Lotus Elan

Bumper and Bonnet

PostPost by: Dieschelan » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:49 pm


Is the front bumper in the S3 the same us the S1-S2. And si there only a bonnet for all the elans?
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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:47 am

Dimensionally they are all very similar and you can mount am early front bumper on a later car. S1, S2 and early S3 cars had an additional centre fixing that is very helpful in locating the bumper if you are fitting it single handed. Later bumpers seem to have less material in them and are slightly more flexible than early ones but reckon you can call them "interchangeable" - I've certainly fitted them anyway.

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