Lotus Elan

Crash Pad

PostPost by: brassrngfm » Wed Dec 14, 2005 8:25 pm

I got the reproduction crash pad - the fiberglas one - and it fits quite
well. Just Dashes told me (when I enquired about 2 years ago) that they wouldn't
touch the Elan because of the complex curves on the ends. No upholsterer
in town would touch it either unless I wanted a seam or two in the thing.
Net--it had no choice but the fiberglas at the time and I'm quite happy with
Good luck
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PostPost by: "Masti, John A.&qu » Wed Dec 14, 2005 9:38 pm


Who did you get your fiberglass crash pad from

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PostPost by: davidallen » Thu Dec 15, 2005 5:03 pm

Is this the same as on a +2? On my +2 the two ends need fixing before I
refit it.

At present the material ends "point" towards the doors which I am sure is
not correct. What was it like originally?

Thanks in advance.

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PostPost by: "e s" » Thu Dec 15, 2005 8:31 pm

On mine the ends wrapped around the doorframe and were pop rivited there.
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PostPost by: davidallen » Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:02 am

I am sure that must have been an after market modification!

I had a screw into the passenger side door frame, but again I am sure it was
not original. Any other sugestions how the plastic material either ends of
the crash pad on a +2 should be fitted?

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PostPost by: kayenney » Wed Dec 21, 2005 2:49 pm

On my +2, the ends just sit there nicely, no fasteners. Looks original. Can e-mail you a photo if that would help.

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