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George's Exige build blog

This blog chronicles the 3+year long saga that grew out of a 6-month tidy-up of my Series 1 Lotus Exige. It started out with honest, and modest intentions of tidying up some bits and pieces, and removing some rough edges. It has ended up being a full rebuild of the car with the aim of making a near-concours condition car that breathes fire and awesomeness on the road as well as being a bit brisk at the track.

Pull up a chair, put the kettle on and follow me on my journey...

  1. Custom gearknob badge

    by , 27th January 2011 at 01:21 PM (George's Exige build blog)
    Well work has continued these past couple of days. Mainly clean-up type stuff. All of the interior fabrics have been meticulously cleaned, as has the interior of the tub. All alloy components have been treated with ACF50 to ensure ongoing corrosion resistance.

    Tonight I hope to get ...
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  2. Anodised bits

    by , 25th January 2011 at 01:20 PM (George's Exige build blog)
    Another night in the garage last night and thankfully had a lot back from anodising, so was ale to make some progress.

    Finally got the correctly-made coil bracket anodised and fitted. The coil now sits as it will permanently. The bracket fits EXACTLY as it should and looks the part. ...
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  3. Refitting interior

    by , 22nd January 2011 at 01:17 PM (George's Exige build blog)
    Well, a fruitful weekend thus far. Started out last night by fitting the alternator heat shield. This is a little bastart to get fitting right but I managed it in the end:

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  4. Running again

    by , 20th January 2011 at 01:16 PM (George's Exige build blog)
    Good news everyone!

    Spent some time on the car last night. Managed to get the gaearbox oil level sitting right again (will check again before it hits the road in earnest and the engine ...

    Updated 26th June 2011 at 01:17 PM by Esprit

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  5. Second (home)coming

    by , 19th January 2011 at 01:15 PM (George's Exige build blog)
    Great success! For the first time since Oct 16th last year, the car is home again!

    Now we can do a bit of rework to get the old girl fired back up again, run her up and down the road a couple of times (just for fun) then get to work bolting the rest of her back together!
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