Lotus Elan

s3 chassis help

PostPost by: lotiguy » Mon May 08, 2006 8:27 pm

does anybody have a chassis i could get some measurements from?
i have my 1967 out to a track day , and the rear inner control arm mount
broke.
i'd like if i can find a width measurement to re-install and gusset the
mount accordingly.
any advice?
BTW the porsche boxster and corvette guy's get frustrated at elans on the
track :)
thanks gord
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PostPost by: "Benjamin Levy" » Mon May 08, 2006 9:11 pm

On 5/8/06, Gord Leach <***@***.***> wrote:
does anybody have a chassis i could get some measurements from?
i have my 1967 out to a track day , and the rear inner control arm mount
broke.

If you can tell me what you're looking for, I could take some
measurements. I turned my old S3 frame upside down and I'm using it
to support my bed. So I have easy access to the frame.

It works very well as a bed frame, just bolt a sheet of plywood to
it for a 4'x8' platform. Or get two sheets of plywood, turned
sideways and trim them to the width of your mattress. To raise the
front end of the frame, I use a pair of jack stands.
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PostPost by: frearther » Tue May 09, 2006 11:47 am

What a great idea! My old chassis became part of a sculpture garden.
Are there any other novel uses out there?

Art
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PostPost by: theelanman » Tue May 09, 2006 11:59 am

seem to recall that someone on here hung one from their ceiling in an
'atrium' as a piece of 'art'....looked pretty cool too!!!!!
cheers
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PostPost by: "Roger Sieling" » Tue May 09, 2006 12:09 pm

Quite simple to look in the factory manual. Those dimensions are right there in plain sight and then you needn't worry about getting dimensions from a possibly damaged frame.

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On 5/8/06, Gord Leach <***@***.***> wrote:

does anybody have a chassis i could get some measurements from?
i have my 1967 out to a track day , and the rear inner control arm mount
broke.

If you can tell me what you're looking for, I could take some
measurements. I turned my old S3 frame upside down and I'm using it
to support my bed. So I have easy access to the frame.

It works very well as a bed frame, just bolt a sheet of plywood to
it for a 4'x8' platform. Or get two sheets of plywood, turned
sideways and trim them to the width of your mattress. To raise the
front end of the frame, I use a pair of jack stands.
---Ben








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PostPost by: marcfuller » Tue May 09, 2006 12:12 pm

Courtesy of member M100 of the lotuselan.net forum there is a digital
version of the early LOTUS workshop manual that has complete Chassis
drawings and measurements. It is on-line at -
http://216.92.98.7/Elan_Type_26_Service_Manual.pdf

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> > does anybody have a chassis i could get some measurements from?
> > i have my 1967 out to a track day , and the rear inner control arm mount
> > broke.
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PostPost by: "Rodgers, Jeffrey T& » Tue May 09, 2006 12:13 pm

Priceless!!! No tune-ups or repairs required.

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If you can tell me what you're looking for, I could take some
measurements. I turned my old S3 frame upside down and I'm using it
to support my bed. So I have easy access to the frame.

It works very well as a bed frame, just bolt a sheet of plywood to
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PostPost by: "Timothy R Dafforn&q » Tue May 09, 2006 12:15 pm

My wife has often accused me of having an interest in modern art rather
that classic car ownership.
She reasoned that it is the only explanation for me washing and
polishing such a big piece of plastic and steel that was obviously not a
car (as I claimed) as it never moved!
Cheers
Tim

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seem to recall that someone on here hung one from their ceiling in an
'atrium' as a piece of 'art'....looked pretty cool too!!!!!
cheers
G
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PostPost by: "Rodgers, Jeffrey T& » Tue May 09, 2006 12:24 pm

Tim,

My wife refers to the 6 fine English cars I own as my "Girl Friends", I
see them every night, contantly under their hoods and spending $money$
on them.

Regards
Ty
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My wife has often accused me of having an interest in modern art rather
that classic car ownership.
She reasoned that it is the only explanation for me washing and
polishing such a big piece of plastic and steel that was obviously not a
car (as I claimed) as it never moved!
Cheers
Tim

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seem to recall that someone on here hung one from their ceiling in an
'atrium' as a piece of 'art'....looked pretty cool too!!!!!
cheers
G
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue May 09, 2006 12:29 pm

I posted a couple of photos of my Elan chassis in the attrium in an
album called "alternate chassis uses". Feel free to add other
creative uses such as beds, garden sculpture, coffee tables etc !!

regards
Rohan





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'atrium' as a piece of 'art'....looked pretty cool too!!!!!
cheers
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PostPost by: steveww » Tue May 09, 2006 3:10 pm

I have turned an old minilite wheel in to a wall clock for my garage.
Not quite in the same league I know but it is a start.

Rohan Hodges wrote:
I posted a couple of photos of my Elan chassis in the attrium in an
album called "alternate chassis uses". Feel free to add other
creative uses such as beds, garden sculpture, coffee tables etc !!

regards
Rohan





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PostPost by: Hamish Coutts » Tue May 09, 2006 10:03 pm

On a far more simple veign. Caliper pistons make very stable bases for
holding candles. Brill on the deck outside! Other conversation pieces are
used pistons and a couple of knackered wheel bearings. (back and front)
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I have turned an old minilite wheel in to a wall clock for my garage.
Not quite in the same league I know but it is a start.

Rohan Hodges wrote:
> I posted a couple of photos of my Elan chassis in the attrium in an
> album called "alternate chassis uses". Feel free to add other
> creative uses such as beds, garden sculpture, coffee tables etc !!
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> regards
> Rohan
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