Lotus Elan

crash pad

PostPost by: mgfollett » Sat Apr 28, 2018 8:02 pm

Hi, does anybody have suggestions on locating a new crash pad for my S1 Elan? And opinion on quality of same?

Thanks for help! Mike
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PostPost by: Frogelan » Sun Apr 29, 2018 12:53 am

Perhaps this helps: Paul Matty and Kelvedon sell part of the crash pad it would seem (a ABS plastic top):

https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/produ ... crashpads/
http://www.kelsport.net/parts/product_d ... ctionID=62

This does not seem to be same as the original one which I believe is moulded foam covered in vinyl (at least mine is!). I bought mine recently through small ads in France as with patience these parts do turn up out of the blue.

S1/S2 crash pads are probably going to highly sought after as increasingly historic racing scrutineers are insisting on crashpads, timber dashboards, door mechanisms and generators being fitted.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:17 am

Type 26 still has a few and as far as I am concerned they are the best made.
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PostPost by: gherlt » Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:07 am

With "Type 26" you mean "Type 26 register" ?
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:28 am

gherlt wrote:With "Type 26" you mean "Type 26 register" ?



Yes. Charles has few left that have some creases in them and then they are gone forever. He?s not making them anymore. I bought one from him 3+ years ago when I restored my S1 and its a work of art. Not like the plastic ones out there.
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PostPost by: 661 » Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:38 pm

Certified Lotus wrote:
gherlt wrote:With "Type 26" you mean "Type 26 register" ?



Yes. Charles has few left that have some creases in them and then they are gone forever. He?s not making them anymore. I bought one from him 3+ years ago when I restored my S1 and its a work of art. Not like the plastic ones out there.

I bought one about a year ago and it's very good
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