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Crash pad (dash top)-best current source 2017

PostPost by: bitsobrits » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:01 am

Looking for recommended sources from those who have purchased a crash pad for an S3 in the past year or so. Willing to consider all fiberglass replicas as well, but prefer the original foam backed type.
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Elan S3 1967 FHC pre airflow

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Elan S1 1964
Elan S3 1966 FHC pre airflow
Elan S3 1967 FHC airflow
Elan S4 1969 FHC
Europa S2 1970
Esprit S2 1979
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PostPost by: godfrsa » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:02 pm

I know paul matty gets them made in abs plastic. As far as I know he supplies sj/susan/kelsport etc..
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:21 am

I have one which came from Frank at Sports Car World, Evant Texas 20+ years ago. Originally for a friend's DHC, but I inherited it many years ago, and now it will go into my pre-airflo coupe. I have the car pretty well stripped now and just now have the screen out and the old crash pad out. It was pretty nasty back in the early 80s when I was running the car as a summer daily driver.

I know SCW was closed after Frank died and I don't know what happened to the thermo-form mold, but I know someone bought all Franks stock and I suppose the tooling. The piece I have looks very well made and it looks like it will fit well. Does anyone else know where this tooling is?

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Mar 09, 2017 3:50 pm

BoB - you have unopened PM
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