S1 Elise – Removing and Refitting Headlamp Covers

The headlamp covers had been fitted with the usual sticky black butyl type adhesive so removing them wasn’t a big problem fortunately. It just requires a little bit of heat to soften it then once I had an edge lifted with my fingers the covers peeled off quite easily. Most of the adhesive was left […]

S1 Elise – Cleaning the Tub and Inner Arches

With all the suspension components out of the way for the suspension refresh I took the opportunity to clean everything I could get to. A few years worth of grime had built up. Cleaner, warm water and various cleaning tools. After some wiping and rinsing, being careful to clean gently as I didn’t want to […]

S1 Elise – Finding and Buying my Series 1 Lotus Elise

Finding and Buying my Series 1 Lotus Elise After finishing the MX5 and enjoying the increase in power for a good while it was time for a change. So after selling it I did the usual scan through the web to see what interesting cars were available out there with particular interest in two cars. […]