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Elan sidelamp lens source?

PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Fri Sep 09, 2022 5:43 pm

Having just finished rebuilding the engine of my S2 I submitted the car for its annual test which noted that the lens of one side lamp was missing. It must have vanished before April, when it was last driven, and as it is unlikely anyone has a spare one (please contact me if you have) I expect to have to buy a complete unit just for the lens.

Can anyone confirm that the L568, sold by autoelectricspares and Rimmerbros etc, uses an identical lens to the Elan's? It would be at least £30 (GBP) plus postage or alternatively could it be 3D printed from a scan of an existing one? My remaining one is not in good condition so would not be a good model.

Thanks for any help.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Sep 09, 2022 6:15 pm

I’m not too clear on parts for early Elans but I think you need this part that’s available from the usual suspects. The link is to S J Sortscars, but Sue MIller and others most likely have this item.

https://www.sjsportscars.com/parts-and-accessories/SJ036M0015.htm
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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Fri Sep 09, 2022 6:48 pm

I THINK I may have one, not sure, I’ll check tomorrow and let you know
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:16 pm

Search Lucas L658 there were just the lenses and chrome trim for sale on EBay a while ago for less than £10, all sold now…. Good luck
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Fri Sep 09, 2022 7:44 pm

Also used on Triumph TR4 ... Rimmer Bros stock the lenses

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID200571

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Also available at Moss Europe....

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/rim-lens- ... 10897.html
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Fri Sep 09, 2022 10:41 pm

I am overwhelmed by your responses, thank you all!

Geoffers71, very kind if you can check if you have one;

Alan, that is what I kept coming up with, looks like the right bulges in the lens but not available separately;

Roger, Rimmer's site wouldn't give me a stable picture earlier so I couldn't see that they had the lenses alone, which is all I want! I'll follow that up and see if it's real.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Sep 10, 2022 5:01 am

This is the image I get at Rimmer brothers

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Link here https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-510897
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Sat Sep 10, 2022 11:10 am

I have now ordered two lenses from Rimmer Bros as my remaining one is rather loose and damaged and at least, Ian, you may now know where you put yours! Thanks all of you.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Sep 10, 2022 8:54 pm

Also used on the Aston Martin DB4, Mr Bond. :)
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