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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:28 am 
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EDIT; Colin Chapman said it.....or something like it. I should have done some research before I posted, not afterwards.
I still think the next car that Lotus develop should be badged as the "Lotus Colin" in tribute to the great man.
If Ferrari can have an Enzo why can't Lotus have a Colin?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 7:54 pm 
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Lotus Chapman has a better ring to it :wink:

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:40 pm 
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Lotus Chapman has a better ring to it :wink:
Yeah, like the Clio "Williams" but better!

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:53 pm 
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Yesterday, I picked up the car from the Panel & paint chap, which means this thread is drawing to a close.
It took us all day yesterday because we were about half way to the workshop when we came across a little Hyundai that had spun off the road in the wet, careered through the bush for about 50m and wrapped itself backwards around a big old Stringy Bark Gum tree. The little old lady driver was pretty shaken up and her little car is a write off. So we dragged the car out of the bush, loaded it and the driver and took them right back to where we had started from.
Eventually we made it to pick up the speedster and the photo's attached are self explanatory.
Its now home and waits for its floorboards, fuel line some minor electrical, a few adjustments to brake rods and obviously some trim on the seats.
I hope you enjoy seeing the photos, even just a fraction of the amount that I enjoyed yesterday.
What a great Christmas present.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 8:59 am 
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........little Hyundai that had spun off the road in the wet, careered through the bush for about 50m and wrapped itself backwards around a big old Stringy Bark Gum tree. The little old lady driver was pretty shaken up and her little car is a write off. So we dragged the car out of the bush, loaded it and the driver and took them right back to where we had started from.
This, Sir, is what being a top quality human being is. Top work.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:44 am 
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Jod,
"Thank You" X 2
Cheers,
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:57 am 
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Apart from Floorboard rubber and the brass framework to hold it down to the floorboards.....my 8 year project is now finished. About the only thing different now, to when these pics were taken, is that it now sports a brass rear view mirror too.

Now....back to my SPRINT

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:16 am 
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A Stunning creation sir! Henry would be proud!

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:16 am 
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Awesome looking car Rob, well done.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:44 pm 
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Tony & Steve,
"Thank You" Gents, after 8 years and much work your compliments are much appreciated.
I hereby declare that this thread is now closed.
Cheers,
Rob

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You've done a great job Rob. Thanks for sharing with us. :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:55 pm 
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Ditto that.
Always great to see somebody’s other cars.
And this ticks some great if not unique boxes.

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