Lotus Elan

+2 dashboard fittings and under dash trim

PostPost by: mini90 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 3:29 pm

Hi guys

I'm looking for photos of elan +2 dashboards mounting brakets in place in order to understand how it need to be
I only have the dashbord wood panel and fiberglass in car and I don't know exactly what I need !

mounting bracket sales by sjsportscars :
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and same question about under dash trimming, how is it fitted, is there some brackets too ?

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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:51 pm

The Lotus parts list For the Plus 2 shows the way all the subassemblies fit together in exploded diagrams - it’s invaluable if you are rebuilding a Lotus
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PostPost by: mbell » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:39 pm

Parts manual is on rdent site:
http://rdent.com/manuals/plus2/

I think you need:
http://rdent.com/manuals/plus2/body/bbs.htm

The metal bracket fits on the outer edge. The trim pieces are secured to the under edge of the dash with screws.
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PostPost by: sprintsoft » Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:44 pm

Hi Aurelien,

What year is your +2? The dash trims are different between the early and later s models.

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PostPost by: wotsisname » Fri Aug 14, 2020 5:44 am

http://rdent.com/manuals/plus2/body/bb.html Part no #5, a small metal plate with 2 studs welded to it. There are two, one at each edge of the dash panel. If you have the original panel you should find x4 small screw holes where each plate fits.
The part shown in your first photo attaches to the plate and the courtesy switch (#22) holds the other end to the body.
#23. This appears to be a bracket for the bonnet release, my car has a different version that is screwed to the edge of the dash panel.

I am not near my car to take a photo.
I also note that your gear stick does not appear to have the anti sizzle fitting that puts the stick further away from the dash panel.
Hope this helps
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edited to add part numbers for clarity and additional content (#23).
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PostPost by: wotsisname » Fri Aug 14, 2020 6:00 am

IMG_20180602_171916364~2.jpg and
dash attachment bracket


I found this on my phone. Each small rectangular bracket is held on by x4 very small screws. I got the screws from a railway modelling shop.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Aug 14, 2020 1:07 pm

I found small-enough screws at my local big-box 'home improvement' store.
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PostPost by: mini90 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:27 pm

thanks for all !

i have the part list but I haden't print the non +2-130 drawings and the brackets are not shown on it

that's clear for me !
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PostPost by: mini90 » Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:22 pm

wotsisname wrote:I also note that your gear stick does not appear to have the anti sizzle fitting that puts the stick further away from the dash panel.


Not really clear on the second photo but in the first photo you can see it, i got it
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