Lotus Elan

Plus 2 door hinge - factory finish

PostPost by: jono » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:14 am

Can anyone say whether the hinge castings were body coloured originally or just left zinc plated?

I have the opportunity to do one or the other as part of a hinge rebuild so may as well get it 'correct'

Cheers

Jon
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PostPost by: mikealdren » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:20 am

Hi Jono,
all the ones I have seen are painted. I suspect that the doors fitted before painting.
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PostPost by: jono » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:00 am

Cheers Mike,

Likewise I've only ever seen them painted but given the frequency with which old Loti were subsequently painted I've never known if that was factory or not.

Equally I can't imagine Lotus carefully painting the naked door shells off the car, then fitting the hinges and then carefully hanging the doors!

...but plated hinges might just look good?
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