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Old 11-22-2016, 12:46 PM   #71
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Careful, I had a bad experience with these folks. Received a cover with a bad print job and they wanted a 50% restocking fee if I returned it.
Good information, Rich. Haven't used them yet.
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Old 11-22-2016, 01:43 PM   #72
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My apologies - it was "only" a 25% restocking fee (plus shipping). None-the-less, it was their defect which necessitated my inquiry.
Thanks for the heads up.

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Old 11-22-2016, 08:41 PM   #73
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Ron, is that a Lotus7 like the one #6 drove?

Not to be too much off topic, but no, it's 100% homemade. A 3 year labor of love and beating my head against the wall. I went to the Caterham factory years ago and I was going to buy a kit but when I saw them welding up the space frames I said, heck, I can do that.

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Old 11-22-2016, 10:32 PM   #74
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Not to be too much off topic, but no, it's 100% homemade. A 3 year labor of love and beating my head against the wall. I went to the Caterham factory years ago and I was going to buy a kit but when I saw them welding up the space frames I said, heck, I can do that.

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Apparently you can, and good for you. But I still think you should get a "KAR120C" plate.
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Old 11-23-2016, 01:10 AM   #75
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Apparently you can, and good for you. But I still think you should get a "KAR120C" plate.
But then I'd have to have that horrible farm tractor green with a yellow nose cone, maybe even yellow wheels. I wouldn't want my Escape 19 (Escape content) or my car painted those colors.

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Old 11-23-2016, 01:31 AM   #76
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Rich, ETI said they would do a maximum of 2 colours on the graphics. I think it was an $80 charge. What's another $80??
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:19 AM   #77
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But then I'd have to have that horrible farm tractor green with a yellow nose cone, maybe even yellow wheels. I wouldn't want my Escape 19 (Escape content) or my car painted those colors.

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Those wonderful colours provided my family food and shelter for many years (my dad had a John Deere dealership), but yeah, I would not paint a car (or trailer) those colours.
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Old 11-23-2016, 10:56 AM   #78
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Hmmm... British Racing Green (BRG) is darker than John Deere green, and both are darker than Ron's car (which might be something like 106 red / 181 green / 36 blue - x6AB524 - but it's really hard to pick out of a photo and the gloss makes the colour look different), but all have their fans. The background colour of the Lotus badge is BRG, so Ron has a little bit of it on his car.

There are certainly emotional attachments to colours. Lots of Mazda Miata owners chose BRG; when the Miata appeared many thought of it as a modern interpretation of the Lotus Elan. As an owner of a cheap John Deere lawn tractor which blew up its transaxle, I wouldn't paint anything JD green... even if I liked the colour.

Some colours seem unsuitable for large areas - I wouldn't want BRG trailer - but the graphic patterns could probably use just about anything.
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:29 AM   #79
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I have a friend who's favorites are John Deere Green and Caterpillar Yellow. But then, his everyday work vehicle is a D7 Cat, and he has a beautifully kept old JD.

I think the word typically used is "elegant"!
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Old 11-23-2016, 12:31 PM   #80
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when the Miata appeared many thought of it as a modern interpretation of the Lotus Elan.
Brian, you are so right, as usual.

Due to my fascination with the Elan, it was not surprising I purchased a slightly used early Miata, '90 as I recall. Unfortunately it was not BRG (used) but did not disappoint. Never got the opportunity to drive an Elan but am certain the Miata, as good as it was, is no Elan in the handling department. For God's sake its a Lotus. However, unlike early British cars, it always started, no Lucas electricals.

It would be outstanding if I run across one later this week when we visit the UK.
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