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71 Elan Sprint original parts - identify

PostPost by: bloodknock » Fri Apr 06, 2018 2:36 pm

Hello again fellow travellers
At the very bottom of my original parts box are these items of trim. Can anyone identify them and their correct location on the car. They were removed from the car back in the mid seventies...No photos...no labels!!! :roll:
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PostPost by: Gray » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:06 pm

The heater plenum has a trim strip at the top, that doesn't look quite right for that, if original? I can't think of anything else at present.
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:32 pm

looks like door seal trim, especially the upright pillar near roof line (with that bend at the end), however it should be a continuous piece the full length wrap around the entire door opening. Perhaps it was cut?
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:47 pm

I agree - part of a cut-off door seal trim. Keep it as an emergency spare !
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PostPost by: oldelanman » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:49 pm

Is the car a soft top ? Looks like parts of the hood tray edge trim.
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PostPost by: 2sheds+1 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:53 pm

FHC rear air vent trims
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PostPost by: 512BB » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:35 pm

Regards to your father +1, haven't seen him for quite a while.

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:43 pm

As 2sheds+1 says......
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:43 pm

Aah, rear air vent trims, rear of pillar nearest the rear screen.....Got it and they fit!
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:51 pm

I?ll stick to DHCs in future :)
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