Lotus Elan

Roof gutters

PostPost by: JimE » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:25 pm

The chrome filler strip on the Elan front bumper is not disimilar. Could it be modified to fit the gutter? Probably not. Jim
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PostPost by: p.faurie » Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:47 pm

Hi Nic, I'm in Tenterden, you're more than welcome to come round just PM me if you what a chat and I give you my number
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PostPost by: elan66 » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:10 pm

Hi
i have a set of alloy and brass,i will compare them for you later
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:25 pm

NYK wrote:I?m sure this is a dumb question, but do all Plus 2 have chrome roof gutters? I?m restoring a ?72 130S that does not have any, should it?


Am i the only one that thinks NOT? I've seen many without the roof gutter moldings and no holes from mounting them evident. Was not this an extra optional accessory?
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:43 pm

I think they all had them from the factory ? I suspect a few have lost them over the years. My car is late 72 & had chromed brass rails when purchased, but the chrome was not so good, it came with a pair of as new alloy rails, which are now on the car, they fitted perfectly & all the existing screw holes lined up a treat, so fit is probably luck of the draw.

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PostPost by: NYK » Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:49 pm

Orsom Weels wrote:I think they all had them from the factory ? I suspect a few have lost them over the years. My car is late 72 & had chromed brass rails when purchased, but the chrome was not so good, it came with a pair of as new alloy rails, which are now on the car, they fitted perfectly & all the existing screw holes lined up a treat, so fit is probably luck of the draw.

Regards, Tim


Hi Tim, I presume you don?t have the brass ones for sale do you?

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PostPost by: mbell » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:15 pm

mbell wrote:Mines Oct 73 car and I think the rails are chromed brass.


Had a quick look at night and actually I think they are aluminium not bread on my car.

They do look to be a standard extrusion (flat base, curved top piece) as mentioned, maybe able to bend some carpet edge trim to the right shape?
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:31 am

NYK wrote:Hi Tim, I presume you don?t have the brass ones for sale do you?

Nic


No, sorry, I don't :( .

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PostPost by: NYK » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:03 pm

Thanks, it was worth a try

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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:51 pm

Hi Nic,

You have a PM


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PostPost by: jono » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:54 pm

It's correct that the early cars, up to around 1970, had chromed brass rails and the later anodised aluminium.

When I restored my car over 4 years ago now I could not bring myself to drill the newly painted shell so I left the roof rails off - I've still not fitted them and happen to think that the car looks 'neater' without them.

They serve no real purpose and I've never had water come in as a result of them not being there

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PostPost by: Cannonpaul67 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:45 pm

Hi Nic, I have a set of the early chromed brass from a Jan 69 car and a set of the aluminium from a Dec 73 late 130 model. I haven?t decided which set to keep for my ongoing rebuild which is the later car to Spyder Zetec spec with a Focus ST170 engine. Would you be interested in the remaining set?
Incidentally does anyone know which member has the the lovely blue car with silver roof, 15? minilites & MX5 seats. If it?s a zetec it?s very much the direction I?m going with mine and would appreciate contact details. I have a photo of the car which is on the ride height thread.
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PostPost by: mcclelland » Mon May 18, 2020 12:56 pm

Hi all,
I know this is an old thread....however....I need a set of roof rails / gutters for my Plus 2. I have just finished the rebuild and it's finished apart from fitting the windscreen and the roof gutters.
Does any one have a decent straight pair they could be persuaded to part with...fingers crossed in anticipation.
I know this could go in the wanted section, but this thread seemed more appropriate.
Many thanks and regards to all, George.
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PostPost by: Craig Elliott » Tue May 19, 2020 11:30 am

Hi - I may have, will have a look in the garage later...
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Tue May 19, 2020 5:29 pm

Cannonpaul67 wrote:Hi Nic, I have a set of the early chromed brass from a Jan 69 car and a set of the aluminium from a Dec 73 late 130 model. I haven?t decided which set to keep for my ongoing rebuild which is the later car to Spyder Zetec spec with a Focus ST170 engine. Would you be interested in the remaining set?
Incidentally does anyone know which member has the the lovely blue car with silver roof, 15? minilites & MX5 seats. If it?s a zetec it?s very much the direction I?m going with mine and would appreciate contact details. I have a photo of the car which is on the ride height thread.
Cheers, Paul.

Hi you have a PM
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