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S1 and 2 dash trim

PostPost by: chrishawkins » Sun Jan 15, 2017 7:18 pm

Just thought thought I would share some pictures of the trim I have added to the S2 dash on my S1.

I made it from some B&Q aluminium tile trim :D
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun Jan 15, 2017 8:39 pm

Nicely done. Can you show a section of the molding?
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PostPost by: nomad » Sun Jan 15, 2017 11:42 pm

Certified Lotus wrote:Nicely done. Can you show a section of the molding?



X2....an unobtainium item needed by most type 26. [including mine!]

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PostPost by: chrishawkins » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:43 am

This is the stuff I used

http://www.diy.com/departments/diall-si ... 935_BQ.prd

I cut it down the length removing the piece with the "DIALL" text leaving the ribbed part and the small lip. I have enough to do another dash free to anyone who can collect from Bracknell

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:52 am

Chris, l will collect it from you,
Will send you a pm now, thanks

PM sent.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:00 am

Great minds think alike - Rod Little did something similar lotus-elan-f19/restoration-0086-unit-3067-t21274-15.html
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PostPost by: zog » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:12 pm

I got a small roll of glove box trim for an MG TD that worked out well for me. I'll post some pictures when I get to that phase on the restoration I am currently working on.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:17 pm

zog wrote:I got a small roll of glove box trim for an MG TD that worked out well for me. I'll post some pictures when I get to that phase on the restoration I am currently working on.


Where did you source the trim? Can you show us what it looks like?
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PostPost by: chrishawkins » Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:17 pm

The other thread was my inspiration. I had been to Moss to look at the MG TC/TD trim but could not justify the price
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:16 pm

Rod's thread was really interesting.

Chris your car looks really nice, did you restore it yourself? More photos are always appreciated. How long have you had the car? Do you know any of it's history?
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PostPost by: nomad » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:01 pm

chrishawkins wrote:The other thread was my inspiration. I had been to Moss to look at the MG TC/TD trim but could not justify the price


Having owned a TC, when I realized I needed that strip I immediately thought of the MG T series strip but was absolutely flabbergasted [gobbsmacked? :D ] by the price. That strip would be the perfect answer but we need a spy inside Moss to find out there supplier. Can't believe a wholesaler or manufacturer would rob one that much.

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:45 pm

Is it #57 on the drawing? If so, $229 seems absurd!
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:21 pm

Neat job, Chris, bet you sweated over the bends!

Decades ago I used a bit of Esprit or Elite/?clat trim cut down in the same way; but being a plastic material, like the original, it too cracked up after many years. But it's Wednesday tomorrow so I get 10% discount at B&Q!

Edit: Does anyone know if Rod still lives? I met him a couple of times at Goodwood Breakfasts and he wasn't too fit. No posts lately.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:42 pm

Quart Meg Miles wrote:Edit: Does anyone know if Rod still lives? I met him a couple of times at Goodwood Breakfasts and he wasn't too fit. No posts lately.


He was here Sunday - (or at least his id was used) http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/rodlittle-u4698.html
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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:22 pm

pharriso wrote:
Quart Meg Miles wrote:Edit: Does anyone know if Rod still lives? I met him a couple of times at Goodwood Breakfasts and he wasn't too fit. No posts lately.


He was here Sunday - (or at least his id was used) http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/rodlittle-u4698.html

Thanks Phil, I'll PM to apologise. :oops:
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