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Door panel question

PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:19 am

I've acquired a set of door panels from a generous forum member here and need to identify. I'm pretty sure they're S3 panels but there is no hole for the door handle but a cutout of sorts below where the door handle would mount. The 'glass on the backside is virgin, as far as holes are concerned.

So, are they S3 panels that are virgin or is there a run of S3s with a door handle mount in a different location?
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:18 pm

Hi Greg

Here are some photos of some type 36/45 door panels

These two photos are of the S4 SE Coupe doors from 1970
1970 S4 left door panel.JPG and


1970 S4 right door panel.JPG and


Yours appear to be from the S3 Super Safety as they have the cut out for the door opener handle. The second photo is from Bill?s SS 36/7502 and show the handle nicely.
PA130930.JPG and


Here are some photos of 36/5520 door panels, these are ?early coupe with the window switch in the doors.
Early Elan Coupe door panel.jpg and
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:31 pm

.....and a couple more pics....S3SE SS
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Mar 09, 2012 2:59 pm

Ah, makes sense now. Thanks.

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PostPost by: S?bastien K » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:04 pm

good evening, I have a S4 SE fr?le 1970, I look for the doors panels ...

these parts are missing from my car...

can you help me?

THANK YOU

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:57 pm

types26/36 wrote:.....and a couple more pics....S3SE SS


Exactly what I have! I have only seen one other Elan with the above. I'm still looking for the stretch vinyl with the right texture to recover mine.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:11 pm

i'd say: the holes are missing and the interior handles are from an imp btw! sandy
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:13 am

el-saturn wrote:i'd say: the holes are missing and the interior handles are from an imp btw! sandy


Thank you!

The holes are not missing though. It's supposed to be like that.

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:48 am

is that a S2 in this case? sandy PS my inner door panel has the holes for the window switches BUT the actual switches are dash mounted: S2 / S3 evolution!
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