Lotus Elan

Elan +2 Front white number plate brackets

PostPost by: mbell » Wed Aug 16, 2023 11:08 am

I have late Elan +2 that came with the "new" style white reflect front number plates. I now need to fit one of these plates to the car but I am missing the original plate and brackets. I can see the original holes in the body and suspect it very simple couple of bit of bent metal affair but I've never seen a photo of them.

So wondering if any one can provide a photo of the brackets so I can reproduce something along the lines of the factory ones.

Thanks,

Mark
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PostPost by: Gazzerb » Thu Aug 17, 2023 8:46 am

Mark

I don't have any photos but attach the Lotus Service Bulletin relating to the fixing of front registration plates from January 1973. Figure 2 shows generally how this was done on the Plus 2.

Hope this is of some value.

Regards
Gary
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PostPost by: mbell » Thu Aug 17, 2023 12:03 pm

Gazzerb wrote:Hope this is of some value.


Thank you Gary, that is more useful than a photo! I have the holes in the body, so should be able to create suitable brackets and bolt it up with that information.
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