Lotus Elan

Fitted 'luggage' for the boot

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:41 am

Does anyone have any fitted/custom luggage or box(es) in their boot that would reside there most of the time?
I'm thinking something for carrying cleaning supplies, a few tools, some parts, etc. I'm looking for some ideas
on compartments, so to speak, that would not slide around and fit snuggly against a bulkhead, or, prevented
from sliding around with a divider, or something similar. I'm also thinking light weight (of course), like
fiberglass, or a tote bin........

Nothing permanent, certainly removable.

Pics would be very helpful.
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:55 am

Greg, I got a set like these in black:

lotuselan-plus2-f51/had-some-tailored-luggage-made-t24678.html

The company was great to deal with, and they are good quality.

The link to the supplier web site in the original thread is broken now. Here is an updated one. I see they make cases for Elan's as well.

http://www.hillsalive.co.uk/index.php?p ... t&Itemid=3


http://www.hillsalive.co.uk/index.php?p ... t&Itemid=3

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PostPost by: lance54 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:00 pm

Hey Greg,

How about one of these?

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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Jan 29, 2016 9:59 pm

Thanks guys. Good suggestions
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Fri Jan 29, 2016 11:49 pm

Hi
You might not like this, but I do.
My spare wheel is fitted upside down, the clamp rod is missing. This produces a large recess, which needs using.
I made a cardboard template and carried it with me on the next shopping trip into town.
I found a clear plastic cake cover in the Pound shop which fitted perfectly,
You would not believe what goes in there ;- spark plugs,contact breaker set, rotor arm, spare fuses, bits of wire with croc. clips (jump leads to link out what has decided not to work today), Rags, hand cleaner wipes, and more. All out of sight, but there when you want them.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:35 am

Actually Eric, I do like that. It has me thinking,... I was thinking of something like that for above the
floor for easy access (maybe in addition to..)
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PostPost by: prezoom » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:19 am

I sweet talk my wife into making me a tool roll with lots of pockets. Points, condenser, fuses and other electronic parts go in one pocket the rest hold tools, tyraps, a coil of safety wire, a couple of throttle cables, some of the "will fix everything" sealing tape as seen on infomercials, a pack of JB Weld, etc. A small roll of duct tape, can of Plexus, micro fiber towels, a half used roll of paper towels and a couple of quarts of oil are stuffed in various places. I have been known to pack a gallon of water/anti-freeze mix as well if I am heading into remote locations. I visit the fabric stores and try to find duck cloth (light canvas) the same color as the car for the roll. Swap meets offer up some very good tools for very little money, and you only have to purchase the one that you actually need. I also make tools for specific needs on each car.
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PostPost by: djb222 » Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:45 am

Just been searching for something on Tony Thompson Racing and came across these.

"TTRBW 999
FITTED SUITCASES FOR ELAN SERIES 3 / 4 & SPRINT and ElAN + 2 MODELS

NOW: ?264.00"

http://shop.tonythompsonracing.co.uk/tt ... -184-p.asp
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PostPost by: pereirac » Sat Jan 30, 2016 2:36 pm

If you are feeling 'wealthy' :D

http://www.hillsalive.co.uk/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=6&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=3

I seem to remember they have a stand at the Silverstone Classic..

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Sat Jan 30, 2016 3:49 pm

Great suggestions for a winter day.

For a tool roll, I got one of these. Mine is in their earlier brown colour; the black looks nicer. Very good quality. Can have either the green yellow or black Lotus badge.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOTUS-LOGO-ELAN ... Kv&vxp=mtr

The Tony Tompson luggage looks like the Hills Alive product?

I can't find a link now, but I got a draw string bag affair that was sized to fit inside the tire well like the pound cake suggestion. I got it at Canadian Tire, but don't have the brand handy.

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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Fri Feb 05, 2016 4:10 am

Greg, everyone,

Sector 111 makes a "Bootie" for the Elise. I'm pretty sure it will fit your Elan. Let's give it a try because I have one in my Elise. And they are currently on sale for $99. Very nicely made! Keeps items from sliding around and hitting the body around the trunk area. Eliminates "Star Cracking" from the inside out.

http://www.sector111.com/parts/lifestyl ... bootie.cfm
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