Lotus Elan

Elan Seat Repair Kit

PostPost by: Famous Frank » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:59 am

I couldn't stand it any longer. I have the same problems as everyone else. The bottoms of my seat frames are rusted through. I've had some in the where I took them to a fabricator and had them repaired. I considered making new frames but that is horribly expensive. Then I see there are reproduction seat frames available and 1) they are really expensive, 2) they are located in another country, and 3) it would cost another fortune to ship them to the USA. What can I do?

Viola! I have now produced Lotus Elan Seat Frame Repair Kits. The seats all seam to rust away in the same places. The front bar used to adjust the seat forward and back. And the real bottom of the seat where is sits on the metal seat slides.

To make it easier to repair, I made the parts to fit inside a cut tube. If you are going to weld them together, you don't have to worry about holding them together to perform "BUTT" welds. Because these will insert into the tube the alignment is handled for you. And should you assemble them using some of the new high tech adhesives, again they will go together without a "BUTT" weld.

I should have a price in the next couple of days or no longer than next week.

Now you can repair your rusted seat frames quickly and at a very reasonable cost. And shipping will be reasonable too.

All the Best and stay Healthy!

Frank Filicicchia

Now also at: http://www.FamousFranks.com
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:41 am

Nice work Frank!
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:58 am

Great stuff Frank great idea well executed.

Frank put your website in your signature.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:11 am

Excellent idea!
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:10 am

back in 1981, when i got my elan, the original seat frames were still available in england at quite resonable prices - can´t remember and they´re still as new. sandy - the leather work was 500 deutsch Mark for both!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:28 am

Good Job Frank! :D
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PostPost by: lance54 » Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:19 pm

Nice work Frank. One of the few things I kept from my 1973 race prep was a pair is S2 seats. Someday I will have need for them.

I recall giving away the hardtop, windshield and frame, instrument panel, window lifts and glass and all the door trim. Times were different. A complete and running but rough S1/S2 was a $1,500 car.

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