Exgie S1 brought back to life

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Greenbusa1
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Lotus owner again so after selling my exige S1 14 years ago to a friend I bought it back in boxes after only doing fifty miles in it and he decided to strip it completely and build it into a full blow track car.
He got bored and and it sat in his garage till 10 weeks ago when he offered me it back at a steel.Image
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andybond
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Whoah! That is a very fortunate place to be in!
Greenbusa1
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Few more pics decided to refresh the motor suspension and brakes. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
Greenbusa1
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Over the last 10 weeks the car has had a complete refresh and a full repaint in chrome orange decided silver was not for me it's been hard work finding a lot of the missing parts. But
it will be worth it. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage
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Yeah a build thread! :thumbup: :clap:

Great to hear your back to a S1 and in such an engaging way. Love a project please keep sharing the updates.
Greenbusa1
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Little update and a few pics of the progress over the last week. Polyester primer then blocked.
Two coats of primer and guide coat re-sanded.Then a coat of white to avoid any dark spots ready for the orange and the gold pearl. And then clear coat .
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Greenbusa1
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Few more pics from today.ImageImageImageImageImageImage
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Sorry if cheeky question but considering a respray and colour change , have had two quotes from Lotus specialists one £6k +vat second £10k +vat plus stickers both startled me a bit being honest but likely I’m out of touch. Without wanting to ask for any personal info Is that the sort of ball park you were in?
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Oh and forgot Chrome Orange is looking 8-) 8-)
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Love the 'time lapse' photo sequence :thumbup:

Also, why do the best paint shops always look like a sh*thole? 8-)
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