovens to any temp (under I think 500) to within 5 degrees and are digitally controlled for temp and time.

Wondering if anyone's ever considered using a powdercoating oven to fix and cure a chassis to the same specs as lotus. Does anyone know the adhesive and curing schedule they use? Because I can't imagine it couldn't be replicated with one of these ovens.
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Worked a little later then planned. But was able to install all the suspension today.
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Off to the paint shop. Anyone need a set of snow tires when I’m done lol
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You just created a new off road Lotus!
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That would be amazing to hoon on some gravel!

Thinking of K-swapping? Here's an idea of the cost involved.

2006 LOTUS EXIGE (ASPEN WHITE) Honda K24A2 + MPx90 supercharger. 322whp/271lb-ft @13psi. Build thread here.
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Safely delivered to painter. Fingers crossed on a speedy paint job. Most panels are already sanded, rear clam is fully repaired and in primer. Only few small repairs needed on right door.
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