Lotus Elan

locating door clips

PostPost by: rdssdi » Wed Sep 21, 2005 9:09 pm

I am looking for two "clips" that are used in my +2.

The first is the headliner tube peg. This "clip" is formed from metal wire.
One end slips into the headliner support tube while the other end is screwed
onto the fiberglass above the door opening.

The second is the door actuating rod guides. They are not listed in the
parts book. They are plastic "clips". One end pushes into holes that are drilled
into metal straps that are attached to the metal door frame. The other end is
a 3/4 circle. The rod clips into it and will remain captive and slide within
this clip. It functions as a rod guide and anti-rattle piece.

If anyone knows where these were sourced from or where that may be found,
pl;ease let me know.

Thanks.

Bob
1969 Elan +2
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PostPost by: "Roger Sieling" » Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:52 am

Bob,

Type 36 FHC Elans used a similar formed wire to retain the tubes supportingthe headliner. Some of mine were missing so I just made some by bending some similar gage wire. I'm sure you could do the same.

70's MGBs used very similar interior door handles and formed wire linkages.If you're in the US, try someone like Moss, Roadster factory or Victoria British who cater to MGs for your plastic clips.

Good luck,

Roger

>> ***@***.*** 9/21/2005 5:08 PM >>>
I am looking for two "clips" that are used in my +2.


The first is the headliner tube peg. This "clip" is formed from metal wire.
One end slips into the headliner support tube while the other end is screwed
onto the fiberglass above the door opening.

The second is the door actuating rod guides. They are not listed in the
parts book. They are plastic "clips". One end pushes into holes that are drilled
into metal straps that are attached to the metal door frame. The other end is
a 3/4 circle. The rod clips into it and will remain captive and slide within
this clip. It functions as a rod guide and anti-rattle piece.

If anyone knows where these were sourced from or where that may be found, pl;ease let me know.

Thanks.

Bob
1969 Elan +2










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