Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: l10tus » Mon May 21, 2018 1:58 pm

Is there a list of new shelll suppliers? - or can anyone recommend (or otherwise !) A suitable manufacturer ?

Please PM me if you prefer.

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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Tue May 22, 2018 8:23 am

Actually it would be very useful to see a concise list - I'm thinking of going this route myself, but am only aware of Boss Motors and Tony Thompson producing shells. Other information would be useful too, such as which S4 replacement shells have the best door fit...

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:50 am

Bigvalvehead on here makes racing and maybe early shells so depends what you?re after. I?m sur3 he?ll be along later.
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Tue May 22, 2018 11:42 am

Hi Phil/Nigel

I currently make 26R bodyshells and 3 genuine 26R's currently have my shells fitted.

They include all the added extras as standard.

I also have the ex Christopher Neil Sprint DHC moulds which I am currently refurbing so will be able to offer DHC Sprint and 4 shells soon.

We also supply Elise S1 panels from ex factory moulds and will be manufacturing some Evora parts as well soon.

check out our website
thelotusfactory.co.uk

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Tue May 22, 2018 11:48 am

bigvalvehead wrote:Hi Phil/Nigel

.... 3 genuine 26R's currently have my shells fitted.



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I am glad the original 26R's heavy and much repaired shells and I presume chassis and other bits are safely stored for posterity while the replicas race using the original ID number. Not quite in the spirit of historic racing but totally understandable given the value of the original these days.

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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Tue May 22, 2018 4:55 pm

hi Rohan
Yep you are correct

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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue May 22, 2018 8:35 pm

I was at Paul Matty's last Friday, saw a "new" S1/S2 body shell there.

Boss Motors have old body moulds from Lotus - see herehttps://www.192.com/atoz/business/norwich-nr16/glass-fibre-moulding/boss-motors/4a68e3a9-060d-4cc0-b282-748faf6ae938/ugc/
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PostPost by: Bombay Racing Green » Wed May 23, 2018 1:10 pm

Hi Dave,

They look really good. Didn?t you also used to have a Europa mold?

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PostPost by: l10tus » Wed May 23, 2018 9:53 pm

Dave, do you do a basic S2 road version??
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