Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Davidb » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:45 pm

My Elan came to me without a radio although it obviously had one in the past and the gaping hole remained. I looked around for a blanking plate and while doing so found this:
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It is perfect for small maps or route books and oddments. And, best of all, it cost $7.50 including shipping!
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001 ... UTF8&psc=1
click on 'other sellers" for lower price.
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PostPost by: mbell » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:06 pm

Thanks for sharing.

For +2 owener's: I bought something very similar, I suspect exactly the same. Unfortunately it too deep to fit in the +2 due to hitting the heater matrix. I should add it back to my TODO list to see about shortening it to fit at some point.
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PostPost by: Davidb » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:10 pm

Sorry to hear that-in the Elan it sits perfectly on top of the heater. At least in mine it does...
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PostPost by: jono » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:04 pm

Good idea, phones, keys and wallets always a problem for me in the Plus 2, thinking of some of these on either side of the tranny tunnel:

https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/ ... age-pocket
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PostPost by: mbell » Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:51 pm

I wish there was a US version of that shop/site!
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:54 pm

Great idea! It'll look even better with a hinged radio delete plate, blended in with the dash. Hmmm....
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PostPost by: everettmse » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:42 pm

This does show on the US Amazon site and is available.
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PostPost by: Davidb » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:18 pm

Yes, I bought it off the US amazon site--I live one mile from the US border.
The unit comes with three alternative faceplates-I used the middle sized one intended for Nissan I think.

I don't particularly like the shiny inside but I thought "flock it!"
but I haven't yet...
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