Lotus Elan

Can dashboard crash pads be bought new anywhere?

PostPost by: Greg Cozier » Wed May 21, 2014 8:33 am

Wouldn't mind a fibreglass replica but Google has come up with nothing.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed May 21, 2014 8:53 am

Most of the usual Lotus suppliers stock ABS ones (without the foam filling) - I guess your problem will be shipping due to the delicate nature it will need to be packed very well
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PostPost by: batfish » Thu May 22, 2014 3:25 pm

Greg

Kelvedon sell a crash pad, not sure if its glassfibre

http://www.kelsport.net/parts/product_d ... ctionID=62

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PostPost by: Greg Cozier » Thu May 22, 2014 3:47 pm

batfish wrote:Greg

Kelvedon sell a crash pad, not sure if its glassfibre

http://www.kelsport.net/parts/product_d ... ctionID=62

regards

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That'll do; thanks.
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PostPost by: saildrive2001 » Thu May 22, 2014 5:23 pm

You may not like the look & feel of the ABS pad & I would guess the glass fibre one also. I bought an ABS one to replace the original on my S4 & did not like it. It is hard & shiny, the original dash was foam covered in Vinyl & had a slight soft touch to it. I ended up installing the ABS pad & then having it covered with a thin layer of softer foam & vinyl, It looks & feels very close to the original.
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PostPost by: Greg Cozier » Thu May 22, 2014 6:08 pm

Hi Keith.

I understand what you mean but this is for a rally car. I plan to block the vent and flock the entire thing anyway. The dash face itself is going to be thin plywood with aluminium laminated over it and crinkle-coated black with a very different gauge layout and co-driver tripmeter, lamps etc..
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PostPost by: jimj » Thu May 22, 2014 6:15 pm

Greg, where in the Caribbean are you? is the car there?
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PostPost by: Greg Cozier » Thu May 22, 2014 6:37 pm

I'm in Barbados. Bits of the car are here, bits I recently bought to rebuild it as an S2 26R rally car are in Wales.
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