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S4 door covers!!

PostPost by: djb222 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 7:10 pm

At some point I will need to replace my door trim. Browsing things Elan on the web I came across these.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-S4 ... SwtnpXoaY3

Now at ?80 per set they seem remarkable value, especially compared to others I have seen for sale at around 4 times the price.. A fair few seem to have been sold, has anyone used them or any opinion?
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:31 pm

Yes, these are made by Paul West & very nice!
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:08 am

Sorely tempted then Phil?
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:10 am

elanfan1 wrote:Sorely tempted then Phil?


I had Paul make up 2 sets in my material last summer :-)

Nice guy to work with.
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PostPost by: djb222 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:13 am

Sounds like a good recommendation.....

......do you know if he makes seat covers as well?.....in the correct material.
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PostPost by: lotustastic » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:44 pm

Paul West does a remarkable job with seat covers as well. I purchased a set of s3 seat covers with original waffle weave materials, great workmanship and value. I am fairly certain he does S4 seat covers as well.

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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jan 30, 2017 12:54 pm

When you say the correct material, everyone can get the right basketweave... Paul has a good stag vinyl but not the exact "buffalo" vinyl that Lotus used. Nobody has that...

Also, Paul can only do sewn seems in the basketweave, not welded as original. I have some pictures I will post later today.

Paul's product is very good & a lot cheaper than Aldridge or Newtown Commercial.
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PostPost by: djb222 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 1:22 pm

Thanks, look forward to seeing photo's of the seats. Mine have a few piggy burns from a previous owner.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:03 pm

What the heck is a "piggy burn?!

Here are the pictures I lifted from Paul's ad for seat covers:
pwseatcovers1.jpg and

pwseatcovers5.jpg and


They were ?300/pair. If you want to communicate directly with Paul, his e-mail is [email protected]" target="_blank
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PostPost by: djb222 » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:46 pm

Thanks they look really good quality, I'll be getting in touch with him soon.


"piggy burns" should be ciggy burns, as in cigarettes, I hate predictive text.

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