Lotus Elan

Door sill reinforcing truss

PostPost by: "fbf_esq" » Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:50 pm

I am restoring an S1 which sat in the rain for a few years, and the
bottom part of the web truss on both sides (including the seat belt
mounts)is nothing but rust. Apparently the whole thing should be cut
out and replaced. Does anyone know where a pre-fab unit is available?
Alternatively, does anyone know of a fabricator who has actually done
it?
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PostPost by: Rod Little » Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:59 am

If you really want to cut it out and replace it Im sure that Miles
Wilkins has some at Fibreglass services.
cheers
Rod
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PostPost by: poiuyt » Wed Jun 28, 2006 2:54 am

I've been reading this thread and have a question - is the complete
truss just bonded to the fiberglas sill at the top and bottom?

Steve B


--- In ***@***.***, Rod Little <[email protected]> wrote:
If you really want to cut it out and replace it Im sure that Miles
Wilkins has some at Fibreglass services.
cheers
Rod
Steve B.<br>1969 Elan S4
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PostPost by: Howie97630 » Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:52 am

Steve,

The bottom is securely imbedded, the front fairly well wrapped in
glass, top is wrapped with a gap in the glassing, and the rear just
has a thin ply wrap over the metal.

Doug
On Jun 27, 2006, at 7:36 PM, Steve B wrote:

I've been reading this thread and have a question - is the complete
truss just bonded to the fiberglas sill at the top and bottom?
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