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PostSubject: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeWed 12 Jun 2013, 8:43 pm

A Tamiya kit from 1999,started it the other day and am doing it as a double with the other mad Irishman Shay..Lotus Europa. 4039365958
Got the X frame done.
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I used a factory authorised body mod in order to get the frame and engine with carbs to fit,it's on page 127 of the factory manual if you want to check...Lotus Europa. 3298140763
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The colour is Ford vision using a genuine Ford can,but rats knackers....I ran out and the front is light on blue and the engine cover needs doing too..Lotus Europa. 1792231099
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeWed 12 Jun 2013, 10:21 pm

Nice lookin car.
 Frame seems strange, heavy, and high. But I suppose that's the way are. I woulda thought the driver would be just inches off the ground. Or does he/she sit alongside the center beam?
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeWed 12 Jun 2013, 10:36 pm

These are a nice little kit, and you're of to a good start.

The seats are alongside the centre beam on these Clay.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeWed 12 Jun 2013, 10:47 pm

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Nice lookin car.
 Frame seems strange, heavy, and high. But I suppose that's the way are. I woulda thought the driver would be just inches off the ground. Or does he/she sit alongside the center beam?


You got it in one Clay,imagine your right arm laying along the centre frame to reach the gear shift,that will give you an idea on the seating position.

So in effect you are sitting inside the cars structure,the body is only glass fibre so adds little to the vehicles strength.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeWed 12 Jun 2013, 11:04 pm

got one of these in the stash so nice to see one go together
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeThu 13 Jun 2013, 4:45 am

That color looks perfect on that car. Nice job.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeThu 13 Jun 2013, 10:30 am

This one is a strange looking critter Nige. Looking forward to seeing the final result.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeThu 13 Jun 2013, 7:29 pm

It's a great lookin' li'l car! The color is perfect! I hope you don't have to strip it and start over. Keep us informed! I like it.

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeThu 13 Jun 2013, 8:29 pm

Got some paint on my one, I'm miles behind Nigel!
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeThu 13 Jun 2013, 10:33 pm

Great work guys.

Classic colour choice Shay.

Interesting mod Nige, what was fouling?

I have this one in my stash, sent to me by Nigel. I'm looking forward to seeing how you get on with the pinstripe decals.

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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeThu 13 Jun 2013, 11:55 pm

Pinstripe attempt coming up Al. lol
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeFri 14 Jun 2013, 1:23 pm

Decals broke up in water, they were still sealed and looked fine.....

Very dissapointing as the gold looked great on the black paint.

Should have clearcoated them first, but then hindsight is 20/20 vision as they say.
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeFri 14 Jun 2013, 8:31 pm

Al,it was the carbs that fouled in the body probably cos I didn't bother reading the destruction sheet...
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeSat 15 Jun 2013, 5:40 pm

Good job on both! I am eager to see more!
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeSat 15 Jun 2013, 6:24 pm

Cheers Da,more on mine midweek...
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PostSubject: Re: Lotus Europa.   Lotus Europa. Icon_minitimeSat 15 Jun 2013, 10:49 pm

Thanks for that Nige. Looks like the carbs are fitted OK to me. Maybe Tamiya screwed up.

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