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Work in progress – refreshing the hvac bay

While working my way into the hvac bay in order to rebuild the A/C system i couldn’t resist taking out the wiper mechanism. This also requires to remove the air distribution box.

Lotus Elise and Exige wiper mechanism.

The wiper mechanism will be replated and passivated, where it’s baseplate has been media blasted and will be resprayed.

The refreshed fan assembly, zinc plated interface, stainless locknuts, fipg gasket

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Work in progress: A/C aircon retrofit

.. well not entirely. It had it fitted as factory option but i took it out during the first major refresh. Currently i am sourcing new parts to re-install the hvac system to the latest standard, with a new hvac assembly box, electronic thermostat, new sill pipes (as the factory ones corrode by a design flaw).

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1:24 scale model Lotus Elise 111r

I recreated the color scheme of my 111r on a yellow Welly 1:24 Lotus Elise 111s scale model.

The model was fully disassembled in order to paint it properly. Using paint from a touch up bottle and a compressor fed spray gun the paint was applied. First the 2-k primer, metallics as base coat and House of Kolor clear coat.

The antracite stripe is the first color layer which is then masked and sprayed over with the artic silver base coat.

Primer:

 

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About Eliseworks.com

This blog is not affiliated to lotuscars.com in any way, and serves as a personal playground for SEO and marketing experiments, whilst sharing knowledge about the art of Lotus Elise 111r maintenance. I spent a lot of time writing updates on tech forums and i decided to gather that info in a catalogued fashion for easy access. It is nowhere near complete yet, nor do i pretend to know everything there is to know. But for some who want to tinker on their own Lotus Elise or Exige it may offer a start, just as i googled everything i needed to know before attacking my Elise works. Enjoy!

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Lotus helmet design

Working on a helmet design in Lotus colors. Base is an OMP grandprix 7s helmet. Materials used: house of kolor paints, silhouette vinyl cutter and a compressor fed spray gun.

Finished with show clear coat by House of Kolor

The finished Lotus design helmet

The finished Lotus design helmet

The finished Lotus design helmet