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If that is a section of the monocoque, then that is a write off (I believe). If it is something just bolted to it, then you should be fine.
It is not a write off - as Vulcan Grey posted above from the service manual "Superficial, cosmetic, or non-structural localised damage may be repaired as necessary".
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Damn! time to get out the shotgun. BTW, remove the thumb ring when posting pic. it changes the whole impression of a lotus driver.
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I have a hard time believing that an insurance company is going to total a car for non-structural "cosmetic" damage that can be fixed MUCH cheaper.

I'm going to say that it won't be a loss and should be a fairly inexpensive repair.


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On a side note... either your undertray is installed upside down or the NACA ducts are installed upside down. The plastic duct should be on the upper side of the panel.
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On a side note... either your undertray is installed upside down or the NACA ducts are installed upside down. The plastic duct should be on the upper side of the panel.
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as steve says, this is no major issue.

S1's and early S2's had problems with corrosion on those panels that were installed.

on occasion that piece was simply removed and replaced with a new piece of alu,

dont worry you'r car should be fine.
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But what an earth caused the hole in the fist place ?
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I'd fix it with a piece of aluminum, glue and rivets.

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Aircraft Inspection, Repair, and Alterations: Acceptable Methods, Techniques, and Practices (FAA Handbooks)

Look for that. It gives very good and detailed explanations on the proper methods of cutting out a damaged area of aluminum and preparing a doubled replacement piece to be rivetted into place (no pop rivits!).

I have some dents in my passenger side floor pan that I intend to repair using that publication as a guide.

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here ya go

http://rgl.faa.gov/REGULATORY_AND_GUIDANCE_LIBRARY/RGADVISORYCIRCULAR.NSF/0/99c827db9baac81b86256b4500596c4e/$FILE/Chapter%2004.pdf


scroll down to cha 4 sect 4 , pg 11 of this pdf.

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And I have been researching glue Like crazy and think the Hysol H4800 is the way to go, even though it appears the factory may have used Araldite 2015
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Which type of aluminium sheet should be used for doubled replacement piece? 6063, 5052, other???
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