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Red dash lettering

PostPost by: snowyelan » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:23 am

Hi All,
Has anyone come across a dash with red lettering vs the typical white? The reason I ask is that I am trying to get a batch of letraset style lettering printed and have had a request for red (as opposed to the typical white) to suit what was original on a members dash. If anyone is interested in a set in red please let me know.

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:23 pm

It might be more models than I know but certainly North American S4s had red dash lettering.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:31 pm

elanfan1 wrote:It might be more models than I know but certainly North American S4s had red dash lettering.


both my 1968 S4se (one US "Federal", one from the UK) had red decals on the dash. Though I have not seen so far new dashes or decals being offered in red : Snowyelan's valued effort to get a batch fabricated may remedy that shortcoming, if enough people are interested...

I would take a couple if a critical mass is achieved.
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:19 pm

I think the American super safety versions had red dash labels, which were s3/s4 crossovers
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:17 pm

Looks different..... lotus-chassis-f36/red-letters-elan-s4se-dash-t23566.html

Quite a while ago now we did some work on a Sprint that the customer had fitted Black letters which looked really good against the lighter teak finish, i was very tempted to do the same on my Sprint but the purist in me bubbled to the surface :D
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