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Sandi68S4 GRP Project

PostPost by: Backmarker » Sat May 21, 2022 3:39 pm

Starting a new thread to hold all questions for you all regarding the work to get the body parts repaired. See https://lotuselan.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=50917 for front image thread.

Next on the list is this area in the boot. A PO had a rotoflex separate which caused this damage. There is a repair but the contours were not made and the bracket for the spare tyre cover is absent.

1. What’s the approximate size/position of this piece? Is it a screw-down for the plywood?
2. I believe it’s sandwiched in between the 3-4 layers of mat there?

Any assistance, with images if possible, is appreciated.

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PostPost by: nmauduit » Sat May 21, 2022 8:12 pm

there would be a pin catch to hold the plywood floor in that area (pin attached to the underneath of the floor), matching the height of the spare wheel (and the tank, more or less...)

e.g. see https://lotuselan.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=24368&start=
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PostPost by: bitsobrits » Mon May 23, 2022 11:21 pm

The bracket for the boot board is a simple piece of angle with a spring clip to receive the ball pin on the board. The bracket is riveted or screwed to the front trunk wall just below the ledge. I'll see if I can find a photo.

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PostPost by: Backmarker » Tue May 24, 2022 12:34 am

Thanks for the assist. The thread reference has an image, with drawings of the three boot pieces.

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PostPost by: Elan45 » Tue May 24, 2022 2:40 pm


How would you like a 3 D model, or an actual Elan to touch and see how it needs to be fixed?

I have both my Elans on the other side of the state, just north of Daytona, if you'd like to see how its supposed to be.

PM me and we'll see what can be done.

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