Lotus Elan

Installation of Tonneau- Alterations Required

PostPost by: nico » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:36 am

Hi All,
Long time no post - work and no sunshine making it problematic using the car. I have a Lotus Elan S3 DHC that I have restored and fully fitted a Mohair Hood successfully ( I know its not correct but looks and fits better than Vynyl

I have a sfatey systems rollover hoops fitted with diagonal crossover bars and have a new tonneau cover that I would like to fit and fit it so the trim is adapted so that the cover wraps around the bars using velcro tape fittings.

Has anyone had a go at doing this themslelves and is it a realistic DIY proposition as the end result is key to it looking good when fitted.

I am open to ideas and suggestions - I have seen one fitted by people such as Don hoods in Birmingham - but at the moment a little short of cash - so any help on this appreciated

Thanks in advance for help on this as this saves me having to keep removing and refitting the hood each time it stops raining !!


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PostPost by: jimj » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:56 am

I think that if you didn`t have it done professionally you`d regret it forever. If you can`t stretch to that I`d just put the hood up instead, it only takes a minute longer.
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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:48 pm

They may have just had an off day but I'd read this thread before you commit to a company you may have in mind


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