1962 Lotus Seven Cosworth - Full Restoration.

As the car arrived, it has been off the road since 1985

Dismantling the car to it's component parts

The original chassis had been highly modified for racing and was not worth saving so a replacement was found although this also needed work.

The same chassis after soda blasting.

The parts that need replacing are marked.

And new sections welded in place.

Chassis ready for powder coating

Chassis back from powder coating

Fitting the aluminium skins starting with the floor

Foot boxes

Sides

and rear panel which had to be wrapped around the chassis tubes.

Dash board and wiring in place.

Trial fit of scuttle bonnet and nose cone

Transmission Tunnel fitted

Engine, gearbox and rear axle all rebuilt

 

Engine and Gearbox fitted to the chassis.

 

Interior Trim panels fitted

 

Front wings trial fitted

 

Fuel Tank painted and fitted

 

Rear wings painted and fitted

 

New seats made and covered to original specifications


Period Steering wheel restored

Seats fitted

Engine ancillaries connected (mostly)

Front wings and nose cone painted and fitted

Period look harnesses fitted

 

Almost Finished, a few snags to sort and a couple of good road tests and it will be ready for sign off.

Back on the road for the first time in 25 years....