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1972 Elan Sprint UK. Bonnet release handle

PostPost by: DavidMB » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:19 pm

I have a broken bonnet release handle. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement without having to buy the cable as well?
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:51 pm

,Hi David,
Firstly my car is a Series 3 so there may be a difference.
That handle does not look right. The type I am thinking of does not have the raised area where the lettering is, is much more curved and 56 mm wide. They are usually considered unobtainable, although I found one on ebay recently.
They were originally sourced from a Rover car.
The type you have may be easier to find.
Best of luck,
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PostPost by: DavidMB » Fri Nov 22, 2019 3:47 pm

Thanks Eric for the quick reply. I found a look-alike (mine has no lettering) from Holden Vintage for ?8, so hope it fits!
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PostPost by: Bits » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:16 pm

Glue it? :D
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PostPost by: DavidMB » Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:32 pm

Superglued it and broke again first time. Too much stress when pulling 47 year old plastic moulding!
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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:00 pm

If I remember correctly, the bonnet release on a series 1 Elise is similar, but I don?t think there is anything written on the handle. You are welcome to my old one if I can find it.

Hope this helps,

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PostPost by: ElanDNA » Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:58 pm

DavidMB wrote:Superglued it and broke again first time. Too much stress when pulling 47 year old plastic moulding!

Hi David
Full metall is the answer:
https://www.ecklers.com/1955-1957-ford- ... 965-1.html

Somwhere in my garage a similar pice since over 30 years:
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It's from my wrecked Ford corsair
By interest pm me. I ship it worldwide
Cheers Urs
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