Lotus Elan

Door Seal

PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:07 pm


Recently bloodknock raised the issue of correct door seal, that is with a flap rather than a bulb. I have contacted a company who make seals, East Anglian Seals, but no reply yet as to cost.

In conversation with another Lotus owner he said Kelvedon have stock. I have spoken with Kelvedon today and they claim to have the correct item. I have no need of seals at the moment, perhaps someone who needs a seal could buy a small quantity to confirm whether Kelvedon has the correct item.

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PostPost by: Davefettback » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:39 am

Yes, the bulb type is incorrect. It’s too large and you can’t close the door.
Dave Bean in California stocks the correct weather strip.
Dave Bean Engineering Inc.
636 East Saint Charles Street
San Andreas, California 95249
Ph. 209 754 5802
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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:38 am

The last restoration I did was in 2017 and at that time Woolleys of Market Deeping had the correct seal,an exact match dimensionally to what remained on the '68 S4 I was working on. Perhaps they have some left?
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Fri Mar 13, 2020 7:05 am

On my Sprint fhc i used a seal from "www.sealsplusdirect.co.uk" ref: ET560 page 5 in cataloge .
Above the hinge area i added a little piece of seal to stop wind noise.
The Doors now close easily
ps. You could also use a seal from Woolies ref: 265A looks almost same
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