Lotus Elan

S1 Windscreen frame restoration

PostPost by: Frogelan » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:13 pm

Good afternoon to all

I am starting to remove the original black paint and gummed up mastic from a S1 windscreen frame [the Bourne bodied S1 apparently had one bolt hole per side, the Cheshunt S2 has two according to kind folks on this forum]., which I plan to fit (when finances permit) to a new S2 body.

Before I go much further in rubbing it down with Emery paper, I wondered whether anyone has tried this before ? If so...

A. Will the S1 frame line up advantageously with at least one of the two holes on each side of the S2 body?

B. If the answer to A is negative...are there any bright ideas to solve the problem out there?

C. The frame is extremely flexible, but thankfully undamaged, does anyone have any suggestions to improve it / make it more rigid?

D. I understand that the "original screen frame" will have a better fit than the remanufactured versions. Can anyone confirm this and the reasons why ?

Many thanks!
1965 Lotus Elan S2 26/4022 (originally Dutchess Lotus East, PA and NJ Area, USA)
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