Lotus Elan

Different woods used on dash

PostPost by: bluesbrother30 » Fri Dec 16, 2011 10:54 pm

Off to a wood shop over the weekend. How about some pics of different woods used on your cars?? Most I have seen are Burl or Mahogany. Would like to be able to give the shop some examples when I go in. Thanks guys!!

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PostPost by: alfert » Sat Dec 17, 2011 12:02 am

I had a dash made in African Rosewood, Picture on page 8 of what you ?lan looks like today. I had it made in Calif. for about $600. Will try to add pic here also.
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PostPost by: mac5777 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:14 am

Mike, mine, like Brian's, is African Rosewood and probably from the same guy in San Jose, CA.

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PostPost by: bluesbrother30 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:56 am

Sarto, been awhile since I have seen your car and now remember how striking the dash looked.............that is definately on my list.

Will you be at Wine County tomorrow for the Christmas sale??

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PostPost by: mac5777 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:45 am

Mike, I'm going on a back road NOBBC group drive, stopping for lunch at one of the local wineries. I will miss the Wine Country Xmas sale.
Here is the original walnut dash that came with the car after I refinished it.
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PostPost by: JJDraper » Sat Dec 17, 2011 8:09 am

This is Burr Oak on my +2 dash. Over the last two years it has darkened slightly and looks even better now.

Jeremy

PS fully recommend these people in the UK who supplied my dash. Some good pics of different veneers on the website, but even better to visit their factory and choose your own. Nice people to do business with. (no connection!)

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