Lotus Elan

Correct under bonnet and chassis detail colors?

PostPost by: marcfuller » Sat Mar 05, 2005 2:08 am

Does anyone have a list (or know where a list might be had) for the
original paint colors of the engine compartment items, drive train and
chassis components?

I was just stripping an air filter housing. I thought these were
originally black, but the original paint color on this one is silver. What
is the correct original color?
-Marc '66 Elan DHC (36/6025)
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PostPost by: TYPE45 at aol.com » Sat Mar 05, 2005 3:12 am

Black

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PostPost by: lotuselanman » Sat Mar 05, 2005 8:53 pm

Gidday Marc,
I think you will find with the air filter body it is an 'AC' item, they were painted a silver grey colour originally.
See ya, Les


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Subject: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail colors?


Does anyone have a list (or know where a list might be had) for the
original paint colors of the engine compartment items, drive train and
chassis components?

I was just stripping an air filter housing. I thought these were
originally black, but the original paint color on this one is silver. What
is the correct original color?







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PostPost by: marcfuller » Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:01 am

Thanks Les, that (silver) is what I am finding. Is silver the colour that
Lotus installed or were they repainted black by the Lotus works?


At 01:54 PM 3/5/2005, you wrote:

Gidday Marc,
I think you will find with the air filter body it is an 'AC' item, they
were painted a silver grey colour originally.
See ya, Les


----- Original Message -----
From: Marc Fuller
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2005 12:08 PM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail colors?


Does anyone have a list (or know where a list might be had) for the
original paint colors of the engine compartment items, drive train and
chassis components?

I was just stripping an air filter housing. I thought these were
originally black, but the original paint color on this one is
silver. What
is the correct original color?







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PostPost by: "tim liggins" » Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:24 am

They were repainted black to give a black background to the registration
number on the grill

Tim

-----Original Message-----
From: Marc Fuller [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: 06 March 2005 00:02
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Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail colors?


Thanks Les, that (silver) is what I am finding. Is silver the colour that
Lotus installed or were they repainted black by the Lotus works?


At 01:54 PM 3/5/2005, you wrote:

Gidday Marc,
I think you will find with the air filter body it is an 'AC' item, they
were painted a silver grey colour originally.
See ya, Les


----- Original Message -----
From: Marc Fuller
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2005 12:08 PM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail colors?


Does anyone have a list (or know where a list might be had) for the
original paint colors of the engine compartment items, drive train and
chassis components?

I was just stripping an air filter housing. I thought these were
originally black, but the original paint color on this one is
silver. What
is the correct original color?







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PostPost by: lotuselanman » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:54 am

Gidday Marc, AC is/was a UK Company. The paint was a silver but slightly mottled or flecked. Cannot see that Chapman would waste money re-painting theitem.
ya, Les


----- Original Message -----
From: Marc Fuller
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Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2005 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail colors?


Thanks Les, that (silver) is what I am finding. Is silver the colour that
Lotus installed or were they repainted black by the Lotus works?


At 01:54 PM 3/5/2005, you wrote:

Gidday Marc,
I think you will find with the air filter body it is an 'AC' item, they
were painted a silver grey colour originally.
See ya, Les


----- Original Message -----
From: Marc Fuller
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2005 12:08 PM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail colors?


Does anyone have a list (or know where a list might be had) for the
original paint colors of the engine compartment items, drive train and
chassis components?

I was just stripping an air filter housing. I thought these were
originally black, but the original paint color on this one is
silver. What
is the correct original color?







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PostPost by: "tim liggins" » Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:02 pm

Sorry to disagree guys, but EVERYTHING forward of the radiator was painted
black to give a legal black background to the registration numbers on the
grill

Tim

-----Original Message-----
From: Les Mellor [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: 06 March 2005 08:56
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Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail colors?


Gidday Marc, AC is/was a UK Company. The paint was a silver but slightly
mottled or flecked. Cannot see that Chapman would waste money re-painting
the item.
ya, Les


----- Original Message -----
From: Marc Fuller
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2005 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail
colors?


Thanks Les, that (silver) is what I am finding. Is silver the colour that

Lotus installed or were they repainted black by the Lotus works?


At 01:54 PM 3/5/2005, you wrote:

Gidday Marc,
I think you will find with the air filter body it is an 'AC' item, they
were painted a silver grey colour originally.
See ya, Les


----- Original Message -----
From: Marc Fuller
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2005 12:08 PM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail
colors?


Does anyone have a list (or know where a list might be had) for the
original paint colors of the engine compartment items, drive train and
chassis components?

I was just stripping an air filter housing. I thought these were
originally black, but the original paint color on this one is
silver. What
is the correct original color?







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PostPost by: "Simpson, Karl" » Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:36 am

I concur on this having read the reason for the back paint many years
ago i.e. legal background for reg. plate.

Further when I stripped the paint from my air filter body I do not
recall there being any silver paint under the remaining black.

Karl
S4 FHC SE

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Sent: 09 March 2005 20:42
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Subject: RE: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail
colors?



Sorry to disagree guys, but EVERYTHING forward of the radiator was
painted black to give a legal black background to the registration
numbers on the grill

Tim

-----Original Message-----
From: Les Mellor [mailto:***@***.***
Sent: 06 March 2005 08:56
To: ***@***.***
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail
colors?


Gidday Marc, AC is/was a UK Company. The paint was a silver but slightly
mottled or flecked. Cannot see that Chapman would waste money
re-painting the item. ya, Les


----- Original Message -----
From: Marc Fuller
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Sunday, March 06, 2005 10:01 AM
Subject: Re: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail
colors?


Thanks Les, that (silver) is what I am finding. Is silver the colour
that

Lotus installed or were they repainted black by the Lotus works?


At 01:54 PM 3/5/2005, you wrote:

Gidday Marc,
I think you will find with the air filter body it is an 'AC' item,
they

were painted a silver grey colour originally.
See ya, Les


----- Original Message -----
From: Marc Fuller
To: ***@***.***
Sent: Saturday, March 05, 2005 12:08 PM
Subject: [LotusElan.net] Correct under bonnet and chassis detail
colors?


Does anyone have a list (or know where a list might be had) for
the

original paint colors of the engine compartment items, drive train
and

chassis components?

I was just stripping an air filter housing. I thought these were
originally black, but the original paint color on this one is
silver. What
is the correct original color?







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