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post #101 of 112 (permalink) Old 08-16-2014, 02:09 PM
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Carpet pieces

Check out Lotus europa registry, knowledge base and type "carpet" in the search. Loads of messages, other people found they had pieces left over, may not be the answer but worth a look. Good luck and a cracking restoration. Mick
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They are the pieces that fit behind the doors on each side and go up to the roof, I imagine.

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Hows the progress on this beauty? I am feeling the pain from pg3 on my car at the moment. Still stuck in sanding hell...

Yours looks incredible!
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The penultimate post (I think)

Sorry it has been a long long time since the last update. The past year has been extremely busy for me. I became a granddad in October and had plenty to do around our house and my son's house in preparation for her arrival!

But... here we go.

It's now MOT'd and taxed. (Free tax of course )

It went for its big test last week and came back with zero advisories! One unfortunate thing was that one of the original headlamps had blown and rather than buy a sealed unit at great expense, I opted for two halogen replacements. I'm very impressed with them.

There are a handful of tasks that remain, and when they're done I'll sign off this forum post as complete. To my mind, I need to do the sills, clean up the petrol caps and get rubber seals for them. Figure out where to put the internal fuses (they're just danging by the side of the radio now... Any suggestions?), a wing mirror, because my God it is hard to drive without any. I also need to just adjust the tracking at the rear slightly. However I am not sure what to measure this 1/8th of an inch by... Is it to the sidewall, the tread contact, the rim? Any suggestions?

That's it really for now. I hope the pictures speak for themselves and when done I'll get some DSLR pics taken all around and post at full resolution.

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And a little vid:

http://youtu.be/fspbbo97OK0
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Congratulations on the car! Sorry I just saw this, but I haven't been on lotustalk in a long while. She looks great! You've really done a great job!

Watching the video, I was impressed with how small Europas are. I know that's strange to say having owned one since new! I think I'm taller than you (I'm 6'2"), and the realization came to me when you got in. I can only imagine what someone thinks when I get in mine!

Enjoy your "new" car!
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Yes nice job!

I'm 6'1", but it fits great once in there.

Enjoy!

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I just read through the entire thread. Amazing work!

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