Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy View Post
Yup. Take no chances. The body is attached by 16 or 18 fasteners, four fit folks can lift an Elan shell off the frame, BTDT. The +2 weighs a bit more, but with some Yankee ingenuity, planning and good tackle it should be do-able.
Google would indicate the body can be be removed in about 8 hours. https://www.lotuselan.net/forums/lot...is-t30588.html That assumes a lift which I don't have so probably double that for jacking and un-jacking a dozen times for me without a lift. I'll figure about a week.
Also note that Paul Matty has a chassis kit, original style chassis, that includes complete suspension and sundries at about twice the cost of the bare frame. https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/pr...2-chassis-kit/ I should be getting shipping info soon. As you can tell, I still find the new unit attractive.