Lotus Elan

Bumper and Bonnet

PostPost by: Dieschelan » Fri Dec 29, 2017 5:50 pm

Hi

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: patrics » Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:15 pm

Hi,
Just my opinion and probably wrong!
I think the bonnet is the same shape for all Elan's but the front bumper is not - S1 and 2 the bumper finishes before the wheel arch whereas on the S3 and 4 the bumper finishes flush with the wheel arch.

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:58 pm

The bonnet outer shape is the same profile but the undersides / rope support & fixing holes vary from s1 to s4
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PostPost by: Geoffers71 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:07 pm

AFAIK only the 26R bumper finishes before the wheel arch. All other series from 1 to 4 have the bumper finishing at the wheel arch.
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