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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: