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Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:55 pm
by gus
You are doing the Lord's work, Frank

Bring a pile to LOG I will take one

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2019 3:07 am
by Lordflashart
Any updates on the consoles? Please take my money!!

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 4:01 pm
by Famous Frank
Plus 2 Center Console update.

Mold maker working on it. Materials have arrived. Possible another week for mold completion then another month or two to be scheduled to make the Consoles.

Getting closer.

Thanks for everyone's patience.

Frank

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Mon May 06, 2019 5:05 pm
by srineer
Franks,

GREAT News

thanks for taking on this task.

Steve R
Lititz, PA

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 2:28 am
by Famous Frank
To all of my wonderful Lotus comrades, ........... wheels of progress move slow but they are moving. Tonight my mold maker has finished the mold !!! Hurrah! A year in the making!

Tomorrow evening I pick up the mold. Friday I make the 6 hour drive to my vacuum formers. Then we will see what the wait will be to get in their queue. Deliveries can take place after that. Maybe 4 to 8 weeks?

Thank you for everyone's patience, understanding, and most importantly your encouragement.

Most importantly, here is another pic!

Frank

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 2:04 pm
by chickenstock10k
Great news. When do you start taking orders?

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Wed May 29, 2019 3:42 am
by Famous Frank
I'll start taking orders when the Consoles are in my hand and look and fit like they should. I'll have pics also.

The material has been ordered. I'm estimating 6 to 8 weeks if we don't have any hiccups! The vacuum former has the mold.

I'm excited too!

Thank you,
Frank

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:12 pm
by 1969Plus2
I would be interested in one as well!

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:45 pm
by The Veg
UPDATE!
After much stress and effort, Frank is ready to bring new consoles to market!

My console was the template for these new ones, so Frank gave me the first one off the mold and it fits beautifully, and I'm stunned at how much straighter and more perfectly-formed than my old one it looks.

Frank is ready to take orders so give him a holler if you want one.

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:39 pm
by 1969Plus2
Frank, sent you a PM.

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:11 am
by Famous Frank
I?m traveling this week but the Consoles are being molded this week. Should be ready next week after they get trimmed. I?ll follow up with an update when I get back. The Prototype looked and fit terrific!

Thank you all,
Frank

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:15 am
by Famous Frank
IT"S A MIRACLE !!! THE PLUS 2 LONG CONSOLES ARE COMPLETED!

I didn't think it would ever happen. I can't thank everyone enough! And Special thanks to VEG on this forum. Known to me as my friend Ben. Ben thank you so much for loaning me your Console to get this project off the ground!

If interested, send me a PM.

Thank you all, Frank

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:59 am
by bill griffiths
after35.jpg and
Frank has sent me an early Plus 2 console half way around the world.
I've waited about 35 years for one.
When it got here I took it home immediately and sat it in place!
It is completely perfect. Now to finish the rebuild!
Does anyone have all the intimate specifications for the lid, and/or the availability of the
original basket weave in which it is covered?
Because my current Plus 2 was totally disassembled about 30 years ago the seats
remain in pristine condition. Thus I can only use original basket weave for the lid!
I have asked Susan Miller but she might be away ..while we here freeze she may be at the beach?
Or at the cricket?? Great Ashes series.
Regards
Bill

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 1:21 pm
by wotsisname
Martrim had/have the weave.
https://www.martrim.co.uk/car-trimming- ... -vinyl.php

The material is not as thick as the original but the appearance as far as I can tell is the same.
The underside of the lid was (polished) ally and there's a magnetic catch at the forward end.


crossed fingers, when making the cuts.. that console does look nice

Re: Plus 2 Center Console

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:53 am
by dr_jayhart
Hi frank can I buy a center consol please. Based in Penallt Wales UK. Many thanks. J.