Lotus Elan

69 Elan S4 rear view mirror - need photo

PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:18 pm

Can someone show me what the OEM rear view mirror looks like for a 1969 Elan S4. I have two types that came with the car I bought, but neither of them seems right (they glue to the windshield?).

The first picture is of an old mirror and the second is of a new one (Wingard). Are either of these correct?
image.jpeg and
Old mirror

image.jpeg and
New mirror


Photos of an original mirror for an S4 would be a great help! I have searched the forums and can't find anything.
Glen
05 Elise - Back where I started
65 Elan S2 - 26/4055
72 Europa - 74/2358R
69 Elan S4 - 45/7941
64 Elan S1 - 26/0379
12 Colin 30 - Lotus Racing Kart
07 Exige S - Wicked Road/Track Car
07 Exige S - Fast Road/Track Car
06 Elise - Track pack
User avatar
Certified Lotus
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1253
Joined: 04 Aug 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ

PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:15 pm

Phil Harrison
1972 Elan Sprint 0260K
User avatar
pharriso
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2751
Joined: 15 Sep 2010
Location: Long Island NY, USA

PostPost by: lotocone » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:21 pm

Glen, Here are 2 pictures from my '69. It is 8 in. wide and about 2-1/4 in high. Let me know if you need anything else.

Mine is glued to the windshield. I think was re-glued by the PO in the 70s and it has held since then.

Bob
Attachments
p1000869.jpg and
p1000868.jpg and
Bob
1969 S4
lotocone
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 270
Joined: 09 Feb 2010
Location: Michigan

PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun Feb 14, 2016 10:39 pm

Thanks Phil and Bob. Looks like my old mirror isn't original and the new one is an acceptable replacement.
Glen
05 Elise - Back where I started
65 Elan S2 - 26/4055
72 Europa - 74/2358R
69 Elan S4 - 45/7941
64 Elan S1 - 26/0379
12 Colin 30 - Lotus Racing Kart
07 Exige S - Wicked Road/Track Car
07 Exige S - Fast Road/Track Car
06 Elise - Track pack
User avatar
Certified Lotus
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1253
Joined: 04 Aug 2014
Location: Princeton, NJ

PostPost by: AHM » Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:58 am

pharriso wrote:I think your new mirror is from a coupe.. Seehttp://www.lotuselan.net/forums/lotus-chassis-f36/mirrors-t32535.html


S4 Coupe mirrors are screwed to the plinth in the roof.
Links to links to links...
lotus-chassis-f36/fhc-rear-view-mirror-t25962.html
AHM
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1493
Joined: 19 Apr 2004

PostPost by: collins_dan » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:56 pm

My 70 S4 was grub screwed to the tension rod in the center. It was cracked, so I bought a replacement from Ray, which I painted black. Dan
User avatar
collins_dan
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1153
Joined: 09 Jan 2006
Location: Baltimore, MD

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: steve lyle and 16 guests