Lotus Elan

1969 +2 console

PostPost by: rdssdi » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:31 pm

Has anyone began reproducing the one piece plastic Elan +2 console?

Every few years I ask. Hoping one day a company will offer a replacement. Thanks.

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PostPost by: drtarkir » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:34 pm

I made one out of fiberglass. My original was badly cracked in about 100 places so I taped and glued it together and formed fiberglass around it. I molded the area around the gear lever as a separate piece as I am installing a T5 and this will allow me to move it if needed.

I would say that the piece is about 95% correct. If nothing else works out for you I could possibly make a copy of it. Shipping could be an issue depending on where you are. I am in Virginia.

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PostPost by: shaun » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:28 am

Fibreglass services ,Miles Wilkins did mine for me
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PostPost by: rdssdi » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:34 pm

I am located in eastern PA.

Did Miles Wilkins copy your old part or does he sell the console as a regular part?

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PostPost by: rdssdi » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:39 pm

Wilkins does not have an e-mail address published on his web site.

If he made a one piece Elan +2 console for you I will call him for a quote.

The Lotus console I have is in MANY pieces. Not practical to ship and quite difficult to reassemble.

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PostPost by: drtarkir » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:28 pm

If you have no luck with Wilkins you are welcome to make a copy of mine. i am located in Manassas, VA. The copy I made is currently in raw fiberglass so it would be easy to make a copy.

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PostPost by: dunclentdr » Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:16 am

David Rose
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1963 S1 - Bourne bodied
1965 S2
1966 S3
1969 Europa - 210bbhp by Banks
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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:02 am

unfortunately, that's the wrong one......that's from the later 'S' cars......
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PostPost by: theelanman » Wed Apr 20, 2016 9:05 am

needs to look like this one.......

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PostPost by: drtarkir » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:30 pm

The one I made a copy of is like the one in the above ebay link. My car is a 72.
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PostPost by: rdssdi » Fri Apr 22, 2016 12:40 am

Shaun, which console did you purchase from Wilkins?

It appears I will have to call Mr. Wilkins as there is no mention on his web site of this part being offered.

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Sat Apr 23, 2016 4:00 pm

Seems the planets have aligned - Sue Miller is advertising re-manufactured early +2 consoles are now available!

Form an orderly queue :D
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PostPost by: gus » Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:25 am

Advertising.....where?
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:39 pm

gus wrote:Advertising.....where?


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PostPost by: stugilmour » Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:54 pm

Great news! Get 'em while they are hot!

Wonder if several could be stacked together for shipping over the pond? If so a group buy may be worth it, and make the packing and shipping a lot easier for Susan. Alternatively I bet Ray or the Bean guys would be happy to stock them?

Just a thought. I am OK with my slightly cracked an repaired console.

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