Lotus Elan

Hood and tonneau

PostPost by: tonyabacus » Sat May 09, 2020 10:11 am

Were these all the same size throughout production, or were there changes between different years
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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Sat May 09, 2020 4:46 pm

As no-one else has answered, S1 and S2 shared the same hood and all-over tonneau cover. S3 and S4 shared the same hood but different from S1/2 because of the differences in the early and later doors and body shape. Tonneaux for S3/4 were a short one to form the hood cover when it is stored in its tray and a rare all-over tonneau which I believe was an aftermarket item. Having said that, all S4s had a stud each side by the windscreen corner for an all-over tonneau.
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PostPost by: tonyabacus » Sun May 10, 2020 10:05 am

Thanks for that information Nigel
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Sun May 10, 2020 11:32 am

The full tonneau was an optional extra on Elans.

Surprisingly the tonneau on my S3 fits my Sprint perfectly. A couple of years ago I picked up a NOS tonneau, it even had a Lotus tag with the PN, that too fitted both cars perfectly.
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