Lotus Elan

Windblocker

PostPost by: c.garde » Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:57 am

Gentlemen and nerds,

A suggestion for the design of a windblocker.

Key to the success is an extension of the rearshelf.
This new shelf is wedged between the rollbar and the body, supported by jubileeclips on the rollbar stays .
The meshe ( I chose a Mercedes pattern ) is fixed to the front edge of shelf by
a tight fitting U-channel profile.
The fixation to the rollbar is by a neodymium tape. No drilling screwing or tooling necessary .

I am very happy with the result , and so is my stiff neck.

C.Garde.
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PostPost by: Keith Scarfe » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:32 pm

Or if you don't have a convenient roll over bar to attach it to:
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PostPost by: Davidb » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:37 pm

I bought some of the windblocker material on ebay but when I looked at it I thought it looked too much like a hair net-so I fitted acrylic instead. I am not sure I like the look of it but it works well.
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:16 pm

.....there's toitl-neck sweaters (jumpers, which don't jump!!) for those who have neck issues PLUS it'd be interesting to see how much more drag you get (+10%??) with the acrylic solution --- sandy
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PostPost by: Davidb » Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:07 pm

Personally I don't have neck problems-I have hearing problems from driving these old sh** boxes for 8-10 hours at a time! With the side windows up the acrylic causes no more drag than a hard top would-and you can wear a wide brimmed hat in 40 deg heat as I am doing in this picture:
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PostPost by: cudabenefast » Tue Sep 26, 2017 10:39 pm

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FWIW, I found a simple solution that has a dual function. I had a vinyl bag made to carry the folded roof which then had velcro strips attached so that this could be hung from the roll over bar. Mine is for the Spyder bar but you can adapt. It works a treat and doesn't affect rear vision.

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