Have You Seen Our Elva Sports Racer Yet? | Lots of Fabrication Talk

Colin
By Colin Wood
Feb 23, 2021 | Elva, Project Cars

If you haven’t checked out our 1962 Elva Mk VI project yet over at Classic Motorsports, why not?

So far, we’ve covered how to repair fiberglass, how to mount a fiberglass body to a frame, and how to prepare parts for media blasting and powder coating.

And, for what’s it’s worth, this Elva even ran at the 1962 Sebring 12-Hour.

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maschinenbau (I live here)
maschinenbau (I live here) GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
2/22/21 12:10 p.m.

Thank you! This is exactly what I needed to know before tackling the Free GRM Europa project. I'll probably watch the video a few more times before even touching the grinder.

noddaz
noddaz UltraDork
2/22/21 12:23 p.m.

You can almost smell the Fiberglas in th air.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/22/21 1:09 p.m.
noddaz said:

You can almost smell the Fiberglas in th air.

Yup.

 

Tom1200
Tom1200 SuperDork
2/22/21 1:20 p.m.

The more work it takes to resurrect this car the less jealous I am of your having it.

OK OK who am I kidding I'm insanely jealous as they are such cool cars.

CrustyRedXpress
CrustyRedXpress Reader
2/22/21 6:22 p.m.

I think there's just something really cool about restoring a car with verifiable history behind it. 

And maybe it really is possible to do for not-crazy money when you think about all the different ex-race shells out there combined with vast photo/information databases like the Collier collection.

With the internet the car doesn't have to come with documentation-you have a shot at rebuilding it's history with the now-digitized records.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
2/23/21 12:14 p.m.

In reply to CrustyRedXpress :

Yeah, it's cool when a car has some history behind it. Every car has a story, right? The trick can be finding it. 

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