Lotus Elan

+2 side and rear light refurbishment.

PostPost by: Corryvechter » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:38 pm

I am three quarters way through a full restoration of a plus 2S, and am looking for advice on how to freshen up the sidelights and rear light clusters. These have a bit of pitting, and could do with being rechromed. Also I could do with renewing the actual lenses as these have become a bit faded and cracked with age!

Can anyone tell me where I can buy just the lenses, and where I could get the shells redone.

Got a bit of a fright when I saw the prices for complete new units at about ?190 a corner from Paul matty's!!

Thanks in advance!

Paul
Paul G

Lotus Evora
Lotus Elise S2 111S
Lotus Elan +2S 1969
Land Rover Series 2 1965
BMW R1200GS Adventure
User avatar
Corryvechter
New-tral
 
Posts: 10
Joined: 22 Dec 2009
Location: Crieff, Scotland

PostPost by: Jason1 » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:22 pm

Hi

Paul also sells just the lenses. I have bought front lenses from him.

Rechroming the monkey metal lights is another story.
They can be rechromed but it is expensive and the results are hit and miss. I think the best way it to repair the chrome is with a chrome vinyl wrap.

Have a look at:http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/elan-f15/rechroming-front-and-rear-lights-t14289-15.html


SJSportscars sells the rear lenses for ?36.50. I am pretty sure Paul sells them as well.

Jason
Attachments
Rear lenses.jpg and
50/0951 1968 Wedgewood blue +2, 1990 Mini Cooper RSP
User avatar
Jason1
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1589
Joined: 03 Nov 2005
Location: Colchester, Essex. UK

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: checkrail, derek uk and 14 guests