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+2 with elan nose

PostPost by: h20hamelan » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:08 pm

Hey all
Grew up in a Elan 67s3 fhc
bought one for the family but required the +2
want to put the elan front nose on the +2

anyone ever seen any +2's with elan fronts on em???
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:37 pm

h20hamelan wrote:Hey all
Grew up in a Elan 67s3 fhc


Must have been very cramped :lol:

No, never seen one (never want to). I supose it may be possible to widen an Elan nose so that it would fit a +2. The real problems would arise trying to blend the very dissimilar wing profiles so that the result was in any way aesthetically pleasing.

I suppose if you were really determined an Elan shell could be lengthened and widened to fit a +2 chassis thus making a bigger Elan but I suspect the result wouldn't look right unless you went to great lengths (no pun intended) to elongate each element of the car proportionally.

Why do it anyway? the +2 nose is a lovely shape.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:00 pm

Luxury. There were sixteen of us living in t'back of an A35 van.

Why would you want to waste the front of a sports car fitting it onto one of those lardy barges? :|
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:21 pm

elansprint71 wrote:Luxury. There were sixteen of us living in t'back of an A35 van.


Luxury .......all we had was a damp tissue box. Mind you, we did have all the straw we could eat :wink:

I wouldn't do it, but a proportional upscale of the Elan to "lardy barge" proportions would be an interesting project.

I think an Elan nose grafted on to a +2 would look distinctly odd. There's a lot more to good car design than just throwing a few bits together.

+2 headlamps when in the erect position have never been very pretty but without a drastic change to the front of the car I'm not sure how it could be improved.

The Elan of course is gorgeous from any angle, light up or down. :D
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Nov 28, 2011 10:26 am

nebogipfel wrote: I think an Elan nose grafted on to a +2 would look distinctly odd. There's a lot more to good car design than just throwing a few bits together.


To be continued here:
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:25 pm

elansprint71 wrote:Why would you want to waste the front of a sports car fitting it onto one of those lardy barges?|


Please, the +2 is a boulevardier's conveyance.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:12 pm

CBUEB1771 wrote:
elansprint71 wrote:Why would you want to waste the front of a sports car fitting it onto one of those lardy barges?|


Please, the +2 is a boulevardier's conveyance.



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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:26 pm

CBUEB1771 wrote: Please, the +2 is a boulevardier's conveyance.


elansprint71 wrote: :wink:


I think you're preaching to the converted in this forum. Why not go to your intended audience? :wink:

i.e. here elan-plus-f13/with-elan-nose-t24114.html

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:49 am

ardee_selby wrote:
CBUEB1771 wrote: Please, the +2 is a boulevardier's conveyance.


elansprint71 wrote: :wink:


I think you're preaching to the converted in this forum. Why not go to your intended audience? :wink:

i.e. here elan-plus-f13/with-elan-nose-t24114.html

Cheers - Richard


Well said RD. Russ, I must say I very much enjoyed 'boulevarding' 6,000 km to LOG 31 and back. :D Also passed on the excellent S2 two hours away in Edmonton a few weeks ago as I couldn't see my life working well with a 3.9 diff. :wink: All Plus's and minuses I guess. As you list both models in your sig, sure all in good fun!

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