Lotus Elan

Sprint dashboard - orginal pictures

PostPost by: mariodschy » Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:26 pm

Hi, i am looking for pictures which shows the original Sprint dashboard.
My Sprint has the ignition key on the dashboard and i want to go back to original (ignition key on steering column) but they are so many different dashboard styles :roll:
What kind of wood was the dashboard made of?

Thanks for your help.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:21 pm

I have attached 2 picture's of Kenny Mance's original Federal Sprint (like yours), has one of the best original dashes I know of...

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log36_princetonnj-08-06-2016-036sm.jpg and


Note the "Fasten belts light" between the radio & glove box, I have not seen that in any replacement dash.

I believe the dash to be made from ply with a straight grained Teak veneer
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:59 pm

Here's mine for comparison.
examine-037.jpg and

examine-015.jpg and

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PostPost by: bulfin » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:15 pm

Hi,

What is on the upper left side of the glove box door?

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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Thu Sep 15, 2016 8:20 pm

black plastic door pull.
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PostPost by: mariodschy » Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:58 am

Thanks chaps, this helps me much.
Hope my carpenter can get a matching teak veneer.
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- 1962 Austin Healey Sprite MK II - Sold 09.05.2016

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PostPost by: bulfin » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:30 pm

Thanks Ted.

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