Lotus Elan

Help on electric headlight conversion

PostPost by: atthelimit » Mon Feb 12, 2024 8:56 am

I’m building an elan to my taste, not original but the elan I’ve promised myself after multiple Lotus ownership.

I want to fit an electric conversion and the spyder kit looks like the most obvious, I’m very picky about the cosmetics and have spent hours and hours on the body getting the doors and all shutlines just right, my question is, does any have or can send me a photo of the bracket they use for the motor. I’ve never liked the bolts that hold the vacuumed pods projecting through the front valance and I wondered if the bolts for the brackets can be seen poking through from a low down head on view of the car. I don’t really want to see lots of nuts/bolts sticking through.

If anyone has done the conversion and can send me a photo it would be much appreciated.

Thanks all,
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PostPost by: smo17003 » Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:17 am

Not for a motor mount, but I did use some Big Head fasteners fibreglassed into the nose to make a fixing for a K&N air filter.

https://www.carbuilder.com/uk/big-head-fixings
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PostPost by: atthelimit » Mon Feb 12, 2024 5:53 pm

Hi, yes they look like they will do the job.
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